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Clinical Audiologist

Primary Location Washington D.C., District of Columbia Job Number 1009661 Date posted 03/10/2022
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Description:
To assess, diagnose, and treat patients with hearing, balance and related disorders.




Essential Responsibilities:



  • Evaluates patients audiologic function, interprets findings, and reviews test results with patient or responsible adult.

  • Documents patients case history, test results and recommendations for follow up in the medical record and reports results and recommendations to referring physician and/or primary care physician.

  • Counsels patients about treatment options for hearing loss and refers patients to ear, nose and throat department for consultation when appropriate.

  • Counsels patients about management of chronic tinnitus.

  • Educates patients about hearing conservation.

  • Evaluates patients vestibular function when referred for dizziness, vertigo, or imbalance.

  • Performs canalith repositioning maneuvers for patients with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) and counsels patients about vestibular rehabilitation exercises when appropriate.

  • Performs and interprets electro physiologic and special tests of the peripheral and central auditory system.

  • Evaluates hearing status of infants and young children with an appropriate comprehensive battery of tests.

  • Counsels patients regarding hearing aid device options.

  • Evaluates patients hearing aids when appropriate and enters referrals for hearing aids for members with a hearing aid benefit.

  • Additional specialized duties performed to include:  Programming and fitting implantable devices such as cochlear implants, bone anchored hearing aids (BAHAS) and similar devices AND/OR  Fitting, programming, and troubleshooting hearing aids and assistive listening devices, including electroacoustic analysis and real-ear measures AND/OR Advanced vestibular assessment such as rotary chair, vestibular evoked myogenic potential VEMPS, posturography or video head impulse testing (vHIT).

  • Performs other related duties as directed.Performs other related duties as directed.


Basic Qualifications:

 


Experience



  • One (1) year of experience in vestibular testing ( videonystagmography (VNG) or   electronystagmography ( ENG)) - required.

  • One (1) year of experience in behavioral pediatric assessment (infants and toddlers) - required.

  • One (1) year of experience in Auditory Evoked Potential testing (all ages) - required.

     



Education



  • Current employees: Masters degree AND a minimum four (4) years of experience in audiology required - OR - an Au.D AND a minimum two (2) years of experience in audiology required.

  • New hires: Au.D AND a minimum of two years of experience in audiology required.

     



License, Certification, Registration



  • This job requires credentials from multiple states. Credentials from the primary work state are required before hire. Additional Credentials from the secondary work state(s) are required post hire.




  • Audiologist License (District of Columbia) within 6 months of hire




  • Audiologist License (Maryland) within 6 months of hire




  • Audiologist License (Virginia) within 6 months of hire




  • Basic Life Support from American Heart Association




  • National Provider Identifier




  • PECOS Enrollment within 1 months of hire

     



Additional Requirements:



  • N/A

     



Preferred Qualifications:



  • N/A


Primary Location: District of Columbia,Washington,Capitol Hill Medical Center Scheduled Weekly Hours: 24 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Wed, Fri Working Hours Start: 08:30 AM Working Hours End: 05:00 PM Job Schedule: Part-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: M38|UFCW|Local 400 Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: Capitol Hill Medical Center - Head and Neck-Audiology - 1808 Travel: No 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.