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Audiologist - Audiology

Company: Sutter Health
Location: San Carlos
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

Position Overview:
Audiology is one of many specialty clinics within PAMF. Our audiologists work closely with ENT but maintain complete autonomy over our practices. There are 8 audiology locations with between 1 and 6 providers at each location. There is strong collaboration with our colleagues across locations and specialties. Providers regularly meet to review workflows, policy and protocols, as well as share product updates and interesting cases.-- We provide complete diagnostic testing services, including newborn hearing testing, basic vestibular assessments and auditory processing testing, in addition to dispensing hearing aids for all ages and community education. We have an otologist that started recently and we will be expanding the scope of services we provide to include cochlear implants.-- We are looking for providers that will excel in a fast paced environment working with a variety of populations and conditions. Schedules are flexible.
POSITION SUMMARY: The Audiologist plans, conducts and interprets audiology evaluation for patients. He/She determines patients' hearing level and most likely site of damage to auditory system, anticipates degree of social disability resulting from hearing loss and predicts potential benefits of hearing aid used and/or special training.-- -- Principal Accountabilities --

  • Provide diagnostic information and patient counseling related to vestibular and hearing disorders along with subsequent rehabilitation and recommendation.
  • Obtains relevant patient history including information obtained from patients and their families, pertinent medical record progress notes, and consultations with appropriate physicians, speech pathologists and other relevant clinical professionals
  • Plans, conducts, interprets, and communicates results from various tests to determine a patient's hearing thresholds, middle ear function, and/or other auditory or vestibular functioning. Testing to be conducted according to established protocols.
  • Refers to ENT or other appropriate clinician when indicated and according to scope of practice.
  • Recommends appropriate aural rehabilitation therapies to include hearing aids, assistive devices and communication strategies as appropriate. Provide ongoing follow up care for patients with hearing aids to ensure appropriate hearing aid selection, orientation, hearing aid settings and appropriate use of devices
  • Participates in continuing education to maintain up to date knowledge of research findings, testing protocols and standards of care. Maintain current knowledge of a variety of hearing aid models and benefits for specific patient populations.
  • Performs other departmental duties including proper documentation, billing procedures, addressing patient correspondence (verbal or written), meeting attendance per manager's request, and miscellaneous duties as assigned--

    MINIMUM POSITION REQUIREMENTS -- Education, including Licensure, Certification/Registration --
    • Masters or Doctoral Degree in Audiology--
    • Current State of California Audiologist License
    • Current BLS required Experience
      • Two (2) years experience as an audiologist
      • California Hearing Aid Dispensing License --

        Organization:Palo Alto Medical Foundation
        Employee Status: Regular
        Benefits: Yes
        Position Status: Exempt
        Union: No
        Job Shift: Day
        Shift Hours:10 Hour Shift
        Days of the Week Scheduled:Thursday,Monday, Wednesday, Friday
        Weekend Requirements: None
        Schedule: Full Time
        Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period:80
        Applications Accepted:All Applications Accepted

Keywords: Sutter Health, San Francisco , Audiologist - Audiology, Healthcare , San Carlos, California

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