Specializes in preventative, diagnostic, habilitative, and rehabilitative services related to audition and communicative disorders in children birth to 21 years of age. Provides clinical and professional leadership within the Department.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Maintains and documents productivity standards set by the Rehabilitative Services Director.
Records daily patient documentation, statistics, and charges according to departmental standards.
Supervises Assistants, Rehab Aides, and others (i.e., interns/students) according to experience.
Conduct/Interpret behavioral audiological evaluations to determine the existence of, type, and degree of hearing impairment relative to the patient's age and level of function.
Conduct/Interprets evoked potential evaluations to determine the status of the peripheral & central auditory system (estimation of auditory sensitivity, neural pathway integrity & site of lesion).
Conduct/Interpret Auditory Processing Disorder evaluations to define the functional status of the auditory nervous system & central auditory processes. Provide recommendations & referrals.
Actively counsels patients and families to ensure understanding, acceptance, and adjustment to auditory, vestibular, or related disorders, and the special needs of the hearing-impaired child.
Prepares an audiological evaluation report indicating patient's apparent problem, prognosis, and recommendations.
Remains available for consultation with medical, nursing, and allied health staff. Attends patient care staffing, conferences, and other related meetings that pertain to the care of specific patients.
Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology preferred.
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Able to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
Ability to effectively interact with patients, caregiver(s), physicians, and co-workers.
Ability to utilize sight to operate standard audiological equipment.
Analytical ability necessary to evaluate patient condition, interpret and analyze data, assess patient progress, and determine appropriate follow-up.
Able to relate cooperatively and constructively with patients, families and co-workers.
Ability to problem solve to adapt standard clinical procedures to the individual client's need.
Ability to interpret, adapt and react calmly under stressful conditions.
Serve as clinical instructor/preceptor for Audiology students after 2 years of clinical experience.
Minimum Job Requirements:
Master degree in Audiology or Doctorate degree with emphasis in Audiology
State of Florida licensure as an Audiologist required
Certificate of Clinical Competency from the American Speech Language Hearing Association
Clinical Pediatric Rotation in Audiology or Pediatric Experience in Audiology.