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Audiologist Intern

  • Job ID: 040154982
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Department: Audiology
  • Location: 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15224
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $15.42 to $24.25 / hour

Description

UPMC Children's Hospital is hiring a full-time Audiologist Intern.  Looking for a rewarding opportunity to gain diverse experience in pediatric audiology?  Look no further and apply today!

Purpose:

Under the direction of a licensed Audiologist, assesses all aspects of auditory function in children ages birth to 18 years of age and implements a plan of auditory habilitation for those with auditory dysfunction.

Responsibilities:
  • Perform comprehensive audiologic assessment, including a comprehensive history, in a manner appropriate to the age and ability of the patient consistent with the range, nature and degree of hearing function to provide information for the differential diagnosis of hearing loss.
  • Differentiate between organic and nonorganic hearing loss through evaluation of total response pattern.
  • Ensure patient safety through contacting a physician, either through the ENT services or ER, of any occurrence or incident relating to patient care to provide care as needed.
  • Perform responsibilities regarding billing by completing proper forms and documentation.
  • Compile and interpret test results to determine hearing sensitivity for speech and specific frequency signals; speech perception ability; middle ear function; cochlear function; auditory brainstem function; central auditory function and site of lesion information.
  • Relate auditory function to communication needs of the patient to develop a re/habilitative plan and recommendations which address, as necessary, the need for medical consultation to explore etiology and determine need for medical intervention; the need to explore amplification options and the need for enrollment in an ongoing treatment program.
  • Assesses patient's ability to benefit from amplification and make recommendations regarding amplification needs. 
  • Assist family in procuring appropriate amplification and locating ongoing treatment programs/services as needed.
  • Counsel family members concerning the special needs of hearing impaired children to effectively involve parents and other family members in the treatment and management of hearing dysfunction.
  • Monitor and evaluate patient progress and recommend revisions in treatment plans to meet changing needs of patient. 
  • Maintain contact with patient's family members and other members of healthcare and re/habilitative team regarding patient's auditory function and progress.
  • Employ conventional, play audiometry and behavioral observation audiometry techniques as well as electrophysiologic tests. 
  • Uses electroacoustic instrumentation including audiometers, acoustic immittance and evoked otoacoustic emission systems and electrical response test equipment.
  • Maintain records and progress notes detailing diagnosis, habilitation and effect on patients.
  • Prepare reports of findings, interpretation of test results, and recommendations, reviewed and co-signed by a licensed audiologist.
  • Refer patient for additional testing and treatment according to professional standards of American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), American Academy of Audiology (AAA), hospital policy, and previous experience; participates with other members of the health care/rehabilitation team in the development of rehabilitative programs for patients.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in related field.
  • Must be in the 4th year of an accredited Doctor of Audiology (AuD) program.
  • Analytical ability to evaluate hearing dysfunction, develop habilitative plans and evaluate progress.
  • Interpersonal skills needed to communicate effectively with patients, family members and staff members.
  • Ability to observe and accurately collect and interpret clinical data.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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