Be a part of the growth as a full-time Audiologist for the Cherokee Nation Outpatient Health Center.
The new Audiology Department features 3 sound booths, four procedure rooms, new real ear equipment, advanced computerized Audiometry, and updated OAE and tympanometry equipment.
Routine duties shall include providing audiology testing and related health care services to individuals eligible for services in accordance with the self-governance compact and funding agreement between the Cherokee Nation and the United States executed under the authority of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act. Based on knowledge of audiological principles and professional experience will have full professional responsibility for identifying, evaluating and recommending remedial measures for patients with communication problems related to hearing disability. Plans and implements prevention, habilitation, or rehabilitation services, including hearing aid selection and orientation, counseling, auditory training, lip reading, language habilitation, speech conservation, and other treatment programs developed in consultation with Speech Pathologist and other health care professionals. Plans for and participates in the integration of audiological services with other medical care and preventive health activities. Dispenses and fits hearing aids to those patients who are determined to be candidates as a result of the diagnostic and evaluative procedures. Makes referrals to appropriate providers, when deemed necessary. Provides technical consultation to audiometric technicians, regarding testing activities, scheduling, record keeping, and patient follow-up. Keeps abreast of developments in the field of audiology and in legislation pertaining to the field (e.g., legislation regarding hearing aid dispensing). Other duties may be assigned.
Master's degree in Audiology or Doctor of Audiology (AuD) degree; no substitutions.
An individual should have knowledge of Database software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Must possess a valid driver's license with a driving history verified through a motor vehicle report that meets requirements for Cherokee Nation underwriting rating. Must possess an Oklahoma Board Licensure from the Board of Examiners for Speech Pathology and Audiology. Board certification through either the American Board of Audiology or the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) (aka CCC-A).
Must meet and maintain pre-employment and periodic background investigation and adjudication for child care.
Employee must not be and will not be under sanction by the United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (OIG) or by the General Services Administration (GSA) or listed on the OIG's Cumulative Sanction Report, or the GSA's List of Excluded Providers; or listed on the OIG's List of Excluded Individuals/Entities (LEIE).
Additional Salary Information: Compensation plus generous benefits package including: 160 hours of vacation, 12 paid holidays, CME, sick leave and eligible site for IHS loan repayment.
Internal Number: 19603
About Cherokee Nation
Be a part of the largest tribally owned and operated healthcare system in the United States. The recently opened four-story facility on the campus of W.W. Hastings Hospital in Tahlequah, OK is the largest outpatient health center in the U.S. to be operated by a tribe. The facility features more than 240 exam rooms, two MRI machines, an ambulatory surgery center, 34 dental chairs, full service optometry and specialty health services.
Cherokee Nation Health Services has partnered with Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine to open the Nation's first tribally affiliated Medical School in Tahlequah. The first medical school class consists of 50 students.
Be a part of the growth at Cherokee Nation Health Services. We value work-life balance, so as one of our talented and dedicated health care professionals you will enjoy life outside of work! Focus on your patients and we'll take care of you!