Mercy Health

  • Audiologist

    Requisition ID
    2018-783728
    Category
    Other Allied Health
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Shift(s)
    Days
    Department
    Mercy Clinic Audiology Sprgfld
    Location
    US-MO-Springfield
  • Overview

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    We’re a Little Different

     

    Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.  

     

    We don’t believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart.

     

    At Mercy, you’ll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We’re a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.

    Responsibilities and Qualifications

    Overview

    Performs hearing evaluations for patients of all ages.  Provides rehabilitation and education to patients including counseling and fitting of hearing aids and other devices of assistance for the hearing impaired.

    All the duties, responsibilities and qualifications documented in this job description are subject to reasonable accommodation.  This job description is not to be construed as a detailed statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.  Employees of Mercy are expected to comply with all federal, state and local regulations in addition to organization policy and procedures.
           
    Performs related duties as assigned. Performs duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with our mission, values, and Mercy Service Standards.

     

    Responsibilities
    Performs testing procedures and evaluations appropriately for:
    1.1 Basic audiometric testing of pediatrics and adults.
    1.2 Tympanometry and acoustic reflex.
    1.3 Auditory Evoked Response (AER) testing of infants, children and adults.
    1.4 ENG Electronystagmography.
    1.5 Industrial audiological evaluations and counseling.
    1.6 Selection and fitting of amplification.

    Provides patient counseling and hearing aid instruction.

    Performs minor repair of hearing aids.

    Performs adjustment to, and biological calibration of, equipment.

    Provides follow-up and management of hearing aid patient treatment (30 day trial, yearly evaluations, phone calls, etc.).

    Orders and maintains stock of audio materials and hearing aid supplies.

    Records manufacturers invoices and approves monthly statements.

    Prepares and provides written reports and follow-up to referring physicians and other agencies to include special health care needs, Medicaid, vocational rehabilitation, etc.

    Promotes audiological and hearing aid dispensing practice to the public, previous patients and physicians.

    Maintains current knowledge of product availability.

    Maintains current documentation in patient charts.

    Observes universal precautions consistently.

    Wears proper personal protective equipment when appropriate.

    Wears clothing and Health System badge consistent with dress code, and attends to personal hygiene to maintain a clean, well-groomed appearance.

    Meets Health System attendance standards.

    Performs other duties as directed.

     

    Qualifications:

    Because you’re committed to excellence, you understand the importance of being properly prepared for your role at Mercy. That’s why you’ll bring to your role the right set of qualifications:


    Education: M.S. or M.A. in Audiology.
    Licensure: Must have, or be eligible for, current Missouri licenses as audiologist and hearing aid dispenser.
    Experience: None.
    Certifications: CCC-A certification from the American Speech Language Association; certification by Praxis national testing as well as completion of a masters level audiology program.
    Other: Working Conditions, Mental and Physical Requirements: Must be able to interpret, adapt and apply guidelines and policies.  Must be able to communicate clearly and establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, staff and the public.

    Equipment Used:  Must have the ability to operate equipment for testing and evaluating patients to include: Auditory Brainstem Response testing (ABR), Ecog, Electronystagmography (ENG), Otoacoutic Emissions and Tympanometry.Preferred Experience: Minimum of one year of Audiology experience preferred.

     

    We’ll Support You at Work and Home

     

    Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a “top 100 places to work.” We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, and employer-matched retirement funds, even to part-time employees. We’re proud to provide tuition reimbursement to help you grow and learn new skills.

     

    What Makes a Good Match for Mercy

     

    Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We’re also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care – that’s just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.

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