The audiologist will develop and provide audiology services at Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation and the service area.
Doctorate (AuD) or Masters Degree in Audiology with five year's experience from an accredited university audiology program.
Certificate in Clinical Competency in Audiology (CCC-A) by the American Speech-Language-Audiology Association.
Knowledge of assessment and evaluation of hearing disorders and the impact upon communication, health, vocation, socialization for the individual and family.
Knowledge of appropriate treatment and referral options based on assessment and evaluation of hearing disorders.
The ability to synthesize knowledge of otologic diseases and the Audiologic evaluation to assist physicians and other professional health staff in proper diagnosis and treatment.
Knowledge of possible aural rehabilitation procedures to ensure appropriate counseling, referrals and / or therapy to individuals and families.
Current knowledge in audiologic trends for hearing aid fittings, including real ear measurement, ear mold modifications and electro-acoustics modifications, as demonstrated by clinical experience and continuing education.
Practical knowledge about assistive listening devices and alerting systems.
Experience in administering and interpreting a diagnostic Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) test for at least an Otoacoustic Auditory Evoked screening test.
Sound organizational skills. Ability to work independently and with sound judgment.
A competent knowledge of Word, Excel and e-mail software programs.
With in a reasonable period of time from the date of hire, a working knowledge of electronic health record programs and telemedicine functions.
The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span (e.g., pediatric/adult/geriatric and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his/her age specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the assigned unit's policies and procedures.
Performs basic audiological tests necessary for evaluating the degree and nature of hearing disorders. Tests are performed on site and in field situations.
Provides audiological patient assessment and individualized treatment plans.
Performs comprehensive hearing aid evaluations, fittings and reprogramming. Incorporates follow-up of all (re)habilitation efforts as standard of care
Works directly with BBAHC personnel and contract physicians and other interdisciplinary health care staff to identify and reduce the impact of hearing impairment. Provides consultation to regional facilities to ensure follow up treatment, discharge planning, and other services as needed.
Maintains records of services provided and testing for good patient service and follow-up.
Appropriately refers of patients to other services or agencies in accordance with departmental policies.
Develops and maintains the Audiology program; i.e., budget, philosophy, evaluations.
Participates in quality assurance programs in accordance with accepted professional audiology concepts, principles and practices.
Participates in continuing education activities. Remains current regarding research in latest developments in the fields of audiology and related health services. 1
Prepares records and reports for program accountability.
Plans and coordinates in-service programs for personnel.
Maintains an inventory and calibration schedule for audiometric equipment.
This job description is not intended to be all inclusive and employee will also perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned by immediate supervisor.
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