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Job Title: Audiologist
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Sarasota, FL
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 11/07/2017
Expire Date: 01/06/2018
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Job Description
Audiologist

This position is located in the Audiology & Speech Pathology Service of the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System, Sarasota and Bradenton VA Community Based Outpatient Clinics. The duties and responsibilities are carried throughout the medical center including all clinical and other patient care areas involved with the service. The audiologist at this level conducts audiological assessment to determine a patient's need for amplification, predict effectiveness of amplification, determine need for and type of aural rehabilitation and counseling of the hearing impaired veteran and their family. In carrying out the clinical duties and responsibilities of this position, the selectee:

  • Engages in the differential diagnosis of the full range of hearing problems associated with (a) functional, (b) mixed, (c) conductive, (d) sensory, (e) neural, (f) sensorineural, and (g) central hearing loss. In diagnosing these problems, the incumbent conducts and interprets the complete range of specialized and refined audiologic test procedures currently available. Included also is the ability to deal professionally with patients who present with (a) inconsistent behavior, (b) conflicting test results, and (c) multiple handicaps that inhibit the utilization of normal audiologic test procedures.
  • Demonstrates competence in the operation and maintenance of diverse and specialized audiometric equipment, including computer facilities and adjunct components.
  • Evaluates patients to determine nature, type, and severity of hearing disorders and tinnitus complaints using a full range of diagnostic tests and techniques, past and current medical history, record review, and in consultation with family and other health care practitioners.
  • Provides hearing aid evaluations, assessments, selection, fitting, orientation, training, and follow-up services. Evaluates functional status before and after intervention and verifies acoustic performance of hearing aids using electro-acoustic, real-ear, and functional measurements.
  • Plans, coordinates, and implements a full range of patient-focused treatment services designed to optimize function.
  • Consults with physicians and other health care practitioners related to diagnostic evaluation and treatment.
  • Documents in the medical record: evaluations, diagnoses, and clinical opinions, treatment plans, outcomes of treatment, changes in functional status, and patient/family education.
  • Analyzes problems that occur in the delivery of services, collection of related data and information, and implementing solutions and follow-up plans to assure that the actions were appropriate.
  • Serves as triage audiologist for urgent care clinic and provides supervision for audiology technicians.
  • The audiologist at this level is responsible for taking an impression of the outer portion of the ear for an ear mold, determining the need for special ear molds (e.g., vented, soft plastic, skeleton, acrylic, etc.) made necessary because of allergic reactions, severe hearing loss or other reasons.
  • The audiologist also is responsible for the development of treatment plans for the most difficult and complex cases in which communicative function has been impaired due to an auditory disorder and recommends audiologic rehabilitation programs for patients with significant physically and psychologically complicating conditions.


Work Schedule: 7:30a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday with occasional travel to the Bradenton VA CBOC.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.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.
  • Must hold a full, current, and unrestricted Audiologist license in a State, Territory, commonwealth, or the District of Columbia.
  • Possess a Master's degree or its equivalent in audiology or hearing science from an accredited college or university is required. "Accredited" means a college or university accredited by a regional accreditation organization and an audiology program accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
  • Possess a minimum of one year of professional experience as an audiologist; OR, three years of progressively higher level graduation education leading to a doctoral degree; or doctoral degree in audiology, hearing science, or a directly-related field.
  • Must be proficient in spoken and written English.
  • Must pass a pre-employment physical for this position.
Preferred Experience: Staff Audiologist experience in a clinical setting.

Grade Determinations: Audiologist at the GS-12 grade level are independent licensed practitioners and are considered to be at the full performance level. Staff Audiologist at this level must demonstrate professional knowledge of, and skill in applying, a wide range of theories, principles, and methodologies of the practice of audiology to a wide range of populations. Completion of 1 year of professional experience comparable to the next lower grade level and possession of a full, current, and unrestricted license to practice audiology. Selectee must demonstrate the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
  • Ability to develop coherent treatment strategies.
  • Knowledge of clinical services, and the ability to perform them independently.
  • Ability to conduct assessments and provide treatment interventions.
  • Ability to provide consultation to other health care professionals.
  • Knowledge of contemporary audiology practice.
  • Ability to perform functions associated with contemporary audiology scope of practice.



References: Audiologist VA Qualification Standards, VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G29.

The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-12.Physical Requirements: The physical demands of the work requires the use of fingers, reaching above shoulder, prolong standing (6-8 hrs.), ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. Hearing aid use is permitted.

Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.

Participation in the seasonal influenza program is a condition of employment and a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). HCP are individuals who, during the influenza season, work in VHA locations where patients receive care or who come into contact with VA patients as part of their duties. VHA locations include, but are not limited to, VA hospitals and associated clinics, community living centers (CLCs), community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), domiciliary units, Vet centers and VA-leased facilities. HCP include all VA licensed and unlicensed, clinical and administrative, paid and unpaid, full- and part-time employees, intermittent employees, fee basis employees, VA contractors, students, researchers, volunteers, and trainees who work at these facilities.

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Resume


VA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search. Required.

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).

  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • Other
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-50


Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Qualifications & Requirements
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.
  • Must hold a full, current, and unrestricted Audiologist license in a State, Territory, commonwealth, or the District of Columbia.
  • Possess a Master's degree or its equivalent in audiology or hearing science from an accredited college or university is required. "Accredited" means a college or university accredited by a regional accreditation organization and an audiology program accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
  • Possess a minimum of one year of professional experience as an audiologist; OR, three years of progressively higher level graduation education leading to a doctoral degree; or doctoral degree in audiology, hearing science, or a directly-related field.
  • Must be proficient in spoken and written English.
  • Must pass a pre-employment physical for this position.
Preferred Experience: Staff Audiologist experience in a clinical setting.

Grade Determinations: Audiologist at the GS-12 grade level are independent licensed practitioners and are considered to be at the full performance level. Staff Audiologist at this level must demonstrate professional knowledge of, and skill in applying, a wide range of theories, principles, and methodologies of the practice of audiology to a wide range of populations. Completion of 1 year of professional experience comparable to the next lower grade level and possession of a full, current, and unrestricted license to practice audiology. Selectee must demonstrate the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
  • Ability to develop coherent treatment strategies.
  • Knowledge of clinical services, and the ability to perform them independently.
  • Ability to conduct assessments and provide treatment interventions.
  • Ability to provide consultation to other health care professionals.
  • Knowledge of contemporary audiology practice.
  • Ability to perform functions associated with contemporary audiology scope of practice.



References: Audiologist VA Qualification Standards, VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G29.

The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-12.
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