The purpose of the Audiology department is to prevent hearing loss, diagnose and evaluate hearing loss and hearing impairment, and to provide treatment including aural (re)habilitation to children and their families.
The Audiologist is responsible for providing pediatric audiology services to all of our community’s children and adolescents in accordance with all current applicable federal, state, and local standards, guidelines and regulations, and as may be directed by the Director of Audiology and/or the Sr. VP of Open Arms Children’s Health, to assure that the highest degree of quality care is maintained at all times.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Provide comprehensive, developmentally appropriate diagnostic audiology evaluations for patients served in the outpatient clinic and/or residents at HOTI. Diagnostic services may include: visual reinforcement audiometry, conditioned play audiometry, standard audiometry, acoustic immittance measures, electrophysiologic measures including ABR and OAE, and auditory processing evaluations.
Provide comprehensive, developmentally appropriate rehabilitation services for patients, including assessment, fitting/mapping, verification, and validation of hearing technology. Hearing technologies include hearing aids, bone anchored hearing devices, cochlear implants, and assistive listening devices.
Counsel families, caregivers, and patients on results of evaluation and recommendations for any follow-up services. Provide education and support to families, caregivers, and patients regarding rehabilitation options.
Establish collaborative relationships within the agency and in the community, inclusive of the child’s medical home and other providers such as speech-language pathology, ENT, school districts, and other allied health or healthcare providers serving the child and family; in order to facilitate ongoing care and quality outcomes.
Provide training and education about hearing loss, aural (re)habilitation, and follow-up and prevention services to audiology externs and students, on-site providers, community-based providers, and the community at large.
Participate in family support and community events provided by the agency.
Complete daily documentation of services including report writing, notes, and billing.
Doctoral Degree in Audiology from an accredited college or university is required.
Audiologist and Hearing Instrument Dispenser licenses to practice in the state of Kentucky are required.
Basic computer skills are required.
1-3 years of pediatric audiology experience is preferred, although new graduates are welcome to apply.
This position may require work beyond normal working hours as needed.
Frequent interruptions may occur.
About Home of the Innocents
Do you have a passion for working with children and families? The Home of the Innocents just may be the place for you. With a 138 year history in the Louisville community, Home of the Innocents is looking for compassionate people who want to contribute to the team.