Physiologist - Exercise

Employer
Department of Veterans Affairs
Location
Westchester, California, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jul 18, 2021
Closes
Jul 27, 2021
Ref
2325469801
Discipline
Genetics
Employment Type
Fellowship
Salary Type
Salary
* Videos Videos * Duties Help Duties Summary The Physiologist serves in the Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Education Center (GRECC), Veterans Health Administration (VHA), at the Greater Los Angeles VA Medical Center (VAMC), Los Angeles, CA. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities * THIS IS NOT A VIRTUAL POSITION, YOU MUST LIVE WITHIN OR BE WILLING TO RELOCATE WITHIN A COMMUTABLE DISTANCE OF THE DUTY LOCATION* NOTE: This is a TERM appointment (not-to-exceed 13 months). Term appointments are non-status, nonpermanent appointments of limited duration (more than 1 year but not more than 4). Term employees are eligible to earn leave and generally have the same benefits as permanent employees including health and life insurance, within-grade increases and Federal Employees Retirement System and Thrift Savings Plan coverage. Term appointments may be extended without further competition (up to the 4 year maximum). The appointment to a Term position does not confer eligibility for promotion or reassignment to other positions or the ability to be non-competitively converted to permanent employment. Duties will include but are not limited to the following: * Develops, designs, and conducts an exercise program tailored to individual patients taking into consideration their age, health conditions, and physical functioning. * Develops progressive physical fitness plans of care by designing and modifying treatment programs, developing goals and using a multifaceted approach determined by the Veteran's physical and mental condition that draws upon the use of both standard and nonstandard treatment procedures. * Works with telehealth services to develop and implement physical activity programs for rural veterans. * Selects and administers physical performance measures for Gerofit clinical and research activities. * Serves as a key leadership member of an interdisciplinary team which provides consultation to the field on physical activity procedures and clinical care. * Develops, directs, and implements guidance for the Gerofit physical activity outreach programs. * Develops educational materials suitable for patient and/or staff teaching and coordinate with the Geriatrics Fellowship Education Committee. * Develops strategies to meet short, medium, and long-range goals for the Gerofit Enterprise Wide program. * Modifies intervention environments, tools, materials and activities in response to each veteran's response to treatment. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8:00am - 4:30pm Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required Travel Required Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position. Supervisory status No Promotion Potential None * Job family (Series) 0413 Physiology * Requirements Help Requirements Conditions of Employment * You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job * Subject to a background/security investigation * Designated and/or random drug testing may be required * Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959 * May be required to serve a probationary period * Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process Qualifications ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY: In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), No person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English. You must be proficient in basic written and spoken English in order to meet the requirements of this position. BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: must have successful completion of a Bachelor's or graduate/higher level degree: in one of the basic animal sciences or physiology; or a related discipline or field of science that included at least twenty-four (24) semester hours in the basic animal sciences, of which ten (10) semester hours were in animal physiology. Evaluation of Education: Courses such as anatomy; cytology; invertebrate and vertebrate zoology; embryology; entomology; animal, dairy, and poultry husbandry; nutrition; genetics; and physiology may be used to meet the twenty-four (24)-semester-hour requirement in the basic animal sciences. Courses in physiology, animal or human physiology, cellular physiology, or courses that were well oriented toward animal or human physiology, e.g., some advanced courses in biochemistry, are qualifying as animal physiology courses. Courses in related fields such as cytology and microbiology (including microbial physiology) may also be qualifying, provided the course work dealt directly with the application of scientific principles underlying animal physiology, or with the methodology and techniques applied in animal physiology work. (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED) ~AND~ ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: In addition to meeting the basic education requirement, you must also possess specialized experience and/or additional directly related education to qualify for this position as described below. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE GS-11: Must have at least one (1) full year of specialized experience equipped with the knowledge, skill, and ability to successfully perform the duties of the position. This specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service. Qualifying specialized experience includes: Experience developing, designing, and conducting exercise and health promotions programs, policy or research projects in older adults with wide variability in physical and functional status within a clinical setting such as a hospital or Medical Facility or academic setting; Performing complex duties such as administering multiple programs, developing progressive protocols and interventions which advance patient care based on individual patient assessments and potential; Designing and conducting patient and program evaluation, operational analysis or research, choosing evaluation and assessments appropriate for older adults and clinician training in a clinical setting; Developing clinical tools and outreach materials for in-person as well as technology approaches, flexibility to work on multiple projects with multiple deadlines; Utilizes oral and written communication skills, including for patients, professional audiences, government officials and peer-review journals. ~OR~ SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE GS-11: having three (3) full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree? (One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent one (1) year of full-time study. Part-time graduate education is creditable in accordance with its relationship to a year of full-time study at the school attended). (Transcripts Required) ~OR~ COMBINING EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE GS-11: Must have equivalent combinations of successfully completed graduate education and Specialized Experience directly related to the work of the position, as outlined for GS-11 above. (Transcript Required) You will be rated on the following Competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position: * Human Factors * Physical Strength and Agility * Planning and Evaluating * Technical Competence IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (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. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/. Education IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. NOTE: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

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