This position is in the Audiology and Speech Language Pathology Section of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service at the Western Colorado Health Care System (WCHCS). The incumbent is a Supervisory Audiologist, providing clinical and administrative supervisor of all Audiology and Speech Language Pathology Section staff. The duties and responsibilities are carried out throughout the Grand Junction Veterans Healthcare System. Major duties and responsibilities: Incumbent is responsible for the supervision, administrative management, and direction of the audiology and speech language pathology programs in a service-level section. Incumbent has responsibility for general or technical supervision of key clinical or training programs and overall technical and administrative oversight of audiologists depending on grade level. Incumbent is expected to provide clinical services and performs tasks such as: Using a wide range of knowledge of, and skill in applying, a wide range of theories, principles, and methodologies in the practice of audiology to a varying veteran population. Develop coherent treatment strategies. Independently perform clinical services. Conduct assessment and provide treatment interventions. Provide consultation to other health care professionals. Perform functions associated with contemporary audiology and speech language pathology practice. Provide excellent customer service. Orientation and train medical staff. Assist in the training and supervision of students, trainees, externs, and fellows, providing feedback on progress toward established educational goals. Keeping current with theory and practice through continuing education programs, journals, textbooks, and other literature, and in-service programs. Provide patient and family education including informed consent. Develop, organize, direct, manage, and supervise, and implement policies and procedures in focused clinical programs. Plan, assess, and evaluate programs to ensure proper coordination between health care delivery within the section and the overall delivery of healthcare. Make decisions with wide latitude of control and independent judgment. Exercises 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, assigning delineated clinical privileges, approving leave, and effecting disciplinary measures. Articulate and communicate assignments, projects, problems to be solved, actionable events, and objectives, as well as advise on work methods, practices, and procedures. Monitor and report on status and progress of work, evaluate program quality to ensure that methods, deadlines, and quality have been met; and adjust accomplish the workload in accordance with established priorities. Serves as facilitator and/or negotiator in coordinating initiatives and consensus building activities among clinical team members with wide divergent backgrounds, interest, and points of view. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Telework: Available based on management approval Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Supervisory Audiologist/PD52075-O Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: May be authorized for a highly qualified candidate Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.