Audiologist

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$10,000 Sign on Bonus!! Come join our experienced TMC Audiology team in our new location! We are seeking an experienced, full-time, pediatric audiologist for this position. There is also opportunity to perform adult hearing evaluations and hearing aid selection/fittings if desired. Cochlear implant experience a plus, but not required. SUMMARY: Administers a variety of tests to determine patient hearing levels and hearing loss, and prescribes the use of a hearing aid and/or special training. Coordinates audiometric results with other diagnostic data, and assists in selection and use of suitable hearing aids. Plans, directs, conducts, or participates in rehabilitative programs including counseling, guidance, auditory training, speech (lip) reading, and speech conversation. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Administers diagnostic testing procedures to determine extent of patientxe2x80x99s impairment and prognosis for improvement. Makes hearing recommendations for each client/patient; re-evaluates and modifies recommendations as warranted; instructs patient in use and care of hearing equipment. Evaluates and reviews pertinent data relating to overall treatment planning and evaluation; administers standard evaluations and elicits information regarding existing skills and capacities. Prepares written documentation as required by profession and department, such as evaluation results and other such reports. Communicates with medical and allied health personnel regarding patient progress, needs, and discharge planning. Consults with physicians and other medical health personnel on patientxe2x80x99s progress; maintains appropriate records. Documents patient care effectively through written communication. Provides instruction in rehabilitation to be continued by patient or family/caregiver. Conducts or participates in training medical and other personnel in therapy techniques and objectives. Coordinates with other service areas to ensure proper patient care. Demonstrates sensitivity to patient comfort and privacy. Adheres to and supports team members in exhibiting TMCH values of integrity, community, compassion, and dedication. Adheres to TMC organizational and department-specific safety, confidentiality, values, policies and standards. Performs related duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS EDUCATION: Masterxe2x80x99s degree in Audiology. EXPERIENCE : None required. LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION: Licensed Audiologist in Arizona. Licensed hearing aid dispenser in Arizona. Basic Life Support (BLS) . KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: xc2xb7 Knowledge of audiometric testing and other diagnostic measurements and data, evaluation techniques, and option to improve hearing loss. xc2xb7 Skill in assessing individualxe2x80x99s hearing loss and evaluating what treatment or aid would be best to improve hearing. xc2xb7 Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. xc2xb7 Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. xc2xb7 Ability to effectively present information and respond to inquiries or complaints from employees, patients and/or their representatives, and the general public. xc2xb7 Ability to calculate figures and compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs and apply basic algebraic concepts. xc2xb7 Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. xc2xb7 Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

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