The Supervisory Audiologist or Speech Language Pathologist reports to the Chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Services (PM&RS). This one vacancy will be filled by either a Supervisory Audiologist or a Supervisory S-LP is responsible for clinical supervision of a team of Audiologist, Health Technicians (Hearing), and S-LP. Additionally, is responsible for program development, efficient management/coordination and performance improvement and evaluation of this program. The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service (PM&RS) clinicians provides examination, diagnosis, treatment, and management of various conditions. PM&RS clinicians are state licensed providers who work as part of VA interdisciplinary teams including physical medicine and rehabilitation, primary care, pain management, whole health, other relevant medical and surgical specialties, and other relevant associated health disciplines. They provide care at the James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center Altoona Campus, as well as at the Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs), along with providing care and services in the outpatient, inpatient, community living center settings, and other medical center settings as needed. Additionally, staff can be used to provide services with Home Based Primary Care. Cross coverage between settings is expected. The PM&RS clinical provider will work collaboratively with various other therapeutic modalities. These modalities may include, but not limited to, physical therapy, occupational therapy, recreation therapy, speech language pathology, audiology, chiropractic care, acupuncture, yoga, and tai chi. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Services supports the national Whole Health Initiative Program, which includes alternative medicine services. The incumbent in this supervisor position would have both supervisory and administrative duties and clinical duties to include but not limited to: Examination and treatment of patients, develops reports, conducts meetings, program oversight and performance improvement activities, develops and implements policies, procedures, plans, service agreements, etc.. Participates in teaching principles of audiology and speech pathology to staff, students, and residents including journal clubs, grand rounds, clinical training programs, and in-service trainings of evidenced based practices. Assigns Work. Approves supervisee' time-off requests. Reviews supervisees' performance & provides rating. Other duties as assigned. Clinicians are expected to provide telehealth services to appropriate patients, through means of Clinical Video Telehealth (CVT), VA Video Connect (VVC), and other telehealth means approved by VA. Additionally, return phone calls and contact patients as necessary through telephone. Additional knowledge required by the position a) Ability to function independently with very little guidance and supervision in all the above stated responsibilities. b) Ability to effectively supervise, direct, and manage a diverse staff including multiple, allied health professionals/ disciplines. c) Knowledge of evidenced based practices across multiple areas of practice, and the demonstrated ability to apply this knowledge to provide clinical guidance to staff within the PM&RS service. d) Knowledge of human resources administration, including such functions as the ability to interview and select qualified applicants, monitor and evaluate performance, and maintain effective labor management relations within scope of responsibility. e) Interpersonal skills necessary to work productively with all levels of medical center personnel and to manage the activities of a diverse group of professional and support employees. f) Verbal and written skills to communicate effectively with a diverse population, including patients and their families, as well as to develop policies, procedures, and written reports. g) Ability to participate in planning activities, i.e., development of long and short-range goals, space, budget, personnel plans, etc. h) Ability to establish priorities and function under conflict and pressure especially in the areas of conflict resolution. i) Ability to analyze, review, comprehend, and interpret a wide variety of data/information. j) Leadership skills to enable the service to meet clinical, administrative and research goals that contribute to the overall success of the medical center. k) Analytical ability to identify opportunities for operational improvements and problem resolution. l) Familiarity with regulations and standards of various regulatory and credentialing groups and the ability to reconcile contradictory requirements in preparing staff recommendations and/or coordinating clinical and administrative services. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8am to 4:30pm regardless of the location that you are covering. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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