AUDIOLOGIST
Department of Veterans Affairs - Providence, RI

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Honor American's Veterans by providing exceptional care that improves their health and well-being.

Vacancy Identification Number

(VIN): 802412 (Please include on all documents)

Be a member of our team providing compassionate health care to Veterans. We are an employer of choice and a center of excellence in patient care, education, and research. We value trust, respect, commitment, compassion, and excellence; we value you. Go to http://www.va.gov/ for more information Our Medical Center is located in Providence, RI with outpatient clinics located in Middletown RI, Hyannis and New Bedford, MA. We provide high quality comprehensive outpatient and inpatient care to Veterans residing in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts Rhode Island, also known as the Ocean State, offers a range of lifestyles to those seeking the advantages of an exciting city or a relaxing country setting.

Special Employment Consideration:
VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply

This Audiologist is located in Audiology & Speech Pathology Section of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service and is not a bargaining unit position.

**Your salary and grade will be determined by Peer Review Board (PRB). The PRB will review your individual qualifications, education, professional training/internship(s) and professional experience to determine the most appropriate salary and grade based on your individual accomplishments.**

The work schedule is: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm.

Please note that this is a TERM appointment Not to Exceed 3 years. This term position could be extended up to four years. The agency makes no commitment regarding the length of appointment to this position.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

You must be a US citizen to apply for this job

Subject to a background/suitability investigation.

Must possess Master's Degree in Audiology

Must pass pre-employment physical examination

Designated and random drug testing may be required

Must be proficient in spoken and written English

DUTIES:
Conducts audiological assessment to determine a patient's need for amplification, predict effectiveness of amplification.

Determines need for and type of aural rehabilitation.

Counsels the hearing impaired Veterans and their families.

Performs Compensation and Pension evaluations.

Administers the full range of tests including the testing of vestibular nerve function.

Evaluates the type and degree of hearing loss for patients who are normally unable to provide consistent and reliable reaction to diagnostics.

Develops treatment plans for most difficult and complex cases.

Designs training plans to assist patient and caregivers in utilizing hearing resources.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR GS-11 AND GS-12

: Master's degree or its equivalent in audiology or hearing science from an accredited college or university is required. 'Accredited' means a college or university accredited by a regional accreditation organization and an audiology program accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

IN ADDITION TO THE BASIC REQUIREMENT

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EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE FOR GS-11

: Completion of 1 year of professional experience as an audiologist equivalent to the next lower level; or 3 year of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a doctoral degree; or doctoral degree in audiology, hearing science, or a directly related field.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE FOR GS-12

: In addition to the requirements at the GS-11 level, completion of 1 year of professional experience comparable to the next lower level and possession of a full, current and unrestricted license to practice audiology.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE

is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. For this position, the incumbent must have knowledge of contemporary audiology and speech-language pathology practices and ability to perform functions associated with contemporary audiology and speech-language pathology scope of practice; demonstrate the ability to develop coherent treatment strategies; ability to incorporate new clinical procedures sufficiently to perform clinical services independently; ability to conduct full range of audiological assessments; provide treatment interventions that include the selection and fitting of amplification devices, assistive listening devices and FM systems; and provide consultation to other health care professionals.

LICENSURE FOR GS-12 (ONLY)

: Must hold a full, current, and unrestricted license in a State, Territory, Commonwealth, or the District of Columbia.

Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on OPM's web site at

http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/alph-ndx.asp

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IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.)

Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website:
http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. *** If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. ***

Subject to satisfactory completion of our credentialing process.

Selectee will be presented to a peer review board to determine final grade and salary.

Subject to a one year probationary period.

Position does not confer competitive status.

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see

http://www.sss.gov/

Veterans Preference:
When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit

http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx

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Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, nonservice-connected disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as-well-as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow, widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," and required documentation with your application material.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application, resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment. You may also be evaluated based upon the responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.

An incomplete application will receive a rating of IFM (ineligible due to missing forms). Requests for reconsideration will not be considered for applicants who fail to submit a complete application package. We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software or fax transmissions.

BENEFITS:
Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information please visit us at

http://www4.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp

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OTHER INFORMATION:
Travel and relocation expenses are not authorized

Receive Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have serviced as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees' credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. This is not an entitlement and is at the discretion of the medical center

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