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Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) audiologist clinical responsibilities include outpatient and inpatient pediatric audiological assessment (VRA, CPA, conventional audiometry); ABR (natural sleep, sedation unit, operating room) and aural rehabilitation (hearing technology evaluations and fittings), clinical equipment maintenance and calibration. Clinical care includes collaboration with otolaryngologists, behavioral health providers, speech-language pathologists and other specialists. Additional opportunities may include involvement in multidisciplinary clinics, research studies, teaching and the ongoing development, revision, and refinement of clinical procedures and protocols. Continuing education available throughout the year. Positions available in New Jersey Specialty Care Centers, Pennsylvania Specialty Care Centers, and the Philadelphia Campus.
Independently assesses hearing through the use of diagnostic tests and other appropriate procedures, in compliance with guidelines set by the department and regulating agencies, with support provided by more senior staff as needed.
Independently interprets test findings with prompt dissemination of results using professional oral and written communication.
Aids physicians and other providers in the diagnosis and treatment of peripheral and central auditory disorders.
Counsels patients and families, as well as other professionals regarding hearing loss and options for (re)habilitation including, but not limited to hearing technology, communication options and educational services through the use of outcomes measures and referrals to appropriate service providers with support provided by more senior staff, as needed.
Independently develops recommendations for aural (re)habilitation in accordance with departmental protocols, with support provided by more senior staff, as needed.
Selects, modifies, and dispenses amplification systems, cochlear implants and other assistive devices when appropriate.
Develops informational materials for families and professionals when appropriate.
Assists the manager, supervisors, and more senior audiologists in assigned administrative duties.
Participates in department quality improvement projects.
Maintains and calibrates clinical equipment as needed.
Participates in development of long- and short-term department goals.
Assists with patient coverage plans.
Participates in educational and research activities.
Updates professional knowledge and skills by completing a minimum of 10 clock hours of continuing education during each fiscal and/or rating year.
Participates in clinical research and continuing education activities, as requested.
Master's Degree Audiology Required
Doctorate Audiology Preferred
Skills and Abilities
High level of analytical skill in order to work independently to identify and plan for the resolution of problems encountered in clinical and research duties.
High level of skill in various audiological assessment procedures pertaining to the pediatric population.
Fundamental research skills including a general understanding of research methodology, design, and statistics.
Licenses and Certifications
Audiology License (Pennsylvania) - Pennsylvania State Licensing Board - within 3 months - Required and
Audiology License (New Jersey) - New Jersey State Licensing Board - within 3 months - Preferred and
Board Certification in Audiology - American Board of Audiology - within 3 months - Required or
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) - American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) - within 3 months - Required
Basic Life Support (BLS) - Issued through an organization that requires a hands-on instructor lead psychomotor skills verification (ex. American Heart Association or Red Cross). - within 3 months - Preferred
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is the nation's first hospital devoted exclusively to the care of children. Since our start in 1855, CHOP has been the birthplace for countless breakthroughs and dramatic firsts in pediatric medicine. Built on a foundation of delivering safe, high-quality, family-centered care, the Hospital has fostered medical discoveries and innovations that have improved pediatric healthcare and saved countless children’s lives. Today, families facing complex conditions come to CHOP from all over the world, and our compassionate care and innovation has repeatedly earned us a spot on the U.S. News & World Report's Honor Roll of the nation's best children's hospitals. CHOP was named America’s 2022 Best Large Employer by Forbes. At CHOP, your experience is valued; your voice is heard; and your contributions make a difference for patients and families. Join us as we build on our promise to advance pediatric care—and your career. Apply at www.chop.edu/careers.