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Audiologist

Location: St. Dominic Medical Associates
Department: EARS, NOSE AND THROAT CLINIC - 6825
Employment Type: PRN
Shift: Day
Other Shift Details:
Job Code: 5546

Description

Job Summary

 
Provides diagnostic and therapeutic services by assessing and treating neonate, infant, children, adolescent, adult, and geriatric hearing, balance, and communication disorders.
 
Job Requirements
 
Minimum EducationDoctorate degree in Audiology.
 
Minimum Work ExperienceSpecialty certification requires an additional training module and a minimum number of hours practicing as an Audiologist.
 
Required Licenses[Mississippi, United States] Audiologists
Licensed in the state of MS.
 
Organizational Expectations
 
Provides a positive and professional representation of the organization.
 
Promotes culture of safety for patients and employees through proper identification, reporting, documentation, and prevention.
 
Maintains hospital standards for a clean and quiet patient environment to maintain a positive patient care experience.
 
Maintains competency and knowledge of current standards of practice, trends, and developments in related scope of job role or practice.
 
Adheres to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations.
 
Participates in ongoing quality improvement activities.
 
Maintains compliance with organization’s policies, as well as established practices, protocols, and procedures of the position, department, and applicable professional standards.
 
Complies with organizational and regulatory policies for handling confidential patient information.
 
Demonstrates excellent customer service through his/her attitude and actions, consistent with the standards contained in the Vision, Mission, and Values of the organization.
 
Adheres to professional standards, hospital policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements, and TJC standards and/or standards from other accrediting bodies.
 
Essential Functions
 
•Defines patient hearing impairment and balance disorder by conferring with referring physician; selecting and administering electrophysiological and other relevant tests; operating diagnostic equipment; determining type and degree of hearing impairment and effects on comprehension and speech; interpreting audiometric diagnostic data; preparing written diagnostic reports.•Provides treatments by cleaning ear canal; fitting hearing aides and other assistive devices; conducting auditory training and instruction in speech and lip reading; fitting and tuning cochlear plants; counseling patients and families; conducting programs in aural rehabilitation; guiding technical staff.•Maintains patient records by recording and updating evaluations, changes, progress, and treatments.•Improves quality results by studying, evaluating, and re-designing processes; implementing changes; participating in research programs; evaluating new equipment, devices, and techniques.•Provides auditory evaluations and education by measuring and studying noise conditions; conducting hearing protection and hearing loss screening programs.•Maintains supplies inventory by checking stock; anticipating needs; placing and expediting orders; verifying receipt.•Maintains legal and accreditation compliance by adhering to federal, state, and local regulations, and professional standards.•Updates job knowledge by tracking trends in new techniques and approaches; participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.•Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
 
Functional Demands
 
Prolonged periods of standing, walking, or sitting while on duty.Lifting, pushing, and pulling up to 50 pounds with or without assistance.Transferring, repositioning patients.Reaching, stooping, bending, kneeing, and crouching for patient care functions.Visual and auditory acuity and manual dexterity essential to performing designated duties required.Optimal auditory acuity required. Manual dexterity involving the handling of equipment and instruments or needles is essential to performing assigned duties.Ability to perform effectively in a stressful and fast-paced environment.Ability to pass all required health and other screening tests.Physical conditions are clean, neat and well lit. Maybe subjected to unpleasant sights and odors, stressful situations and hazardous or infectious agents where judgment as to precautions need to be taken is essential. Climate control and ambient temperature variances may be experienced. Exposure to limited amounts of hazardous chemicals or substances and infectious disease processes are a possibility. Hours of duty maybe irregular or unexpectedly extended due to emergency circumstances.Direct contact with blood or other body fluids to which universal precautions apply. Personal protective equipment is made available and must be worn.




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