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    Summary

    This position is located in the Audiology and Speech Pathology Services at the VA EKHCS Medical Center. The duties and responsibilities are carried out throughout the two campus medical center including all clinical and other patient care areas involved with the service. The expectation for the incumbent is that the primary duty station is in Leavenworth, however, you may be expected to provide care at either facility.

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    Responsibilities

    Duties include, but are not limited to the following:

    • Conducts, plans, and coordinates all clinical and administrative aspects of a full range of services.
    • Independent diagnostic assessment and evaluation of cases that are referred to Speech-Language Pathology without limitation as to difficulty or complexity.
    • Responsible for conducting evaluations with the patients and appropriate family members and/or friends, selects, administers and interprets the diagnostic test necessary to detect and evaluate types of speech language, voice, fluency, cognitive, and/or swallowing disorders.
    • Responsible for the adequacy of assessment and for the reporting of the findings to other professional workers with whom he/she or other members of the speech-language pathology service may cooperate.
    • Utilizes all diagnostic and evaluative procedures and techniques consistent with contemporary speech-language pathology practice.
    • Responsible for planning, conducting, coordinating, and monitoring the effectiveness and clinical outcomes of patient-centered treatment and rehabilitative services to maximize and restore to the greatest extend possible physical and social functioning.
    • Responsible for the administration of a full range of tests of speech, language, voice, fluency, and cognition including modal level and variation of vocal pitch and loudness; variability of the rate of vocal utterance; frequency and complexity of speech disfluency; consistency and adaptation disfluency in sustained or repeated speaking and aural reading.
    • Incumbent serves as a consultant to other facility personnel involving the most difficult and complex cases and is a recognized subject matter expert.
    • Remain current with new developments in speech-language pathology and will maintain professional competency by reading professional journals and engaging in continuing education activities and professional learning experiences.
    • The incumbent will be expected to attend regular staff meetings and inter-disciplinary health care team meetings as appropriate.
    • The incumbent will participate in research activities pertinent to speech-language pathology.

    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00AM - 4:30PM
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/507153700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.