DescriptionReporting to the Manager of the INI Diagnostic Center and according to established protocol, policies and procedures, performs services including evaluation, diagnosing, treatment and management of patients with hearing and/or balance dysfunction referred by a medical doctor or self. In doing so, determines the most likely site of damage to the auditory/vestibular system and anticipates the degree of social disability resulting from damage/loss. Predicts potential benefits to patients for hearing aid use and/or special training. Counsels and educates patients and families in habilitative or rehabilitative practices, monitors patients' progress and maintains clinical records according to established procedures. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care that is appropriate to the ages of the patients served.
Requires approximately 6 to 12 months on the job experience necessary in order to gain full knowledge of audiological testing techniques and objectives to be able to develop and administer treatment programs.
Work requires professional level of knowledge of anatomy and physiology, auditory electrophysiology, cochlear implants, psychology, sociology, acoustics and phonetics at a level normally acquired through completion of a Doctoral degree in Audiology.
Current state license as an Audiologist, state license for hearing aid dispensing, certificate of clinical competence from ASHA and a Doctoral degree in Audiology are required.
Work requires the interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with patients and families when conducting tests, providing treatment and with physicians, speech and language pathologists and other closely related clinical professionals when gathering and exchanging patient information.
Work requires analytical ability to administer and evaluate standardized audiological tests, evaluate results, develop treatment plans, monitor patients' progress, and troubleshoot amplification devices.
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