Audiologist

Audiologist
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Ochsner Health System


Audiologist

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Audiologist
Ochsner Health System
1,671 reviews
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New Orleans, LA
Ochsner Health System
1,671 reviews
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We've made a lot of progress since opening the doors in 1942, but one thing has never changed - our commitment to serve, heal, lead, educate, and innovate. We believe that every award earned, every record broken and every patient helped is because of the dedicated employees who fill our hallways.
At Ochsner, whether you work with patients every day or support those who do, you are making a difference and that matters. Come make a difference at Ochsner Health System and discover your future today!
The audiologist is responsible for administering a variety of diagnostic audiological exams, counseling patients, families and physicians regarding test results, and reviewing options that best meet their hearing healthcare needs. Performs audiological services in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of hearing and balance disorders for people of all ages. Evaluates, orders, and dispenses hearing aids and cochlear implants.
Education
Required - Master's degree in Audiology, or a Doctor of Audiology Doctorate (Au.D.) in the state of practice
Work Experience
Required - 1 year experience in the Audiology field
Certifications
Required - Current Hearing Aid License in the state of practice from the American Speech and Hearing
Association (ASHA)
Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-A) in the state of practice from ASHA
Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of patient
information. Must be proficient with Windows-style applications and keyboard.
Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present information clearly
and professionally to varying levels of individuals throughout the patient care process.
Must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to effectively collaborate and interact with
patients and other healthcare professionals.
Must have clinical skills indicative of a Board-certified audiologist.
Must be able to identify, test, diagnose and manage hearing disorders in all populations.
Ability to effectively counsel patients regarding hearing healthcare and possible
treatment/management options.
Must be able to perform Auditory Brainstem Response testing, Vestibular assessments,
otoscopies and make ear impressions.
Working knowledge of hearing loss prevention methods to educate the public properly.
Must be able to organize time and prioritize numerous duties within strict deadlines.
Must be able to handle patients in a caring and respectful manner and plan accordingly for
medically complex patients.
Job Duties
Assesses auditory function in normal hearing and hearing-impaired patients of all ages.
Communicates educational, medical, and diagnostic procedural information to the patient
and/or patient's family in a clear and concise manner.
Conducts comprehensive diagnostic audiological evaluations, newborn hearing screenings
and otoacoustic emissions.
Assesses candidacy of patients with hearing loss for hearing aids and implantable devices
and provides appropriate rehabilitation options to ensure the best possible outcome.
Facilitates departmental practice by scheduling and coordinating all appointment types.
Assists in the orientation and training of new employees as assigned and attends appropriate
in-services/education programs.
May be required to fit and calibrate hearing aids for patients and conduct auditory brainstem
response evaluations as needed.
Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including but not limited to: respect for
privacy, method of introduction to the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures
to be performed, requesting permissions and communication style.
Other related duties as required.
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.
Remains knowledgeable on current federal, state and local laws, accreditation standards or regulatory
agency requirements that apply to the assigned area of responsibility and ensures compliance with all such
laws, regulations and standards.
This employer maintains and complies with its Compliance & Privacy Program and Standards of Conduct,
including the immediate reporting of any known or suspected unethical or questionable behaviors or
conduct; patient/employee safety, patient privacy, and/or other compliance-related concerns.
The employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin,
protected veteran status, or disability status.
Physical and Environmental Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently,
and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. (Constantly: activity or
condition exists 2/3 or more of the time) to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of
those for Sedentary Work. Even though the weight lifted may be only a negligible amount, a job should be
rated Light Work: (1) when it requires walking or standing to a significant degree; or (2) when it requires
sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or (3) when the job
requires working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing and/or pulling of materials even
though the weight of those materials is negligible. NOTE: The constant stress and strain of maintaining a
production rate pace, especially in an industrial setting, can be and is physically demanding of a worker
even though the amount of force exerted is negligible.
Normal routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluid or tissue and as part of their employment,
incumbents are not called upon to perform or assist in emergency care or first aid.
The incumbent has no occupational risk for exposure to communicable diseases.
Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there may be occupational risk for exposure to
hazardous medications or hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport, storage,
preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of
exposure may increase depending on the essential job duties of the role.
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