Audiologist Ii

Location
Health Department, Virginia
Salary
$30.09 - $50.15 Hourly
Posted
Jul 13, 2019
Closes
Jul 27, 2019
Ref
19-01198
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

This job opportunity is being re-announced. If you applied previously, you do not need to re-apply to be considered.

Screens, evaluates, and provides audiological services to infants through adults using standard audiometric tests and procedures. Determines degree of hearing impairment, and its effect on cognitive development and overall communication ability. Counsels client regarding tests results and recommends appropriate steps for remediation. Completes evaluation reports. Refers patient for further medical or educational evaluation s appropriate. Interfaces with health and educational professionals as needed. Conducts hearing aid evaluations and fittings.

Note: This is a job share position, 20 hours per week.

Illustrative Duties

Conducts routine and special hearing diagnostic tests, and summarizes results in concise and accurate reports;
Provides hearing aid evaluations and orientation sessions;
Interprets the nature and implication of hearing impairment for parents and/or clients, and provides counseling;
Makes appropriate referrals for medical and/or rehabilitative treatment;
Participates in planning schedules;
Participates in developing and revising manuals, guides and resource materials;
Participates in evaluating existing programs and developing new ones;
Promotes the clinic's audiology services through in-service presentations, public school engagements, and parent education programs;
Serves as a liaison with other Health Department or County programs in need of
audiology services;
Maintains the clinic hearing aid consignment stock;
Assists in the recruitment of professional staff and in the supervision of graduate student trainees in audiology;
As required, maintains independent audiology services in a Health Department area office.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of the principles and practices of audiology;
Knowledge of the various types of hearing tests;
Knowledge of the various techniques, equipment and methods of calibration;
Knowledge of physical and psychological disabilities affecting hearing, and of their social implications;
Skill in the administration of audiological assessment procedures;
Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with clients, family members and professional colleagues;
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing;
Ability to evaluate existing programs and develop new ones;
Ability to work independently.

Employment Standards

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS:
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to: graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a master's degree in audiology; plus one year of experience in audiology.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
  • Certification in audiology by the American Speech and Hearing Association, or an equivalent organization
  • License in audiology issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia
  • AED- Required within 60 days
  • CPR -Required within 60 days
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a Child Protective Services Registry, a driving record, and a sanction screening to the satisfaction of the employer.
Tuberculosis test.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Preferred candidate will have pediatric assessment experience (infants, children, adolescents); ability to work independently and as a team member. Possess strong critical thinking skills and ability to exercise sound judgment; and capacity to manage multiple time-critical tasks. Demonstrate strong problem solving skills; excellent verbal and written communications abilities; demonstrate interpersonal skills to communicate effectively and clearly with a diverse population and ability take initiative and be proactive in addressing challenges.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Generally, works in an office environment yet may occasionally be required to perform job duties outside of the typical office setting. Job entails occasionally walking, standing, sitting, reaching and bending; uses hands to grasp, handle, feel and carry/lift items under 15 lbs. in weight. Ability to move in confined spaces, e.g. testing booth, frequently communicates with clients. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations. Physically activate test equipment.
All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview

It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314 . EEO/AA/TTY.

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