This is a temporary position to provide coverage for the duration of time the audiologist is out. It is planned as for approximately 4 months, allowing for overlap with the audiologist for training purposes. The coverage position is designed as a 5 day per week, 8am-4 pm position, though there is flexibility regarding days and hours based on discussions with the candidate. The covering audiologist will assume the responsibilities and caseload of Clarke’s pediatric audiologist during their leave, joining a robust and dynamic team of professionals supporting children birth-5 years who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families. The pediatric audiologist plays a critically important role on the team, insuring that either directly or through collaboration, children have optimal auditory access via well fit amplification and parents and professionals have the information and skills support each child’s development. This includes working with both established children/families and new ones within the Early Intervention and Preschool Programs, maintenance of all records related to Clarke, the Early Intervention Program and the preschool program. In the Early Intervention program, the audiologist works with the multidisciplinary team to support families whose child has just been identified as having a hearing loss, collaborates with the primary audiology team at hospital and clinical location, completes diagnostic testing appropriate for the child’s age and in compliance with Early Intervention regulations, fits/dispenses amplification including hearing aids, bone conduction systems and HAT/FM systems. Within the preschool program, the audiologist functions as an educational audiologist, recommending and fitting appropriate HAT/FM systems, providing written recommendations for the school district, training other staff on use and troubleshooting of technology, communicating without outside audiology teams and supporting parents in learning about their child’s hearing loss and equipment.
Essential Duties/Responsibilities: To oversee/implement the audiological program, in compliance with all ASHA, city, state and federal guidelines, regulations and laws.
Education, licenses, certifications, skills and experience
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