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Job Title: Audiologist
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Chico, CA
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 10/11/2018
Expire Date: 12/10/2018
Job Categories: Information Technology, Quality Control, Research & Development
Job Description
Audiologist

The Audiologist at this level conducts, plans, and coordinates clinical and administrative aspects of a full range of services associated with contemporary audiology practice. Audiology services include comprehensive hearing testing, hearing aid prescription and management, and Compensation and Pension hearing examinations.
The incumbent is responsible for independent diagnostic assessment and evaluation of cases that are referred to the Audiology Section without limitation as to difficulty or complexity. The incumbent will be responsible to conduct interviews with the patients and appropriate family members or friends; and to select, administer and interpret the diagnostic test results necessary to detect and evaluate the presence of a hearing disorder.
In carrying out the clinical duties and responsibilities of this position, the incumbent is responsible for (1) assessing patient conditions from examination, observation and consultation with other members of an interdisciplinary health care team; (2) utilizing diagnostic and evaluative procedures and techniques consistent with contemporary audiology practice; (3) developing an appropriate plan of care and delivering treatment as designed and consistent with principles of evidence-based practice; (4) documenting evaluation and treatment actions and outcomes in appropriate formats in a timely manner, in accordance with facility policy, and completing all related patient care tasks; (5) reporting the findings to Veterans and their families, and to professional colleagues; and (6) optimizing clinical safety and efficiency by maintaining supplies, equipment in good working order.The incumbent serves as a consultant to other facility personnel involving the most difficult and complex cases and is a recognized subject matter expert on matters related to audiology and hearing disorders.
The incumbent will remain current with new developments in audiology and will maintain professional competency by reading professional journals and engaging in continuing education activities and professional learning experiences, and by communicating with other professionals in audiology and related professions.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Functional Statement Title/#: Audiologist GS-0665-12
On-Call: No
Rotating Shift: No
Required to work holidays or weekends: No
Fair Labor Standards Acts (FLSA): Exempt
Bargaining Unit Position: Yes
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Basic Requirements:

a. Citizenship: Citizen of the United States.

b. Education: 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 recognized by the Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE) and/or the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).]

c. Licensure: The incumbent must hold (and maintain) a full, current, and unrestricted license in a State, Territory, Commonwealth, or the District of Columbia.

Grade Determinations:
GS-12
Licensure: The incumbent must hold a full, current, and unrestricted license in a State, Territory, Commonwealth, or the District of Columbia.
(b) Education and Experience: In addition to the requirements at the GS-11 level, completion of 1 year of professional experience comparable to the next lower level and possession of a full, current and unrestricted license to practice audiology. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the [KSAs identified for the assignment.]
(c) Assignments: Audiologists at this grade level are independent licensed practitioners and are considered to be at the full performance level.
1. Staff Audiologists at this grade 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. Individuals may perform ancillary assignments, including program management duties on an occasional basis, where the complexity and amount of work is not substantial [(less that 25% of the time). The candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:
[a Ability to develop coherent treatment strategies;
[b.] Knowledge of clinical services, and the ability to perform them independently;
[c.] Ability to conduct assessments and provide treatment interventions;
[d.] Ability to provide consultation to other health care professionals;
[e.] Knowledge of contemporary audiology practice; and
[f.] Ability to perform functions associated with contemporary audiology scope of practice.

Creditable Experience
[(1)] Knowledge of Contemporary Professional Audiology Practice. To be creditable, the experience must have required the use of knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics associated with contemporary professional audiology practice. This knowledge may be evidenced by one or more of the following:
[(a)] At least 1 year of active professional practice or its equivalent. Active professional practice means paid or non-paid employment as a professional audiologist engaged in the practice of audiology as defined by the appropriate licensing board.
[(b)] Academic course work leading to a doctoral degree in audiology or hearing science.
[(2)] Quality of Experience. Experience is only creditable if it is both of the following:
[(a)] Work as a professional audiologist directly related to the position to be filled; and
[(b)] At a level comparable to audiology experience at the next lower grade level.

References: VA Handbook 5005/38, Part II, Appendix G29

The full performance level of this vacancy is 12.

Physical Requirements: Light lifting and carrying, up to 15 pounds. May be reaching above shoulders. Requires walking standing, hearing (aid permitted), and repetitive computer use.

None

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

  • VA Form 10-2850c
  • Resume
  • Transcript


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.

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), SF-50's, documentation to support Veterans Preference or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).

  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • OF-306
  • VA Form 10-2850c
  • Resume
  • SF-50
  • Transcript


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:

a. Citizenship: Citizen of the United States.

b. Education: 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 recognized by the Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE) and/or the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).]

c. Licensure: The incumbent must hold (and maintain) a full, current, and unrestricted license in a State, Territory, Commonwealth, or the District of Columbia.

Grade Determinations:
GS-12
Licensure: The incumbent must hold a full, current, and unrestricted license in a State, Territory, Commonwealth, or the District of Columbia.
(b) Education and Experience: In addition to the requirements at the GS-11 level, completion of 1 year of professional experience comparable to the next lower level and possession of a full, current and unrestricted license to practice audiology. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the [KSAs identified for the assignment.]
(c) Assignments: Audiologists at this grade level are independent licensed practitioners and are considered to be at the full performance level.
1. Staff Audiologists at this grade 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. Individuals may perform ancillary assignments, including program management duties on an occasional basis, where the complexity and amount of work is not substantial [(less that 25% of the time). The candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:
[a Ability to develop coherent treatment strategies;
[b.] Knowledge of clinical services, and the ability to perform them independently;
[c.] Ability to conduct assessments and provide treatment interventions;
[d.] Ability to provide consultation to other health care professionals;
[e.] Knowledge of contemporary audiology practice; and
[f.] Ability to perform functions associated with contemporary audiology scope of practice.

Creditable Experience
[(1)] Knowledge of Contemporary Professional Audiology Practice. To be creditable, the experience must have required the use of knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics associated with contemporary professional audiology practice. This knowledge may be evidenced by one or more of the following:
[(a)] At least 1 year of active professional practice or its equivalent. Active professional practice means paid or non-paid employment as a professional audiologist engaged in the practice of audiology as defined by the appropriate licensing board.
[(b)] Academic course work leading to a doctoral degree in audiology or hearing science.
[(2)] Quality of Experience. Experience is only creditable if it is both of the following:
[(a)] Work as a professional audiologist directly related to the position to be filled; and
[(b)] At a level comparable to audiology experience at the next lower grade level.

References: VA Handbook 5005/38, Part II, Appendix G29

The full performance level of this vacancy is 12.

Physical Requirements: Light lifting and carrying, up to 15 pounds. May be reaching above shoulders. Requires walking standing, hearing (aid permitted), and repetitive computer use.
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