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The Department of Otolaryngology is currently seeking a full time Staff Audiologist. The Pediatric Audiologist administers and interprets a variety of tests, such as air and bone conduction, and speech reception and discrimination tests, to determine the type and degree of hearing impairment, site of damage, and effects on comprehension and speech for children. The incumbent also evaluates test results in relation to behavioral, social, educational, and medical information obtained from patients, families, teachers, and healthcare professionals. Travel to satellite clinics may be required. Bilingual is preferred. Flexibility to cover for different audiology specialties in the absence of a co-worker is required.
CORE JOB FUNCTIONS
Performs immittance and emissions testing, and records results for future reference in children. Conducts auditory evoked potential assessments for patients. Assesses hearing sensitivity and quality and provides patients with information regarding the results. Dispenses assistive listening devices and fits devices based on patient’s physiology and needs. Consults with physicians and other professionals about patient’s future needs and current progress. Maintains client records at all stages including initial evaluation and discharge. Documents all professional and clinical reports and conducts research on auditory topics. Utilizes local, state, and national regulations to make decisions regarding service eligibility. Participates in conferences, forums, and training sessions to remain up-to-date with or share knowledge of new hearing or speech disorder treatment methods. Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.
Department Specific Functions
- Performs cochlear implant evaluations pre-operatively for candidacy determination and post-operatively for measuring aided speech outcomes, following the established testing protocols in children
- Performs behavioral observation audiometry, visual reinforcement audiometry, play audiometry, and conventional audiometry
- Selects, administers, and interprets age appropriate auditory and speech perception tests
- Compiles test results, behavioral observation, and information to make appropriate recommendations and/or referrals
- Conducts cochlear implant programming of all commercially available devices, following the established programming protocols
- Counsels patient and/or families to select cochlear implant processor(s) and/or assistive listening devices
- Assists with cochlear implant integrity testing when and if needed
- Orients parents and families of children with cochlear implants
- Counsels patients on techniques that may improve hearing with cochlear implants and/or hearing aids and support families overall needs
- Identifies and refers patients for speech-language, educational, medical, psychological, and social services
- Collaborates with the cochlear implant team, the Barton G. Kids Hear Now Cochlear Implant Family Resource Center, and the Children’s Hearing Program.
- Collaboration with other healthcare providers and educators working with children with hearing loss
- Participates and attends family events for children with hearing loss and cochlear implants
- Participates in multidisciplinary and other audiological meetings
- Documents all professional and clinical reports in a timely manner
- Utilizes local, state, national and funding agency regulations to makes decisions regarding service eligibility
- Maintains confidentiality of all patient information according to federal and state guidelines and regulations.
- May train students and externs.
- May be expected to flex to different specialties in the absence of a colleague
This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.
Education Requirements (Essential Requirements):
- Doctorate of Audiology degree required. Masters considered with experience.
- Current valid Florida Audiologist license required.
Work Experience Requirements (Essential Requirements):
- One year of audiologist-related experience is preferred.
- Bilingual (Spanish) preferred.
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Job Status: Full time
Employee Type: Staff
Pay Grade: h87