Job opening: Health Technician (Audiology)
Salary: $46 696 - 60 703 per year
Published at: Jan 03 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
This position is located in the Surgery Service at Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System in the Baton Rouge CBOC. The duties and responsibilities are carried out in all clinical and other patient care areas involved with the Audiology Program. The health technician supports the function of the clinical program in Audiology. The incumbent is a staff health technician (Audiology) under the supervision of a GS-12 audiologist or above.
Duties may include but are not limited to:
United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
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.
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.
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
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).
One year of experience in a health care field, such as but not limited to nursing, medical assistant, or health technician.
Grade Determination HTA, GS-07 In addition to the basic requirements for employment, the following criteria must be met when determining the grade of candidates.
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 (KSAs). In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:
(a) Ability to mentor and train new HTAs.
(b) Ability to prepare patients for advanced testing procedures performed by the audiologist, such as evoked potentials.
(c) Ability to develop and implement the technician role for a program in a focused area of audiology.
References: VA HANDBOOK 5005/143 PART II APPENDIX G70
The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-7.
Physical Requirements: The duties of this position require periods of sitting, standing, walking, repeated bending (both legs required), light lifting / carrying (15-20 pounds), the use of fingers (both hands required), and reaching above the shoulder area. Patient transport occasionally requires the pushing of wheelchairs. Rapid mental, muscular, and fine motor coordination simultaneously is required. Ability to distinguish basic colors, shades of colors and long periods of reading from a monitor or computer screen (up to 8 hours). Ability to hear (hearing aid permitted). Stressful situations may occur when communicating with patients and their families who may have multiple physical, mental and psychosocial problems and needs.
A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/
. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
- Address New Orleans VA Medical Center
2400 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70119
- Name: Ambera Oyoo
- Phone: 317-435-2270
- Email: [email protected]