The Long Beach VA Healthcare Network is recruiting for a Blind Rehabilitation Outpatient Specialist (BROS) assigned to work in Blind Rehabilitation Service. The BROS primary purpose of the position is to manage and provide direct blind and vision rehabilitation training services to visually impaired Veterans and Service members. S/he provides direct patient care and support services to older visually impaired Veterans, as well as, younger OEF/OIF Veterans who may have trauma related vision loss. The major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: Administer a blind and vision rehabilitation-training program to maximize Veterans independence in their home or residential/assistive living environment. BROS are also responsible for creating necessary local policies, projecting and administering budgets, documenting workload, writing reports, outcomes, scheduling of patients, and complying with Joint Commission and CARF program standards. Develops recommendations and specifications for all blind and vision rehabilitation contract services specific for a Veteran's blind and vision rehabilitation care. Monitors and supervises the quality and quantity of non-VA contract or fee-basis blind and vision rehabilitation services provided to eligible beneficiaries. Ensures documents of assessment, rehabilitation training progress, consults, referrals and recommendations are properly entered in the Veteran's chart. Assists with training preparation for an inpatient training program, as well as, follow up training to assure a smooth transition to their home environment following a BRC inpatient training program dependent upon BRC inpatient program discharge recommendations. Consults with local, regional, and national resources for information and selects, interprets and adapts traditional strategies in order to meet Veteran needs. Coordinates the blind and vision rehabilitation assessment, planning, training, and outcomes evaluation on each Veteran for whom service is provided. Provides care management for both VA and non-VA outpatient blind and vision rehabilitation activities. Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday, 7:30am to 4:00pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599860000
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