This position is located in the Audiology Service at the Southern Nevada Healthcare System. The duties and responsibilities are carried out throughout the medical center including all clinical and other patient care areas involved with the service. The incumbent at this full performance level is responsible for providing audiological services to patients who reside in a large geographical area. Duties may include travel to or oversite of the various buildings, PCCs, and/or CBOCs of the VA SNHCS. The audiologist at this level performs audiological assessments to determine type and degree of hearing loss, determine patient's need for amplification, predicts and measures effectiveness of amplification, determines need for and type of aural rehabilitation or cochlear implant and counseling of the hearing impaired veteran and their family; and performs a full range of diagnostic and rehabilitative services for the auditory vestibular system to include electrophysiologic tests, vestibular tests, tinnitus assessments and rehabilitation, ototoxic monitoring, and auditory processing tests as needed. Services may be conducted with the patient present, via telephone, or via telehealth or other electronic or messaging systems. Services also may be conducted bedside if appropriate for inpatients who cannot come to the appointment. If a call roster exists, incumbent will participate in the call schedule and conduct on call patient care as required. Irregular tours of duty may be required. The mission of the VHA Audiology Service is to optimize the function of Veteran patients. The overall objective of audiology services is to optimize individuals' ability to function through the provision of integrated specialize series. Audiologists work to improve quality of life by reducing impairment, activity limitations, participation restrictions, and environmental barriers of the Veterans they serve. Work Schedule: Tuesday - Saturday 7:30am - 4:00pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.