Occupational Therapist (Holistic Health and Fitness)
Fort Bliss is located in El Paso, known as Sun City because the sun shines on average about 302 days a year. Fort Bliss is nestled between the rugged Franklin Mountains and the historic Rio Grande. The dynamic border community combines the advantages of a major metropolitan center with the ambience and neighborly charm of a modern western town. From nature to culture to nightlife to shopping, there is something for everyone in El Paso. A true melting pot of American and southwestern culture, the combination is noticeable everywhere.
Occupational Therapist (Holistic Health and Fitness) GS-631-12
*Provide comprehensive occupational therapy services to maximize Solder performance and improve unit readiness.
*Develop programs to optimize performance behaviors or mitigate injury risk.
*Perform formal and informal evaluations in the various areas, such as physical, psychological, cognitive, activities of daily living (ADLs), functional and adaptive skills, and, work and occupational role performance.
*Plan, coordinate, and implement goal-oriented group and/or behavioral-focused individual treatment programs.
*Apply the use of therapeutic modalities and new integrative techniques and technologies.
*Participate on an interdisciplinary team to coordinate the rehabilitation or wellness activities for individual Soldiers or groups of Soldiers with the brigade.
*Educate on the injury/disease process and its effect on function, joint protection, energy conservation, ergonomic needs, work simplification, and cognitive compensatory techniques.
*You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position and provide proof of U.S. Citizenship .
*One year of specialized experience which includes for a performance enhancement Occupational Therapy program: performing evaluations, providing interventions and education, and coordinating with an interdisciplinary team, AND a graduate (or higher level) degree that included an occupational therapy curriculum approved by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) or a professional accrediting organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained, and completion of the clinical requirements prescribed by the school. You are exempt from this basic requirements if you are a current federal employee occupying a position in the 0631 occupational series and have been continuously employed in this occupational series since September 27, 2017 or before.
*Applicants must have passed the national examination administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).
Competitive salary and benefits
A recruitment or relocation incentive may be authorized.
Salary negotiation may be available for those candidates who are new to Federal service.
Student Loan repayment may be authorized.
Advanced leave accrual may be authorized.
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