Seeking a pediatric audiologist to diagnose and manage auditory disorders in a primarily pediatric population (0-21 years).
Perform high quality standard and specialized audiometric tests on children both inpatient and outpatient. Select and administer appropriate diagnostic procedures for each patient based on age and performance ability. Administer diagnostic auditory brainstem response tests to very young infants unsedated. Analyze test results and counsel patients and families on results. Refer to appropriate medical entities when necessary. Appropriately refer or make recommendations for various amplification options. Evaluate and fit hearing aids and assistive listening devices. Opportunities to evaluate and program cochlear implant devices. Appropriately manage outcomes of patients with amplification devices according to department policy and procedures. Generate effective patient documentation according to established hospital and department procedures, and other paperwork needed for patient care. Flexibility to work with various multi-disciplinary teams. Work with audiology students from outside universities and teach within clinical setting. Maintain current best practices through internal and external continuing education specific to areas of service. Facilitate learning and understanding in patients, caregivers, staff, students and community by providing education that is easily understood. Openly share knowledge and expertise.
Knowledge of pediatric audiology testing procedures, counseling, and patient management required. The ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing to inter-department colleagues, intra-department colleagues, and external colleagues of various medical, educational and other health related fields. Basic knowledge of computer skills and typical word processing applications as well as general office equipment. The ability to use and troubleshoot specialized equipment such as audiometers of various types, acoustic immittance bridges, auditory evoked potential units, hearing aid analyzers and fitting equipment, otoacoustic emissions devices, and drills. Effective interpersonal skills are required.
Doctorate degree in audiology, Au.D. or Ph.D., from accredited program. Must be a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology or have CCCs from ASHA. Ability to obtain current Mississippi license required.
Internal Number: 03152019
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