Assisting and running of a clinical research protocol that includes fitting, management, and evaluation of an adult hearing aid population. Additional clinical responsibilities will include evaluation and diagnosis of auditory disorders in an ENT clinic.
Perform high quality standard and specialized audiometric tests. Select and administer appropriate diagnostic procedures for each patient based on age and performance ability. Analyze test results and counsel patients and families on results. Refer to appropriate medical entities when necessary. Appropriately refer or make recommendations for various amplification options. Evaluate and fit hearing aids and assistive listening devices. Appropriately manage outcomes of patients with amplification devices according to research protocol, as well as department policy and procedures. Generate effective patient documentation according to established hospital and department procedures, and other paperwork needed for patient care. Flexibility to work with various multi-disciplinary teams. Work with audiology students from outside universities and teach within clinical setting. Maintain current best practices through internal and external continuing education specific to areas of service. Facilitate learning and understanding in patients, caregivers, staff, students and community by providing education that is easily understood. Openly share knowledge and expertise.
Education, Experience, and Licensure:
Doctorate degree in audiology, Au.D. or Ph.D., from accredited program. Must be a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology or hold ASHA certification. Ability to obtain current Mississippi license required.
Knowledge and Skills:
Knowledge of pediatric and adult audiology testing procedures, counseling, and patient management required. The ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing to inter-department colleagues, intra-department colleagues, and external colleagues of various medical, educational and other health related fields. Basic knowledge of computer skills and typical word processing applications as well as general office equipment. The ability to use and troubleshoot specialized equipment such as audiometers of various types, acoustic immittance bridges, auditory evoked potential units, hearing aid analyzers and fitting equipment, otoacoustic emissions devices, and drills. Effective interpersonal skills are required.