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Heywood Hospital Audiologist, Audiologist in Gardner, Massachusetts

JOB SUMMARY

Perform a full range of audiological services including screening and diagnostic assessments and hearing aid dispensing and servicing. Maintain appropriate documentation. Assure quality and appropriateness of patient care. Community outreach to promote these services will also be a part of the position.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Minimum Education

  • Masters or Doctoral degree in Audiology
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology

Required Licenses

  • Audiologists Current MA state licensure

FUNCTIONAL DEMANDS

Physical Requirements

Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Frequently reaches (extending hands and arms in any direction), and handles (seizing, holding, grasping, turning, or working with hands).

ORGANIZATIONAL EXPECTATIONS

Behavioral Attributes

The following behavioral attributes are required: achievement motivation, concern for order, flexibility, initiative, self-confidence, customer service oriented, interpersonal effectiveness, teamwork, analytical thinking and information seeking.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Develops an appropriate care plan for patients based upon the systematic information gathering and analysis.

Takes appropriate actions when variations are identified.

Assesses the patient’s learning needs, identifies learning style and barriers to learning and assesses the patient’s readiness to learn.

Identifies situations when it is appropriate to involve the family and/or significant other and /or friends in patient’s education.

Plans for and provides patient teaching.

Evaluates the patient’s understanding of his or her condition, treatment, and/or prognosis.

Informs the patient of his or her plan of care and/or discharge plan and follow up instructions.

Performs Audiological Evaluations on both inpatients and outpatients to determine the presence of an impairment, as well as possible interventions for the same.

Communicates findings in the assigned format in accordance with departmental procedures and standards and in an accurate and professional manner. Disseminates results to primary care physician and referral sources, along with recommendations.

Counsels patients or parents/guardians regarding hearing aids and payment options to help them make an informed decision.

Provides information relative to benefits and limitations of amplification.

Meets with patients regularly during the 30 day trial period to train them in the use of their hearing aid, as to make any desired adjustments or recalibrations.

Remains available to patients throughout the full year warranty period to monitor and correct any problems that may arise and help maximize their use of amplification.

Maintains audiological equipment, assuring adequate and appropriate functioning and calibration.

Statement of Other Duties

This document describes the major duties and responsibilities for this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. It should be understood, therefore, that employees may be asked to perform job-related duties beyond those explicitly described.

Facility: Heywood Hospital

Department: HH. AUDIOLOGY,6701

Regular or Temporary Position: Regular

Position Control #: 670126410102

Position Hours: 20

Shift: Day

Job Title: Audiologist, Audiologist

Location: Gardner, Massachusetts

Posted Date: 04/10/2019

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