AUDIOLOGIST

Job Locations US-AK-Sitka
Job ID
2021-5958
Category
PROVIDERS
Type
Regular Full-Time/80hrs (1.0 FTE) -A1

About Us:

 

SEARHC is a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. We see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement.

Working at SEARHC is more than a job, it’s a fulfilling career. We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long and short-term disability, and more.

Job Overview:

This position entails providing audiological care and hearing services for SEARHC patients. This position requires advanced, sophisticated skills in diagnostic audiology testing, as well as recommendations for treatments of hearing loss and other ear related disorders.

Responsibilities:

  • Identify, evaluate, diagnose, and document disorders of human hearing, including the degree and type of hearing loss and other auditory disorders for inpatient and outpatient pediatric and adult patients at SEARHC sites throughout the Consortium.
  • Responsible for the instruction and counseling in the use, fitting, adjustment, and modification of hearing aids and other personal amplification devices for patient’s and related counseling for family members. Performs adequate and effective follow-up and maintenance of said devices.
  • Provides audiology field clinics to a variety of SEARHC sites across the consortium. Travel will involve transportation on small planes and may include after-hours travel.  
  • Develops and institutes a quality assurance program in accordance with accepted professional audiology concepts, principles, and evidence based practice.
  • Develops, revises, and implements policies and procedures.
  • Accepts and makes referrals as appropriate to other specialties/providers and effectively collaborates and communicates with interdisciplinary teams to provide patient-centered care.
  • Involvement in the ongoing development of audiology telehealth services to and from field sites.

 

Qualifications:

 

Education/Experience

  • Master’s degree or Au.D. in Audiology from an accredited university.
  • Five years’ experience as a clinical audiologist preferred. 

License/Certification

  • Must have or be eligible for an unrestricted license to practice audiology in the state of Alaska.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of assessment and evaluation of hearing disorders using evidence based practices and appropriate diagnostic testing.
  • Knowledge of appropriate treatment options for hearing loss and communication disorders.
  • Encourages involvement of the patient and families in the plan of care, and understands the impact of cultural variables.
  • Accountability and adherence to the American Academy of Audiology code of ethics and scope of practice within state and federal guidelines.
  • Knowledge of current audiologic best practices for hearing aid fittings and other amplification devices.
  • Skill in performing hearing aid fittings and follow up care.
  • Ability to implement an audiology program, including developing policies and procedures.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients and fellow providers and staff.
  • Ability to combine knowledge of audiologic evaluations with knowledge of otologic diseases to assist physicians and other health care providers in proper diagnosis and treatment.
  • Ability to work independently.

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