Job location: Boca Raton, FL
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-09-30
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The University of Miami (UM) is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. At the U, we are committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through our values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT) we strive to create an environment where everyone contributes in making UM a great place to work. We are one of the largest private employers in Miami-Dade County; home to more than 13,400 faculty and staff from all over the world.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
• To provide Diagnostic Audiology and Rehabilitation services
• Selects, administers, and interprets auditory tests.
• High Frequency Audiometry where indicated
• Middle ear function testing
• Diagnostic audiology testing for differential diagnosis of cochlear/retro-cochlear hearing loss
• Tests for non-organic hearing loss
• Testing for Noise Induced Hearing Loss
• To promote best practice in the field
• To be competent in all areas of dispensing and patient aftercare
• To be competent in the management of information, including daily company reports and
• To operate in line with company policies, procedures and current legislation at all times
• To commit to the company belief of providing the highest levels of service and aftercare to all
• Communicates with other healthcare professionals where necessary to ensure that all patients
are provided with the best advice
• To use appropriate outcome measures, both subjective and objective to ensure hearing
instruments are providing maximum benefit and to use evidence based practice to support this
• Use of Real Ear Measurement equipment including Live Speech Mapping to validate and verify
hearing instrument fittings
• To commit to lifelong learning to ensure that you keep up to date with the latest developments in Audiology
• To produce reports and letters for other healthcare providers and legal representatives
summarizing the appropriate care plans selected for a patient.
• To provide education and training for other healthcare professionals and support staff to assist with maintaining the company profile.
• To be responsible for daily maintenance of test equipment and arrange calibration as and when
• To provide ear care and wax removal where required (appropriate training will be provided)
• To follow best practice principles with regard to infection control in the workplace
• To provide other clinical duties as appropriate
• Compiles test results, behavioral observation and information to make recommendations.
• Identifies and refers patients for speech-language, educational, medical, psychological, social and vocational
• Selects ear mold, personal amplification, and/or assistive listening devices.
• In-depth knowledge of several hearing aid manufacturers, Oticon, GN Resound and Phonak in particular and BAHA
• Schedules direct and indirect service activities.
• Maintains client records at all stages, including initial evaluation and discharge.
• Documents all professional and clinical reports in a timely manner.
• Utilizes local, state, national and funding agency regulations to makes decisions regarding service eligibility.
• Conducts research on auditory topics.
• Participates in conference, forums or training to update or share knowledge of new hearing or speech disorder treatment methods.
• Works with multi-disciplinary teams to assess and rehabilitate recipients of implanted hearing devices.
• Maintains confidentiality of all patient information according to federal and state guidelines and regulations.
• May conduct and participate in research, including presenting at national and local conferences.
• May train students and externs.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Knowledge of and ability to apply auditory principles, procedures, and techniques
• Knowledge of auditory agents used in patient treatments
• Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat hearing or speech disorders.
• Effective verbal and written communication skills.
• Performs in tactful and professional manner.
• Motivated and focused on achieving own goals
• Confident about working within a team and autonomously
• Commercially aware, and happy to offer the client the best solution for any given problem
• Dedicated to exemplary customer service to ensure client satisfaction.
• Excellent communication skills, with empathy and patience.
• Desire to do provide the best service and advice to the best of your abilities
Education Requirements (Essential Requirements):
• Doctorate of Audiology degree required. Masters considered with experience.
• Current/valid Florida Audiologist license required.
Work Experience Requirements (Essential Requirements):
• One year of audiologist-related experience is required.The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.