The audiologist is responsible for administering diagnostic audiologic evaluations to adults and pediatric patients to determine type of hearing loss. The audiologist determines candidacy for implantable hearing devices, programs implantable hearing technology and counsel’s patients about hearing loss, expectations and rehabilitative technology. The audiologist also serves as mentor and preceptor to graduate audiology students.
PRIMARY JOB FUNCTIONS
Administer diagnostic tests
Air, bone and speech audiometric testing
Auditory brainstem response (ABR) with and without sedation
Documentation of tests and their results
Manage hearing rehabilitation
Counsel patients regarding test results
Advise patients on expectations of:
Consequences of opting out of rehabilitation
Collaborate with neurotologist
Discuss results of various evaluations
Coordinates plan of care
Correspond with referring providers
Program implantable hearing devices
Other Clinical Services/Responsibilities
Document all information in patient chart the day the patient is seen
Answer all patient clinical inquiries the day the inquiry is made via patient intra-mail
Work with audiology programs to place students
Correspond, interact and coordinate care with dispensing audiologists and hearing aid dispensers
Liaison with Newborn Screening Coordinators
Community and education outreach to facilitate practice development and growth
Act as mentor and preceptor of graduate audiology students
Create, modify and update policies and procedures
Maintain clinic device demo kits
Maintain clinic troubleshooting equipment
Maintain clinic hearing aids used for technology evaluations
Monitor clinic supplies e.g.
ABR prep supplies
Maintain regulatory binder and data collection for studies.
Support on-going and future clinical studies
JOB SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
Must possess Au.D, Master’s degree is acceptable if obtained prior to 2007.
Current Arizona Dispensing Audiologist license
Must be able to provide accurate, efficient test results for all ages.
Experience programming cochlear implants, bone anchored implants and other hearing implants.
Proficiency with NOAH hearing aid programming software.
Ability to be flexible and multi-task
Time management to allow for prioritizing multiple duties with various deadlines
Demonstrate excellent customer service to patients, internal and external customers
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Can handle a multitude of tasks simultaneously; able to prioritize duties
Takes personal responsibility for professional development
Professional conduct and attitude
Committed to performance and a work environment consistent with the Arizona Hearing Center Strategic Objectives and Employee Manual
Committed to collaborative hearing care
Committed to a culture of continuous quality improvement
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About Arizona Hearing Center / Mark J. Syms M.D
Arizona Hearing Center is a private practice dispensing audiology clinic with 2 offices in the Phoenix area (downtown Phoenix and Sun City West). Arizona Hearing Center is partnered with a neurotology private practice, Mark Syms M.D.