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Recreation Therapy Assistant Job in RICHMOND, VA

Recreation Therapy Assistant Job in RICHMOND, VA

Vacancy No. Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $37,607.00 to $48,893.00 Grade 06 to 06
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 11/22/2017 Close Date 12/13/2017
Who may apply Status Candidates

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)


  • Open & closing dates

    11/22/2017 to 12/13/2017

  • Salary

    $37,607 to $48,893 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 06

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time - Full Time

  • Appointment type

    Agency Employees Only


2 vacancies in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


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Control number


  • Duties



    VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.

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    This position is only open to Current/Permanent employees of the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center, its CBOC locations, Current/Permanent employees of the Canteen Services (after 90 days).

    This position is located in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Mid Atlantic Health Care Network (VISN 6), Richmond VA Medical Center (VAMC), in the Recreation Therapy Section under the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Service (PM&RS).

    Duties (include but are not limited to):

    ·         The incumbent administers a wide variety of therapeutic recreation treatment, modalities and procedures prescribed by a Recreation Therapist and supervised by the Recreation Therapy Supervisor as part of the total plan of care of patients (which range from acute Psychiatry, Spinal Cord Injury, Polytrauma, Rehabilitation Medicine, and Community Living Center (CLC).

    ·         The incumbent includes the utilization of recreational material and equipment, gym equipment, therapeutic exercises, and documents progress in the Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS).

    ·         Under the general direction of a Recreation Therapist, the incumbent completes a preliminary review examination of patient data, complies and organizes patient information developing a patient profile to be used in assessing patient needs for therapy services.

    ·         Plans and carries out direct patient care activities in accordance to the individual and group treatment plans for the rehabilitation of patients with physical and psychiatric conditions. Such activities might include: social hours, exercises at gym and therapeutic pool, arts & craft sessions, outings in the community and others as requested.

    ·         The incumbent is responsible for conducting and educating volunteers and Interns, work study program students to the overall program and provides orientation on the effective use of equipment to meet the treatment goals.

    ·         The incumbent will provide training to staff, volunteers, and Interns, work study program students oh Infection Control measures to deliver direct patient care activities within health standards by teaching them how to use health devices to protect themselves and protect patients from contamination.

    ·         The incumbent will organize educational materials and ensures that patients are educated on the effective use of the equipment to meet their treatment goals.

    ·         The incumbent will evaluate patient's response to therapeutic activity and reports to pertinent therapist. Documents response in Recreational Therapy (RT) template in the CPRS record with co signature of assigned Recreation Therapist. Assists Recreation Therapists in carrying out special therapeutic activities by providing adequate material, equipment and coordinating all arrangements needed to provide activities to patients.

    Work Schedule: Various tours to included evening, weekends, and holidays

    Position Description Title/PD#: Recreation Therapy Assistant PD#2745 GS-06

    Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Status:  Non-exempt

    Supervisory Position:  No

    Bargaining Unit Position:  Yes

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    This position is only open to Current/Permanent employees of the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center, its CBOC locations, Current/Permanent employees of the Canteen Services (after 90 days).

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/485068900. 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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