Audiologist

Lafayette Hearing Center View Company Profile

LOCATION: Lafayette, INJob descriptionAre you an Audiologist who is passionate about improving your patientxe2x80x99s hearing using the best technology and the best evidence-based practices? Are you tired of the burden of impossible hearing aid sales quotas or a terrible boss? Are you feeling like the job you trained so hard for is not the job you have now? Would you like to end your day feeling like you really made a difference in the lives of your patients each day? If so, we have a place for you!The Lafayette Hearing Center is a local, independent, community-oriented family practice serving the greater Lafayette area for almost 40 years. We have earned a reputation for providing compassionate care, professional expertise, superior service, and exceptional value to people with hearing loss in our community. We strive to develop life-long relationships with our patients. We love to share and discuss difficult cases as we strive to help our patients stay connected through better hearing to their friends and family.Most of our patient referrals come from local physicians, and from our own patients telling their family and friends about their good experiences with us. We work with patients to fit the best technological solutions for their hearing needs. We use state-of-the-art equipment combined with best practices, and the most advanced hearing aids and cochlear implants on the market. The right job candidate is a creative, curious, and self-driven individual and is excited to work with a talented team.POSITION SUMMARY: We are currently seeking a full-time audiologist who is passionate about patient hearing care at the highest level. The successful candidate will be responsible for performing comprehensive diagnostic hearing testing, hearing aid and cochlear implant evaluations, device selection, and fitting, ear wax management, as well as patient and family counseling, and follow-up care. Our practice has a very new but growing cochlear implant program and candidates with interests in CIs are encouraged to apply. CI experience is not required, however.We DO require a solid commitment to compassionate patient care. We work in a positive team environment, and the right candidate will have enthusiasm for continuing education and professional development, and a desire to share some management responsibilities. This is a friendly and fun practice in which to build your career. We work together as a team to create an environment that makes people comfortable, for both patients and fellow employees! Candidates who may not have all these skills will have the opportunity for training and education and are still encouraged to apply.JOB FUNCTIONS:Administers Diagnostic TestsPerforms full audiological diagnostic evaluations, primarily for the diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss and tinnitus.Performs Immittance testing including tympanometry and acoustic reflex threshold testing.Performs otoacoustic emissions evaluations.Performs cochlear implant evaluations.Completes cerumen management as needed.Interprets test results and provides reporting to physicians and other medical professionals.Hearing Aid Evaluation / Cochlear Implant Evaluation and FittingCounselsxe2x80x99 patients regarding test results and gains a complete understanding of the patientxe2x80x99s hearing needs and lifestyle to develop a customized hearing care plan.Performs selection, programming, and verification of the appropriate hearing aid/cochlear implant t technology to best meet the patientxe2x80x99s individual needs.Provides ongoing management including follow-up and education, hearing aid checks and adjustments, repairs, and cleanings as necessary to maintain ongoing patient relationships.Other responsibilities:Attends and participates in professional conferences.Maintains accurate patient records by recording and updating test results, evaluations, treatment programs and outcomes.Creates and submits written reports to referring physicians and other service providers.Assists in maintaining inventory of clinical supplies, batteries, ALDxe2x80x99s, demo hearing aids, and other supplies.Maintains complete patient confidentiality at all times, in full compliance with all HIPAA regulations.Maintains legal and accreditation compliance by adhering to all federal, state, and local regulations and professional standards.Maintains the highest ethical standards of audiology practice at all times.Assists with other office administrative tasks as required.Assists in Professional and Community OutreachIn addition to professional responsibilities, the Audiologist will be part of a team engaging in marketing outreach and growing positive relationships with colleagues, vendors, fellow healthcare practitioners, and community organizations. This includes informational presentations regarding hearing loss, treatment options, and technology to local community groups, facilities, and medical professionals.QUALIFICATIONS:xc2xb7 AuD or masterxe2x80x99s degree in Audiology, eligibility for current IN state licensure for Audiologyxc2xb7 Excellent interpersonal skills that allow effective working relationships with a diverse patient, colleague, physician, and vendor populationxc2xb7 Strong computer, and hearing aid software and equipment experiencexc2xb7 Excellent written communication skillsxc2xb7 Experience with cerumen management a plus, willingness to learn this skill if not previously mastered required.xc2xb7 Strong organizational skills to manage time and prioritize numerous duties within deadlines.xc2xb7 Ability to deal with interruptions with grace.xc2xb7 Positive attitude and desire to work within a team environment a must.xc2xb7 Ability to engage with patients and their family, friends and caregivers in a caring and respectful manner.This isnxe2x80x99t just a job! This position is about practicing at your highest level with a commitment to your patients and your team, serving real purpose by helping people stay connected with their loved ones and being able to fully enjoy life.Job Type: Full-timexc2xb7 Position salary starts at $75,000 – $90,000 per year (higher initial salary possible based on experience) with additional monthly bonuses possible based on monthly achievable revenue targets.Benefits included with full-time employment:Retirement plan (SIMPLE IRA) with employer contributionsPaid Time Off/ FlexibilityPaid sick leaveSpecialized training/professional development, coaching, and mentorshipFinancial support to obtain CEUs and attend conferences, coverage for professional dues in ADA and one additional professional organization of your choice.Bonus opportunitiesQSEHRA health plan (covers medical expenses for health insurance premiums and other heath expenses)CARES Act tuition reimbursement up to $5,250 per yearSchedule:8-hour shiftMonday to FridayOccasional travel to attend training conferences is required (airline travel, hotel stays), generally 2 – 3 days, which may include a weekend, up to once or twice a year. Travel out of office to local assisted living facilities necessary 1-2 times/month. Occasional home visits to help patients with assisted living devices may be necessary as well. Reimbursements for travel expenses will be made. Evening manufacturer trainings in Indianapolis may be necessary from time to time as well.If you are looking for a professional, challenging, stimulating environment and meet the above criteria, please apply now!Job Type: Full-timePay: $75,000.00 – $90,000.00 per yearBenefits:401(k)401(k) matchingEmployee discountHealth insurancePaid time offProfessional development assistanceRelocation assistanceRetirement planTuition reimbursementSchedule:8 hour shiftMonday to FridayNo weekendsSupplemental pay types:Bonus opportunitiesCommission payWork Location: In person

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