This position is located at the Tomah VAMC and is supervised by the Whole Health Clinical Director and the Whole Health Chiropractor who provides clinical oversight. The Health Technician (Massage Therapy) provides a full range of complex treatment procedures and modalities, which may include reflexology, injury rehabilitation, lymphatic drainage, neuromuscular therapy, myofascial release, and/or craniosacral work; provides massage therapy services for specialty areas, such as pain management, poly-trauma, surgery, traumatic brain injury, palliative care, neurology, orthopedics, geriatrics, cardiology, pulmonary, rheumatology, spinal cord injury, mental health and oncology. Duties include: -Provides individualized massage therapy treatment utilizing standard patient evaluation procedures to formulate a treatment plan. -Incorporates various massage therapy and bodywork techniques. -Provides advanced massage therapy services of greater complexity applied to specialty populations in various clinical/environmental settings. -Provides massage therapy instruction for self-care to patient and family as determined appropriate. -Educates patients on healthy lifestyle including hydration, basic nutrition, stretching, exercise, mind-body techniques, sleep habits, stress management and other matters related to massage therapy care. -Documents and codes information related to patient care in the electronic health care record. -Identifies, collects and analyzes aggregate patient care information to ensure safety and quality of care. -Participates in research and quality improvement activities related to massage therapy. -Reviews patient referrals to screen for appropriateness of care and direct Veterans to other services when necessary. -Performs additional duties as assigned. Creditable Experience: To be creditable, the candidate's experience must be evidenced by active professional practice, paid/non-paid employment in the practice of massage therapy, using knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics referred to as core competencies associated with the scope of massage therapy practice. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.