Audiologist

Oneida Health - Syracuse, NY

Full-time

This position is located in Oneida, NY.

About Oneida Healthcare

Oneida, NY is a unique community with beautiful tree-lined streets, sprawling parks and playgrounds, and convenient shopping. Available housing includes everything from wonderful old 19th century Victorians, to condominiums, to the house of your choice in a variety of new developments. Oneida and neighboring communities offer excellent school systems with records of academic excellence and student success. The city also boasts a progressive library and many other easily accessible services. Oneida is equidistant between Syracuse to its west and Utica to its east, with beautiful Oneida Lake just 5 miles north. Finger Lakes wine country and the majestic Adirondack mountains are easy day trips, with Toronto, Montreal, Boston, Philadelphia and New York City all within a 5-hour drive. Syracuse University sports are a major source of regional pride and excitement and two world-class shopping and entertainment destination - Turning Stone Casino and Destiny USA - are just minutes away.

Oneida Healthcare (OHC) is a 101-bed acute care hospital and a 160-bed extended-care facility (ECF) and short-term rehab facility licensed by the State of New York and operated by Oneida Health Systems, Inc., a New York not-for-profit corporation. The hospital is Joint Commission accredited.

OHC is proud to share that we have recognized for several national awards based upon the safety of care as well as the patient experience of care. The first recognition is provided by The Leapfrog Group, a nationally recognized non-profit organization who reviews 30 patient quality and safety measures and assigns a letter grade to over 2,600 hospitals nationally based upon outcomes. The 2018 fall letter grade for OHC is a “B.”, our sixth consecutive “A” or "B". The second recognition is the Women's Choice Award, our second consecutive award for patient experience as a top 100 hospital. All of these awards are based, in part, on our CMS 4-Star rating for patient experience.

Position Summary

The Audiologist provides non-medical management of the auditory and vestibular systems, including evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment. New York State Professional Licensing Standards and Practice Guidelines of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association guide the practice of the Audiologist.

Essential Position Functions:

In order to provide quality patient care, maintain patient satisfaction and meet regulatory requirements, the Audiologist is responsible for the following duties:

  • Administration and interpretation of all diagnostic testing including comprehensive audiological evaluations, immittance measurements, unsedated and sedated ABR testing in the OR, otoacoustic emissions (OAE), videonystagmography (VNG), and bedside audiometric testing for inpatients.
  • Providing appropriate counseling of patients of all ages, newborn through adults, from all socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Performing hearing aid evaluations with special attention to the total hearing health and communication needs of the patients.
  • Performing hearing aid fittings and patient-centered follow-up care.
  • Performing Baha evaluations in conjunction with the physician, and executing Baha fittings and follow-up as needed.
  • Consultation and fitting of custom earplugs, including instant swim molds and noise protection.
  • Interacting with all members of the interdisciplinary health team to promote continuity and excellence in patient care.
  • Keeping appropriate patient care notes and records, and attending to this in a timely manner.
  • Performing internal and external public education functions as required.
  • Returning phone calls to patients, their families and referring physicians promptly.
  • Managing and prioritizing tasks and duties, in a way that accommodates frequent interruptions or schedule changes.

Other Duties:

  • Ensuring all equipment in testing and consultation rooms is cleaned, disinfected and properly set up prior to each patient encounter.
  • Cleaning and restocking examining rooms for the day’s use.
  • Assists in maintaining all clinical equipment to include calibration, if applicable. Reporting any equipment damage or issues in a timely fashion to the Practice Manager and/or Medical Director of Audiology.
  • Reading patients’ charts for the day’s visit.
  • Preparing all reports for availability to physicians. Ensuring they are screened and signed prior to filing in a medical record.
  • Answering clinical mail for the physicians in a timely manner when required.
  • Ordering and tracking of all hearing aids and accessories for sale or service, including verifying receipt of these devices and managing packing slips and/or invoices accordingly.

Administrative Duties:

  • Documenting telephone calls accurately in the medical record.
  • Maintaining strict confidentiality.
  • Performing other duties as required.

Supervisory Duties:

  • Supervision of Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) students as applicable and as outlined in the contract agreement set forth between Oneida Healthcare and the educational facility.

Position Requirements:

  • Successful completion of an accredited Doctor of Audiology program.
  • NYS Licensure in Audiology and NYS Licensure Hearing Aid Dispensing.
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) issued by the Council for Clinical Certification in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CFCC) of ASHA, preferred.
  • Discipline to work in accordance with accepted clinical and ethical standards.
  • Comply with all regulatory requirements including OSHA, maintenance of clinical skills and certifications, etc.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in working with patient’s, families, vendors, and members of the interdisciplinary health team.
  • General computer skills to include the use of electronic medical record, scheduling system and generation of reports as needed.

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Job Type: Full-time

Education:

  • Doctorate (Required)

License:

  • NYS Audiology & NYS Hearing Aid Dispensing (Required)
  • Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) (Required)