Senior Audiologist – Main Campus (8a - 5p)

 
Position: Senior Audiologist – Main Campus (8a - 5p)

Location: US-TX-Houston

Talent Area: Therapist

Shift: 8a - 5p

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Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, a second community hospital opening in 2017. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   To join our community of 13,000 dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.

Summary:

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.

 

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Responsibilities :

  • 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

 



Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in Audiology (AuD) or Master's in Audiology OR 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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