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Audiology Specialist

Job ID: 2395
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Facility/Division: UNC Medical Center
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day Job

Job Description

Description

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Summary: 

UNC Hospitals Department of Audiology is seeking a full-time Clinical Pediatric Audiologist to provide services in multiple locations – UNC Children’s Hospital, UNC Hospitals Audiology at Meadowmont and UNC Hospitals Audiology at Lake Boone Trail. We are looking for a highly motivated, experienced audiologist to provide services for both the inpatient and outpatient population. The position involves providing diagnostic audiology services to pediatric and adult patients in a busy ENT clinic as well as assessment and treatment of hearing loss for the pediatric population.

Responsibilities will include but not are not limited to administering basic and complex diagnostic evaluations to assess auditory, vestibular, and related conditions in patients of all ages, behavioral and electrophsiologic assessment of infants and young children, hearing aid fitting and verification using real ear measures, counseling and communication with children and their families regarding hearing loss and its implications, and establishing goals and treatment programs.

Clear communication with multiple providers to maximize patient outcomes is critical. Experience in the assessment and audiologic management of infants and young children with hearing loss is required. Must be comfortable with clinical teaching and student supervision associated with employment in a leading academic medical center. The ideal candidate will have a doctoral degree in Audiology and at least one year of experience working in an academic medical center or children’s hospital in collaboration with otolaryngologists and related professionals. This is a 40 hour per week daytime position; however, schedule may vary depending on clinic needs.  

Performs diagnostic and rehabilitative hearing services using state-of-the-art equipment, program planning, patient and family education, and train of students and fellows.


Responsibilities:

1. Contribute to quality of clinical services, including maintenance of valid and reliable records of patient procedures and progress, promotion of quality assurance initiatives, studies and surveys in specialty areas, conference with physicians regarding evaluation, treatment, and progress of patients, and provision of intramural and extramural in-services in areas of expertise.

2. Develop new clinical programs within Audiology to meet emerging needs by surveying and evaluating market trends, assembling technical hardware/software components, and developing programmatic infrastructure through accepted channels. Promote new program through professional public speaking and regional publicity.

3. Provide basic and complex diagnostic tests of conductive, sensori-neural, mixed and central auditory impairments using audiometry, impedance, otoscopy, emissions, and ABR. Performs ABR and cochlear implant-related electrophysiological testing in OR environment.

4. Provide hearing screening and full diagnostic hearing procedures for neonatal population

5. Serve as consultant to NC government departments and statewide health professionals in specialty area.

6. Teach and supervise Audiology and Speech Pathology students, ENT residents and other students or staff. Provide intra/extramural in-services


Other Information

Other information:
Education Requirements:
● Graduation from an accredited Audiology program.
Licensure/Certification Requirements:
● Licensed as an Audiologist by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists.
Professional Experience Requirements:
● If a Doctorate degree in Audiology (Au.D.): No prior experience required.
● If a Bachelor's degree: at least two (2) years of experience as an Audiologist is required.
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:


Job Details

Legal Employer:STATE

Entity: UNC Medical Center

Organization Unit: UNCH Audiology Lake Boone Trl 

Work Type: Full Time

Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00

Work Schedule: Day Job

Location of Job: US:NC:Raleigh

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: Yes



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