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Audiologist - ENT Clinic- Adults/Peds - Part-time - South Shore locations (Open)

Company: Ochsner Clinic Foundation
Location: New Orleans
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

The audiologist is responsible for administering a variety of diagnostic audiological exams, counseling patients, families and physicians regarding test results, and reviewing options that best meet their hearing healthcare needs. Performs audiological services in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of hearing and balance disorders for people of all ages. Evaluates, orders, and dispenses hearing aids and cochlear implants.Part time- 20 hours/weekEducationRequired - Master's degree in Audiology, or a Doctor of Audiology Doctorate (Au.D.) in the state of practiceWork ExperienceRequired - 1 year experience in the Audiology fieldCertificationsRequired - Current Hearing Aid License in the state of practice from the American Speech and HearingAssociation (ASHA)Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-A) in the state of practice from ASHAKnowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of patientinformation. Must be proficient with Windows-style applications and keyboard.Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present information clearlyand professionally to varying levels of individuals throughout the patient care process.Must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to effectively collaborate and interact withpatients and other healthcare professionals.Must have clinical skills indicative of a Board-certified audiologist.Must be able to identify, test, diagnose and manage hearing disorders in all populations.Ability to effectively counsel patients regarding hearing healthcare and possibletreatment/management options.Must be able to perform Auditory Brainstem Response testing, Vestibular assessments,otoscopies and make ear impressions.Working knowledge of hearing loss prevention methods to educate the public properly.Must be able to organize time and prioritize numerous duties within strict deadlines.Must be able to handle patients in a caring and respectful manner and plan accordingly formedically complex patients.Job DutiesAssesses auditory function in normal hearing and hearing-impaired patients of all ages.Communicates educational, medical, and diagnostic procedural information to the patientand/or patient's family in a clear and concise manner.Conducts comprehensive diagnostic audiological evaluations, newborn hearing screeningsand otoacoustic emissions.Assesses candidacy of patients with hearing loss for hearing aids and implantable devicesand provides appropriate rehabilitation options to ensure the best possible outcome.Facilitates departmental practice by scheduling and coordinating all appointment types.Assists in the orientation and training of new employees as assigned and attends appropriatein-services/education programs.May be required to fit and calibrate hearing aids for patients and conduct auditory brainstemresponse evaluations as needed.Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including but not limited to: respect forprivacy, method of introduction to the patient, adapting explanation of services or proceduresto be performed, requesting permissions and communication style.Other related duties as required.The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.Remains knowledgeable on current federal, state and local laws, accreditation standards or regulatoryagency requirements that apply to the assigned area of responsibility and ensures compliance with all suchlaws, regulations and standards.This employer maintains and complies with its Compliance & Privacy Program and Standards of Conduct,including the immediate reporting of any known or suspected unethical or questionable behaviors orconduct; patient/employee safety, patient privacy, and/or other compliance-related concerns.The employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration foremployment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin,protected veteran status, or disability status.Physical and Environmental DemandsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee tosuccessfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made toenable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently,and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. (Constantly: activity orcondition exists 2/3 or more of the time) to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess ofthose for Sedentary Work. Even though the weight lifted may be only a negligible amount, a job should berated Light Work: (1) when it requires walking or standing to a significant degree; or (2) when it requiressitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or (3) when the jobrequires working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing and/or pulling of materials eventhough the weight of those materials is negligible. NOTE: The constant stress and strain of maintaining aproduction rate pace, especially in an industrial setting, can be and is physically demanding of a workereven though the amount of force exerted is negligible.Normal routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluid or tissue and as part of their employment,incumbents are not called upon to perform or assist in emergency care or first aid.The incumbent has no occupational risk for exposure to communicable diseases.Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there may be occupational risk for exposure tohazardous medications or hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport, storage,preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level ofexposure may increase depending on the essential job duties of the role.

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