Health Technician (Audiology) Job in Omaha, Nebraska – Department of Veterans Affairs

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Health Technician (Audiology) – Omaha, Nebraska
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 526231
Start Date: 10/21/2021
End Date: 11/11/2021

Qualification Summary
Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. 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) 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 (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED) 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. (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED) Preferred Experience: Telehealth Care Provisions, and Cerumenectomy Grade Determinations: GS-04 Requirements: None beyond the basic Education and/or Experience GS 5 Requirements: Experience – One year of experience comparable to the next lower level (GS 4) which demonstrates the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities related to the duties of the position to be filled OR Education – Successful completion of four academic years above high school leading to a bachelor’s degree with at least 24 semester hours in courses related tot he position or a bachelor’s degree in a major field of study appropriate to the functions of the occupation AND Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills and Abilities – Knowledge of anatomy of the head and neck- Ability to communicate clearly orally and in writing – Knowledge of basic hearing assistive technologies – Knowledge of basic infection control procedures and guidelines – Ability to maintain stock and supply level inventories – Skill in using basic computer software such as email, spreadsheet and word processing GS 6 Requirements: Experience: Completion of one year of progressive experience and/or experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS 05) directly related to the position being filled Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills and Abilities – Knowledge of anatomy of the head and neck – Ability to communicate clearly orally and in writing – Knowledge of basic hearing assistive technologies – Knowledge of basic infection control procedures and guidelines – Ability to maintain stock and supply level inventories – Skill in using basic computer software such as email, spreadsheet and word processing AND Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: – Knowledge of normal and abnormal ear anatomy – Knowledge of hearing physiology and function to educate patients and families – Knowledge of hearing aids, hearing assistive technology, hearing aid manufacturers and manufacturer software – 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 – Ability to prepare patients for testing procedures – Ability to document and code patient procedures GS 7 Requirements: 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. – Knowledge of normal and abnormal ear anatomy – Knowledge of hearing physiology and function to educate patients and families – Knowledge of hearing aids, hearing assistive technology, hearing aid manufacturers and manufacturer software – 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 – Ability to prepare patients for testing procedures – Ability to document and code patient procedures AND In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs: – Ability to mentor and train new HTAs. – Ability to prepare patients for advanced testing procedures performed by the audiologist, such as evoked potentials. – Ability to develop and implement the technician role for a program in a focused area of audiology. GS 8 Requirements: 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. Certification. CAOHC certification as a COHC is required for this assignment. AND In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs: – Ability to conduct employee hearing conservation education and training. – Knowledge of the hearing conservation program requirements to manage records and files. – Ability to perform pure tone air conduction testing. – Ability to provide audiologic technical support to the employee hearing conservation program. – Ability to identify a threshold shift and make appropriate referrals for further testing when indicated. References: VA Handbook 5005/143 Part 2 Appendix G70 The full performance level of this vacancy is GS 8. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS 4 to GS 8. Physical Requirements: A physical exam to be completed by the St. Cloud VA Occupational Health Department is required for this position

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