The Audiologist (Assistant Service Chief) provides the overall planning, development, evaluating, implementation, direction, and control of the Rehabilitation program areas including Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Kinesiotherapy, Recreation/Creative Arts Therapy, Speech Therapy, Audiology, & Blind Rehabilitation. He/She provides direct patient care & carries responsibility for independently providing Audiology services to Veterans according to the North Florida/South Georgia mission. This is a multidiscipline position for an "Assistant Service Chief" assigned to the Physical Medicine & Rehab service department. It may be filled as a Physical Therapist/Speech-Language Pathologist/Audiologist/Occupational Therapist/Recreation Therapist OR Kinesiotherapist. There are 6 announcements available for candidates to apply. Major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Acts as an Independent practitioner having full professional responsibility over facilitating the conservation of auditory system function, developing, and implanting environmental and occupational hearing conservation programs. Screens, identifies/assess, interprets, prevents, and rehabilitates peripheral and central auditory system dysfunction in adult and geriatric patients of a difficult and complex nature. Provides and interprets behavioral and eletro physiological measurements of auditory and vestibular functions. Selects, fits, and dispenses of amplification, assistive listening and alerting devices and cochlear implants and adult and geriatric patients with hearing impairments and their families; external auditory canal examination and cerumen management. Screens speech-language and other factors affecting communication function for the purposes for an audiologic evaluation and/or initial identification of individuals with other communication disorders. Supervises students and trainees. Coordinates the administrative and clinical work of the rehabilitation disciplines (Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Kinesiotherapy, Speech and Language Pathology, Audiology, Blind Rehabilitation, and Recreational/Creative Arts Therapy). Develop, write, revise, and carry out all Rehabilitation Service program policies. Interpret and implement existing and new policies and procedures from various levels of the organization, which impact on the operation of rehabilitation services. Consults with the Managers to ensure that policies developed support the mission of the Division and the Health System. Reviews, approves, modifies or rejects changes in functions, structure, position design, staffing levels, and the like proposed by subordinates, and collaborates with higher levels of management in making decisions relating to major changes in work plans or operations. Serves as manager and technical advisor on administrative matters to the supervisors and employees of all subordinate units. Makes decisions on delegation of authority and improvements in coordination of services internally, as well as with other departments. Work Schedule: Various Shifts (To be determined by the Department) Travel: Occasional Functional Statement Title: Audiologist (Assistant Service Chief), GS-0665-14 Recruitment/Relocation Incentives: Not authorized. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599720600
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