Speech Pathology Assistant Job in SEATTLE, WA

Vacancy No. Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $39,532.00 to $51,396.00 Grade 6 to 6
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 11/10/2017 Close Date 11/17/2017
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  • Open & closing dates

    11/10/2017 to 11/17/2017

  • Salary

    $39,532 to $51,396 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 6

  • Work schedule


  • Appointment type



2 vacancies in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


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  • Duties



    OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise: "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service. If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans.

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    The Speech Pathology Assistant will be working at the VA Seattle Healthcare System, Seattle, CA. This position is located in the Rehabilitation Care Services.
    Major duties and responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

    • Manages prosthetics equipment when delivered to clinic,
    • Monitors tracheoesophageal supply inventory, including tracking expiration dates,
    • reorders when needed.
    • Tracks inventory and orders quarterly supplies for American Lake and Seattle
    • Speech Pathology Divisions. (is a Purchase Card holder).
    • Initiates special orders when requested by the Speech-Language Pathology staff.
    • Ensures proper pre-cleaning of reusable medical equipment (per standard
    • operating procedures).
    • Ensures all reusable medical equipment is returned from SPS in a timely & routine fashion.
    • Maintains clean, disinfected and sterilized equipment (including transportable
    • workstations), test batteries, trial devices and work surfaces for the Speech-
    • Language Pathology Clinic including the treatment spaces.
    • Serves as a resource to the Speech-Language Pathology staff in clinical and
    • hospital infection control practices and instructs the staff as needed.
    • Demonstrates compliance with Radiation Safety guidelines in accordance with
    • hospital policy.
    • Checks Imaging orders are placed for Video Fluoroscopic Swallow Study
    • appointments.
    • Assist with monitoring Speech Pathology consult completion.
    • Enters & monitors work orders placed for equipment repairs for Speech Pathology
    • and Audiology.
    • Coordinates Speech Pathology services and care with or through outside parties.
    • Sets up equipment for objective voice and swallowing studies and sets-up all
    • reusable medical equipment in accordance with standard operating procedures.
    Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

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