Company: University of New Mexico Hospital
Posted on: March 18, 2019
Position Summary: Provide comprehensive assessment, diagnostic and rehabilitative services for all area of auditory, vestibular, and related disorders. Provide supervision of graduate students and clinical fellows engaged in similar work. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric age groups. Accountability: AUDITORY EVALUATIONS - Provide direct clinical services to patients including standard hearing evaluations, electrophysiologic testing, otoacoustic emission testing and electronystagmography testing ASSESSMENT - Provide patient care services including assessment, diagnosis, prevention, identification, consultation, habilitation, rehabilitation, instruction, counseling and prognostication AUDITORY SERVICES - Provide auditory services including hearing aid and assistive listening device evaluations and dispensing; initiate appropriate follow-up and referral to other healthcare professionals HEARING IMPAIRMENT - Supervise programs identifying cases of hearing impairment including newborn hearing screens POLICIES AND PROCEDURES - Follow established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives, continuous quality improvement objectives, and safety, environmental, and/or infection control standards SUPERVISION - Supervise graduate students, clinical fellows and/or paraprofessionals as delegated EDUCATION AND LIAISON - Provide in-services and serve as a liaison to other health care providers and related professionals as assigned EQUIPMENT AND RECORDS - Provide support and assistance in the areas of equipment calibration, maintenance and supply; monitor and maintain departmental data and records CUSTOMER/STAFF RELATIONS - Establish and maintain good rapport and effective working relationships with patients, visitors, physicians and Hospital employees PATIENT SAFETY 1 - Follow patient safety-related policies, procedures and protocols PATIENT SAFETY 2 - Demonstrate proactive approach to patient safety by seeking opportunities to improve patient safety through questioning of current policies and processes PATIENT SAFETY 3 - Identify and report/correct environmental conditions and/or situations that may put a patient at undue risk PATIENT SAFETY 4 - Report potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or near misses in a timely manner PATIENT SAFETY 5 - Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they don't understand or may 'not seem right' Education Requirements: Master's Degree in related discipline Experience Requirements: No minimum experience required Licensure/Certification Requirements: Licensed to practice Audiology and dispense hearing aids in State of New Mexico or obtain within 60 days of hire CPR Certification for Healthcare/BLS Providers or for Professional Rescuers or must obtain within 30 calendar days of date of position Education Requirements - Preferred: Doctoral Degree in related discipline Experience Requirements - Preferred: Bilingual English/Spanish Bilingual English/Keres, Tewa, Tiwa, Towa, Zuni, or Navajo Bilingual English/American Sign Language Physical Demands Requirements: Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly (Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time) to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. May require walking or standing to a significant degree or requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or may require working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing and/or pulling of materials even though the weight of materials is negligible. Testing Requirements: Tuberculin Skin Test required annually Working Conditions Requirements: May be credentialed by UNMH Credentialing Committee Minor Hazard - physical risks, dirt, dust, fumes, noise
Keywords: University of New Mexico Hospital, Albuquerque , AUDIOLOGIST, Healthcare , Albuquerque, New Mexico
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