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University of Texas Medical Branch: Audiologist ii

University of Texas Medical Branch

This is a Full-time position in Galveston, TX posted April 22, 2020.

JOB SUMMARY:To provide advanced professional skills in audiological diagnosis and evaluation and to provide habilitative and rehabilitative treatment services.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:Administers a variety of routine and complex audiometric tests to determine patients’ hearing threshold, degree, site and nature of damage to the auditory system and course of treatment.Provides patient evaluation and treatments, employing techniques consistent with age specific concerns for the following age groups: neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric as defined in position addendum.Interprets basic and advanced diagnostic tests and prepares reports on diagnostic testing, implications of hearing disorder, and treatment plans.

Evaluates patients’ progress with amplification or other treatment planning.Plans, conducts, and directs identification conservation, habilitative, and rehabilitative programs.Determines need for patient referral to specialists.Provides consultation and guidance to patients and other departments.Assists in evaluating standards of patient care, assessing areas of need or improvement.Makes recommendations for updates to procedures.Supervises clinical work of support personnel.

Instructs and demonstrates testing procedures and treatments to clinic personnel, medical students, and residents.Participates in interdisciplinary testing and research projects.

Serves as a preceptor to audiology doctoral students.Adheres to internal controls established for department.Work Environments Work environment is located in a comfortable indoor area.

Conditions such as noise, odors, cramped work space and/or fumes could sometimes cause discomfort.

Moderate to extreme physical effort may be required, such as walking, standing, performing CPR, and lifting materials, equipment, objects, and/or patients.

Occasional lifting may be very heavy and awkward, over 50 lbs.

Vision, hearing, talking, and sense of touch abilities must be adequate to enable one to quickly and accurately perform tasks such as reading small print, reading from monitoring equipment, defining details, sending and receiving clear and accurate oral communication.

Shift work is required at least 3 days per month.

Alertness and careful attention to detail will be required to avoid injury.

May be exposed to such occupational hazards as communicable diseases, radiation, chemotherapeutic agents, and disoriented or combative patients. REQUIRED EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:Master’s degree in Audiology and three years of experience; Certificate of Clinical Competency in Audiology from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association, and Audiology License from the Texas State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.