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Job Title: Audiology Section Chief
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
Job Categories: Information Technology, Executive Management
Job Description
Audiology Section Chief

The audiology section chief is responsible for the daily management of staff and clinical activities in audiology clinics throughout the Ann Arbor, Packard, Toledo and Jackson campuses in VAAAHS. As audiology section chief, at least 25% of the incumbent's duties include administration, supervision, and education, and at least 50% of the duties include direct patient-care. In carrying out the administrative, supervisory and educational duties the incumbent must demonstrate the ability to clearly communicate the goals and objectives for individual staff and for the service; to provide direction and oversight for an interdisciplinary team; to evaluate individual and group
performance in order to accomplish program goals; and to serve as coach and mentor for the clinical team members. In carrying out the clinical responsibilities the incumbent must demonstrate advanced knowledge in contemporary audiology practice. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Maintaining responsibility for general and technical supervision of clinical audiology programs in all audiology clinics, and technical and administrative oversight of staff assigned to those programs, including audiologists and health technicians
  • Working collaboratively with the supervisory audiologist to ensure orientation and training of new staff, and providing training on facility-wide and professional requirements
  • Conducting, planing, and coordinating all clinical and administrative aspects of a full range of services associated with contemporary audiology practice
In carrying out the clinical duties of this position, the incumbent is responsible for (1) assessing patient conditions from examination, observation and consultation with other members of the interdisciplinary health care team; (2) utilizing all diagnostic and evaluative procedures and techniques consistent with contemporary audiology practice; (3) developing an appropriate plan of care and delivering treatment as designed and consistent with principles of evidence-based practice; (4) documenting evaluation and treatment actions and outcomes in appropriate formats in a timely manner, in accordance with facility policy, and completing all related administrative tasks;
(5) reporting the findings to Veterans and their families, and to professional colleagues; and (6) maintaining supplies, equipment and clinical areas to optimize safety and efficiency

Work Schedule: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday - Friday
Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredBasic Requirements:
  • 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; or, a master's degree, or its equivalent, in speech-language pathology, communication sciences and disorders, or a related field, from an accredited college or university? "Accredited" means a college or university recognized by a regional accreditation organization and an audiology or speech-language pathology program recognized by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). NOTE: Effective January 1, 2007, the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the ASHA accredits only doctoral degree programs in audiology or hearing science.
  • Licensure: Must hold a full, current, and unrestricted license in Audiology or both Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology in a State, Territory, Commonwealth, or the District of Columbia.
  • English Language Proficiency: Audiologist/Speech-Language Pathologists must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with 38 USC 7402 (d) and 7407 (d).
Grade Determinations GS-13:

Education and Experience. Completion of 1 year of professional experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-12) directly related to the position being filled, and must fully meet the KSAs at that level. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the KSAs identified for the assignment demonstrate the potential to acquire the assignment specific KSAs as indicated by an asterisk (*).

Supervisory Audiologist or Section Chief. Supervisory audiologists or section chiefs exercise supervision, administrative management and direction of the audiology program in a unified audiology and speech-language pathology service or equivalent service-level department. They have responsibility for general or technical supervision of key clinical or training programs and overall technical and administrative oversight of audiologists depending on grade level. Supervisory audiologists or section chiefs 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. They exercise supervisory responsibilities such as planning and scheduling work; assigning work to employees; accepting, amending or rejecting completed work; assuring that production and accuracy requirements are met; appraising performance and recommending performance standards and ratings; but exercise less authority than service chiefs. The following KSAs are required:

a. Ability to balance responsibilities and to work with great autonomy;
b. Ability to set priorities and delegate tasks, meet multiple deadlines, analyze organizational problems and develop and implement effective solutions;
c.Ability to analyze and use data effectively to manage workload, quality, performance, and productivity within the section;
d.Skill in interpersonal relationships in dealing with employees, team leaders, and managers;
e.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;
*f. Ability to analyze organizational and operational problems and to develop and implement solutions that result in efficient section operation;
g. Skill in problem solving and conflict resolution; and
h.Skill in the application and analysis of scientific and clinical literature in a professional area.

References: VA HANDBOOK 5005/38 PART II APPENDIX G29

The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-13.

Physical Requirements: See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.

None

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Resume


VA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search.

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist 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).

  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • OF-306
  • Other
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript


Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Qualifications & Requirements
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.
  • Education: Master's degree or its equivalent in audiology or hearing science from an accredited college or university; or, a master's degree, or its equivalent, in speech-language pathology, communication sciences and disorders, or a related field, from an accredited college or university? "Accredited" means a college or university recognized by a regional accreditation organization and an audiology or speech-language pathology program recognized by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). NOTE: Effective January 1, 2007, the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the ASHA accredits only doctoral degree programs in audiology or hearing science.
  • Licensure: Must hold a full, current, and unrestricted license in Audiology or both Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology in a State, Territory, Commonwealth, or the District of Columbia.
  • English Language Proficiency: Audiologist/Speech-Language Pathologists must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with 38 USC 7402 (d) and 7407 (d).
Grade Determinations GS-13:

Education and Experience. Completion of 1 year of professional experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-12) directly related to the position being filled, and must fully meet the KSAs at that level. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the KSAs identified for the assignment demonstrate the potential to acquire the assignment specific KSAs as indicated by an asterisk (*).

Supervisory Audiologist or Section Chief. Supervisory audiologists or section chiefs exercise supervision, administrative management and direction of the audiology program in a unified audiology and speech-language pathology service or equivalent service-level department. They have responsibility for general or technical supervision of key clinical or training programs and overall technical and administrative oversight of audiologists depending on grade level. Supervisory audiologists or section chiefs 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. They exercise supervisory responsibilities such as planning and scheduling work; assigning work to employees; accepting, amending or rejecting completed work; assuring that production and accuracy requirements are met; appraising performance and recommending performance standards and ratings; but exercise less authority than service chiefs. The following KSAs are required:

a. Ability to balance responsibilities and to work with great autonomy;
b. Ability to set priorities and delegate tasks, meet multiple deadlines, analyze organizational problems and develop and implement effective solutions;
c.Ability to analyze and use data effectively to manage workload, quality, performance, and productivity within the section;
d.Skill in interpersonal relationships in dealing with employees, team leaders, and managers;
e.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;
*f. Ability to analyze organizational and operational problems and to develop and implement solutions that result in efficient section operation;
g. Skill in problem solving and conflict resolution; and
h.Skill in the application and analysis of scientific and clinical literature in a professional area.

References: VA HANDBOOK 5005/38 PART II APPENDIX G29

The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-13.

Physical Requirements: See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.
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