Location: Orlando, Florida
Nemours is seeking an Audiologist (CASUAL/PRN), to join our Nemours Children's Health team in Orlando, Florida.
This position is responsible for the assessment, treatment, and management of patients with hearing impairments. Completes diagnostic assessment to rule out or identify severity and type of hearing impairment using a variety of testing methods, including Visual Reinforcement Audiometry, Conditioning Play Audiometry, and Conventional Audiometry. Completes hearing aid and assistive device selection and fitting. Develops, implements, and evaluates developmentally / culturally appropriate counseling tools to meet the learning needs of the patient / family.
- Clinical responsibilities will be to administer age-appropriate audiological pediatric evaluations including middle ear analysis, otoacoustic emissions, VRA, CPA and traditional behavioral threshold evaluations in accordance with established protocols with appropriate counseling regard ding evaluation results and recommendations for treatment, intervention, follow-up, and referral.
- Clinical responsibilities include hearing aid evaluations, BAHA evaluations, programming, dispensing, electroacoustic/behavioral verification, follow-up, orientation, and counseling. Additional responsibilities include earmold impressions, modifications, troubleshooting, in-office repairs and recommending/fitting assistive listening devices.
- Demonstrates proficiency in the care of neonates, pediatrics and adolescents for both inpatient and outpatient populations.
- Audiological monitoring of patients exposed to ototoxic drugs in hematology, oncology, and nephrology with appropriate follow-up.
- Evaluates patients for hearing difficulties, impairments and makes appropriate recommendations to physicians, families, schools, and community agencies for follow-up care.
- Independently provides and coordinates age-appropriate treatment plans and treatment in routine patient care situations.
- Independently provides and coordinates age-appropriate treatment plans. Consults with other services, families and outside agencies to recommend equipment, home or school modifications, therapy, etc.
- Attends meetings related to patient treatment and contributes to discussion as an interdisciplinary team member.
- Consults with other services, families and outside agencies to recommend equipment, home or school modifications, transition of care etc.
- Maintain appropriate sate licensure, certification and continuing education as required.
- Maintains high professional standards of conduct and adheres to Customer Service Standards of Performance.
- Completes timely documentation as required by departmental policy, JCAHO, and CARF standards.
- Doctorate Degree in Audiology or its equivalent from an accredited university required (Audiologists graduating prior to 2007 may hold a Master's Degree in Audiology).
- Minimum of 1 - 3 years experience in clinical audiology, preferably in pediatrics, to include internship and externship placements.
- Must hold or be eligible for Florida State License to practice Audiology.
- American Heart Association BLS Certification required within 6 months of hire.
- Member of professional specialty organizations (AAA, ASHA, Florida Academy of Audiology etc.), preferred.
- Familiarity with assessment scales and instrument, techniques of assessment and intervention with pediatric populations.
- Clinical internship in pediatrics preferred.
- Experience with physically and or mentally challenged populations preferred.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.