The Audiologist performs routine audiometric testing to support medical or nonmedical patient management; recommends and delivers aural habilitative or rehabilitative services for patients with communication disorders arising from auditory system dysfunction. Counsel patients about hearing health and the possible need for treatment/management.
PATIENT AGE GROUP SERVED
Neonate (Birth to 28 days)
Infants/Toddlers (29 days to 18 months)
Toddler (18 months to 3 years)
Preschooler (3-6 years)
School Age (6-12 years)
Adolescence (12-18 years)
Young Adult (19-40 Years)
Middle Adult (40-65 Years)
Mature Adult (65 years and older)
HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONS
I. Provide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values:
INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do.
COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs.
ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions.
RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value.
EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate.
II. Focuses on patient/customer safety
III. Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standards
IV. Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words)
V. Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met
VI. Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Administers and interprets auditory evoked potential studies as well as
electronystagmography and videonystagmography assessments. Utilizes supervisory
support as appropriate.
2. Provides follow-up care and counseling to patients and their families.
3. Demonstrates the components of the ICARE Values in daily work efforts. Represents
SPG and the departments to patients, other customers, and co-workers in a positive
SERVICE - 30%
1. Accurately administers and interprets fundamental audiometric evaluation.
2. Recommends appropriate audiological services for patients. Selects, validates, and dispenses appropriate assistive technology.
3. Performs, evaluates, and documents equipment calibration as assigned. Modifies test battery as appropriate for each individual patient.
4. Demonstrates the ServicePride standards. Conforms to Business Practice guidelines
QUALITY/SAFETY - 20%
1. Follows all safety rules on the job. Completes annually mandatory safety and health
2. Completes all departmentally required documentation accurately and within defined time standards
FINANCE - 10%
1. Tracks, requests, and orders supplies as needed.
GROWTH/INNOVATION - 10%
1. Actively participates in Performance Improvement planning and efforts.
2. Participate in training to update or share knowledge of new hearing or balance disorder treatment methods or technologies
This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.
' Graduate degree ( AuD) in Audiology or Communication Disorders with a major in Audiology from an accredited college or university.
One year of Medical Audiology experience. Hearing aid dispensing preferred.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
Must hold or be eligible for Texas licensure in Audiology.
Must hold a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology from the American-Speech-
Language-Hearing Association (ASLHA certification in clinical competence)
Must complete Texas Department of Health Infant Screener registration (post-employment)
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
For successful completion of the essential functions of this job, must possess competency in applying the principles, methods, materials and equipment used in Audiology to the patient population served by HMSPG; fluency in written and spoken English; the ability to establish / maintain good rapport with patients, customers and departmental staff; computer literacy, esp. in word processing, spreadsheet, electronic communication programs; the ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles.
Activity Checklist attached (see below)