Audiologist, Full time
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Little Rock, AR 72205
CC014300 Audiology – Little Rock
Provides a wide range of audiological services utilizing developmentally appropriate techniques to patients from birth through 21
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Performs audiological evaluations and screenings
Reviews medical record for pertinent information prior to every evaluation
Interviews parent/caregivers to obtain relevant history prior to each evaluation to determine developmentally appropriate protocol
Utilizes Cross-Check Principle with each patient to make a reliability and validity judgment
Seeks assistance from other staff as appropriate to enhance evaluation integrity and completeness
Implements a plan of action with appropriate recommendations and counsels/educates every patient and family regarding this plan
Maintains technical competency with all clinical equipment, including diagnostic, screening and computer-assisted applications
2. Provides selection, verification and management of amplification or cochlear implant needs for identified patients
Determines options regarding traditional amplification, cochlear implants, bone-anchored implants, FM technology, etc and provides information and education to family/patient in order to navigate the decision-making process.
Pre-selects appropriate device(s), earmolds, accessories, etc. based on audiometric configuration, patient’s listening environment and level of functioning, utilizing computer-assisted applications when appropriate and confirms through functional and objective measures.
Counsels patient/family regarding the adjustment process, device care/maintenance, appropriate expectations, needed follow-up protocol and provides written/visual materials to support
Confirms family understanding prior to discharge about device care/maintenance, troubleshooting and the recommended individualized plan of care for the patient’s audiological needs.
3. Applies the technical knowledge and skills required for specialized testing in complex cases
Selects appropriate protocol, administers and interprets Auditory Evoked Responses according to clinic standards
Selects appropriate protocol, administers and interprets Auditory Processing Disorder evaluations according to clinic standards
Investigates new technology options and acquires a documented level of competency to apply to ACH patient population
4. Generates appropriate documentation for recordkeeping, reporting and referrals
Completes the summary section of the audiogram on the date of service based on audiology department procedures and routes appropriately for the Medical Records.
Composes a complete and organized report utilizing appropriate language and including relative educational material within one week of the evaluation for medical records, referral source and other service providers for patients requiring coordination of care.
Completes documentation and entries regarding patients in electronic databases and software including those for scheduling and amplification fitting
5. Provides specific Audiology clinic functions and/or coordinates special projects as assigned
These may include:School-based audiology services (EARS)Project HOP/OutreachCochlear implant CoordinationHearing aid/ALD Loaner BanksInfant Hearing ProgramEquipment coordinationSupervision/preceptor for studentsParent education and trainingPresentations/workshops on behalf of ACHDevelopment of educational materialsMaintenance of clinic suppliesOther duties as assigned
Required – Doctoral Degree – Field of Study: Audiology
Preferred – 2 years pediatric audiology experience preferred
CERTIFICATION / LICENSE / REGISTRY REQUIREMENTS
Required – Audiology License: (AR) (needed within 3 months of hire date)
Required – Certificate of Clinical Competency (CCC-A) (Certification) (needed within 6 months of hire date)
This position has no specific Skill requirements
Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight Up to 10 pounds
Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight Up to 25 pounds
Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight Up to 35 pounds
Noise Level Noise Level
Physical Activity Climb or balance
Physical Activity Reach with hands and arms
Physical Activity Sit
Physical Activity Stand
Physical Activity Stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, twist, or bend
Physical Activity Talk or hear
Physical Activity Walk
Physical Environment Inside Office Environment / conditions
Safety Sensitivity This position has been designated as safety sensitive.
Children are at the center of everything we do. Arkansas Children’s is the only hospital system in the state solely dedicated to caring for children, which allows our organization to uniquely shape the landscape of pediatric care in Arkansas.
As Champions for Children, Arkansas Children’s Hospital has joined the elite 6 percent of hospitals in the world that have Magnet Status . Magnet recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) is the most prestigious distinction a healthcare organization can receive for nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes.
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For more than a century, Arkansas Children’s has continuously evolved to meet the unique needs of the children of Arkansas and beyond. Today, Arkansas Children’s is more than just a hospital treating sick kids – our services include two hospitals, a pediatric research institute, a foundation, clinics, education and outreach, all with an unyielding commitment to making children better today and healthier tomorrow.
Arkansas Children’s reaches more children in more ways where they live, learn and play. Our system includes a 336-bed hospital in Little Rock with the state’s only pediatric Level 1 Trauma Center, burn center, Level 4 neonatal intensive care and pediatric intensive care, and research institute as well as a nationally-recognized transport service. We are nationally ranked by U.S. News World Report in four specialties (2017-18): Pediatric Cardiology & Heart Surgery, ranked No. 37; Neonatology, No. 38; Pediatric Pulmonology, ranked No. 47; and Pediatric Urology, ranked No. 48. A sister campus, Arkansas Children’s Northwest , opened in February 2018, bringing 233,613 square feet of inpatient beds, emergency care, clinic rooms and diagnostic services to children in that corner of the state.
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