This is a full-time/exempt term position lasting six months to one year
JOB CODE INFORMATION:
Job Code: 6100
JOB SUMMARY Evaluates, treats and counsels patients with hearing and vestibular disorders to improve communication function and postural stability under occasional guidance. Initiates collaboration with health care team to meet patient care, outcomes and system improvement objectives.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Completes full diagnostic hearing assessments using the appropriate testing method and equipment for the patient type, diagnosis, and reason for referral. Formulates and/or implements a treatment plan to address deficits and patient/family areas of concern. Completes documentation in a timely manner. Provides education/consultation to patient, family, health care team and community. Enhances and impacts our knowledge of the nature of communicative and related disorders. The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.
TECHNICAL CAPABILITIES AUDIOLOGY PATIENT EVALUATION (NOVICE): - Obtains pertinent information to appropriately assess the patient. Administers appropriate hearing assessment per the clinical protocol. Interprets the results of the assessment and their significance for the patient, family, referring physician and other members of the health care team. Demonstrates basic knowledge and skills development in audiometric assessment across the age range as well as at least two of the following areas: infant hearing screening and audiometric estimation, hearing aid assessment and fitting, cochlear implant assessment and fitting and balance function testing.
AUDIOLOGY TREATMENT IMPLEMENTATION (NOVICE): - Includes objectives based upon the results of the assessment and input from the patient and family. Selects interventions which produce the desired outcomes within the time frame projected. Modifies the treatment plan if patient/family is/are not receiving benefit. Incorporates educational needs for patient and family. Includes patient and family in all aspects of care. Respects roles and professional boundaries of others.
REHAB THERAPIST PATIENT DOCUMENTATION (NOVICE): - Demonstrates proficiency in documentation practices. Documents in the appropriate templates and utilizes only approved abbreviations within patient documentation. Meets institutional standards for quality and timeliness of documentation. AUDIOLOGY PATIENT EDUCATION (NOVICE): - Communicates functional impact of assessment findings, treatment interventions, diagnosis, and disease process. Adapts communication to the level of understanding of the patient. Determines comprehension and need for repetition and/or revision of methods.
CORE ACCOUNTABILITIES Organizational Impact: Executes job responsibilities with the understanding of how output would affect and impact other areas related to own job area/team with occasional guidance. Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Analyzes moderately complex problems using technical experience and judgment. Breadth of Knowledge: Has expanded knowledge gained through experience within a professional area. Team Interaction: Provides informal guidance and support to team members.
SUPPORTING COLLEAGUES (P2): - Develops Self and Others: Invests time, energy and enthusiasm in developing self/others to help improve performance and gain knowledge in new areas. - Builds and Maintains Relationships: Maintains regular contact with key colleagues and stakeholders using formal and informal opportunities to expand and strengthen relationships. - Communicates Effectively: Recognizes group interactions and modifies one's own communication style to suit different situations and audiences.
DELIVERING EXCELLENT SERVICES: - Serves Others with Compassion: Seeks to understand current and future needs of relevant stakeholders and customizes services to better address them. - Solves Complex Problems: Approaches problems from different angles; Identifies new possibilities to interpret opportunities and develop concrete solutions. - Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Provides ongoing support and coaching in a constructive manner to increase employees' effectiveness.
ENSURING HIGH QUALITY : - Performs Excellent Work: Engages regularly in formal and informal dialogue about quality; directly addresses quality issues promptly. - Ensures Continuous Improvement: Applies various learning experiences by looking beyond symptoms to uncover underlying causes of problems and identifies ways to resolve them. - Fulfills Safety and Regulatory Requirements: Understands all aspects of providing a safe environment and performs routine safety checks to prevent safety hazards from occurring.
MANAGING RESOURCES EFFECTIVELY : - Demonstrates Accountability: Demonstrates a sense of ownership, focusing on and driving critical issues to closure. - Stewards Organizational Resources: Applies understanding of the departmental work to effectively manage resources for a department/area. - Makes Data Driven Decisions: Demonstrates strong understanding of the information or data to identify and elevate opportunities. FOSTERING INNOVATION : - Generates New Ideas: Proactively identifies new ideas/opportunities from multiple sources or methods to improve processes beyond conventional approaches. - Applies Technology: Demonstrates an enthusiasm for learning new technologies, tools, and procedures to address short-term challenges. - Adapts to Change: Views difficult situations and/or problems as opportunities for improvement; actively embraces change instead of emphasizing negative elements.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS Master's Degree (or equivalent experience) (Required) 1 year relevant experience (Required) Licensed Audiologist (Required) ASHA Certification in Audiology (Required) PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/STRENGTHS NEEDED & PHYSICAL DEMANDS "Light Work" category requiring exertion up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally and uses negligible amounts of force to move objects. Movement Occasional: Sitting: Remaining in seated position Occasional: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another Occasional: Lifting over 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects from one level to another, includes upward pulling over 35 lbs, with help of coworkers or assistive device Occasional: Carrying under 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device. Occasional: Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching or maneuvering self, patient and equipment simultaneously while working in large and small spaces Occasional: Climbing: Ascending or descending stairs/ramps using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Occasional: Kneeling:Bending legs at knees to come to rest on knee or knees. Occasional: Crouching/Squatting: Bending body downward and forward by bending legs and spine.Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders. Occasional: Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders. Occasional: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands. Occasional: Bimanual Dexterity: Requiring the use of both hands. Frequent: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving. Frequent: Walking: Moving about on foot. Frequent: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward. Frequent: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles Frequent: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders. Frequent: Fingering: Picking, pinching, gripping, working primarily with fingers requiring fine manipulation. Sensory Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information. Continuous: Auditory: Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones and pitches and able to focus on single source of auditory information Continuous: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision. Continuous: Smell: Ability to detect and identify odors. Environmental Conditions Occasional: Chemicals and Gasses: Medications, cleaning chemicals, oxygen, other medical gases used in work area. Occasional: Pathogens: Risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other contagious illnesses. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and adheres to the parameters of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended, we will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourage both prospective and current employees to discuss potential reasonable accommodations with us.
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