Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top medical centers in the United States, and ranked as the number 1 hospital in Washington State, as rated by U.S. News & World Report 2019-2020 "America's Best Hospitals", UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UWMC is operated by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW’s School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
The Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Service Line has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time, day shift, AUDIOLOGIST SPECIALIST 3. This individual will report to the Service Line Administrator / Administrative Director of Audiology, Chief of Audiology, and the Health Services Manager. Under delegated authority, the Audiologist Specialist III will direct the planning, organization, and delivery of Audiologic services at a designated UW Medicine clinical site of practice. Supervises staff audiologist specialist 1 staff and audiologist specialist 2 staff as well as associated program support staff.
Directs the planning, organization, and delivery of the various audiologic programs at one or more UW Medicine clinical entities/sites of practice, in collaboration and at the designation of the Service Line Administrator/Administrative Director of Audiology. Collaborates with site and service line leadership in managing day to day operations
Supervises audiology specialists 1 & 2 at designated site of practice; supervises associated support staff if delegated by site administration.
Manages the recruitment and hiring process for new audiologists according to determined protocols; develops and oversee orientation for new audiology staff members
Provides audiologic evaluations and/or aural rehabilitation/audiologic intervention services through assessment of patient needs, and development of diagnostic protocols/evaluative measures and treatment plans as part of a multi-disciplinary team, and through independent practice
Conducts annual education; assures provider related regulatory elements (licensure, certification, etc) are in place and active; assures appropriate opportunities for continuing education are available; assures CE policy is followed and oversees reimbursement process
Oversees site provider templates; serves as expert user of epiccare and associated IT systems; assures EMR documentation meets disciplinary and organizational standards
Routinely provides programmatic updates for the site for the site of practice to the service line administrator, including productivity of providers, patient activity levels, audiology sub-program activity data, budgetary status, areas of challenge and solutions attempted, etc.
Under the direction of the Service Line Administrator, prepares, monitors, and implements actions for budget activities assigned
Provide clinical supervision of graduate students in audiology
Perform other duties as assigned
REQUIREMENTS: A Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology or Communicative Disorders or documentation of American Speech and Hearing Association approved equivalent to the Master’s degree consisting of approved curriculum and student practicum hours. AND A Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association.
Two to three years as an audiologist, or equivalent including one year of supervisory or administrative responsibilities is preferred.
LEGAL REQUIREMENT: Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) Washington State Audiology License/Certification Credentialed by OMSA Credentialed by UWMC Credentialing Program for non-physician Allied Health Professions.
DESIRED: Knowledge of: language development; anatomy and physiology of auditory and vocal mechanisms and disorders; specialized equipment and testing techniques; evaluation and remedial procedures for sensory-neural learning handicaps and dysphasia, principles and techniques of communication disorders, identification and treatment; principles and techniques of aural habilitation/rehabilitation; educational and psychological needs of persons with communications disorders; theories of learning, available community resources; research methods; supervisory and administrative practices.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.