The position is located in the Audiology and Speech Pathology Service within the Long Beach Healthcare System. The duties and responsibilities are carried out throughout the medical center including all clinical and other patient care areas involved with the service. The audiologist at this level plans, conducts, and coordinates all aspects of diagnostic evaluation and treatment of hearing impairment and/or balance disorders.Learn more about this agency
The duties of the Audiologist may include but are not limited to the following:
- Communicating goals, objectives, and initiatives to the CI interdisciplinary team as well as guiding the team members.Evaluating the work and processes of the team and makes adjustments in practices to accomplish goals.
- Serving as a facilitator in coordinating program initiatives and consensus building activities among team members.
- Facilitating CI meetings within the interdisciplinary team and within audiology.Managing the CI caseload among audiology staff.Facilitating positive relationships and open lines of communication with other surgical sites and referring sites within the VISN and nationwide.Reporting delays in initial care, followup care, surgeries and/or diagnostic testing to the Section Chief and/or Service Chief and managing problem solving to remedy delays.
- Managing oversight of cochlear implant clinic profile providing guidance to schedulers ensuring timely access for implant patients.
- Managing and serving as the main point of contact with transfer coordinator and performs triaging of all incoming consults from other facilities.
- Managing outgoing consults for surgical consideration to ensure all orders for necessary audiology diagnostic appointments, radiology studies, pre-op visits/ENT visits are placed.Remaining current with latest technology which may include off-site vendor trainings or national meetings while keeping access to specialized services and general services a priority.
- Managing and coordinating in-service education on cochlear implant updates to audiology staff, ENT staff surgeons, fee surgeons, and ENT residents.
- Providing primary oversight to local staff on potential cochlear implant candidates and ensures that they are fit with appropriate amplification to avoid unnecessary waste.
- Managing cochlear implant candidacy evaluations including advanced audiological testing to determine if the Veteran meets FDA criteria for a cochlear implant.Coordinating and maintaining processes for evaluating potential cochlear implant candidates between audiology and ENT services.
- Facilitating and managing the cochlear implant candidate's progress throughout the candidacy process, including but not limited to ENT ordering of CT scan, inputting Return to Clinic (RTC) orders for future appointments, and provides regarding missed or cancelled appointments.
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