Clinical Pediatric Audiologist I - Audiology Svc (1.0 FTE, Days)
Stanford Children's Health - Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Location: Palo Alto, California
Internal Number: 9545200
1.0 FTE, 10 Hour Day Shift
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This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job.
Pediatric Audiologists provide developmentally appropriate audiological screening, diagnostic and rehabilitation services including hearing instrument dispensing services for patients. Responsibilities include administering a variety of audiometric tests designed to determine patient's hearing range and the degree, site, and nature of damage to auditory system, dictation of findings into the medical record as well as correspondence with referring and insurance entities to obtain adequate follow-up and required authorizations. Under the guidance of the Supervisor, the Pediatric Audiologist I typically performs routine patient care and is responsible for all clinical aspects for assigned patient's care, including evaluation and treatment planning with minimal supervision.
The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.
Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Service Standards of the Hospital(s).
* Administers and interprets developmentally appropriate, comprehensive auditory evaluations and communicates impressions and recommendations to referral sources and family.
* Assesses need for and recommends appropriate auditory rehabilitation including but not limited to medical referrals, amplification needs, and educational needs and associated therapeutic intervention.
* Counsels patient and families in regard to evaluation findings and recommendations.
* Dispenses recommended assistive equipment.
* Maintains clear understanding of documentation required for authorization and billing purposes.
* Participates in public information events, volunteer fairs etc. to promote the hospital.
* Participates in research studies for publication and convention entries.
* Prepares reports on diagnostic findings, treatment used, and patient's progress made.
* Provides education and consultation to hospital staff and community to increase knowledge of auditory disorders, implications and management.
* Supervises graduate students in Audiology, Medical Students and pediatric residents in evaluation of the Auditory and Vestibular systems.
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.
Education: Requirement met by License/Certification Requirement, doctoral (Au.D.) degree preferred.
Experience: One year (1) as Clinical Audiologist with pediatric diagnostic and hearing instrument experience
License/Certification: Current American Heart Association (AHA) Certification for Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers (For employees in job on or prior to 2/28/10 must attain certification by 9-1-10. Anyone hired after 2/28/10 must have a valid BLS to qualify for the job)
License/Certification: California License in Audiology (Code: AUD) or Temporary California license in Audiology valid for 6 months from date of hire (Permanent California license required after 6 months of hire).
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.
* Ability to clinically supervise, train and evaluate students/interns.
* Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
* Ability to determine auditory rehabilitation needs.
* Ability to develop and document clearly and accurately treatment goals that are realistic, measurable, appropriate, functionally based and that include patient/family input.
* Ability to provide appropriate care and progress treatment based on professional standards of practice, and on the needs of the specific individual, including age and developmental considerations, cultural and psychosocial issues, precautions and medical condition.
* Ability to resolve conflicts that interfere with patient care or work responsibilities in a respectful and constructive manner.
* Ability to use sound reasoning to determine degree and extent of patient evaluation required.
* Ability to speak, read, write, and understand English effectively at a level appropriate for the safe and effective performance of the job.
* Knowledge of audiological testing techniques, methods and apparatus.
* Knowledge of operation and care of audiological equipment.
* Knowledge of pathologies and injuries that result in physical impairment.
* Knowledge of principles, methods, equipment and theory of the practice of clinical specialty.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements, and where applicable, in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.