THIS IS AN OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT WITH A CLOSING DATE OF SEPTEMBER 30, 2019Learn more about this agency
· The initial cut-off date is January 11, 2019
· Applications will be referred every two weeks thereafter.
· Applications will remain on file for 3 months.
Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm
***RELOCATION INCENTIVE/RECRUITMENT INCENTIVE IS NOT AUTHORIZED***
This position is located in the Audiology and Speech Pathology Service at Palo Alto VA Health Care System. Duties and responsibilities are carried out throughout the medical center including all clinical and other patient care areas involved with the service. The Audiologist plans, conducts, and coordinates all aspects of diagnostic evaluation and treatment of hearing impairment and/or balance disorders. The incumbent 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.
The major duties and responsibilities include:
- Clinical duties and responsibilities include direct patient care involving a full range of audiology and balance evaluation and treatment services, including conducting medical-legal Compensation and Pension (C&P) examinations, 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.
- Identifying and evaluating individuals with hearing disorders in the reception and perception of speech, language and other acoustic signals to a full range of patient complexity.
- Administers the full range of tests (e.g. auditory evoked potential testing, central auditory processing testing, testing of vestibular nerve function, etc.); evaluates the type and degree of hearing loss for patients who may be unable to provide consistent and reliable reaction to diagnostics.
- Plans, conducts, and coordinates auditory (aural) rehabilitation, tinnitus, and/or vestibular rehabilitation programs for patients.
- 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.
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