The Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center is seeking a highly qualified candidate to fill 1 intermittent/PRN Speech-Language Pathologist position in Wichita Kansas. Salary: GS 12: $77,488 - $100,739 per annum Work Schedule: 8 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday Bargaining Unit: Covered Duties of the Speech-Language Pathologist include but are not limited to: The Speech-Language Pathologist performs functions associated with contemporary speech-language pathology practice. Incumbent functions at the full performance level. 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; Develops coherent treatment strategies; Incorporates new clinical procedures sufficient to perform clinical services independently Conducts assessments, provides treatment interventions, and provides consultation to other health care professionals; Has knowledge of speech-language pathology instrumentation; Has knowledge of principles and techniques used in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems, diagnosis and treatment of dysphagia, and cognitive-communication disorders; 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; Exercises independent clinical judgment and adapts clinical procedures and techniques to accommodate age-specific and unique patient conditions, needs, and expectations. Consults with physicians and other health care practitioners related to diagnostic evaluation and treatment. Documents in the medical record: evaluates, diagnosis and clinical opinion, treatment plans, outcomes of treatment, changes in functional status, and patient/family education. Attends interdisciplinary team meetings; participates with other health care practitioners to address the global needs of the patient, advises on diagnosis and treatment. Position Description/PD#: Functional Statement/00000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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