Monica Marks
Jun 19

Full Time VA New Orleans

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The Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System has an immediate opening for a Speech-Language Pathologist.

The position is available in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The Speech Pathology Section is comprised of 3.875 FTEE and is part of the Audiology and Speech Pathology Service.  Veterans are referred from Medicine, Surgery, Geriatrics/Extended Care (Community Living Center), Behavioral Sciences Service and Home Based Primary Care as well as from our Community Based Outpatient Clinics in Baton Rouge, LA; Houma, AL; Hammond, LA; and Slidell, LA.

New Orleans is world-renowned for its distinct music, Creole cuisine, unique dialect, and its annual celebrations and festivals, most notably Mardi Gras. The historic heart of the city is the French Quarter, known for its French and Spanish Creole architecture and vibrant nightlife along Bourbon Street. The city has been described as the "most unique" in the United States, owing in large part to its cross-cultural and multilingual heritage. Founded in 1718 by French colonists, New Orleans was once the territorial capital of French Louisiana before being traded to the United States in the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. New Orleans in 1840 was the third-most populous city in the United States, and it was the largest city in the American South from the Antebellum era until after World War II.

Interested applicants should submit the following:

ResumeVA Form 10-2850c - Application for Associated Health Occupations (Available at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850c-fill.pdf) (required). OF-306 - Declaration for Federal Employment – October 2011 (Available at: http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf) (required).

Required forms must be completed, signed and dated.

Send to:                                                                                               For more information contact:

Michael Campbell, MS, MBA, CCC-SLP                                     Michael Campbell, MS, MBA, CCC-SLP

Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System             Audiology and Speech Pathology Service (126)

Audiology and Speech Pathology Service (126)                    (228) 507-6435 orMichael.Campbell9@va.gov

2400 Canal Street

New Orleans, LA  70119

Michael.Campbell9@va.gov

Position Announcement

Speech-Language Pathologist:

SALARY RANGE:

$74,596 to $90,34496,978.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD: June 17, 2019 to July 28, 2019

POSITION INFORMATION:

.875 Part Time - Excepted Service Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:

New Orleans, LA

JOB SUMMARY:

Note:  The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-12.  The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate’s education and experience and recommend the grade and step at which the candidate will be placed.  The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.  The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

Relocation Expenses are not authorized for this position.

TRAVEL NOT REQUIRED

KEY REQUIREMENTS:

•Must pass pre-employment examination

•Must be proficient in written and spoken English

•Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required

•Background and-or Security Investigation required

•Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.

•Must be a U.S. Citizen.

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DUTIES:

Incumbent is a staff speech-language pathologist and performs functions associated with contemporary speech-language pathology practice. In carrying out the duties and responsibilities of this position, the incumbent:

uses a wide range of knowledge of, and skill in applying, a wide range theories, principles, and methodologies in the practice of speech-language pathology to a wide range of populations;

b.    develops coherent treatment strategies; 

c.     incorporates new clinical procedures sufficient to perform clinical services independently; 

d.    conducts assessments, provides treatment interventions, and provides consultation to other health care professionals; 

e.    has knowledge of speech-language pathology instrumentation; 

f.     has knowledge of principles and techniques used in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems, diagnosis and treatment of dysphagia, and cognitive-communication disorders; 

g.    has knowledge of principles and techniques used in voice disorders including alaryngeal and trach/ventilator-dependent patients to perform functions associated with contemporary speech-language pathology scope of practice;

h.    exercises independent clinical judgment and adapts clinical procedures and techniques to accommodate age-specific and unique patient conditions, needs, and expectations.

i.      consults with physicians and other health care practitioners related to diagnostic evaluation and treatment.

j.     documents in the medical record: evaluates, diagnosis and clinical opinion, treatment plans, outcomes of treatment, changes in functional status, and patient/family education.

k.    attends interdisciplinary team meetings; participates with other health care practitioners to address the global needs of the patient, advises on diagnosis and treatment.

Note: This position’s duty station is New Orleans. LA;  however the duty station, based upon the needs of the health care system, may require the individual to work from other facilities (e.g., Baton Rouge Outpatient Clinic; Slidell Outpatient Clinic; Houma Outpatient Clinic; and Hammond Outpatient Clinic).

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QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

BASIC REQUIREMENTS: 

U.S. citizenship.

Education. A master’s degree or its equivalent in speech-language pathology, communication disorders, or a directly related field from an accredited college or university. “Accredited” means a college or university accredited by a regional accreditation organization and a speech-language pathology academic program accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

Preferred Experience:

1.    Certificate of Clinical Competence.

2.    3 or more years’ experience as a medical speech pathologist

3.    Successful candidate will have experience assessing and treating neurogenic disordered patients.

4.    Successful candidate will have experience assessing and treating traumatic brain injury patients.

5.    Successful candidate will have experience assessing and treating patients with dysphagia, including FEES.

6.    Successful candidate will have experience assessing and treating patients with voice disorders, including alaryngeal rehabilitation.

7.    Successful candidate will have a working knowledge of TeleSpeech.

8.  Successful candidate will have a working knowledge of AAC devices.

9.  Training is Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) is preferred.

10.  Successful candidate will have a will have a working knowledge of student supervision.

GRADE DETERMINATIONS:

In addition to the basic requirements, the following criteria must be met when determining the grade of candidates.

GS-12:

(a) Licensure. The incumbent must hold a full, current, and unrestricted license in a State, Territory, Commonwealth, or the District of Columbia.

(b) Education and Experience. Completion of 1 year of professional experience comparable to the next lower level and possession of a full, current, and unrestricted license to practice speech-language pathology. For positions engaged in research S-LP assignments involving no direct patient care, completion of a doctoral degree in speech-language pathology, communication disorders, or a related field is fully qualifying. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the KSAs identified for the assignment.

(c) Assignments. Speech-language pathologists at this grade level are considered to be at the full performance level and may be appointed to one of the following assignments:

1. Staff Speech-Language Pathologist. Staff S-LPs at this grade level must demonstrate professional knowledge of, and skill in applying, a wide range of theories, principles, and methodologies of the practice of speech-language pathology to a wide range of populations. Individuals may perform ancillary assignments, including program management duties on an occasional basis, where the complexity and amount of work is not substantial (less than 25% of the time). The following KSAs are required:

[a.] Ability to develop coherent treatment strategies;

[b.] Ability to incorporate new clinical procedures sufficient to perform clinical services independently;

[c.] Ability to conduct assessments, provide treatment interventions, and provide consultation to other health care professionals;

[d.] Knowledge of instrumentation used in speech-language pathology;

[e.] Knowledge of principles and techniques used in alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) systems, diagnosis and treatment of dysphagia, and cognitive-communication disorders;

[f.] Knowledge of principles and techniques used in voice disorders including alaryngeal and trach/ventilator-dependent patients; and

[g.] Ability to perform functions associated with contemporary speech-language pathology practice.

Recruitment will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted (email or postmark) through June 28, 2019

Michael Campbell, MS, MBA, CCC-SLP

Chief, Audiology and Speech Pathology Service

Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System

2400 Canal Street

New Orleans, LA  70119

(504) 507-6435

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