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Chief Audiologist

Location Stockton, California Job Number 1046018 Date posted 03/10/2022
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Manages a staff of audioMlogists in providing diagnostic and therapeutic hearing services, including dispensing of hearing aids. Responsible to ensure compliance with TPMG and outside regulatory agency standards. Responsible for monitoring and adjusting operations in order to achieve revenue, productivity, quality and MPS targets.  Administers diagnostic audiological tests that allow the differentiation between types of hearing disorders, coordinates and interprets test results and consults with and makes recommendations on hearing disorders to physicians.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all activities of the audiology and hearing aid center staff.  Responsible for Human Resource management, including interviewing, hiring, training, development, supervision and evaluation of clinical providers and/or department staff.

  • Collaborates with the Chief of Otorhinolaryngology to communicate and facilitate the integration of best practices for Audiology care and to ensure continuous improvement in the delivery of auditory services.

  • Establishes and maintains quality of care and service standards. Ensures staff is in compliance with audiology licensing laws and ethical codes and other local, state and federal regulations. Responsible for evaluating clinical competency and annual performance evaluation to ensure high quality professional standards.

  • Has primary oversight of the Hearing Aid Center business venture.  Manages growth of the business and has profit and loss responsibility.

  • Contributes to development and presentation of new regional and/or service area Audiology and Hearing Aid Center initiatives and assists in planning for new equipment, space and facility upgrades.

  • Involved in developing and monitoring operating and capital budgets, and ensures that the services operate within the allocated funds.  Has authority for budgetary expenditures.  Holds Fiscal Distribution Authority approval for department cost center expenditures.

  • Ensures ongoing professional development for self, clinical staff, and student affiliates.

  • Functions as a practicing audiologist.

Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum three (3) years of post-licensure experience in the field of audiology required.

  • Doctorate level degree in Audiology required.
    License, Certification, Registration

  • Current temporary or permanent California state license in Audiology required by date of hire.
  • Active ASHA and AAA license as indicated by location.
  • National Provider Identification required.
  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support certification required.

    Additional Requirements:

  • Demonstrated ability to work in teams and have effective communication and listening skills.
  • Knowledge of local and state requirements of newborn hearing screening protocols.
  • Basic business skills and acumen.
  • Ability to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum two (2) years of prior supervisory/leadership experience preferred.
  • Minimum two (2) years of Kaiser Permanente experience preferred.
  • Certificate of Clinical Competency in audiology preferred.
  • Current California Dispensing Audiologist license preferred.
  • Experience in advanced diagnostic testing such as: Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR's), Videonystagmography (VNG's), etc, dependent on assigned Area.
  • Active membership and participation in state and local associations preferred.
  • Primary Location: California,Stockton,Stockton Medical Offices Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 08:00 AM Working Hours End: 05:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-NCAL-09|NUE|Non Union Employee Job Level: Manager with Direct Reports Department: Stockton Medical Offices - Head and Neck-Audiology - 0206 Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.