An Audiologist assists in assessing and treating persons with hearing and related disorders.
Administer hearing or speech/language evaluations, tests, or examinations to patients to collect information on type and degree of impairment, using specialized instruments and electronic equipment.
- Counsel and instruct clients in techniques to improve hearing or speech impairment, including sign language or lip-reading.
- Evaluate hearing and speech/language disorders to determine diagnoses and courses of treatment.
- Examine and clean patients' ear canals.
- Fit and dispense assistive devices, such as hearing aids.
- Maintain client records at all stages, including initial evaluation and discharge.
- Monitor clients' progress and discharge them from treatment when goals have been attained.
- Plan and conduct treatment programs for clients' hearing or speech problems, consulting with physicians, nurses, psychologists, and other health care personnel as necessary.
- Recommend assistive devices according to clients' needs or nature of impairments.
- Refer clients to additional medical or educational services if needed.
- Develop and supervise hearing screening programs.
- Fit and tune cochlear implants, providing rehabilitation for adjustment to listening with implant amplification systems.
- Participate in conferences or training to update or share knowledge of new hearing or speech disorder treatment methods or technologies.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in Audiology required.
- Current licensure as an Audiologist in the State of Ohio or Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology required.
- 2-3 years previous experience in related field.
- Knowledge of and ability to perform or learn standard clinical procedures according to established protocols and policies are required.
- Knowledge of and/or ability to learn how to properly use and maintain equipment, materials and supplies used during the course of treatment is required.
- Knowledge of and/or ability to learn and use computer based applications such as MS Office, electronic medical record systems and scheduling applications is required. Experience with eCW is desirable.
- Ability to recognize, identify and report problems to appropriate personnel is required.
Knowledge of medical records and appropriate documentation is required.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to be culturally sensitive and to work with a diverse patient population are required.
Ability to maintain good working relationships with patients and staff is required.
Ability to maintain patient confidentiality is required. Knowledge of or ability to learn HIPAA requirements.