Pediatric/Cochlear implant audiologists provide clinical audiology services to children with auditory disorders, children who are suspect or auditory disorders, and adults who are cochlear implant candidates or cochlear implant recipients. Clinical audiology services will be provided in accordance with protocols, procedures, and policies established by the Director of Audiology and Research and the Audiology Clinic Manager. Pediatric/CI audiologists work closely with a team of clinical audiologists and Listening and Spoken Language clinicians to provide interdisciplinary hearing healthcare to the aforementioned patients.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
- Routine diagnostic audiology including behavioral assessment of auditory function with standard and pediatric practices and procedures
- Physiologic assessment of auditory function
- Hearing aid selection, fitting, verification, and validation
- Cochlear implant candidacy assessment
- Cochlear implant selection, programming, management and outcomes assessment
- Candidacy assessment, selection, programming, management, and outcomes assessment for other implantable hearing technologies (e.g., bone conduction hearing devices, etc.)
- Auditory processing disorder assessment and intervention
- Sedated physiologic assessment of auditory function
- Hearing screening
- Educational audiology services and consultation (e.g., selection/fitting of technology to be used in educational settings, IEP support, etc.)
- Contribute to regularly scheduled clinical staffings
- Protect patients’ privacy and well-being in accordance with HIPAA and FERPA guidelines
- Completes patient visit notes within a timely fashion consistent with Hearts for Hearing policies and procedures
- Completes billing in a timely fashion using accepted coding and billing practices endorsed by Hearts for Hearing
- Ensures patient services comply with internal policies, clinical protocols, and are HIPAA compliant.
- Maintains program ideals and standards, quality assurance and safety.*
- Works with other members of the audiology team to assure successful communication and coordination between all programs and participate in strategic planning.
- Maintains state licensure to practice audiology and meets state CEU requirements
- Performs other duties as needed or required
Reports to Director of Audiology and Research and the Audiology Clinic Manager
Supervision of Audiology Interns as requested by Audiology Employee & Student Development Manager if AuD Clinician with ASHA Certification
Qualifications & Skills:
This position requires an AuD with ongoing training, mentoring, and management.
- Excellent clinical skills and a passion to optimize listning and spoken language abilities of children and adults with hearing loss
- Solves problems with effective decisions and makes decisions in a timely manner
- Listens well and demonstrates excellent communication
- Uses problem-solving skills to implement creative solutions when challenges arise.
- Deals effectively with change and can function without knowing all the answers.
- Learns quickly when confronting new challenges.
- Relates well to individuals inside and out of the organization.
- Responds to feedback and incorporates feedback productively.
- Demonstrates self-awareness to behavioral tendencies and patterns.
- Ability to travel for conferences, training in satellite locations or other actions as requested by the Director of Audiology.
- Deals with confidential information and/or issues using discretion and judgment.
Weekly Hours: 40
This position is eligible for all benefits based on established organizational policies