COCHLEAR IMPLANT AUDIOLOGISTPrint

Job Summary

Puget Sound Ear, Nose, and Throat, a division of Proliance Surgeons, Inc., is currently seeking a qualified Cochear Implant Audiologist.

Job Description

Posted: 08/25/2020
Status: Full Time
Type: Clinical
City: Edmonds, WA

POSITION SUMMARY:

A cochlear implant audiologist will provide audiogram testing, fitting of hearing aids, cochlear implant and bone anchored hearing aid candidacy evaluations, mappings, and rehabilitation for both adults and children.

PRIMARY JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Initial and post-implant hearing evaluations
  • Based on test results, diagnoses audio vestibular disorders.
  • Provide initial stimulation and implant mapping
  • Ensure necessary equipment is received prior to initial implant stimulation, check in, and register new equipment
  • Trouble shoot equipment problems, send malfunctioning equipment for repair
  • Write letters for reimbursement/prior authorizations for CI/BARA parts or repairs for Commercial and Medicare patients
  • Provide aural rehabilitation (information on how the processor works, accessories, and auditory training as needed)
  • Report findings of evaluation to other professionals if referred from another clinic
  • Participate in cochlear implant consortium activities

Additional Responsibilities may include:

  • Performing Audiological Evaluations, Impedance Audiometry, and Otoacoustic Emissions
  • Providing amplification services, including hearing aid assessment testing, real ear measurements and live speech mapping
  • Providing hearing aid dispensing, including selection, fitting, ear-mold acoustics, ongoing management with follow-up, and education
  • Developing billing codes and strategies; meet with billing staff to periodically review payment, income, and codes
  • Maintaining patient medical records
  • Providing periodic workshops for professionals and presentations for students and the community
  • Installing new programming software and equipment
  • Sharing general audiology department responsibilities for ordering and restocking inventory as well as cleaning equipment and tools
  • Responding to patient inquiries via phone and email
  • Assuming other duties as assigned by supervisor

JOB SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

  • Master's Degree or Audiology Doctorate
  • CCC-A or AuD; Au.D license
  • 2-3 years' experience in an ENT environment preferred
  • Experience with BAHA and BiCROS hearing systems and hearing aid compatible accessones
  • Experience in evaluating cochlear implant candidates, implant mapping, and aural habilitation

PROFESSIONAL EXPECTATIONS:

  • Exhibits a positive attitude
  • Compassionate care
  • A professional appearance
  • Detailed, efficient and organized with an orientation toward accuracy
  • Maintains strict confidentiality
  • Enjoys a team-oriented work environment to facilitate the smooth, efficient and professional care of the patient and performance of the office

PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Work environment is fast paced but professional and friendly. Work requires movement throughout the office, sitting for periods of time, stooping, bending and stretching for files and supplies. Employee will occasionally be asked to lift files and paper weighing up to 30 pounds. Position requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate, keyboard, operate a computer, telephone, calculator, copier, and fine-motor tools related to hearing aid cleaning, operation of grinding and buffing wheel, and such other office equipment as necessary. Vision must be correctable to 20/20 and hearing must be in the n01mal range for telephone contacts. It is necessary to view and type on computer screens for long periods and to work under stressful or emergency situations with high concentration and energy level. Employee will be exposed to bodily fluids on a regular basis. Employee may have exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, ionizing radiation, medicinal preparation, and other conditions common to a clinic environment. Work is performed in an office environment. The employee must be comfortable asking patients for money. Work is performed in patient rooms, hearing aid labs and back office and involves frequent contact with patients. Work may be stressful at times and requires excellent communication skills. Interaction with others is constant and may be interruptive.

Contact involves dealing with sick individuals in addition to patients suffering from communication disorders.

How to Apply:

Please submit application with resume/coverletter via the form below or via email to: d.hillis@proliancesurgeons.com



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