Health Technician (Audiology) Job in Lyons, New Jersey – Department of Veterans Affairs

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Health Technician (Audiology) – Lyons, New Jersey
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 521064
Start Date: 10/08/2021
End Date: 10/30/2021

Qualification Summary
Basic Requirements: Citizenship: US Citizens
Experience and Education. Experience. Six months of experience comparable to the next lower level which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities related to the duties of the position to be filled. OR
Education. Successful completion of two academic years above high school leading to an associate degree or a bachelor’s degree with at least 12 semester hours in courses related to the position. OR
Experience/Education Combination. Equivalent combinations of experience and education are qualifying. An example of a combination of experience/education is three months of experience comparable to the next lower level which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities related to the duties of the position to be filled and one year above high school with a minimum of 6 semester hours related to the health care industry. Foreign Education. To be creditable, education completed outside the U.S. must have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in the interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education must have been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. programs. Physical Requirements. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.
English Language Proficiency. HTA, HTSLP or HTASLP candidates must be proficient in spoken and written English to be appointed as authorized by 38 U.S.C. § 7403 (f). GRADE REQUIREMENTS:
Creditable Experience. To be creditable, the experience must have required the use of knowledge, skills and abilities associated with current HTA, HTSLP or HTASLP practice. Experience satisfying this requirement may be paid or non-paid employment as a health technician in the health care field. Quality of Experience. Qualifying experience must be at a level comparable to HTA, HTSLP or HTASLP experience at the next lower grade level of the position being filled. For all assignments above the full performance level, the higher- level duties must consist of significant scope, administrative independence, complexity and range of variety as described in this standard at the specified grade level and be performed by the incumbent at least 25% of the time. Part-Time Experience. Part-time experience is creditable according to its relationship to a full-time workweek. For example, an individual employed 20 hours per week, or on a half time basis, would receive one full-time work week of credit for each two weeks of service. Grade Determinations:
In addition to the basic requirements for employment, the following criteria must be met when determining the grade of candidates HTA, GS-06
Experience. Completion of one year of progressive experience and/or experience equivalent to the next lower grade level directly related to the position being filled.
Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills and Abilities. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:
(a) Knowledge of normal and abnormal ear anatomy.
(b) Knowledge of hearing physiology and function to educate patients and families.
(c) Knowledge of hearing aids, hearing assistive technology, hearing aid manufacturers and manufacturer software.
(d) Ability to solve problems or make decisions regarding hearing aid, hearing assistive technology and patient care, consistent with the documented and co-signed plan of care under the supervision of an audiologist.
(e) Ability to prepare patients for testing procedures. (f) Ability to document and code patient procedures. References: VA Handbook 5005/143 PART II APPENDIX G70 The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-6. 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. Work in front of a CRT of one-to-four hours per day is required. 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.

If you’d like to submit a resume or apply for this position, please contact Premier Veterans at abjobs@premierveterans.com. All are free to apply!

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