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Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston, opened its doors in April 2017. Located in one of the fastest growing areas in north Houston, the hospital, which has a staff of over 600, has already provided thousands of patients with specialty care closer to home. The outpatient building, which opened in October 2016, includes 72 exam rooms and clinics for major pediatric specialties including cancer, cardiology, allergy/immunology/rheumatology and diabetes/endocrinology. The hospital’s inpatient building features the area’s only dedicated pediatric emergency center with 25 patient rooms, 32 acute care beds, four operating rooms, 12 radiology suites and 28 critical care rooms.
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We are on the hunt for our next Senior Audiologist - someone who can thrive in a fast-paced hospital setting. In this position you'll identify, diagnose, and manage auditory disorders for a pediatric population from 0 to 21 years of age, with additional responsibilities for clinic operations, research, and teaching. We need someone who considers developmental age in approach to and preparation of child.
Think you've got what it takes?
Performs standard and specialized outpatient audiometric tests on children and adults
Administers auditory brainstem response tests in a diagnostic and screening format, to very young infants and/or graduates of the neonatal intensive care unit and difficult to test patients, in order to assess auditory sensitivity and auditory neurological functions
Analyzes test results
Accurately determines the type, degree, and configuration of hearing loss
Correctly assesses the impact of a given hearing loss on a child's health, speech and language development, social development, and educational progress and documents appropriately in the electronic medical record
Counsels patients regarding test results
Explains test results clearly, at a level suitable for the parents (and child, when appropriate)
Generates patient reports and other paperwork needed for patient care
Evaluates and fits hearing aids and assistive listening devices
Performs other essential job-related duties
Maintains professional status
Doctorate in Audiology (AuD) or Master's in Audiology, five (5) years of pediatric audiology experience, and a current Audiology license from the Texas Board of Examiners in Audiology and Speech Pathology
Either a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) or Audiology Board Certification from the American Academy of Audiology is required
Knowledge of pediatric Audiology testing procedures, counseling, and management
Ability to communicate effectively, use a PC including word processing applications, and general office equipment
Ability to use the following specialized equipment: audiometers, acoustic immittance bridges, auditory evoked potential units, hearing aid analyzers and fitting equipment, otoacoustic emissions devices and drills and grinders for ear mold and hearing aid modification
Effective interpersonal skills are also required
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