Department: PCH-MAIN | Audiology
Posting #: 640625
Date Posted: 1/13/2022
Employee Type: PRN
This position provides high quality and appropriate patient care in the area of Audiology.
- Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team
- Excellence in clinical care, service and communication
- Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals
- Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future
- Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.
Provides Diagnostic Audiology Assessments
- Seeks advice from other audiologists on aspects of practice as needed
- Selects appropriate diagnostic assessments, such as evoked potentials, otoacoustic emissions, tympanometry, conditioned play, etc, based on age of child, development level, reason for visit, medical history and department guidelines. Uses age appropriate communication style and language with patients. Obtains and interprets age specific audiometric data correctly using department norms. Demonstrates knowledge of normal growth progression (physical, cognitive, social, emotional) and developmental milestones
- Effectively interviews parents prior to formal evaluation and communicates results, recommendations, and financial resources to parents after evaluation in an effective manner. Involves family in care plans and educational activities.
- Makes appropriate recommendations for amplification, therapy, referral, follow up testing, educational adaptations, and home care for patients with hearing loss and for those at risk for hearing loss
- Seeks advice from other audiologists when treating patients with complex hearing loss, and syndromes as needed
- Selects, fits and checks hearing aids based on department guidelines. Refers appropriate patients to the cochlear implant team
- Submits correct codes to pre access for accurate insurance verification. Uses Hearing Aid and Loaner contract or tracking sheet consistently. Documents and charges for amplification within 24 hours
- Accurately completes documentation and charges within 24 hours.
- Completes clear concise reports using documentation templates.
- Includes appropriate professionals on cc of reports, following HIPAA guidelines.
- Enters orders for future visits
- Ensures safe handoffs via appropriate clinical information.
- Troubleshoots equipment, informs supervisor of equipment issues, and works with supervisor to create plan for coverage until equipment is repaired.
- Daily biologic check of all clinical equipment
- Participates in huddles and staff meetings
- Participates in the development of evidence-based protocols and guidelines.
- Participates in department process improvement
- Serves on audiology committees, and specialty teams.
- May supervise a practicum student after 3 years of experience
- Acquires continuing education to increase professional growth.
- Proactively shares knowledge gained with peers
- Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.