Speech-Language Pathologist

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Columbus, OH 2018-09-16
Overview
Summary
Duties
Work Schedule: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
The speech-language pathologist at this level plans, conducts, and coordinates all aspects of diagnostic assessments and evaluations and therapeutic and rehabilitative services for speech, language, voice, fluency, cognitive, and swallowing disorders. Major duties include:
- Independent diagnostic assessment and evaluation of cases that are referred for Speech Pathology Services without limitation as to difficulty or complexity;
- Conducts interviews with the patients and appropriate family members and/or friends, selects, administers and interprets the diagnostic test necessary to detect and evaluate any type of speech, language, voice and/or swallowing disorders;
- Utilizes all diagnostic and evaluative procedures common to speech pathology;
- Keeps up-to-date with all new developments in speech pathology by reading professional journals and by communicating with other professionals in their field;
- Assesses patient condition from close observation and consultation with other members of the patient treatment team;
- Develops plans for a course of therapy to resolve or minimize speech-related communication conditions that present serious problems to social contacts, educational development or employment opportunities;
- Administers tests of voice and speech; phonetic analysis of speech designed to identify and evaluate patterns of misarticulation, such as distortions and omissions of sounds, as well as phonemic substitutions, including patterns of variation and speech sound articulation; and identification of phonetic and semantic factors related to this variation;
- Adjusts treatment plan to patient response and indicators of progress;
- Serves as a consultant to other facility personnel involving the most difficult and complex cases and is a recognized subject matter expert on matters related to speech, language voice, fluency, cognitive, and swallowing disorders.
$75,665
$98,364
Job Details
Application Open Date
9/14/2018

Application Close Date
9/20/2018
Organization
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Who May Apply
15514-United States Citizens

Status
Full-Time


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      This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.
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  • Qualifications
    • Basic Requirements
      - United States Citizenship.
      - A masters degree or equivalent in speech-language pathology, communication disorders, or a directly related field from a college or university accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the America Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
      - Full, current, and unrestricted license in a State, Territory, Commonwealth, or the District of Columbia.
      - English Language Proficiency.
      Grade Determination
      GS-12 requires completion of 1 year professional experience comparable to the next lower level and possession of a full, current and unrestricted license to practice speech-language pathology.
      The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-12.
      References
      VA regulations and VA Handbook 5005, Appendix G30, Speech-Language Pathologist Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
      Physical Requirements
      Light lifting, under 15 pounds; light carrying, under 15 pounds; use of fingers; walking 4 hours; standing 8 hours; kneeling 2 hours; repeated bending 2 hours; depth perception; ability to distinguish basic colors; emotional/mental stability. Environmental factors: dust, slippery or uneven walking surfaces; working closely with others.

  • Benefits
  • How To Apply
    • All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 09/20/2018 to receive consideration.

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  • Additional Details
    • Series: 0665-Speech Pathology And Audiology
      Job Pay Type: Per Year
      Job Openings: 1
      Job Position: CAYG-10309325-18-CL

      Work Schedule: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
      Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
      The speech-language pathologist at this level plans, conducts, and coordinates all aspects of diagnostic assessments and evaluations and therapeutic and rehabilitative services for speech, language, voice, fluency, cognitive, and swallowing disorders. Major duties include:
      - Independent diagnostic assessment and evaluation of cases that are referred for Speech Pathology Services without limitation as to difficulty or complexity;
      - Conducts interviews with the patients and appropriate family members and/or friends, selects, administers and interprets the diagnostic test necessary to detect and evaluate any type of speech, language, voice and/or swallowing disorders;
      - Utilizes all diagnostic and evaluative procedures common to speech pathology;
      - Keeps up-to-date with all new developments in speech pathology by reading professional journals and by communicating with other professionals in their field;
      - Assesses patient condition from close observation and consultation with other members of the patient treatment team;
      - Develops plans for a course of therapy to resolve or minimize speech-related communication conditions that present serious problems to social contacts, educational development or employment opportunities;
      - Administers tests of voice and speech; phonetic analysis of speech designed to identify and evaluate patterns of misarticulation, such as distortions and omissions of sounds, as well as phonemic substitutions, including patterns of variation and speech sound articulation; and identification of phonetic and semantic factors related to this variation;
      - Adjusts treatment plan to patient response and indicators of progress;
      - Serves as a consultant to other facility personnel involving the most difficult and complex cases and is a recognized subject matter expert on matters related to speech, language voice, fluency, cognitive, and swallowing disorders.
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