The adult clinic audiologist performs evidence-based, best practice comprehensive audiologic and tinnitus evaluations. He/She completes hearing technology evaluations, fittings, and checks and uses motivational interviewing and positive language counseling techniques to create a remarkable patient experience. He/She participates in community and physician outreach events and assists in clinic growth initiatives that align with the mission, values, and objectives of Hearts for Hearing.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions):
Responsibilities applicable to all adult clinic audiologists:
- Direct patient care (90%, 5 days/week): perform evidence-based, best practice comprehensive audiologic and tinnitus evaluations, complete hearing technology (eg. traditional and extended-wear hearing aids, BAHAs, personal sound amplification products, assistive listening devices, etc.) evaluations, fittings, and checks with use of real ear probe microphone measurements in person, through remote assistance, or over the telephone, use motivational interviewing and positive language counseling techniques, follow-up with tested not treated patients, create a remarkable patient experience, and keep patient information HIPAA compliant
- Clinic responsibilities (4%): Calibrate and maintain personal and booth equipment, participate in clinic events (e.g., fundraising), maintain infection control protocols, upkeep clinic and individual performance metrics spreadsheets, complete patient reports within 48 hours of patient visit, attend weekly audiology staffing and adult clinic meetings, maintain adult clinic tidiness and cleanliness in all spaces, attend manufacturer trainings as needed, and train and educate audiology students
- Community outreach (2%, approx. 1 day/month): lead health fair, senior center, and specialty groups (e.g., Lion’s Club, YMCA, Engineers Club, etc.) presentations and hearing screenings
- Professional development (4%): keep up to date with current trends and research-backed best patient care practices, minimum of 20 hours/year continuing education, read current peer-reviewed and audiology journal publications, foster relationships with mentors, value and respect cultural and personal beliefs of coworkers and patients, engage with national audiology organizations and conventions, and advocate for patients’ and audiologists’ rights on the state and national levels
- Other: miscellaneous duties or tasks as needed or required
Responsibilities applicable to specific adult clinic audiologists:
- Physician outreach: organize physician educational handouts and presentations and visit physician offices
- Satellite clinics: perform comprehensive patient care, current locations include Shawnee and S OKC/Variety Care clinics
- IT support: set up or troubleshoot clinic equipment and act as liaison between clinic staff and IT support
- Clinic supply maintenance: coordinate new and replenishment orders of clinical supplies with audiology assistant (e.g., hearing technology supplies) and building manager (e.g., snacks/drinks, paper goods, office supplies, etc.)
The above information is designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by staff in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and qualifications required.
Hearts for Hearing is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status or condition protected by law.
This position reports to the Adult Clinic Director. Secondary supervision reports to the Director of Audiology.
General supervision is received from the Director of Audiology and includes weekly adult clinic meetings, monthly audiologists meetings, and quarterly individual performance and goal setting meetings. Questions regarding patient care, business operations, staff training and development, benefits, and professional self-development and continuing education are directed to the Adult Clinic Director.
This position supervises audiology students and provides assistance to the front office staff in regards to scheduling, patient finances, or general clinical tasks.
Minimum education: Doctor of Audiology or Ph.D. in Audiology
Qualifications/skills needed: Oklahoma state audiology licensure, Basic Life Support healthcare provider, critical thinking skills, effective communication skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision, ability to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action, ability to handle confidential information using discretion, self-motivated, clinical competency in performing diagnostic audiologic services, knowledge to recommend and fit appropriate hearing technology, desire to provide quality hearing healthcare to patients, collaborate with a team, and participate in occasional clinic events (eg. fundraising, health fairs) during evening or weekend hours
Qualifications/skills preferred: prior student or new professional mentorship experience, membership, involvement in state or national audiology organizations, and multilingual
Hours per week: 40
This position is eligible for all benefits based on established organizational policies.