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Prosthetic Representative Implant Coordinator Job in SAN ANTONIO, TX

Prosthetic Representative Implant Coordinator Job in SAN ANTONIO, TX

Vacancy No. Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $49,765.00 to $78,270.00 Grade 09 to 11
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 9/11/2017 Close Date 9/29/2017
Who may apply Public

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  • Open & closing dates

    09/11/2017 to 09/29/2017

  • Salary

    $49,765 to $78,270 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 09 - 11

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time - Full Time

  • Appointment type



1 vacancy in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


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  • Duties




    The South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS) is comprised of two inpatient campuses: the Audie L. Murphy Memorial VA Hospital in San Antonio and the Kerrville VA Hospital in Kerrville, Texas. The STVHCS serves one of the largest primary service areas in the nation, with 63 counties, and is part of the VA Heart of Texas Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN 17), with offices located in Arlington, Texas. Providing a service to Veterans with a working staff of more than 3,100 employees, South Texas provides health care services for 93,000 Veterans. The STVHCS is a facility providing primary, secondary and tertiary health care in medicine, surgery, psychiatry, and rehabilitation medicine. It also supports a 90 bed Extended Care Therapy Center, a 30-bed Spinal Cord Injury Center, an eight-bed Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, and a Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center. Affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, the system has an active ambulatory care program with numerous satellite outpatient clinics. As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov.

    Applicants currently employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs must apply under VHA-671-17-LRH-1999396-HYB.

    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.

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    The duties of the Non-Supervisory Prosthetic Representative are to administer, or perform work concerned with rendering prosthetic implant services to Veteran patients.  Included in this series is such work as:  Planning, developing, and directing a Prosthetic and Sensory Aids Program at the national, VISN, or local level; with regard to Non-Biological and Biological Implant devices/items; Serving as an advisor to clinicians in regard to selection, prescription, and acquisition of prosthetic devices involving furnishing information concerning such matters as new developments in the field of prosthetics and sources of supply for such devices; Interpreting prescriptions of clinicians to make certain that proper prosthetic devices are selected for, or by, the patients; Authorizing the purchase, fabrication or repair of prosthetic devices; Maintaining continuous liaison with manufacturers and dealers of prosthetic supplies, inspecting their facilities and services and participating in the award of prosthetic appliance contracts; Participating in investigative/research project studies by selecting patients as pilot wearers of newly developed prosthetic items, evaluating the usefulness of such items and compiling of data; Assisting audit activities that focus on the non-biological or biological implant programs.  These activities could involve the GAO, OIG, MQAS, etc.; Giving technical and administrative advice and assistance on prosthetic problems to other facilities. 

    This work requires the application and interpretation of laws concerning benefits available to disabled patients and of the regulations, procedures, and practices based thereon and, in addition, a specialized knowledge of the medical and psychological problems directly related to the use of prosthetic implants; and a specialized knowledge and understanding regarding the accountability, both financial and recall of non-biological and biological implants.  The administrative aspects of the work require an understanding of statistics, budgeting, contracting, procurement, human resources, the National Prosthetic Patient Database, Inventory management and a knowledge of the Prosthetic national software package.  A Prosthetic Representative must have analytical ability, social awareness, tact and diplomacy, and communication skills.  The incumbent must possess knowledge of established management principles, concepts and methodology to identify, analyze and resolve managerial and administrative issues or problems of a procedural or factual nature.  The Representative must be able to anticipate the need for action.  The incumbent must also possess the ability to deal effectively with individuals and groups to adjust to difficult or stressful situations.

    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

    Functional Statement Title/#: Prosthetic Representative (Implant Coordinator)

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    US Citizens and Status Candidates

    Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/476908000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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