Audiologist - Vestibular Diagnostics - Adult Outpatient Therapy
Administers a variety of tests to determine patient hearing levels and hearing loss, and prescribes the use of a hearing aid and/or special training. Coordinates audiometric results with other diagnostic data, and assists in selection and use of suitable hearing aids. Plans, directs, conducts, or participates in rehabilitative programs including counseling, guidance, auditory training, speech (lip) reading, and speech conversation.
Administers diagnostic testing procedures to determine extent of patient’s impairment and prognosis for improvement.
Makes hearing recommendations for each client/patient; re-evaluates and modifies recommendations as warranted; instructs patient in use and care of hearing equipment.
Evaluates and reviews pertinent data relating to overall treatment planning and evaluation; administers standard evaluations and elicits information regarding existing skills and capacities.
Prepares written documentation as required by profession and department, such as evaluation results and other such reports.
Communicates with medical and allied health personnel regarding patient progress, needs, and discharge planning.
Consults with physicians and other medical health personnel on patient’s progress; maintains appropriate records.
Documents patient care effectively through written communication.
Provides instruction in rehabilitation to be continued by patient or family/caregiver.
Conducts or participates in training medical and other personnel in therapy techniques and objectives.
Coordinates with other service areas to ensure proper patient care.
Demonstrates sensitivity to patient comfort and privacy.
Adheres to and supports team members in exhibiting TMCH values of integrity, community, compassion, and dedication.
Adheres to TMC organizational and department-specific safety, confidentiality, values, policies and standards.
Performs related duties as assigned.
EDUCATION: Master’s degree in Audiology.
EXPERIENCE: None required.
LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION: Licensed Audiologist in Arizona. Licensed hearing aid dispenser in Arizona. Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of audiometric testing and other diagnostic measurements and data, evaluation techniques, and option to improve hearing loss.
Skill in assessing individual’s hearing loss and evaluating what treatment or aid would be best to improve hearing.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
Ability to effectively present information and respond to inquiries or complaints from employees, patients and/or their representatives, and the general public.
Ability to calculate figures and compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs and apply basic algebraic concepts.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.