The Supervisory Audiologist position is assigned to the Ancillary Service of the Battle Creek VA Medical Center. The incumbent will exercise supervision, administrative management, and technical direction of the audiology section to include the Wyoming Health Care Center and area CBOCs.
This is an External Announcement. Veterans Preference will apply and eligibles will receive first considerate. Internal applicants should apply to announcement CAZV-10287919-18H647-SC.
The Supervisory Audiologist will provide overall technical and administrative supervision of audiologist, audiology health technicians. The incumbent will develop, organize, direct, manage, supervise, control, and implement policies and procedures in focused clinical programs. They plan, assess, and evaluate programs to ensure proper coordination between care delivery within the section and the overall delivery of health care. They make decisions that affect staff and other resources associated with the section and are made with wide latitude of control and independent judgment. Duties may include but are not limited to:
Planning, Scheduling, and assigning work to employees
Accepting, amending, or rejecting completed work.
Assuring that production and accuracy requirements are met.
Completing appraisal performance and providing performance standards and ratings.
Participates in developing guidelines and protocols.
Direct patient care involving a full range of audiology and tinnitus evaluation and treatment services.
Conducts staff meetings reviewing policies, rules and regulations, procedures and discusses changes in routines and other related subjects. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
25% or less
Job family (Series)
Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
You may be required to serve a probationary period
Subject to a background/security investigation
Must be proficient in written and spoken English
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
Education: Master's degree or its equivalent in audiology or hearing science from an accredited college or university is required. NOTE: Effective January 1, 2007, the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of ASHA accredits only doctoral degree programs in audiology or hearing science.
Licensure: Incumbent must hold a full, current, and unrestricted license in a State, Territory, Commonwealth, or the District of Columbia.
English Language Proficiency: Audiologists must be proficient in spoken and written English.
Physical Requirements. Grade Determinations:
Education and Experience. Completion of 1 year of professional experience equivalent to the next lower grade level directly related to the position being filled, and must fully meet the KSAs at that level. This experience may include professional knowledge and skill in applying a wide range of theories, principles, and methodologies of the practice of audiology to a wide range of populations.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSAs): In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:Ability to balance responsibilities and to work with great autonomy.
Ability to set priorities and delegate tasks, meet multiple deadlines, analyze organizational problems and develop and implement effective solutions.
Ability to analyze and use data effectively to manage workload, quality, performance, and productivity within the section.
Skill in interpersonal relationships in dealing with employees, team leaders, and managers.
Knowledge of, and ability to utilize, evidence-based practices and clinical practice guidelines in a professional area, and to guide the section staff in applying these tools.
Ability to analyze organizational and operational problems and to develop and implement solutions that result in efficient section operation.
Skill in problem solving and conflict resolution.
Skill in the application and analysis of scientific and clinical literature in a professional area.References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G29, Qualification Standards of Audiologist.
The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-12. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is above the full performance at the GS-13 level.
Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds; Moderate carrying, 15-44 pounds; Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Standing; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Hearing (aid permitted); Mental and Emotional Stability.
IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S.
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This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.
VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.
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How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, rsum, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.
NOTE: The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate's education and experience and recommend the grade and salary at which the candidate will be placed. For internal selectees eligible for promotion, the board will determine grade and HR will determine step in accordance with policy.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
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:
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.
Academic course work leading to a doctoral degree in audiology or hearing science. Quality of Experience. Experience is only creditable if it is both of the following:
Work as a professional audiologist directly related to the position to be filled; and
At a level comparable to audiology experience at the next lower grade level. Part-Time Experience. Part-time experience as a professional audiologist is credited according to its relationship to the full-time workweek. For example, an audiologist would receive 1 week of full-time credit for each 2 weeks of half-time work.
Differentiating Full Performance Level from Advanced Practice Level. This is done based on the differences between independent practice, which is required for all audiologists at the full performance level, and advanced practice.
An audiologist practicing at the independent level has a generalized knowledge of practice, whereas the audiologist practicing at the advanced level has specialized knowledge of practice typically related to a particular diagnosis or patient population. The advanced practice audiologist can be further differentiated from the independent audiologist by his/her ability to expand clinical knowledge in the profession, provide consultation and guidance to colleagues, role model effective audiology practice skills, and teach or mentor less experienced audiologists. An audiologist with advanced practice skills and personal qualifications that meet the standard for the Advanced Practice Audiologist will be assigned to a position that requires use of the advanced practice skills in order to be considered for the advanced practice audiologist grade.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
VA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations can be found at: . Will be required upon position offer.
The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this 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).
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