Audiologist

Job Summary

Audiologists at Heartspring are strategic partners.  We are tasked with interdisciplinary collaboration to provide the best comprehensive services possible to our children and families.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct audiology assessments, diagnosing, re-assessments, and make recommendations using pediatric assessments and industry best practice interventions.
  • Develop rapport with family and child to involve family’s input and priorities in the therapy plan and home program.
  • Create individualized recommendations and measurable goals based on the child and family needs and the interdisciplinary collaboration.
  • Implement recommendations that are established by the industry and best practices with pediatric research and practices that align with Heartspring philosophy.
  • Maintain records of professional, accurate and timely (average of 2 days from DOS) documentation on each child on the audiologist caseload using industry best practices and meets payor requirements within practice standards.
  • Meet or exceed billable procedures per month and worked hours per month to ensure sustainable model of care.
  • Follow KDADS and ASHA code of ethics, and all Heartspring policies and procedures.
  • Customer Service – ability to interact appropriately with a variety of individuals with varying needs within a timely matter.
  • Clinical Outcomes – ability to use best practice interventions in an individualized manner to demonstrate positive clinical outcomes for the child and family with a comprehensive interdisciplinary team.
  • Industry Best Practice Interventions - ability to learn and implement audiology best practice interventions in the individualized therapy plans for the child and family.
  • Interdisciplinary Collaboration – ability to create a positive work environment that fosters interdisciplinary team collaboration and coordination of therapeutic best practice interventions.
  • Effective Communication – ability to communicate in written, verbal and non-verbal communication with others to seek solutions and implement most ideal plan.
  • Relationship Building – ability to develop rapport and struggle with team members towards a solution.
  • Adaptable – ability to provide billable services and sustain attention with interruptions and/or distractions of the scheduled plan.
  • Participate in training and supervision of clinical education programs for audiology students when needed.
  • Participate in outreach to the public and medical community through attending events, networking and participating in content of marketing materials.
  • Participate in pediatric professional organizations and remain current and updated in literature and technology related to the field of audiology.
  • Participate and encourage innovation and exporting knowledge and skills to new areas of practice and development.

Job Description:

Required Knowledge and Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required.

  • Analytical Thinking – the ability to analyze information and use logic to address work-related issues and problems.
  • Attention to Detail – job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing assigned tasks.
  • Data Entry – ability to enter accurate information into a computer program or system.
  • Dependability – job requires being reliable and responsible to fulfill obligations.
  • Integrity – job requires being honest, ethical, and the ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Listening – ability to listen effectively and obtain information from others.
  • Organizational Skills – prioritize, organize, and accomplish assigned tasks by deadlines.
  • Speaking – the ability to communicate orally to convey information effectively.
  • Time Management – managing one's own time to produce results.
  • Writing – ability to communicate effectively in writing to convey information.

 Educational, Training, and Licensure Requirements

  • Doctoral degree in Audiology from an accredited college or university.
  • Current Kansas Audiology License in good standing.
  • Current Certificate of Clinical Competency from ASHA.
  • Meet continuing education units required to maintain Kansas license and ASHA certificate of clinical competency by attending pediatric seminars, conference or workshops to maintain industry best practices and remain current and updated on literature and technology related to the field of audiology.
  • Current Kansas Hearing Aid Dispensing License.
  • CPR Certification maintained and in good standing.
  • Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) certification maintained and in good standing.
  • Must be able to pass drug test and background checks.

Required Organizational Competencies

  • Advocacy: Uses expertise to influence and advocate for improved practice and to advance organizational outcomes.
  • Analytical Thinking: Demonstrates the ability to analyze information and use logic to address work-related issues and problems.
  • Collaboration: Demonstrates the ability to work productively within and across teams to achieve goals that are customer centered.
  • Communication: Applies a customer centered approach to deliver and exchange information that leads to mutual understanding.
  • Critical Thinking: Demonstrates ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
  • Expertise: Demonstrates advancing knowledge, skills and abilities in role and in field of practice.
  • Integrity: Demonstrates quality of honest, ethical, and the ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Organizational Advancement: Demonstrates actions that support organizational growth based on a shared understanding of the current and future Heartspring operating environment.
  • Professionalism: Demonstrates attitudes, behaviors and orientations that are consistent with the conduct, aims and qualities that characterize Heartspring.

 Physical Requirements

  • Transitional Movements: Walking, standing, sitting, stooping, squatting, bending, twisting, reaching and kneeling, lifting, carrying, grasping, pushing, pulling, crawling, Climbing stairs- Constantly.
  • Rotating or changing to different physical positions based on the needs of the environment- Constantly.
  • Lifting of 20 Pounds- Occasionally.
  • Lifting up to 30 Pounds- Occasionally.
  • Repetitive Motion: Sitting, typing- Occasionally.
  • Hearing, Seeing and Speaking- Constantly.

Work Environment

  • Office environment, indoors, climate controlled.
  • Occasional exposure to all weather conditions, including heat, cold, wind, rain, and snow/ice.

Benefits:

Heartspring offers a generous benefits package including three weeks of paid vacation, sick leave, medical/dental/vision insurance, life insurance, short term disability insurance and retirement plans. Heartspring also offers opportunities to grow within and advance your careers through on-the-job training, internal promotion preferences, and the Heartspring scholarship program to help you go back to school.

Heartspring is a drug-free campus. Heartspring is an EEO employer.

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Heartspring is an equal opportunity employer. Heartspring does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, disability or genetics, pregnancy, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable local, state or federal law.

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