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Scope of the Job

Provide audiological diagnostic evaluations, immittance testing, electrophysiological testing, diagnosis, and treatment of individuals with hearing loss, tinnitus, and vestibular disorders. Patients may be inpatients in a hospital setting or outpatient facility and include pediatric, special needs, and adult populations. Supervise student clinicians or clinical rotations. Preceptor to surgical residents.

Depending on clinical need, audiologist may be required to have a specialty in the following areas:
• Newborn diagnostic testing and electrophysiological testing
• Pediatric diagnostic testing
• Electrophysiological testing: ENOG, ABR, ECOG, VNG, VEMP, intraoperative monitoring
• Vestibular evaluations and treatment
• Osseointegrated evaluations and fittings
• Cochlear implant evaluations, mapping, and aural rehabilitation/habilitation
• Hearing aid fitting and aural rehabilitation
• Tinnitus evaluation, treatment, and therapy.

Essential Functions

• Administer appropriate audiological evaluations, including special tests (i.e. behavioral audiometry, immittance, otoacoustic emissions, and electrophysiological), to determine the patient’s audiological or vestibular diagnosis.

• Make recommendations and referrals based on clinical impressions of patients test results.

• Provide audiological evaluations to monitor the hearing of UF employees working in potentially hazardous noise environments (ex. Emergency Department and Trauma One).

• Provides excellent customer service for patients/families/representatives and other members of the treatment team.

• Participates as an active care team member in the coordination of patient care.

• Treatment, recommendations, and referrals based on audiological test results, clinical diagnosis, and rehabilitation/habitative needs.

• Supervise assigned staff.

Job Requirements:
Temperament

Must be able to perform under stress when confronted with emergency, critical, or unusual situations. Must be capable of dealing with periodic cyclical workload pressures and levels of responsibility. Required to make independent judgments without supervision. Must be able to make generalizations, evaluations, or decisions based on sensory or judgmental criteria. Must have the adaptability to perform a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure. Requires the ability to work with people beyond giving and receiving instructions.

Skills

Clinical Duties

• Ability to obtain a comprehensive evaluation to determine the patient’s frequency-specific hearing sensitivity.

• Ability to obtain a measure of the patient’s audiological functioning in response to speech stimuli.

• Ability to obtain an evaluation of middle ear status.

• Ability to treat, habilitate/ rehabilitate hearing and vestibular disorders with implantable devices, amplification, assisted listening devices, canalith repositioning techniques, and counseling.

Training/Support

• Knowledge of Electronystagmography and auditory brainstem testing, and otoacoustic emissions testing (OAE).

Experience

• Minimum level of experience should be 1-year post-clinical fellowship year

• Clinical residency post doctoral education

Education & Certifications

• Doctorate, Audiology. Special consideration for audiologists that hold a Master’s Degree in audiology with extensive experience. Completion of clinical fellowship year.

• Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC/A) from American Speech-Language-Hearing Assoc. (ASHA)

• Registered by the State of Florida Department of Professional Regulation Dietetics/Nutrition Council

• Audiology Licensure – Florida

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