The Health Department of Fairfax County is a progressive public health leader providing services that promote population health, protect public health and the environment, and ensure residents' equitable access to health services and information. Incumbent screens, evaluates, and provides audiological services to infants through adults using standard audiometric tests and procedures. Determines degree of hearing impairment, and its effect on cognitive development and overall communication ability. Counsels client regarding test results and recommends appropriate steps for remediation. Completes evaluation reports. Refers patient for further medical or educational evaluation as appropriate. Interfaces with health and educational professionals as needed. Conducts hearing aid evaluations and fittings.
Note: This is a job share position, 20 hours per week.
Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of the principles and practices of audiology; Knowledge of the various types of hearing tests; Knowledge of the various techniques, equipment and methods of calibration; Knowledge of physical and psychological disabilities affecting hearing, and of their social implications; Skill in the administration of audiological assessment procedures; Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with clients, family members and professional colleagues; Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing; Ability to evaluate existing programs and develop new ones; Ability to work independently.
EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS: Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to: graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a master's degree in audiology; plus one year of experience in audiology. Click here to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to"
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Certification in audiology by the American Speech and Hearing Association, or an equivalent organization
License in audiology issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia
Valid Driver's License
AED- Required within 60 days
CPR -Required within 60 days
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a Child Protective Services Registry, a driving record, and a sanction screening to the satisfaction of the employer. Tuberculosis test.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Preferred candidate will have pediatric assessment experience (infants, children, adolescents); ability to work independently and as a team member. Possess strong critical thinking skills and ability to exercise sound judgment; and capacity to manage multiple time-critical tasks. Demonstrate strong problem solving skills; excellent verbal and written communications abilities; demonstrate interpersonal skills to communicate effectively and clearly with a diverse population and ability take initiative and be proactive in addressing challenges.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Generally, works in an office environment yet may occasionally be required to perform job duties outside of the typical office setting. Job entails occasionally walking, standing, sitting, reaching and bending; uses hands to grasp, handle, feel and carry/lift items under 15 lbs. in weight. Ability to move in confined spaces, e.g. testing booth, frequently communicates with clients. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations. Physically activate test equipment. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
SELECTION PROCEDURE: Panel interview
It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.
Internal Number: 20-00295
About Fairfax County Government
Fairfax County, located just west of the nation’s capital, is a great place to live, work, play and do business. With over 400 square miles of land area, the county has the largest population in number of employed residents in the Washington, DC metropolitan area and is one of the strongest business communities in the world. It is one of the premier centers of commerce and technology in the United States. Located just west of the nation’s capital, Fairfax County is the most populous jurisdiction in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It has a large diverse and dynamic economy, and is home for eight Fortune 500 companies, more than 400 international owned firms, and the largest concentration of technology jobs of any major U.S. market. Minority-, women-, and veteran-owned businesses make significant contributions to the economy and add diversity to the business community.
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