Location: Akron, Ohio
About Akron Children's Hospital
Akron Children's Hospital has been caring for children since 1890, and our pediatric specialties are ranked among the nation's best by U.S. News & World Report. With two hospital campuses, regional health centers and more than 50 primary and specialty care locations throughout Ohio, we're making it easier for today's busy families to find the high-quality care they need. In 2020, our health care system provided more than 1.1 million patient encounters. We also operate neonatal and pediatric units in the hospitals of our regional health care partners. Every year, our Children's Home Care Group nurses provide thousands of in-home visits, and our School Health nurses manage clinic visits for students from preschool through high school. With our Quick Care Online virtual visits and Akron Children's Anywhere app, we're here for families whenever and wherever they need us. Learn more at akronchildrens.org.
- To treat every child as we would our own
- To treat others as they would like to be treated
- To turn no child away for any reason
Prior to the start date, full COVID-19 vaccination is required for employment. Full vaccination is defined as 14 days after the last received vaccination. Boosters are excluded from this requirement.
We are seeking people who are committed to fostering a diverse environment in which patients, family and staff from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed, included and can thrive.
PRN, M-F Days for coverage for hospitals (including nurseries) and outpatient facilities and satellite offices. Will also work a weekend for nursery coverage. Flexibility for coverage to our various locations in Akron, Canton, Warren, Boardman, Boston Heights, Massillon and Medina.
Summary:The Audiologist provides comprehensive diagnostic audiological services to children from birth to adult.
1.Provides comprehensive diagnostic audiological services to children from birth to adult to include VRA, play audiometry, pure tone audiometry, speech audiometry, immittance testing, ABR/ASSR, OAE, central auditory processing evaluations and hearing aid evaluations/fittings at the hospital and the Rehabilitation Services Division satellite locations.
2.Provides services in an outpatient hospital setting and satellite locations with emphasis on clinical quality and efficiency of care process.
3.Provides services in an inpatient hospital setting including Hem/Onc., Infant Therapy, Inpatient Rehab., Trauma Screens, and Universal Newborn Hearing Screenings to Akron Children's Hospital nurseries. Completes State reporting forms to maintain compliance for all nurseries.
4.Selects and performs age appropriate audiometric procedures to assess hearing thresholds in order to determine peripheral hearing sensitivity.
5.Provides test results, recommendations and appropriate referrals to parents, referring physicians, and other professionals.
6.Performs and provides clinical management for obtaining, verifying, fitting, and dispensing hearing aids, Orders and dispenses FM systems. Responsible for obtaining hearing aid prior authorizations and all hearing aid repairs and services.
7.Performs and interprets specialized audiological tests (Universal Newborn Hearing Screenings, unsedated ABR's, sedated ABR's, ABR's in OR, and Auditory Processing evaluations).
8.Obtains relevant case history. Demonstrates proficiency in navigating the EMR, documentation, report writing, and billing in the EMR.
9.Performs speech, language and hearing screenings
10.Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide care for physical, psychological, social, educational and safety needs of the patients.
11.Provides audiological services for inpatient/outpatient Infant Therapy patients, Day Rehab. patients, and patients seen in multidisciplinary clinics.
12.Maintains an average productivity measure of 60-65% on a quarterly basis according to the Rehabilitation Services Division standard.
13.Other duties as required
1.Experience in pediatrics is required/preferred.
2.Experience in an inpatient and outpatient setting is preferred.
3.Experience in VRA, play audiometry, ABR/ASSR, OAE, central auditory processing evaluations and hearing aid fittings is preferred.
4.Experience working with all levels within an organization is required.
5.Experience in healthcare is preferred.
6.Proficiency in MS Office [Outlook, Excel, Word] or similar software is required. Use of EPIC software is preferred.
Education and Experience
1.Education: Master's degree in Audiology or a Doctor Degree in Audiology is required.
2.Certification: State of Ohio License in Audiology Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology from American Speech, Language & Hearing Association [ASHA] within 60 days of employment is required.
3.Years of relevant experience: At least 1-2 years is preferred
4.Years of experience supervising: None.
5.Travel: Travel to hospital and Rehabilitation Services satellites is required.
6.Employee must work Universal Newborn Hearing Screening rotational weekend coverage.
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