The Float Audiologist within the Audiology service at the Kansas City Veterans Affairs Medical Center involves coverage to various audiology sites as deemed necessary by workload demands. The duties and responsibilities are carried throughout the medical center and clinics including all clinical and patientcare areas involved with this service. The audiologist plans, conducts, and coordinates all aspects of diagnostic evaluation and treatment of hearing impairment and/or balance disorders. In carrying out the duties and responsibilities of this position, the incumbent: Demonstrates an extensive range of professional knowledge of, and skill in applying, contemporary audiology practice theories, principles, and methodologies to a wide range of populations; Develops and conducts coherent assessment and treatment strategies independently; Demonstrates the ability to effectively interact with all healthcare stakeholders to include consultation; Supervises, instructs, evaluates, and mentors student trainees regarding the field of audiology; Keeps current with theory and practice of audiology through continuing education and maintains compliance with VHA, certification, and licensure education requirements; Participates in developing guidelines and protocols, new patient programs, and evaluation of existing programs; Maintains supplies, equipment, and clinical areas to optimize safety and efficiency; Attends regular staff meetings and inter-disciplinary health care team meetings as appropriate, reviews policies and procedures, and attends in-service training; May participate in research activities pertinent to clinical audiology. The incumbent may be requested to assist in gathering clinical research data; May be requested to serve on service-level committees or task forces or to represent the service on medical center, network, or national committees; May perform ancillary assignments to include but not limited to secure messaging and community care consults as well as program management duties on an occasional basis, where the complexity and amount of work is not substantial; Displays knowledge of and complies with all safety rules/regulations. Promptly reports all accidents and notifies supervisor of unsafe condition in the workplace. Participates in facility and service level safety training as directed by supervisor or safety program manager; Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of the processes for reusable medical equipment including knowledge of standard operating procedures and abides by service and medical center policies; Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of infection control procedures and abides by service andmedical center policies; Maintains patient records and other data as required and abides by service and medical center health information and health record policies; Follows applicable informed consent and HIPAA rules on privacy and protecting patient rights. QUALIFIED CANDIDATES MAY BE UPCOMING GRADUATES OF VHA TRAINEE PROGRAMS OR PAST GRADUATES, AND MAY BE CURRENTLY AT THE HIRING OFFICIAL'S VAMC, ANOTHER VAMC, OR FORMER TRAINEES WHO GRADUATED FROM THE TRAINING PROGRAM NOT CURRENTLY WITH A VAMC. Current and/or former VA trainees applying to the announcement will be considered only after internal employee processes are satisfied. Qualifications for trainees will be considered based upon their projected qualifications at the time of appointment/EOD, not at the time of recruitment. Trainees are eligible to be considered if they submit proof (transcripts) from an advanced degree from an accredited 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) program or are on track to complete advanced degree from an accredited program by the time of hire/appointment. CURRENT GRADUATES WHO ARE NOT/WERE NOT VHA TRAINEES WHO HAVE QUALIFYING EDUCATION ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED). Non-licensed audiologists who otherwise meet the eligibility requirements for licensure may be given a temporary appointment as a graduate audiologist under the authority of 38 U.S.C. § 7405(c). Failure to obtain licensure during appointment as a graduate audiologist is justification for termination of the temporary appointment. Individuals appointed as graduate audiologists may not be promoted to the GS-12 level without being fully licensed. This may result in termination of employment. SALARY: GS-09: $53,977 to $70,169 GS-11: $65,307 to $84,904 GS-12: $78,277 to $101,764 Work Schedule: Full-Time Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 600258600
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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.