NWIN Audiologist III - Full Time, Days

Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 3 weeks ago(2/2/2024 1:59 PM)
Job ID
2024-67869
Shift
Day
New Position Type
FT Regular
CBA Code
Non-Union

Job Description

Join a world-class academic healthcare system, UChicago Medicine Crown Point, located in Crown Point, Indiana. UChicago Medicine is an integrated academic and community health system with multiple primary medical facilities within the surrounding suburbs of Chicago.  UChicago Medicine, Crown Point is a new two-story, 130,000-square-foot multispecialty care center and micro-hospital in Northwest Indiana for what will be the academic health system's largest off-site facility and its first freestanding building in Indiana.  It is anticipating an opening in Spring 2024.

The Crown Point care center will include:
• A micro-hospital with an eight-bed emergency department and a short-stay inpatient unit
• A comprehensive cancer center with infusion therapy as well as radiation, medical and surgical oncology
• An imaging center with MRI, CT, PET, X-ray and ultrasound capabilities
• An outpatient surgery center
• Laboratory services
• Medical offices with access to UChicago Medicine’s physicians and specialists, including those in cancer care, cardiology, digestive diseases, orthopaedics, neurosciences, pediatrics, primary care, surgical specialties, transplant care and women’s health

 

Be a part of a world-class academic healthcare system at UChicago Medicine as an Audiologist III with the multispecialty clinic at our Crown Point location.

 

Under the direction and supervision of the Clinical Director of Audiology, Assistant Director Therapy Services, and Ambulatory, provides audiology services (consultation, evaluation and intervention) in a clinical outpatient setting for adults and children. Provides prompt and efficient attention to patient and clinic needs. Manages and performs administrative duties related to clinical role. Effectively manages all levels of complexity of patient audiological needs including tertiary care. Acts as team leader in a subspecialty area of audiology among:  implantable hearing devices, vestibular evaluation, pediatric audiology, or adult diagnostic audiology/hearing aids.

 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Complex diagnostic evaluation of the functional status of the peripheral auditory system in children and interpretation of these results. This includes pure-tone air and bone conduction audiometry, speech audiometry, tympanometry, distortion product otoacoustic emissions testing, acoustic reflex thresholds and decay testing.
  • Knowledge of appropriate device candidacy requirements, including hearing aids, cochlear implants, osseointegrated devices and assistive listening devices.
  • Team members are actively involved in assisting with advanced peripheral diagnostic assessments such as: audiorty brainstem response (ABR), auditory steady state response (ASSR), electrocochleography (eCochG), vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (VEMP) in adults and children. 
  • Develop and lead implementation of new clinical programs in a subspecialty field and to act as a reference to other audiology team members for one of the following: implantable hearing devices, vestibular evaluation, pediatric audiology, or aduilt diagnostic audiology/hearing aids.
  • Patient and family counseling, including patient education and appropriate referrals.
  • Evaluation for recommendation of amplification and assistive listening devices.
  • Ability to take earmold impressions.
  • Dispensing of amplification including patient instruction of use and maintenance.
  • Evaluation of benefit of amplification and assistive listening devices, i.e. verification and validation measures.
  • Appropriate documentation including audiogram and/or written report with test results and recommendations.
  • Facilitate compliance audits.

Required Qualifications

  • Doctor of Audiology (AuD) or PhD in Audiology is required.
  • The candidate must have completed the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) or ABA Certificate of Clinical Competence. This includes successful completion of the national board examination.
  • The candidate must hold current Indiana Professional Licensing Agency for Audiology.
  • Minimum of 10 years experience as a clinical audiologist required, preferably in a comparable clinical setting.
  • Candidate should demonstrate proven ability to consistently perform assigned tasks promptly and with a high level of customer satisfaction. Ability to handle contacts with patients, families, physicians, nurses and/or external contacts courteously and pleasantly while providing prompt and efficient attention to customer needs is also essential.
  • Requires skill in handling sensitive matters and patients/families with tact, courtesy and discretion.
  • Requires excellent verbal communication skills, particularly with respect to one-on-one interpersonal communication.
  • Requires demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently; including determining priorities, organizing work, working independently, and working in a fast paced environment.

Position Details:

  • Job Type/FTE: Full Time (1.0 FTE)
  • Shift: Day - 8 hours
  • Unit/Department: Multispecialty Clinic
  • CBA Code: Non-Union

Must comply with UCMC’s COVID-19 Vaccination requirement as a condition of employment. If you have already received the vaccination, you must provide proof as part of the pre-employment process. This is in addition to your compliance with the Flu Vaccination requirement as well. Medical and religious exemptions will be considered consistent with applicable law. Lastly, a pre-employment physical, drug screening, and background check are also required for all employees prior to hire.

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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