Audiologist
Arkansas Children's Hospital - Little Rock, AR

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Position Summary

Provides a wide range of audiological services utilizing developmentally appropriate techniques to patients from birth through 21.

Position Duties

1.

Performs Audiological Evaluations.

Reviews medical record for pertinent information prior to every evaluation.
Interviews parent/caregiver to obtain relevant history prior to each evaluation to determine developmentally appropriate protocol.
Utilizes Cross-Check Principle with each patient to make a reliability and validity judgment.
Seeks assistance from other staff as appropriate to enhance evaluation integrity and completeness.
Implements a plan of action with appropriate recommendations and counsels/educates every patient and family regarding this plan.

2.

Provides selection, verification and management of amplification needs for identified patients

Pre-selects appropriate device(s) and ear molds based on audiometric configuration, patient's listening environment and level of functioning.
Utilizes appropriate manufacturer software in pre-selection and programming stages of the fitting process.
Confirms selection through functional and objective measures.
Counsels patient/family regarding the adjustment process.
Instructs patient/family in the care/maintenance of device(s) and confirms their understanding prior to discharge.

3.

Applies the technical knowledge and skills required for specialized testing in complex cases

Selects appropriate protocol, administers and interprets Auditory Evoked Responses according to clinic standards.
Selects appropriate protocol, administers and interprets Otoacoustic Emissions according to clinic standards.
Maintains technical competency with all clinical equipment, including diagnostic, screening and computer-assisted applications.
Investigates new technology options and acquires a level of competency to apply to ACH patient population.

4.

Generates appropriate documents for recordkeeping, reporting and referrals

Completes the summary section of the audiogram on the date of service and appropriately files in the Medical Record.
Composes a complete and organized report utilizing appropriate language and including relative educational material within ten days of the evaluation for medical records, referral source and other service providers.
Maintains documentation of testing by logging information into the journal and computer-based systems such as HiTrack, Noah, Auricle and EP15.
Completes and routes charge sheets as directed.

5.

Provides specific Audiology Clinic functions and/or coordinates Special Projects as assigned

These may include:
Infant Hearing Screening Program
Project HOP/Outreach
EARS/Educational Audiology
CAPD evaluation and programming
Cochlear Implant evaluation and programming
Hearing Aid/ALD Banks
Specific In-Pt Units or patient populations (Ex: 4Prog, Hem/Onc pts)
Employee Evaluations
Administrative Duties
Supervision of practicum students
Presentations/Workshops
Educational materials
Maintenance of clinical supplies
Other duties as assigned

Position Qualifications

1.

Education:
Doctoral degree in Audiology

2.

Experience:
2 years of pediatric experience preferred
Experience required will vary dependent upon special projects/functions associated with the vacant FTE.

3.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Certificate of Clinical Competence (or CCC-eligible)
Eligible for Arkansas licensure in Audiology from the Arkansas Board of Examiners in Speech Pathology and Audiology

4.

Special Skills: (typing, data entry, word processing etc.)

Excellent interpersonal skills required
Basic MicroSoft applications
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to manage multiple tasks
Good decision making skills

5.

Work Environment:
Position may require sitting for long periods of time.
Lifting up to 20 lbs.
Ability to travel between buildings on ACH campus.
Continual interaction with others.
May be required to travel off ACH campus and some overnight travel.

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As the only pediatric medical center in the state, Arkansas Children's Hospital (ACH) serves the youngest Razorbacks from birth to age...