Pediatric Audiologist- FT Days
- Job ID 1905027810
- Date posted 08/19/2019
- Facility DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan
Under general direction, responsible for diagnosing, evaluating and determining treatment programs for patients with hearing impairment in order to restore and/or improve communicative skills. 1.Conducts diagnostic hearing evaluations of patients, including hearing, hearing behavior, integrity of the auditory pathways, and middle ear function. Interprets test results to determine degree of and nature of hearing loss and plan treatment. 2.Prepares treatment plan and goals/objectives for patients receiving hearing therapy. Provides hearing therapy or aural habilitation/rehabilitation for hearing impaired patients as scheduled. 3.Counsels parents of hearing impaired patients regarding the nature and degree of the impairment, the need for amplification (use of a hearing aid), educational issues, care and use of the hearing aid, importance of auditory training and language impact, etc. 4.Makes appropriate referrals for patients to various outside resources including educational programs or services such as neurology, psychology, or otolaryngology. Prepares reports and ensures dissemination as necessary for each patient. 5.Makes hearing aid earmolds, selects amplification; conducts electroacoustic analyses of hearing aids; uses real ear measures and follows up with patient after hearing aid is received. 6.Produces letters, reports and other documentation for patient medical records, departmental charts and as needed for insurance companies and billing purposes. 7.May travel between sites to provide audiological services for department and to otolaryngology practices. 8.May participate in any or all of the following, as assigned, such as Cleft Palate Team or equipment calibration. 9.Participates in activities that increase hearing therapy knowledge, professional expertise, and the delivery of quality patient services. 10. May maintain Hearing Aid Loaner Library, checking on availability of instruments and need for repair. May maintain FM auditory training equipment and provides inservice for staff speech pathologists and other department/agency personnel in use, maintenance and trouble shooting of equipment. 11. Establish follow-up schedule for recall of patients needing re-evaluation. Performs annual follow-up on hearing impaired caseload including auditory evoked potential testing, audiological assessment, aided hearing responses, electroacoustic analysis of hearing aids and earmold fit.
1. Masters or doctorate degree in Audiology. 2. Certification of Clinical Competence in Audiology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, or must obtain certification within 3 months from the date of hire into the Audiologist job classificatio n 3. Current license to practice as an Audiologist in the State of Michigan.
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