Health Technician (Audiology) Jobs in Multiple Locations – Department of Veterans Affairs
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Health Technician (Audiology) – Multiple Locations
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 586146 Start date: 04/13/2022 End date: 04/05/2022
Summary of Qualifications
Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA policy. Experience and Training: Experience. Six months of comparable experience at the level immediately below that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities related to the duties of the position to be filled. OR Education. Successful completion of two academic years above high school leading to an associate’s or bachelor’s degree with at least 12 semester hours in position-related coursework. OR Combination experience/studies. Equivalent combinations of experience and education qualify. An example of a combination of experience/education is three months of comparable experience at the next lower level that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities related to the duties of the position to be filled and one year above high school with a minimum of 6 semester hours related to the health industry. Teaching abroad. To be creditable, education completed outside the United States must have been submitted to a private organization specializing in the interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education must have been deemed at least equivalent to that acquired in U.S. programs English proficiency classics. HTA, HTSLP, or HTASLP applicants must be fluent in spoken and written English to be appointed as permitted by 38 USC § 7403(f). May qualify based on grandfather coverage as outlined in the VA Qualification Standard for this occupation (only applicable to current VHA employees who are in this occupation and meet the criteria). Preferred Experience: Knowledge and experience with hearing aids/amplification devices Customer service experience providing care to adult and geriatric populations Verbal and written communication skills of candidates. Health Technology Audiology, GS-04:
Live. None beyond basic requirements. Health Technology Audiology, GS-05:
Live. One year of experience comparable to the level immediately below that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities related to the duties of the position to be filled. OR Education. Successful completion of four academic years above high school leading to a bachelor’s degree with at least 24 semester hours in job-related courses or a bachelor’s degree in a major field of study appropriate to the duties of the profession. Demonstrated knowledge, skills and abilities. In addition to meeting the experience or education requirements for that grade level, the candidate must fully demonstrate the following KSAs:
(a) Knowledge of head and neck anatomy.
(b) Ability to communicate clearly orally and in writing.
(c) Knowledge of basic hearing aid technologies.
(d) Knowledge of basic infection control procedures and guidelines.
(e) Ability to maintain stock and inventory at supply level.
(f) Proficiency in the use of basic computer software such as email, spreadsheet and word processing.
(NOTE: KSAs must be demonstrated in the resume under the job description in order to be deemed qualified at this level) Health Tech Audiology, GS-06:
Live. Completion of one year of progressive experience and/or equivalent experience at the lower grade level directly related to the post to be filled. Demonstrated knowledge, skills and abilities. In addition to the above experience, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:
(a) Knowledge of normal and abnormal ear anatomy.
(b) Knowledge of auditory physiology and function to educate patients and families.
(c) Knowledge of hearing aids, hearing aid technology, hearing aid manufacturers and manufacturers’ software.
(d) Ability to problem solve or make decisions regarding hearing aid, assistive hearing technology and patient care as per documented and co-signed care plan under the supervision of an audiologist.
(e) Ability to prepare patients for testing procedures.
(f) Ability to document and code patient procedures.
(NOTE: KSAs must be demonstrated in the resume under the job description in order to be deemed qualified at this level) References: VA HANDBOOK 5005/143 PART II APPENDIX G70 The full performance level for this position is GS-6 . The actual grade at which a candidate may be selected for this vacancy is between GS4 and GS 6. Physical Demands: The duties of this position require periods of sitting, standing, walking, repeated bending (both legs required), light lifting/carrying (15-20 pounds), use of fingers (both hands are required) and reaching above the shoulder area. Transporting patients sometimes requires pushing wheelchairs. Rapid mental, muscular and fine motor coordination is required simultaneously. Ability to distinguish basic colors, color shades and long periods of reading from a monitor or computer screen (up to 8 hours). Ability to hear (hearing aid allowed). Stressful situations can arise when communicating with patients and their families who may have multiple physical, mental and psychosocial issues and needs.
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