The Alexandria VA Health Care System is seeking an Occupational Therapist to join our growing Team at the Alexandria VA Health Care System including the Community Living Center (CLC). The Alexandria VA Health Care System, Alexandria, Louisiana is a Joint Commission accredited, complexity level 3 facility serving Veterans within 23 of Louisiana's 64 parishes. The VAHCS is located in Pineville, Louisiana with community based outpatient clinics (CBOCs) in Lafayette, Jennings, Lafayette, Fort Polk, Lake Charles and Natchitoches, Louisiana.
The Alexandria VA Health Care System is located in the Heart of Louisiana. Alexandria is quickly emerging as one of the nation's best places to start a business, raise a family, and explore the great outdoors. It is a national leader in new and expanded business development and was recently named one of the twenty best cities in the country to find a job. National Geographic Traveler ranks Alexandria as one of America's top ten "wilderness towns" because of its incredible access to the one of the country's most beautiful and expansive national forests.
Central Louisiana has become known as "The Crossroads," a place where all of Louisiana comes together - from culture to food and music. With a population of over 46,342, Alexandria continues to grow in every sector of our society. The city of Alexandria is adjacent to the city of Pineville and separated by the Red River. Alexandria sits on the central corridor of I-49 which makes it a quick access to several major Metro cities. Alexandria is only 2 hours from Shreveport, LA, 3 1/2 from New Orleans, LA, and 4 1/2 from Dallas and Houston, TX.
VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority
This position is located in the Physical Medicine and Rehab Service at the VA Alexandria Health Care System. The incumbent provides Occupational Therapy services to the veteran population enrolled at the Alexandria VA Health Care Center or through Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) at Jennings to include a 65 mile radius (radius subject to change based on program needs). These services may include any one, or a combination of the following: providing professional clinical services, carrying out education and training activities, clinical consultation, supervision, and administration. In performing these duties, VHA OT's demonstrate professional knowledge of, and skill in applying, a wide range of theories, principles, and methodologies of the practice of occupational therapy. Specialized content areas of occupational therapy practice include, but are not limited to, ergonomics, blind/visual rehabilitation assistive technology, orthopedics, polytrauma, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, geriatrics, and mental health. These services are accomplished in collaboration with other members of the interdisciplinary treatment teams as appropriate.
Applicants selected for this position may be eligible to apply for an award under the provisions of the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP). Final decision on an EDRP award amount is contingent on the availability of EDRP funds.
Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday 8AM to 4:30PM
Application Close Date
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Who May Apply
United States Citizens