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Supervisory Speech-Language Pathologist – Wichita, Kansas
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 58767Start Date: 02/14/2019End Date: 03/07/2019
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 03/07/2019. Basic Requirements:
a. Citizenship: The applicant must be a citizen of the United States. b. Education: A master’s degree or its equivalent in speech-language pathology, communication disorders, or a directly related field from an accredited college or university. c. Licensure: The incumbent must hold a full, current, and unrestricted license in a State, Territory, Commonwealth, or the District of Columbia.
d. English Language Proficiency: Speech-language pathologists must be proficient in spoken and written English. GS-12 Staff Speech-Language Requirements: Licensure: The incumbent must hold a full, current, and unrestricted license in a State, Territory, Commonwealth, or the District of Columbia.
Education and Experience: Completion of 1 year of professional experience comparable to the next lower level and possession of a full, current, and unrestricted license to practice speech-language pathology. For positions engaged in research S-LP assignments involving no direct patient care, completion of a doctoral degree in speech-language pathology, communication disorders, or a related field is fully qualifying. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the [KSAs identified for the assignment].
Assignment: Staff S-LPs at this grade level must demonstrate professional knowledge of, and skill in applying, a wide range of theories, principles, and methodologies of the practice of speech-language pathology to a wide range of populations. Individuals may perform ancillary assignments, including program management duties on an occasional basis, where the complexity and amount of work is not substantial (less than 25% of the time). The following KSAs are required:
[a.] Ability to develop coherent treatment strategies;
[b.] Ability to incorporate new clinical procedures sufficient to perform clinical services independently;
[c.] Ability to conduct assessments, provide treatment interventions, and provide consultation to other health care professionals;
[d.] Knowledge of instrumentation used in speech-language pathology;
[e.] Knowledge of principles and techniques used in alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) systems, diagnosis and treatment of dysphagia, and cognitive-communication disorders;
[f.] Knowledge of principles and techniques used in voice disorders including alaryngeal and trach/ventilator-dependent patients; and
[g.] Ability to perform functions associated with contemporary speech-language pathology practice. GS-13 Supervisory Speech-Language Requirements: Licensure: The incumbent must hold a full, current, and unrestricted license in a State, Territory, Commonwealth, or the District of Columbia.
Education and Experience: Completion of 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level directly related to the position being filled, and must fully meet the KSAs at that level. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following professional KSAs and demonstrate the potential to acquire the assignment specific KSAs designated by an asterisk (*):
Assignment: For all assignments above the full performance level, the higher-level duties must consist of significant scope, complexity (difficulty), and range of variety, and be performed by the incumbent at least 25% of the time. Supervisory Speech-Language Pathologist or Section Chief. Supervisory S-LPs or section chiefs exercise supervision, administrative management, and [technical] direction of the speech-language pathology program in a [speech-language pathology unit or service]. They have responsibility for general or technical supervision of key clinical or training programs and overall technical and administrative oversight of S-LPs depending on grade level. [They may have responsibility for general supervision of key clinical or training programs and overall administrative oversight of audiologists in a unified audiology and speech language pathology section-level, service-level, or equivalent department. Supervisory S-LPs or section chiefs] develop, organize, direct, manage, supervise, control, and implement policies and procedures in focused clinical programs and 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 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; ensuring 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, 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 Part II, Appendix G30, Speech-Language Pathologist Qualification Standard. Physical Requirements: The duties of this position require periods of sitting, standing and walking. Working with patients in the clinic and on the wards requires regular sitting, bending and standing. Patient transport occasionally requires the pushing of wheelchairs. Working in front of a PC is required daily. Some stressful situations may occur when communicating with patients and their families. The incumbent must possess the skills to work with a wide range of physically challenged veterans and their significant others who may be medically, physically, psychiatrically or emotionally impaired and displaying a non-compliant attitude.
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