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Audiologist

companyCoastal Ear Nose & Throat LLC
locationSavannah, GA, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

Job Description

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
• College education required
• Audiology certification strongly preferred
QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:
• Ability to work with patients and make them feel comfortable
• Ability to conduct tests accurately and efficiently
• Neat, professional appearance
• Strong written and verbal communication skills and cheerful attitude
• Comfortable using email and interacting with Internet applications
• Knowledge of practice management and word processing software

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Audiometric Evaluations
• Discusses hearing complaints with patient and family
• Takes a complete patient history, based on ability of patient/family
• Conducts audiological evaluations, including impedance measures, air/bone
conduction testing, speech reduction thresholds, pure tone thresholds, and word
discrimination testing
• Determines speech discrimination scores, performed at suprathreshold levels to
determine rollover affect
• Adjusts test procedures/protocols based on patient age and test ability

• Performs otoacoustic emissions testing, as deemed necessary by
complaint/history/age/ability of patient
• Prepares complete audiology reports for referring physicians

Hearing Aid Counseling
• Discusses hearing test results and needs for amplification with patient/family
• Explains benefits of personal amplification
• Discusses various hearing aid options and recommends best option for patient
• Makes ear mold impression(s) when patient decides on amplification
• Orders appropriate hearing aid(s)/ear molds(s)
• Maintains chart notes and paperwork subsequent to each visit

Hearing Aid Fitting/Orientation
• Takes ear mold impression(s) and checks fit of ear mold(s)
• Programs/adjusts trim pots as needed to find tune hearing aid(s) to patient
satisfaction and appropriate response
• Instructs patient/family on care of hearing aid(s)/batteries
• Issues instruction material and battery warnings
• Instructs patients or patient’s family on use of hearing aid(s); counsels
patient/family on benefits of amplification and how to improve the patients
listening environment
• Verifies completion of orientation with checklist
• Discusses contract and obtains acceptance signature and ordering deposit
• Schedules follow-up appointments

Hearing Aid Checks

New Hearing Aids
• Discusses previous week’s experiences with patient/family
• Makes aid adjustments as needed to Hearing Aid response
• Re-instructs patient on care or use of aid as required
Established Hearing Aid Patients
• Assesses patient’s complaints regarding the device or quality
• Checks hearing aid device for defects, etc.
• Cleans hearing aid as required
• Analyzes hearing aid problems perceived by patient
• Repairs aid or returns to manufacturer for repair
• Outlines estimated repair costs to family/patient

Maintenance of Audiometric Equipment/Supplies
• Cleans all equipment as needed
• Reports any problems/need for calibration/repair to supervising audiologist
• Maintains audiological education literature
• Maintains audiology supply inventory
• Reports list of needed supplies; orders supplies upon Managers approval

Other
• Meets with physicians regularly to discuss patient care issues
• Maintains patient confidentiality; complies with HIPAA and compliance guidelines
established by the practice
• Maintains detailed knowledge of practice management and other computer
software as it relates to job functions

• Attends team and staff meetings
 

Company DescriptionOur caring providers and staff provides the best compassionate focus on pediatrics and adults
related to Ear, Nose & Throat.

Company Description

Our caring providers and staff provides the best compassionate focus on pediatrics and adults \r\nrelated to Ear, Nose & Throat.

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