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Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center


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The Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center is located on 125 acres on the western edge of Milwaukee and part of VA Integrated Services Network 12 (VISN 12). The Medical Center delivers primary, secondary, and tertiary medical care in 168 care acute operating beds and provides over 500,000 visits annually through an extensive outpatient program.


Blind Rehabilitation Services primary position purpose is to provide Blind and Vision Rehabilitation services for visually impaired Veterans and active duty Servicemembers. Blind and Vision Rehabilitation includes the disciplines of Computer Access Technology, Low Vision Therapy, Manual Skills, Orientation and Mobility, and Vision Rehabilitation Therapy.


The Blind Rehab Specialist (Orientation & Mobility) GS-11 will work as part of a team coordination care for blind and visually impaired Veterans by:

  • Evaluating and assessing needs, capabilities and limitations, goal setting and prescribing a treatment plan for individuals experiencing blindness/visual impairment caused by injury or disease.
  • Developing and coordinating the Veteran's Interdisciplinary Plan of Care (IPOC) with input from the Veteran, family, and all team members.
  • Performing an independent evaluation, treatment, and management of a Blind and Vision Rehabilitation program of instruction that teaches Veterans with visual impairments to utilize adaptive skills and techniques necessary to cope with the demands of everyday life.
  • Studying visual and non-visual barriers and related processes that result in activity limitations, participation restrictions, loss of vocational and avocational opportunities, and psychological distress.
  • Assessing the difficulties confronting the Veteran and the barriers to treatment and then developing and providing intervention designed to enhance the Blind and Vision Rehabilitation process.
  • Instructing Veterans with emerging technology including Adaptive Global Position Devices (GPS), Electronic Travel Aids (ETA's) and other orientation aids that become available.
  • Evaluating each Veteran's safety and confidence while traveling and navigating in a variety of environments, either visually or non-visually, and the Veteran's ability to use residual vision for travel.
  • Providing instruction in the utilization of prosthetics devices, O&M techniques, and electronic travel aids when indicated.
  • Involving family in the intervention plan and providing training as appropriate.
  • Assisting in coverage for absent staff members to insure continuity and quality of care.


Salary: $75,864.00 to $98,620.00 Per Year

Work Schedule: Full-time, Monday – Friday, 7:30 AM – 4 PM


Perks of a Career at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center:

  • A childcare subsidy program
  • 12 weeks of paid parental leave
  • Free parking or transit subsidy programs
  • Flexible work schedules and shifts including options for telework, weekend and holiday shifts with incentives
  • Workforce and leadership development programs
  • Career training and enhancement programs
  • Dining options and a tax-free retail store
  • Compensation and Benefits - Total Rewards
  • Thrift Savings Plan Federal 401(k) - VA provides up to 5% employer matched/automated contributions to your plan
  • Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS) - VA contributes 8.3% annually to FERS basic/defined benefits
  • 11 paid Federal Holidays, 13 sick leave days, and 13-26 vacation days per year
  • Social Security paid by VA - (6.2 % of taxable wages up to max of $132,900 on behalf of employee
  • Medicare paid by VA (1.45% on behalf of employee)
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSAFEDS)
  • Life Insurance - (VA pays 1/3 of insurance cost for basic life insurance)

Rest easy knowing that VA has you and your family’s insurance needs covered. Insurance coverage may follow you into retirement after (5) years of vested service (conditions apply). For a full list of benefits, visit: VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package:


Basic Requirements:

  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • 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.


Please see job posting for additional minimal requirements for the GS-11 level.


Apply through:

Application Deadline: Friday, March 22, 2024



  • 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


Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center

Milwaukee, WI


The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.





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