You will serve as a Audiologist in the Occupational health department at the NAVAL HOSPITAL LEMOORE. The primary role of the selectee is Hearing Conservation Program oversight and Mgt. The selectee is responsible for overseeing hearing loss prevention programs, providing occupational audiological care within Naval Hospital Lemoore.
This announcement uses the Health Care expedited hiring authority to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to certain positions in the competitive service.
You will provide independent management and oversight of local Hearing Conservation Programs and hearing loss prevention efforts.
You will provide data to local commands regarding Hearing Conservation Program compliance, Significant Threshold Shift rates, and other pertinent program metrics.
You will provide outreach prevention services and consultative support to local fleet and shore commands.
You will work collaboratively with line command leaders/Safety Managers and individual noise-exposed employees to improve program statistics, reduce occupational hearing loss and implement sound, innovative hearing loss prevention strategies.
You will provide diagnostic audiology patient care and fitness for duty evaluations.
You will conduct periodic Hearing Conservation Courses for local audiology technicians and nurse applicants leading to certification in Occupational Hearing Conservation
Design and coordinate hearing loss prevention training plans/programs
Conducts a variety of hearing conservation training lectures, and trains the trainer on various hearing loss prevention topics.
Travel Required - Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Relocation expenses reimbursed - Yes You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.
Conditions Of Employment
Must be a US Citizen.
Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/.
Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal
Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test (including marijuana) is required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if you fail to report to the drug test appointment or pass the test. You will be subject to random testing.
You will be required to meet any applicable credentialing or privileging requirements prior to appointment.
Up-to-date Immunizations and Vaccinations required
Applicants must meet the following Basic Requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual: Applicants must have successfully completed a graduate or higher level graduate degree that included 18 semester hours in the field of audiology with approved clinical practice that was approved, recognized, or accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) at the time my degree was obtained.
AND have a full, current, and unrestricted license to practice Speech/Language Pathology and Audiology in a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.
AND In addition to the Basic Requirements for this position, your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of Audiologist experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: providing occupational audiological care, hearing conservation services, environmental noise control and participating as a team member for program reviews. AND
SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: This position has a selective placement factor that will be used to screen out ineligible candidates. The selective placement factor is:Possess Board Certification through either a Certificate of Clinical Competence (Audiology) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA-CCCA), or certification through the American Board of Audiology.
AND Applicants must possess or be able to obtain a Course Director Certification/ Licensure from the Council For Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC).
Applicant must possess or be able to obtain a Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification.
For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you must submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume.
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying.
ICTAP Applicants: To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority as an ICTAP candidate for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a rating in the well qualified category or higher. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/federal-employees/ictap/
Recruitment incentives may be authorized to eligible new hires.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Please visit http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Benefits/Pages/Default.aspx to learn more.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent.
You must apply through the link above. We are unable to accept applications from hearcareers.audiology.org website or via email. Applications not submitted through www.usajobs.gov will not receive consideration.
Internal Number: DE-10486130-19-WHB
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