Staff Audiologist

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime

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CORE JOB SUMMARY                                                                                         

The Audiologist administers and interprets a variety of tests, such as air and bone conduction, and speech reception and discrimination tests, to determine the type and degree of hearing impairment, site of damage, and effects on comprehension and speech. The incumbent also evaluates test results in relation to behavioral, social, educational, and medical information obtained from patients, families, teachers, and healthcare professionals.  The specialty for this position is Hearing Aids.  Travel to satellite clinics is required.

CORE JOB FUNCTIONS                                                                                           

  • Performs immittance and emissions testing, and records results for future reference.

  • Conducts auditory evoked potential assessments for patients.

  • Assesses hearing sensitivity and quality and provides patients with information regarding the results.

  • Dispenses assistive listening devices and fits devices based on patient’s physiology and needs.

  • Consults with physicians and other professionals about patient’s future needs and current progress.

  • Maintains client records at all stages including initial evaluation and discharge.

  • Documents all professional and clinical reports and conducts research on auditory topics.

  • Utilizes local, state, and national regulations to make decisions regarding service eligibility.

  • Participates in conferences, forums, and training sessions to remain up-to-date with or share knowledge of new hearing or speech disorder treatment methods.

  • Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets. 

This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.

CORE QUALIFICATIONS                                                                                         


Ph.D. or M.D. in relevant field

Certification and Licensing:

Certification in relevant specialty or field


Minimum 1 year of relevant experience

Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:

  • Travel to satellites required.

  • Skill in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail.

  • Ability to analyze, organize and prioritize work under pressure while meeting deadlines.

  • Ability to process and handle confidential information with discretion.

  • Ability to work evenings, nights, and weekends as necessary.

  • Knowledge of and ability to apply auditory principles, procedures, and techniques

  • Knowledge of auditory agents used in patient treatments

  • Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat hearing or speech disorders.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

  • Performs in tactful and professional manner.

  • Motivated and focused on achieving own goals

  • Confident about working within a team and autonomously

  • Commercially aware, and happy to offer the client the best solution for any given problem

  • Dedicated to exemplary customer service to ensure client satisfaction.

  • Excellent communication skills, with empathy and patience.

  • Desire to do provide the best service and advice to the best of your abilities

  • Commitment to the University’s core values.

  • Ability to work independently and/or in a collaborative environment.

  • Bilingual preferred.

Department Specific Functions

To provide Diagnostic Audiology and Rehabilitation services

• Selects, administers, and interprets auditory tests.

• High Frequency Audiometry where indicated

• Middle ear function testing

• Diagnostic audiology testing for differential diagnosis of cochlear/retro-cochlear hearing loss

• Tests for non-organic hearing loss

• Testing for Noise Induced Hearing Loss

• To promote best practice in the field

• To be competent in all areas of dispensing and patient aftercare

• To be competent in the management of information, including daily company reports and Information technologies

• To operate in line with company policies, procedures and current legislation at all times

• To commit to the company belief of providing the highest levels of service and aftercare to all patients.

• Communicates with other healthcare professionals where necessary to ensure that all patients are provided with the best advice

• To use appropriate outcome measures, both subjective and objective to ensure hearing instruments are providing maximum benefit and to use evidence based practice to support this

• Use of Real Ear Measurement equipment including Live Speech Mapping to validate and verify hearing instrument fittings

• To commit to lifelong learning to ensure that you keep up to date with the latest developments in Audiology

• To produce reports and letters for other healthcare providers and legal representatives summarizing the appropriate care plans selected for a patient.

• To provide education and training for other healthcare professionals and support staff to assist with maintaining the     company profile.

• To be responsible for daily maintenance of test equipment and arrange calibration as and when required

• To provide ear care and wax removal where required (appropriate training will be provided)

• To follow best practice principles with regard to infection control in the workplace

• To provide other clinical duties as appropriate

• Compiles test results, behavioral observation and information to make recommendations.

• Identifies and refers patients for speech-language, educational, medical, psychological, social and vocational services.

• Selects ear mold, personal amplification, and/or assistive listening devices.

• In-depth knowledge of several hearing aid manufacturers, Oticon, GN Resound and Phonak in particular and BAHA

• Schedules direct and indirect service activities.

• Maintains client records at all stages, including initial evaluation and discharge.

• Documents all professional and clinical reports in a timely manner.

• Utilizes local, state, national and funding agency regulations to makes decisions regarding service eligibility.

• Conducts research on auditory topics.

• Participates in conference, forums or training to update or share knowledge of new hearing or speech disorder    treatment methods.

• Works with multi-disciplinary teams to assess and rehabilitate recipients of implanted hearing devices.

• Maintains confidentiality of all patient information according to federal and state guidelines and regulations.

• May conduct and participate in research, including presenting at national and local conferences.

• May train students and externs.

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

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