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Audiologist

Audiologist

Requisition ID 
2018-5022
# of Openings 
0
Address 
123 Summer Street
Job Locations 
US-MA-Worcester
Posted Date 
5/17/2018
Category  
Other
Department 
SURG-OTOLARYNGOLOGY
Job Code 
AP01
Recruiter 
Melissa Miller

More information about this job

Overview

Audiologist's provide age appropriate diagnostic evaluation of hearing according to established guidelines, policies and standards of the Division of Otolaryngology. In this role you will  perform a variety of duties involving the diagnoses, treatment and management of individuals with hearing loss or balance problems and related duties.  

Responsibilities

  • Performs age appropriate audiology assessments, evaluation and treatment for primary care patients
  • Performs hearing as well as habilitative and rehabilitative services for auditory problems
  • Determines range, nature and degree of hearing function related to patient’s aural communication needs using electro-acoustic instrumentation, such as pure tone and speech audiometers and acoustic middle ear equipment
  • Works with physician and patient with medically treatable hearing loss, pre-operatively and postoperatively as well as diagnostically
  • Plans, directs, conducts and participates in conservation, habilitative/rehabilitative programs such as hearing aid evaluation, fitting and orientation counseling
  • Maintains accurate patient records noting appropriate background information, patient treatment, responses and progress. Provides written reports, progress notes and recommendations as needed
  • Maintains current calibration and sound level meter records of all equipment and environment 
  • Provides evaluation and follow up to industrial hearing, conservation program
  • Identifies differential diagnosis
  • Discriminates between normal and abnormal findings in the history and hearing exam in order to establish a diagnosis
  • Performs tests and procedures as directed by diagnosis
  • Establishes age appropriate plan of care related to patient’s identified problem
  • Consults with other health team members regarding proposed treatment guidelines as necessary
  • Evaluates need and/or time for follow-up and documents
  • Makes and arranges appropriate referrals when necessary
  • Develops and provides educational materials and/or programs to patients, families, and others as required
  • Acts as consultant to educate medical and other professional groups or industry
  • May prepare and present in-service education to staff and the community
  • Provides initial intervention strategies, follow-up evaluations and referrals
  • Maintains a safe environment for patients, customers, co-workers, and self
  • Continually monitors processes in regards to improvement of quality of care and patient satisfaction
  • Complies with health and safety requirements and with regulatory agencies such as DPH, etc.
  • Complies with established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives
  • Enhances professional growth and development through educational programs, seminars, etc.
  • Attends a variety of meetings, conferences, and seminars as required or directed
  • Performs other similar and related duties as required or directed
  • Regular, reliable and predicable attendance is required

 

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Audiology and 1-3 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Interest in or experience in hearing aids preferred
  • Proven experience in the case coordination of a group of patients
  • Holds certificate of clinical competence- Audiology by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, in Audiology
  • Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of a variety of software products such as Microsoft Outlook, Word, etc.

Unless certification, licensure or registration is required, an equivalent combination of education and experience, which provides proficiency in the areas of responsibility listed in this description, may be substituted for the above requirements.

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