Audiologist Ii

County of Los Angeles
Full Time $103,495 - $139,473 Per year CA 313 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, United States
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Overview

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT

OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY

EXAM NUMBER

Y5896G

 FILING START DATE

January 5, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. (PT)

Until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without notice.


ABOUT LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES:
The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) is the second largest municipal health system in the nation.  DHS operates as an integrated health system, operating 25 health centers and four acute care hospitals, in addition to providing health care to youth in the juvenile justice system and inmates in the LA County jails.  Across the network of DHS' directly operated clinical sites and through partnerships with community-based clinics, DHS cares for about 600,000 unique patients each year, employs over 23,000 staff, and has an annual operating budget of 6.9 billion. For additional information regarding DHS please visit. 

Through academic affiliations with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), the University of Southern California (USC), and the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Sciences (CDU), DHS hospitals are training sites for physicians completing their Graduate Medical Education in nearly every medical specialty and subspecialty. In addition, to its direct clinical services, DHS also runs the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency and the County's 911 emergency response system, as well as Housing for Health and the Office of Diversion and Re-entry, each with a critical role in connecting vulnerable populations, including those released from correctional and institutional settings, to supportive housing.

THE MISSION:

“To advance the health of our patients and our communities by providing extraordinary care.”


DEFINITION:

Provides comprehensive professional audiological services to assist persons with a wide-range of audiology system disorders to attain, regain, or maintain aural function.

Essential Job Functions

Provides comprehensive aural case management, including the diagnostic evaluation of patients with auditory deficiencies in order to develop and provide retraining, rehabilitation, or referral to other appropriate medical services.

Confers with patients, their families, referring physicians, nurses, and allied health service professionals for comprehensive and continuous patient care, regarding the evaluation, treatment and follow-up of an individual patient's communication and vestibular disorder(s).

Provides consultative or liaison services to other audiology personnel, allied health disciplines, and/or community agencies.

Documents and maintains patients' records based on established standards.

Conducts in-service training of medical facility and other professional staff by presenting lectures, case studies, and demonstrations on communication disorders, corrective and rehabilitation techniques, and research findings.

Confers with supervisors on the work performance of subordinate staff, the progress of research projects, and the effectiveness of treatment procedures.

Trains and evaluates audiology graduate students.

Oversees the operation of a small audiology unit in a County medical facility, which involves coordinating audiology services with other medical services and requesting testing materials, supplies, and equipment.

Designs or leads quality improvement projects or processes related to provision of audiology or interdisciplinary services.

Supervises the performance of students and support personnel performing delegated and assigned treatment procedures and tasks.

Organizes, plans, and directs research or special projects in communication disorders and hearing loss prevention, such as researching new methods of detecting and measuring hearing loss which results from the use of ototoxic drugs.


Requirements

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

OPTION I
For applicants who graduated on or before December 31, 2007, a Master's Degree* from an accredited college or university with specialization in Audiology, Communication Disorders -and- Two (2) years of post-master’s audiology experience in a clinic or educational institution.
 
OPTION II
For applicants who graduated on or after January 1, 2008, a Doctoral Degree* from an accredited college or university with specialization in Audiology or a related discipline such as Hearing Sciences -and- One (1) year of post-doctoral degree audiology experience in a clinic or educational institution.

LICENSE(S) AND CERTIFICATE(S):

Current licensure by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board to practice audiology. **

A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

PHYSICAL CLASS II - Light:
Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10-pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:
*
In order to receive credit for the required degree under the Minimum Requirements, applicants must include a legible copy of the official diploma, official transcripts, or official letter from the accredited institution which shows the area of specialization with their application at the time of filing or within 15 calendar days of filing online.

**Applicants must attach a legible photocopy of their valid and active license issued by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board to practice audiology with their application at the time of filing or within 15 calendar days of filing online.
 
The required license MUST be current and unrestricted; a conditional, provisional, probationary, or restricted licenses and/or certificates will NOT be accepted.


DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
Additional credit will be awarded to the applicants who have audiology experience in a clinic or educational institution as a licensed Audiologist beyond the Minimum Requirements.

Additional Information

EXAMINATION CONTENT:
This examination will consist of an evaluation of education and experience based upon application information, desirable qualifications, and supplemental questionnaire, weighted 100%.

Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination in order to be added on the eligible register.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION: 
Applications will be processed on an "as received" basis and those receiving a passing score will be promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.

The names of candidates receiving a passing grade on the examination will be placed on the eligible register and will appear in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of eligibility.
NO PERSON MAY COMPETE IN THIS EXAMINATION MORE THAN ONCE EVERY TWELVE (12) MONTHS.

VACANCY INFORMATION: 
The eligible register resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Department of Health Services as they occur.
 
AVAILABLE SHIFT: 
Appointees may be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.
 
APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION:

APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE ONLY. APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY U.S. MAIL, FAX OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply" button at the top right of this posting.  You can also track the status of your application using this website.

All information is subject to verification. We may reject your application at any time during the examination and hiring process, including after appointment has been made.  Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or rescission of appointment.
 
Utilizing VERBIAGE from Class Specification and Minimum Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements.  Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED.
 
This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met.  Application filing may be suspended at any time with or without advance notice.
 
Fill out your application completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the REQUIREMENTS. Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job.  For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, and description of work performed. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.

Applications electronically received after 4:59 p.m., PT, on the last day of filing will not be accepted.

NOTE:  If you are unable to attach required documents, you must email the documents to the exam analyst, Brenda Aguila at baguila@dhs.lacounty.gov within fifteen (15) calendar days of filing online.  Please include the exam number and the exam title.
 
For the foreseeable future, all notices including invitation letters, result letters and notices of non-acceptance will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application.  It is important that applicant provide a valid email address. Please add baguila@dhs.lacounty.gov as well as and info@governmentjobs.com to your email address and to the list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as SPAM/JUNK mail. 

Applicants have the ability to opt out of emails from LA County. If you unsubscribe, you will not receive any email notification for any examination for which you apply with Los Angeles County. Regardless of whether you choose to unsubscribe, you can always check for notifications by logging into governmentjobs.com and viewing your profile inbox, which saves a copy of all emailed notices. It is your responsibility to take the above steps to view correspondence. Los Angeles County will not consider claims of not viewing or receiving notification to be a valid reason for late test administration or rescheduling of a test component.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:
Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes.  Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.
 
NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD: 
All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member's or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES:
LA County Public Library has announced they are reopening some libraries with limited hours access throughout LA County. Refer to their website at  for more information.


For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.

FAIR CHANCE INITIATIVE:
The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment. The County will make an individual assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed.


ADA COORDINATOR PHONE: (323) 914-7111

TELETYPE PHONE: (800) 899-4099

CALIFORNIA RELAY SERVICES PHONE: (800) 735-2922      

DEPARTMENT CONTACT
Brenda Aguila, Exam Analyst
baguila
(213) 288-7000

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