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  • 130 Desiard Street
    Monroe, LA 71201

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Audiologist

Affinity Health Group • Monroe, LA

Posted 20 days ago

Job Snapshot

Full-Time
Travel - None
Experience - At least 1 year(s)
Degree - Graduate Degree
Healthcare - Health Services
Health Care, Professional Services

Job Description

Job Summary: The primary role of the Audiologist is to assess and treat persons with hearing and related disorders. The Audiologist will also fit hearing aids, provide auditory training, and perform research related to hearing problems.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Administer hearing tests and examine patients to collect information on type and degree of impairment, using specialized instruments and electronic equipment
  • Fit, dispense, and repair assistive devices, such as hearing aids
  • Maintain patient records at all stages, including initial and subsequent evaluation and treatment activities
  • Evaluate hearing and balance disorders to determine diagnoses and courses of treatment
  • Program and monitor cochlear implants to fit the needs of patients
  • Counsel and instruct patients and their families in techniques to improve hearing and communication related to hearing loss
  • Refer patients to additional medical or educational services if needed
  • Monitor patients' progress and provide ongoing observation of hearing or balance status
  • Educate and supervise audiology students and health care personnel
  • Instruct patients, parents, teachers, or employers in communication strategies to maximize effective receptive communication
  • Recommend assistive devices according to patients' needs or nature of impairments
  • Participate in conferences or training to update or share knowledge of new hearing or balance disorder treatment methods or technologies
  • Plan and conduct treatment programs for patients' hearing or balance problems, consulting with educators, physicians, nurses, psychologists, speech-language pathologists, and other health care personnel as necessary
  • Work with multidisciplinary teams to assess and rehabilitate recipients of implanted hearing devices through auditory training and counseling
  • Advise educators or other medical staff on hearing or balance topics
  • Provide information to the public on hearing or balance topics
  • Examine and clean patients' ear canals


Marginal Duties: Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Master of Science degree in Audiology and relevant training/certification
  • Current, unrestricted, and active Audiologist license in Louisiana 
  • Ability to communicate well with patients, despite potential hearing issues
  • Exceptional interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Customer service oriented attitude/behavior
  • Ability to work with limited supervision and to make decisions based on established policies and procedures

 

Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • None


Supervision Received:
  • Works under general supervision of the Clinical Services Coordinator

Working Conditions:
  • Overtime will be occasionally required

 

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands and fingers, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. 

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