Senior Audiologist

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POSITION SUMMARY: The Senior Audiologist will evaluate auditory function of patients; provide rehabilitation for patients; refer patients to other appropriate clinics and counsel patients on hearing conservation and/or hearing loss. The Senior Audiologist will also assist in training medical and audiology students, as well as non-medical staff. Position: Senior Audiologist Department: Audiology Schedule: Full Time ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES / DUTIES: Evaluate auditory function of patients utilizing diagnostic audiologic tests that include, but are not limited to, pure tone and speech testing, immittance testing, otoacoustic emission testing, etc. Evaluate vestibular system with videonystamography (VNG) procedures. Perform advanced electrophysiologic tests that include, but are not limited to, Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) testing, Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potential (VEMP) testing, and Electrocochleography (ECochG) testing. Experience with Cochlear Implant evaluation, device selection, programming and counseling. Interpret results and counsel patients regarding their test results to determine a course of treatment and review options that best meet their hearing care needs. Effectively communicate diagnostic test results, diagnoses, and proposed treatments to the referring provider/service. Appropriately refer to an otolaryngologist. Provide hearing aid services including hearing aid evaluation, hearing aid dispensing, and hearing aid adjustments/follow up with appropriate counseling. Documents each patient encounter including results, diagnoses, recommendations, instructions given to the patient, etc. Provide in-service training for medical and audiology students and non-medical staff Interact and work with related services, such as speech-language pathology, pediatrics, neonatology, etc. to ensure continuity of patient care. Assist with coordination of audiological services and activities in the neighborhood health centers, schools and appropriate agencies. Maintain clinic material and equipment including periodic calibration checks May conduct research on types ofxe2x80x94and treatment forxe2x80x94hearing, balance, and related disorders. Meets Hospital-wide standards in the following areas: Conforms to hospital standards of performance and conduct, including those pertaining to patient rights, so that the best possible customer service and patient care may be provided congruent with AIDET standards. Utilizes Hospitalxe2x80x99s attributes as the basis for decision-making and to facilitate the divisionxe2x80x99s hospital mission. Follows established Infection Control and Safety Procedures. OTHER DUTIES: Perform other duties as needed. (The above statements in this job description are intended to depict the general nature and level of work assigned to the employee(s) in this job. The above is not intended to represent an exhaustive list of accountable duties and responsibilities required). JOB REQUIREMENTS EDUCATION: Doctor of Audiology (Au.D) degree Will consider Sc.D., Ph.D., M.A., or M.S. degree in Audiology CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED: Current Audiologist license issued by the board of registration for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology in Massachusetts Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) granted by American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). EXPERIENCE: Experience with all age groups. Hearing Aid experience preferred. 1-2 years post-doctorate Clinical Audiology experience is desired; will consider a strong new graduate (i.e. experience in a large medical setting). KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: Requires knowledge of the theories, principles and practices of audiology. Ability to coach and provide training to medical and non-medical personnel in audiology. Effective interpersonal skills and the ability to maintain harmonious relationships. Ability to read, write, and communicate effectively. Proficient with standard Microsoft programs (i.e. MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and web browsers. Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans

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