• Audiologist

    Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 2 weeks ago(8/6/2018 1:46 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-13039
    Benefits Eligible
    Yes
    Shift
    Day
    Type
    Full-Time Regular
    CBA Code
    Non-Union
  • Job Description

    Audiologist I

    University of Chicago Medicine

     

    Join one of the nation’s most comprehensive academic medical centers, University of Chicago Medicine, in an engaging and thought-driven role as an Audiologist. As part of the University of Chicago Medical Center, our audiology program is committed to evidence-based practice. As such, our team of audiologists is heavily involved with on-going professional education to be certain that our services reflect the latest proven techniques.  This commitment also requires constant innovation and improvement of our testing protocols and equipment based on the status of the ever-changing state of the art. At the University of Chicago Medicine, our audiologists work closely alongside physicians, speech & language pathologists, and deaf/hearing-impaired educators as a team to provide comprehensive care of hearing and balance disorders to patients of all ages.

     

    In this role, the Audiologist, under the direction and supervision of the Clinical Director of Audiology and Section Administrator (BSD), provides Audiology services (consultation, evaluation, and therapy) in an acute care hospital and clinical outpatient setting for persons with hearing and balance disorders.  Provides prompt and efficient attention to patient needs. Manages and performs administrative duties related to clinical role. Effectively manages entry level volumes of patients with basic hearing needs.

     

    Responsibilities include:

    • Audiologic Evaluations:
      • Basic diagnostic evaluation of the functional status of the peripheral auditory system in adults and children and interpretation of these results. This includes pure-tone air and bone conduction audiometry, speech audiometry, tympanometry, acoustic reflex thresholds and decay testing.
      • Electrophysiologic evaluation of the functional status of the peripheral and central auditory systems in adults and children and interpretation of these results. This includes Auditory Brainstem Response and Otoacoustic Emissions evaluations.
      • Reviewing test results with the patient and their family, which would include patient education, counseling and appropriate educational referrals.
      • Hearing Aids:Evaluation for recommendation of hearing aid(s) use. This includes aided and unaided sound-field testing of speech recognition threshold, supra-threshold speech recognition in quiet and in noise, loudness discomfort levels and functional gain measures.
      • Evaluation of benefit of hearing aid(s) use. This includes electroacoustic evaluation of the hearing aid(s), functional gain measures and real-ear measurements with the hearing aid(s).
      • Dispensing of CICs, conventional, programmable and digital hearing aid(s). This includes Items 1 and 2 (above) and making impressions for custom earmolds and hearing aid(s), modification of the earmold or hearing aid(s) and instruction in the use of the hearing aid(s).
      • Evaluation on the use of ALDs.
    • Communication/Reports:
      • Written reports of audiologic test results and recommendations in the form of the audiogram and letter report to the UCH chart and referral source.
      • Narrative written reports of audiologic test results and recommendations and hearing aid recommendations to referral agencies such as Illinois Department of Specialized Care for Children (DSCC) and Illinois Department of Rehabilitation Services (DORS).
      • Summary reports of ABR/OAE test results and recommendations to the UCH chart and referral source.
      • Discussion of audiologic test results and recommendations with OHNS attending and resident staff, attending and resident staff from other UCH clinics, such as Pediatrics, Oncology, Psychiatry, Neurology or other appropriate referral source.
      • Discussion of audiologic test results and recommendations with the patient and patient's family which could include patient education, counseling and appropriate educational referrals.
      • Maintain written documentation of transactions regarding the patient, such as telephone conversations with patient or other professional involved in the patient's case.
      • Attend regular Audiology staff meetings.
      • Make appropriate referrals to outside agencies that would include educational referrals.
      • Schedule appointments in EPIC for audiologic evaluations, ENGs, ABRs, hearing aid(s) evaluations and checks. Inform (verbal or written) patient of special instructions, if needed, for the scheduled appointment.
    • Other:
      • Complete and submit charge forms for each patient seen, enter charges on daily census.
      • Participate in the UCH Studies when appropriate and provide follow-up recommendations to the study patient's family.
      • Maintain Audiology files with patient audiograms and hearing aid or other reports.
      • Participate in continuing education courses/seminars/workshops related to the practice of clinical audiology.
      • Provide patient education to the patient and to the patient's family.
      • Confirm appointments, review instructions, referrals for "managed care". Pull Clinic Charts.
      • Maintain Clinic appearance and follow all appropriate hospital patient care, regulatory, and administrative policies.
      • Provides presentations/in-services to colleagues or UCM residents once per year.
      • Perform other duties as assigned.


    Required Qualifications:

    • A minimum of 1 years’ experience as a clinical audiologist is required.
    • A Master of Science/Arts (MS/MA) in Audiology or Doctor of Audiology (AuD or PhD) degree from an accredited educational body is required.
    • The candidate must have completed the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) or ABA Certificate of Clinical Competence.
    • The candidate must hold or be able to obtain an Illinois Department of Professional Regulation License for Audiology.

    Why Join Us

    We’ve been at the forefront of medicine since 1899. We provide superior healthcare with compassion, always mindful that each patient is a person, an individual. To accomplish this, we need employees with passion, talent and commitment… with patients and with each other. We’re in this together: working to advance medical innovation, serve the health needs of the community, and move our collective knowledge forward. If you’d like to add enriching human life to your profile, The University of Chicago Medicine is for you. Here at the forefront, we’re doing work that really matters. Join us. Bring your passion

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    Bring your career to the next level at a hospital that is thriving; from patient satisfaction to employee engagement, we are at the Forefront of Medicine. Take advantage of all we have to offer and #BringYourPassiontotheForefront,

    University of Chicago Medicine is growing; discover how you can be a part of this pursuit of excellence at: www.uchospitals.edu/jobs

     

    The University of Chicago Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, civil union status, parental status, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status and other legally protected characteristics.

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