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Pediatric Audiologist - Pedi Hearing Institute - PRN

Company: CHRISTUS Health
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: July 9, 2024

Job Description:

Job DescriptionDescriptionSummary:Tests, evaluates, and prescribes treatment of hearing disorders on the pediatric population. Provides a full range of diagnostic and rehabilitative services to patients including visual reinforcement audiometry, conditioned play audiometry, conventional audiometry, otoacoustic emissions, auditory brainstem response, acoustic immittance testing, earmolds, hearing aids, bone-conduction hearing aids and cochlear implants.The CHRISTUS Children's Hospital, established in 1959, was the first children's hospital in South-Central Texas. Located downtown, this 190-plus-bed hospital serves more than 70,000 children annually from San Antonio, South Texas and around the world. The hospital (in partnership with Baylor College of Medicine) is the only academic children's hospital in San Antonio. Our highly specialized services meet the unique medical needs of children, from Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care to Children's Emergency Services, the latest treatments for deformities of the spine including titanium rib implants and halo traction, a Heart Center, a specialized asthma program, a highly regarded Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, and growing maternal services to include consultation, delivery, and maternal fetal medicine.Responsibilities:•Meets expectations of the applicable OneCHRISTUS Competencies: Leader of Self, Leader of Others, or Leader of Leaders.•Effectively interviews parents prior to formal evaluation. •Chooses appropriate tests considering history and reason for referral. •Administers routine and some specialty diagnostic evaluations. •Assesses communication skills through observation and informal interactions. •Makes accurate diagnoses and appropriate recommendations. •Communicates results to parents in an effective manner. •Provides parent education and appropriate department handouts. •Plans and coordinates follow up care for patients who have, or at risk for, hearing loss. •Makes appropriate recommendations for amplification, therapy, referral, follow up testing, educational adaptations, and home care. •Involves parents/family in care plans and educational activities and obtaining medical history. •Demonstrates knowledge of normal growth progression (physical, cognitive, social, emotional) and developmental milestones. •Obtains and interprets age specific audiometric data correctly.•Uses age-appropriate communication style and language with patients. •Takes precautions for safety and injury prevention related to age.•Possesses knowledge and skill to use age appropriate equipment for assessment and treatments. (Audiology equipment, hearing aids, toys, etc.) •Provides physical, emotional, and psychosocial support consistent with the patient's developmental level. •Possesses knowledge of how to utilize age specific resources within the community. •Recognizes and responds appropriately to signs of abuse or neglect. •Ensures that work areas are organized, safe, and professional in appearance. •Accurately completes documentation and charges within Audiology department guidelines.•Completes clear concise reports using documentation templates.•Self manages own schedule to improve productivity.•Supervise a practicum student, or a 4th year AuD candidate (not required, stipend provided for additional skill).•Participates in the cochlear implant program (Not required, stipend provided for additional skill).•Follows the CHRISTUS Provider Network guidelines related to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), designed to prevent or detect unauthorized disclosure of Protected Health Information (PHI).•Maintains strict confidentiality.•Uses oral and written communication skills to effectively convey ideas in a clear, positive manner that is consistent with the CHRISTUS Mission.•Maintains established CHRISTUS Provider Network policies, procedures, objectives, quality assurance, safety, environmental and infection control.•Implements job responsibilities in a manner that is consistent with the CHRISTUS Mission and Code of Ethics and supportive of CHRISTUS Provider Network's cultural diversity objectives.•Supports and adheres to CPN Service Guarantee.•Performs duties/tasks listed above with little to no supervision.•Performs other related work as required.Requirements:

  • Doctoral Degree in Audiology (AuD.) required.
  • 0-3 years of experience required.
  • Pediatric Experience/rotation (externship) preferred.
  • BLS required.
  • ASHA or ABA certification required.
  • Active Audiology Licensure in the State of practice required.Work Schedule:VariesWork Type:Per Diem As NeededEEO is the law - click below for more information: endeavor to make this site accessible to any and all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact us at (844) 257-6925.

Keywords: CHRISTUS Health, San Antonio , Pediatric Audiologist - Pedi Hearing Institute - PRN, Healthcare , San Antonio, Texas

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