We are actively recruiting for the position of Audiologist in our Rehabilitation Services department. This position provides diagnostic and therapeutic services by assessing and treating neonate, infant, children, adolescent, adult, and geriatric hearing, balance, and screen for communication disorders. Responsibilities include but not limited to:
Defines patient hearing impairment and balance disorder by conferring with referring physician; selecting and administering electrophysiological and other relevant tests; operating diagnostic equipment; determining type and degree of hearing impairment and effects on comprehension and speech; interpreting audiometric diagnostic data; preparing written diagnostic reports.
Provides fitting of hearing aids and other assistive devices; conducting auditory training and instruction in speech and lip reading; fitting and programming cochlear plants; counseling patients and families; conducting programs in aural rehabilitation; guiding technical staff.
Maintains patient records by recording and updating evaluations, changes, progress, and treatments.
Improves quality results by studying, evaluating, and re-designing processes; implementing changes; participating in research programs; evaluating new equipment, devices, and techniques.
Provides auditory evaluations and education by measuring and studying noise conditions; conducting hearing protection and hearing loss screening programs.
Maintains supplies inventory by checking stock; anticipating needs; placing and expediting orders; verifying receipt.
Maintains legal and accreditation compliance by adhering to federal, state, and local regulations, and professional standards.
Updates job knowledge by tracking trends in new techniques and approaches; participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Graduate of an accredited Audiology program with a doctoral degree. Licensed in the state of Louisiana.
CCC is a plus.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience
University Health System is the proud hospital partner of the distinguished LSU Shreveport School of Medicine. University Health has two acute care hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe, and offers the latest developments in medical care in North Louisiana. Our academic teaching hospital maintains a strong commitment to state-of-the art treatment, clinical research, community education and prevention... programs.Both hospital campuses combined offer over 700 licensed beds, 28,000 annual admissions, 468,000 annual outpatient clinic visits and combined revenue of over $480 million. Specialty services include regional trauma centers, burn center, Feist-Weiller Cancer Center, St. Jude affiliation and a Children’s Hospital.
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 191,500 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students.