This Physical Therapist position is located in the Educational Development Intervention Services (EDIS) Department, US Naval Hospital Yokosuka Japan. The purpose of this position is to provide early intervention and related services to developmentally delayed and disabled children and their families who are eligible for services. This position involves professional work requiring the application of professional knowledge of concepts, principles, and practices of early intervention and pediatric physical therapy intervention. An EDIS Physical Therapist will provide physical therapy intervention, diagnostic/evaluation and treatment services to eligible children birth to 21 years of age.
Priority consideration will be given to military spouse preference and family member preference eligible residing in the commute area of the duty location for this position. Commute area is defined as the geographic area surrounding the duty location in which people can reasonably be expected to travel back and forth daily.
Military Spouses and Family Members may apply 30 days before their anticipated arrival date. However, they will not receive preference until arrival at the foreign location, and appointment may not extend longer than 2 months following the transfer of the sponsor from the commuting area of the foreign duty station; 2 months beyond the separation of the appointee's sponsor; or any time beyond the time employee ceases to be a family member. Additional documentation may be required prior to granting preference.
THIS IS AN EXPEDITED HIRING AUTHORITY ANNOUNCEMENT. The Secretary of Defense Memorandum of 14 Aug 2012 designated healthcare professions as shortage and critical need positions, and to appoint qualified healthcare professionals. This announcement is open to accept resumes from candidates interested in helping the Department of the Navy meet our mission requirements for providing care for uniformed services' family members and retirees at Military Treatment Facilities around the globe.
APPLY NOW! This job opportunity announcement has a first cut-off date of 5/11/2018 Applications received by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the cut-off date of 5/11/2018 will receive first consideration for this vacancy. Candidates who apply after may be referred on a periodic basis depending on staffing needs.
Execute a full range of pediatric physical therapy procedures, diagnostic, and treatment services for the Educational and Intervention Services (EDIS) program.
Serve as a member of an interdisciplinary team to evaluate referred clients for treatment planning and to determine current levels of function.
Serve as a member of an established team consisting of multiple disciplines, collaborating and implementing Individualized Family Service Plans.
Document evaluations, treatment sessions, quarterly summaries, and closing summaries in the Special Needs Program Information Management System.
Provide intervention, consultation, monitoring, and co-teaching models of services to children with identified physical therapy needs as indicated by evaluation and IFSP or IEP.
Attend case study committee meetings and other meetings impacting the child's care, to include EDIS staff meetings, family conferences, quality improvement meetings, special needs resource team meetings as requested.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Conditions Of Employment
Must be a US Citizen.
Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/.
Generally, current federal employees applying for GS jobs must serve at least one year at the next lower grade level. This requirement is called time-in-grade. Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
This is an overseas position. You will be subject to and must be able to satisfy the overseas requirements of the 26Jul12 DODI 1400.25 V1230: http://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/140025v1230.pdf
Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
You will be required to obtain and maintain a current valid United States driver?s license.
You will be required to successfully complete a pre-appointment physical examination.
You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test (including marijuana) is required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if you fail to report to the drug test appointment or pass the test. You will be subject to random testing.
You will be required to meet any applicable credentialing or privileging requirements prior to appointment.
In addition to the Basic Requirements specified below, your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-09 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector; or have successfully completed three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D., possess a Ph.D. or equivalent degree which demonstrates possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: providing physical therapy evaluation and intervention services to children who have been identified as potentially needing rehabilitation services related to developmental delays and/or special educational needs, to include the performance of independent diagnostic assessment and evaluation of cases; assessment and treatment of patient conditions; and selecting, administering and interpreting diagnostic tests.
COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be combined to meet the total qualification requirements.
SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: This position has a selective placement factor that will be used to screen out ineligible candidates. The selective placement factor is: possession of experience as a Physical Therapist providing physical therapy evaluation and treatment services to developmentally delayed infant and children, birth to 21 years of age. Failure to document this experience in your resume or application documents will result in an ineligible rating.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.
Applicants must meet the following Basic Requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual:
Have successfully completed a graduate or higher level degree that included a physical therapy curriculum approved by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or a professional accrediting organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time my degree was obtained. AND
Have completed the clinical requirements prescribed by the school. AND
Possess a current, active, full, and unrestricted license or registration as a Physical Therapist from a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States. AND
Passed the National Physical Therapy Examination administered by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT).
You are currently employed as a Physical Therapist employed in the federal government as of September 2017 who has a degree that included a physical therapy curriculum approved by a recognized professional accrediting organization at the time the curriculum was completed. AND
Have completed the clinical requirements prescribed by the school. AND
Have passed a State-administered national examination.
For those applicants located outside of the commuting area, a service agreement may be negotiated in accordance with the Joint Travel Regulation and applicable Department of the Navy policies.
Tour of duty will be 36 months.
Civilian employment in the competitive service in foreign areas shall be limited to a period of 5 continuous years unless interrupted by at least 2 years of physical presence in the United States or non-foreign area.
ICTAP Applicants: To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority as an ICTAP candidate for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a rating in the well qualified category or higher. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/federal-employees/ictap/
Access for civilian employees and their families to military medical and dental treatment facilities is on a space-available and reimbursable basis only. Medical care may be provided by host nation providers. The availability and level of care at host nation medical facilities will vary by location. Movement overseas may require you to initiate a change in your health benefits plan to ensure coverage. For positions in a foreign country, that country's laws or international agreements may have a direct impact of an employee's same sex domestic partner or spouse to accompany the employee and receive certain benefits. If you believe you may be affected by these laws and agreements, you should familiarize yourself with relevant information before applying for or accepting this position. http://cpol.army.mil/library/permiss/2801ss.html.
Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents contain personal information such as SSN and DOB and some documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove said personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
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