Incumbent is a staff health technician (Audiology) under the supervision of a Staff Audiologist. This position is located in the Audiology Service at VA San Diego Healthcare System, which includes four clinics located in La Jolla, Oceanside, Kearny Mesa and Chula Vista. The duties and responsibilities are to be carried out in all clinical and other patient care areas involved with the Audiology service. The health technician supports the function of the clinical programs in Audiology. Duties include, but are not limited to: Greets and escorts patients. Instructs and counsels patients on hearing loss or hearing aids either on an individual basis or in a group setting. Conducts hearing screenings without interpretation. Takes earmold impressions. Troubleshoots hearing aids and repairs. Provides basic hearing aid information for patients and caregivers. Performs listening checks on hearing aids. Pairs hearing aid and accessories via Bluetooth technology. Responsible for ensuring timely and accurate documentation of all interactions in the medical records and that all encounters are correct documented using electronic medical record and computerized tracking and ordering functions via ROES. Manages office supplies. Packages and mails hearing aids and accessories. Maintains cleanliness of work surfaces, instrumentation and equipment in the audiology clinic. Performs other related duties as assigned. Work Schedule: 7:00AM-3:30PM, 7:30AM-4:00PM or 8 AM to 4:30 PM, days to be determined. May include weekends. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.