The United States government is a massive employer, and is always looking for qualified candidates to fill a wide variety of open employment positions in locations across the country. Below you’ll find a Qualification Summary for an active, open job listing from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The opening is for a Health Technician (Audiology) in Salt Lake City, Utah Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!
Health Technician (Audiology) – Salt Lake City, Utah
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 72187Start Date: 03/21/2019End Date: 04/01/2019
The Audiology Health Technician provides support in these functional areas. Hearing aid troubleshooting and repairs, electroacoustic evaluation, ear impressions related to hearing aid repairs, tracking of repair items Hearing aid and ear mold certification and tracking Clinic data management and record management for all Clinic staff and students. Responsible for entering ROES orders for His/Her hearing aid repairs, batteries and other supplies as necessary. S/he will track and certify hearing aid orders as they are received, as well as taking necessary steps for correcting errors or changes as they occur. Maintains an adequate supply of materials and other supplies (as requested by Audiology staff) to meet the clinic needs. Maintenance of these materials may involve the use of the General Inventory Package in the VISTA system. The technician maintains clinic records in accordance with service line, medical center and VA requirements. The technician insures that clinic records are current and that reports/information are filed. Performs data management functions that are critical to the delivery of Audiology services. These include the entry of workload information into the QUASAR, collection, tabulation and analysis of the patient data that are used in the clinic’s performance improvement program. Data sources may include patient observations and surveys, workload reports, quality assurance measures and reports. Using extracted data, the incumbent creates graphics for reports and presentations using programs such as Excel and PowerPoint.6) Other duties as assigned. To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements within 30 days from the closing date 04/01/2019of this announcement, . Individual Occupational Requirements
Specialized Experience (for positions at GS-4 and above): Positions in this series range widely in type and include support duties to medical or health personnel such as audiologists, speech pathologists, medical officers, and optometrists. Therefore, technician experience is experience that required application of the knowledge, methods, and techniques of the position to be filled.
For GS-5: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree, with major study or at least 24 semester hours in subjects directly related to the position. Time-In-Grade Requirement:Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS06 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS05. Employees applying for the GS05 level are exempt from meeting time in grade requirements. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials.
Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment. You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below: FOR THE GS-5 Applicants must have One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-04) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Creditable work experience as a GS-4 health technician or experience in a medical setting and experience providing customer service. Knowledge and experience with record keeping, computer software programs and data systems.
Education: Applicants may substitute education for the experience required for the GS-05 level. The education must be a 4 year course of study above high school leading to a bachelor’s degree with courses directly related to the position.
Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at the GS-05 level. To calculate, first identify the percentage of required education you have earned (when substituting, you cannot use the first 60 semester hours that you earned). Then identify the percentage of required experience you possess. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify at the GS-05. For example, an applicant who has 9 semester hours of graduate level education (i.e. 50% of graduate education required) and 6 months of creditable specialized experience (i.e. 50% of the required experience) would equal 100% of the required experience for the position FOR THE GS-6
Applicants must have One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-05) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Experience in a Medical Setting and knowledge of performing the full range of routine and non-routine Health Technician assignments with a high level of independence and/or treatment procedures related to patient care and treatment within the Health Technician (Hearing) Audiology specialization.
Education: Applicants may substitute education for the experience required for the GS-06 level. The education must be one full year of related graduate level education OR superior academic achievement. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. Education: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
ClericalCustomer ServiceInterpersonal SkillsTechnical Competence Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. Physical Requirements: The duties of the 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. Work in front of a CRT of 1-4 hours per day is required. Some stressful situations may occur when communicating with patients and their families who may have multiple physical, mental and psychosocial problems and needs. Work Environment:The work is performed in a medical center and requires contact with patients who have a variety of medical problems including contagious diseases. Many of the patients with whom the incumbent has contact have significant difficulty communicating due to speech or hearing impairments. Work involves risk or discomfort that requires safety and universal precautions typical of a medical center environment. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management’s website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/.
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