Audiologist for Naval Health Clinic, Goose Creek, SC (part-time)

Audiologist forxc2xa0Naval Health Clinic Charleston NHCC-xc2xa0Goose Creek, SCPart-time position approx. 16 hours per week, up to 20 hours per week.Wednesdays and Fridays are preferred but may be flexibleMinimum Qualifications:xc2xa0Degree: Master’s degree in audiology.Education: Graduate from an educational program accredited by the American Speech- Language Hearing Associationxe2x80x99s (ASHA) Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech Pathology (CAA) or the Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE).Certification: Possess a certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in the field of Audiology (CCC-A) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA- CCCA) or certification from the American Board of Audiology of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA).Experience: Minimum 2 years experience as a licensed AudiologistLicensure: Must hold a full, current, and unrestricted license in a State, Territory, Commonwealth, or the District of Columbia.Core Audiologist Duties:Administer audiology tests to all types of patients.Identify, assess, and manage auditory, balance, and other neural systems. Provide comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures of the hearing and balance mechanisms including intraoperative monitoring of the cranial nerves, cerumen removal, cochlear implant assessment and management, posturography, and other advanced balance mechanism evaluations.Review accompanying consultation forms and records, independently determine appropriate tests, adapt test techniques, and utilize clinical judgment based on audiological and psychological precepts.Conduct routine tests, to include air conduction, bone conduction, speech reception thresholds and speech discrimination, including high intensity speech discrimination testing.Counsel beneficiaries as required regarding problem(s), interpret results and provide guidance and advice on educational and training needs. Provide narrative summary of each patient to the referring physician and other interested agencies.Duties xe2x80x93 Specific- Audiologist:Provide a full range of audiologist servicesxc2xa0Administer audiological tests for active-duty personnel and their dependents and DoD civilian employees enrolled in the Hearing Conservation Program. (Newborns to geriatric patients).Review accompanying consultation forms and records and independently decide on which tests to administer, how many tests are necessary, and adapt test techniques and utilize clinical judgment based on audiological and psychological precepts.Conduct routine tests, to include air conduction, bone conduction, speech reception thresholds and speech discrimination, including high intensity speech discrimination testing.Test for non-organicity and determine accuracy and reliability of test results. Administer additional tests to rule out presence of non-organicity such as the Stenger Test. Employ objective test techniques such as Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) and Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE) to help determine true organic thresholds.Conduct special Audiological tests as necessary to assist the otologist in the medical diagnosis of site of lesion to differentiate between cochlear and retro cochlear pathology. Independently determine which tests are indicated.Perform Electrophysiological tests such as Auditory Brainstem Response, Electrocochleography and Otoacoustic Emissions when indicated and appropriate.Conduct Hearing Aid Evaluation.Administer formal objective hearing aid evaluations and informal subjective selection of hearing aids to both children and adults.Recommend for purchase the instrument, which is most effectively suited to the patientxe2x80x99s needs, orient patient to hearing aid use, and initiate a proper attitude for rehabilitation by means of an appropriate psychological approach.Maintain area audiometric equipment pool; request required equipment as needed.Selection of Hearing Aids. Objectively evaluate hearing aids by administering audiological tests to compare the performance of several hearing aids carefully selected by the audiologist as most appropriate for the type and degree of hearing loss; determine based on test results and clinical judgment which aids are most effective.Administer computerized real ear-canal probe microphone measurements providing precision hearing aid fittings.Arrange for issue of selected aid to active and retired personnel and recommend purchase of aid to dependents.Follow the Audiology Division Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for processing of referrals to fit hearing aids by commercial hearing aid specialists, and recommendation of purchase of aid after subsequent testing and orientation for all patients not eligible for military issue.Aural Habilitation.Provide hearing aid orientation, hearing conservation techniques, and individual adjustment counseling.Immittance Audiometry. Measure acoustic characteristics of ear to assist in the diagnosis of middle ear and sensorineural pathologies. Middle ear acoustic measurements of the eustachian tube function and monitoring of acoustic reflex shall also be performed to aid the otolaryngologist in ontological diagnosis. Prepare summary of the measurements and interpretation of results.Pediatric Testing. Provide testing of pediatric patients to include play audiometry and conditioned orientation reflex audiometry.Utilize knowledge of the development of auditory systems and psychological maturation when administering audiometry to newborns.Recognize and report symptoms of problems in addition to hearing loss in pediatric patients to include emotional disturbancesxc2xa0and brain function.Recognize signs of social inadequacy, shyness, withdrawal, depression etc. to judge the validity of hearing tests in older children.Counsel parents as required regarding childxe2x80x99s problem, interpret results, and provide guidance and advice on educational and training needs.Provide narrative summary of each child to referring physician and other interested agencies.Hours:730am-430pmMondays and Wednesdays, 16-20 hours per weekxc2xa0MDPerm is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MDPerm does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

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