This position is located in the Audiology and Speech Pathology Service at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center. The incumbent serves as an independent practitioner and is fully responsible for all clinical decisions under general oversight of the service chief or person of equivalent organizational rank. Major duties included, but are not limited to: Possesses advanced clinical knowledge of rehabilitation techniques related to augmentative and assistive communication systems and other assistive technologies for patients with cognitive, communication, and physical impairments; Applies advanced theories and techniques to patients with physical, cognitive, and communication impairments; Manages complex and difficult patients with multiple physical, sensory, motor, cognitive, or other issues that complicate communication or swallowing status, and involve multiple clinical management options, difficult clinical decision making, complex data, and high risk of complications, morbidity, or mortality; Evaluates patients to determine nature, type, and severity of speech, language, voice, cognitive, and swallowing disorders using a full range of diagnostic tests and techniques, past, family, and social history, record review, and consultation with family and other health care practitioners; Additional program and educational responsibilities for the Assistive Technology Program include: Coordinating continuing education services for staff speech pathologists, allied health professionals, and medical staff with regard to Assistive Technology; Development and expansion of virtual care modalities for Assistive Technology services; Development and expansion of home health modalities for Assistive Technology services; Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm Financial Discloser Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599638300
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