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Audiology Specialist (Per Diem)

UNC Health Care
United States, North Carolina, Raleigh
April 18, 2024
Job Description

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Summary:

UNC Hospitals Department of Audiology is seeking a Per Diem Clinical Audiologist to provide coverage at multiple clinic sites when clinical staff are out on PTO or leave.

Chapel Hill, NC:

* UNC Children's Hospital

* UNC Hospitals Audiology at Meadowmont

* UNC Hearing & Voice Center at Carolina Crossing

Raleigh, NC:

* UNC Hospitals Audiology at Lake Boone Trail

We are looking for a highly motivated, experienced audiologist to provide audiology services to pediatric and adult patients in an inpatient and outpatient setting. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

* Administer basic and complex diagnostic evaluations to assess auditory, vestibular, and related conditions in patients of all ages

* Analyze and interpret results of diagnostic testing to establish patient goals and manage subsequent treatment programs

* Behavioral and electrophysiologic assessment of infants and young children

o Newborn Hearing Screenings (NICU & OP setting), ABRs under natural sleep as well as under sedation (in conjunction with MRI, Procedure or Surgery)

* Hearing aid fitting and verification using real ear measures

* Counsel and communicate with patients and families regarding hearing loss and its implications, and establishing goals and treatment programs

* This position does not include working with or programming of cochlear implants.

    Clear communication with multiple providers to maximize patient outcomes is critical. Experience in the assessment and audiologic management of infants and young children with hearing loss is required. Must be comfortable with clinical teaching and student supervision associated with employment in a leading academic medical center. The ideal candidate will have at least one year of experience working in an academic medical center or children's hospital in collaboration with otolaryngologists and related professionals. Must have a doctoral degree in Audiology (AuD). Requires current NC Audiology license or eligibility for license. Hours and schedule may vary depending on clinic needs. Estimate work hours to range 8-24 hours/week.

    Responsibilities:
    1. Contribute to quality of clinical services, including maintenance of valid and reliable records of patient procedures and progress, promotion of quality assurance initiatives, studies and surveys in specialty areas, conference with physicians regarding evaluation, treatment, and progress of patients, and provision of intramural and extramural in-services in areas of expertise.
    2. Develop new clinical programs within Audiology to meet emerging needs by surveying and evaluating market trends, assembling technical hardware/software components, and developing programmatic infrastructure through accepted channels. Promote new program through professional public speaking and regional publicity.
    3. Provide basic and complex diagnostic tests of conductive, sensori-neural, mixed and central auditory impairments using audiometry, impedance, otoscopy, emissions, and ABR. Performs ABR and cochlear implant-related electrophysiological testing in OR environment.
    4. Provide hearing screening and full diagnostic hearing procedures for neonatal population
    5. Provide programming of cochlear implant speech processors and provide auditory rehabilitation services to cochlear implant patients.
    6. Serve as consultant to NC government departments and statewide health professionals in specialty area.
    7. Teach and supervise Audiology and Speech Pathology students, ENT residents and other students or staff. Provide intra/extramural in-services.


    Other Information

    Other information:
    Education Requirements:
    * Graduation from an accredited Audiology program.
    Licensure/Certification Requirements:
    * Licensed as an Audiologist by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists.
    Professional Experience Requirements:
    * If a Doctorate degree in Audiology (Au.D.): No prior experience required.
    * If a Bachelor's degree: at least two (2) years of experience as an Audiologist is required.
    Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:


    Job Details

    Legal Employer: STATE

    Entity: UNC Medical Center

    Organization Unit: UNCH Audiology Lake Boone Trl

    Work Type: Per Diem

    Standard Hours Per Week: 8.00

    Work Schedule: Day Job

    Location of Job: US:NC:Raleigh

    Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: No

    Flat Rate: $46.08 per hour

    Work Assignment Type: Onsite

    This is a State position employed by UNC Health Care System.

    Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

    UNC Health makes reasonable accommodations for applicants' and employees' religious practices and beliefs, as well as applicants and employees with disabilities. All interested applicants are invited to apply for career opportunities. Please email if you need a reasonable accommodation to search and/or to apply for a career opportunity.

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