Audiologist - Clinical | Audiology Services

Wake Forest Baptist Health
Job Title: Audiologist - Clinical
Job ID: 5824
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job Category: Allied Health-Clinical
Winston-Salem, NCAllied Health-Clinical, Medical, Healthcare1/31/2014AUDIOLOGYFull-time Regular, 40 hours/week Job Summary: Provides a full range of differential diagnostic and therapeutic services to inpatients and outpatients of all ages who have peripheral hearing loss or central auditory disorder. Education: AuD or Master''''s Degree in...

Job Description


AUDIOLOGY

Full-time Regular, 40 hours/week

Job Summary:

Provides a full range of differential diagnostic and therapeutic services to inpatients and outpatients of all ages who have peripheral hearing loss or central auditory disorder.

Education:

  • AuD or Master's Degree in Audiology.

Experience:

  • One-year clinical experience (two years preferred).

Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration:

  • Current license in Audiology issued by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech and Language Pathologists and Audiologists.
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology issued by the American Speech Language and Hearing Association or accreditation by American Board of Audiology.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Able to possess a strong, clinical interest and maintain versatility, creativity and adaptability.
  • Willingness to complete training for ECOG and CAP testing.
  • Ability to work with neonatal population

Special Characteristics:

  • Strong interest in diagnosis and habilitation of pediatric population

0327 Clinical Audiologist
Exempt

Job Summary:
Provides a full range of differential diagnostic and therapeutic services to inpatients and outpatients of all ages who have peripheral hearing loss or central auditory disorder.

Education: Master?s Degree in Audiology

Experience: One-year clinical experience (two years preferred). Candidates with below minimum experience may be hired under provisions of Clinical Fellowship Year.

Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration: Current license in Audiology issued by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech and Language Pathologists and Audiologists; or Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology issued by the American Speech Language and Hearing Association, or equivalent.

Essential Functions:

1. Performs comprehensive, professional evaluation of patients of all ages referred for differential diagnosis of peripheral hearing and auditory function
? Selecting and administering the audiological test battery most appropriate for the patient?s age, developmental level, and cognitive function
? Performing electrophysiological testing of auditory function as needed to complement the standard test battery, especially for neonates and young children
? Demonstrating proficiency in specialized audiological tests, including acoustic immitance, auditory brainstem response, otoacoustic emissions, and hearing aid evaluation
? Providing accurate interpretation of all diagnostic test findings. Consulting verbally with referring physicians, as necessary, to facilitate appropriate management
? Preparing written diagnostic reports for the referring physician, school, and/or agency on a timely basis.

2. Ensures that patients and/or their families are thoroughly counseled about any hearing or auditory impairment
? Providing individual counseling to each patient evaluated
? Expanding counseling to include members of extended family where requested by the patient and in the case of neonates, children, or dependent adults
? Reviewing communication treatment and management options with the patient and/or family
? Coordinating recommendations related to management and/or educational needs with outside agencies and other resources, as appropriate and necessary
? Documenting above activities in patient?s department file and/or hospital medical record.

3. Plans and recommends management for persons with hearing loss or other auditory disorders
? Developing goals for patient?s habilitative or rehabilitative management with amplification and assistive devices
? Recommending hearing aids, cochlear implants, and aural rehabilitation for patients for whom these options are appropriate based upon audiological and medical evaluation
? Maintains proficiency in current techniques to remediate the effects of peripheral hearing loss and other auditory disorders
? Reevaluating patient management periodically in order to determine progress and modifying recommendations accordingly
? Documenting above activities in patient?s department file and/or hospital medical record.

4. Acts as audiology consultant to educational, medical, and other professional services
? Participating as an audiology consultant to the Rehabilitation Team of the acute rehabilitation unit on an ad hoc basis
? Performing hearing testing for the multidisciplinary Cleft Palate and Craniofacial teams
? Assisting public school placement committees and other related agencies in developing
Individual Education Plans (IEP) for hearing-impaired school-aged children and the Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSP) for preschool children (PL99 99-45).


5. Continuously seeks to improve patient care services and evaluates opportunities to develop new services
? Coordinating and prioritizing the patient caseload to ensure that all patient services are provided in an efficient manner in order to minimize delay in diagnosis or therapeutic intervention
? Providing patient services in a professional manner which maximizes efficiency, efficacy and quality without need for direct supervision
? Recommending new services and/or enhanced techniques to the Administrative Director, Clinical Manager, or Medical Director.

6. Provides and participates in the inservice education and training of audiology interns, medical students/residents, parent groups, and allied medical personnel
? Preparing and presenting formal lectures to physicians, nurses, educators, parent groups and others on hearing loss, audiology, and communication disorders
? Providing training for audiology interns who rotate through the department from approved academic training programs for clinical practicum
? Providing orientation training to medical students and residents assigned to the department as part of their Otolaryngology rotation
? Participating in inservice education programs to ensure proficiency in current techniques for the evaluation and treatment of patients.

7. Ensures age/developmentally appropriate patient care is provided in accordance with Age-Specific Care Guidelines for the specific age groups served
? Demonstrating knowledge of physical, motor/sensory, mental, psychosocial, safety and development factors in the Age-Specific Care Guidelines
? Ensuring the ongoing assessment, maintenance, demonstration and continual improvement of staff competence related to age-specific needs of patients
? Utilizing communication skills in obtaining information, providing education and conveying patient needs sensitive to age and developmental level of the individual patient/family
? Maintaining competence related to age-specific patient care by regularly updating knowledge of growth and development, the aging process and strategies to meet related needs.






Job Specifications
Physical Requirements:
Amount of time spent performing the following activities:

0% 35% 65%
to to to
35% 65% 100% N/A Activity
X Standing
X Walking
X Sitting
X Bending
X Reaching with arms
X Finger and hand dexterity
X Talking
X Hearing
X Seeing
Lifting, carrying, pushing and or pulling:
X 20 lbs. maximum
X 50 lbs. maximum
X 100 lbs. maximum

Skills&Qualifications:
? Able to possess a strong, clinical interest and maintain versatility, creativity and adaptability

Work Environment:
? Clean, well-lighted and comfortable climate.
? Contact with patients under a wide variety of circumstances.
? Subject to varying and unpredictable situations.
? Occasionally subject to irregular hours.
? Handles absentee replacement on short notice.
? Minimal risk or exposure to bloodborne pathogens.
? Occasional pressure due to multiple calls and inquiries

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button on this page. You must complete the application process and then submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button located at the bottom of the page titled "Submit Online Application". You will receive the following message once you hit the submit button: "You have successfully submitted your job application".

Computers are available for applying within the lobby of the Human Resources Department located at 1920 West First Street, (on the corner of Miller and First Street) Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27104. You may also call our office for assistance at (336) 716-0175. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact our Supervisor of Office Services by phone (336) 716-3367 or email at accommodationrequest@wakehealth.edu.

It is the policy of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to administer all educational and employment activities without discrimination because of race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or veteran status (except where sex is a bona fide occupational qualification or a statutory requirement) in accordance with all local, state, national laws, executive orders, regulations, and guidelines.



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