POSITION SUMMARY: Performs services including evaluation, diagnosing, treatment and management of patients with hearing and/or balance dysfunction referred by a medical doctor or self. In doing so, determines the most likely site of damage to the auditory/vestibular system and anticipates the degree of social disability resulting from damage/loss. Predicts potential benefits to patients for hearing aid use and/or special training. Counsels and educates patients and families in habilitative or rehabilitative practices, monitors patients' progress and maintains clinical records according to established procedures. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care that is appropriate to the ages of the patients served.
Completion of a Doctoral degree in Audiology.
Current state license as an Audiologist, state license for hearing aid dispensing.
Certificate of clinical competence from ASHA.
Work requires the interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with patients and families when conducting tests, providing treatment and with physicians, speech and language pathologists and other closely related clinical professionals when gathering and exchanging patient information.
Work requires analytical ability to administer and evaluate standardized audiological tests, evaluate results, develop treatment plans, monitor patients' progress, and troubleshoot amplification devices.
The job incumbent is required to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care appropriate to the age of the patients served on their assigned unit(s).
This requires that the incumbent demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development.
Job seekers will be afforded equal opportunity regardless of their race, ethnicity, veteran status or disability status.