This position is located in the Audiology and Speech Pathology Service at the William S. Middleton Memorial VA Hospital. The duties and responsibilities are carried out throughout the medical center including all clinical and other patient care areas involved with the service. If you are a Current, Permanent VA Employee apply under the announcement MA-11127306-21-AR. Recruitment/Relocation Incentives are not authorized. AREA OF CONSIDERATION: 1.Veterans with preference 2.All other candidates. Major Duties Clinical duties and responsibilities include direct patient care involving a full range of audiology and balance evaluation and treatment services , including the selection and fitting of hearing aids and other amplification systems and devices, aural (auditory) rehabilitation, and counseling of hearing-impaired veterans and their family. The incumbent identifies and evaluates individuals with hearing disorders in the reception and perception of speech, language and other acoustic signals to a full range of patient complexity. Incumbent plans, conducts , and coordinates auditory (aural) rehabilitation, tinnitus , and/or vestibular rehabilitation programs for patients; designs patient-centered treatment plans to assist patient and caregivers to maximize and restore to the greatest extent possible physical and social functioning; and designs, monitors , and conducts a comprehensive hearing conservation program for employees at risk for noise exposure. 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 hearing, tinnitus , and balance disorders. The incumbent will be responsible for supervising, evaluating, mentoring, and precepting student trainees in audiology and maintaining a liaison with affiliated colleges and universities. He may also provide instruction to residents and interns who seek information relation to audiology. Communication is required by this position and the incumbent will be expected to attend regular staff meetings and inter-disciplinary health care team meeting as appropriate; review policies and procedures, and attend in-service training. The incumbent will participate in research activities pertinent to clinical audiology. Although limited research is conducted in the clinical setting, the use of carefully executed audiologic procedures may be a part of a research design. The incumbent may be requested to assist in gathering clinical research data. Work Schedule: Monday- Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 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.