In your rewarding role as Audiologist II, with special expertise in the area of assessment of vertigo, dizziness and chronic unsteadiness, you will evaluate, and in some cases (i.e. in patients with positional vertigo) treat, and counsel patients with vestibular disorders causing dizziness and postural instability. Additionally, you will collaborate with other health care teams to meet patient care, outcomes, and system improvement objectives. You will also contribute to the clinical education of doctoral students.
Vanderbilt Medical Centers offers world-class hearing and balance care to patients of all ages. Our clinic, in conjunction with top-ranked academic programs and nationally recognized research labs, provides our patients with the latest test techniques and therapies. We work closely with the Departments of Otolaryngology, Neurology, and primary care in our local and regional community to provide comprehensive care and treatment options to our patients.
In this role, you will work standard, day-time hours, Monday-Friday; travel to existing and new satellite locations will be required.
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Completes full diagnostic balance assessments using the appropriate testing method and equipment for the patient type, and reason for referral.
Completes hearing assessments using the appropriate testing method and equipment for the patient type, and reason for referral.
The audiologist Formulates and/or implements a treatment plan to address deficits and patient/family areas of concern. This is to include amplification selections, fittings, and follow-up appointments.
Completes documentation and billing in a timely manner.
Provides education/consultation to patient, family, health care team and community.
Enhances and impacts our knowledge of the nature of communicative and related disorders.
The responsibilities listed below are a general overview of the position. Additional duties may be assigned based on the needs of the clinic.
VESTIBULAR AND AUDIOLOGY PATIENT EVALUATION:- Obtains pertinent dizziness case history information to appropriately assess the patient. Administers appropriate balance and hearing assessments as needed based on clinical protocol. Interprets the results of the assessment and their significance to the patient, family, referring physician and other members of the health care team. Demonstrates knowledge and skills development and adaptability in the assessment of vertigo/dizziness and hearing across the age span.
VESTIBULAR AND AUDIOLOGY TREATMENT IMPLEMENTATION:- Includes objectives based upon the results of the assessment (e.g. Epley Maneuver for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo; BPPV). Selects interventions which produce the desired outcomes within the time frame projected. Modifies the treatment plan if patient/family is/are not receiving benefit. Incorporates educational needs for patient and family. Includes patient and family in all aspects of care. Respects roles and professional boundaries of others.
PATIENT DOCUMENTATION:- Demonstrates proficiency in documentation practices. Documents in the appropriate templates and utilizes only approved abbreviations within patient documentation. Meets institutional standards for quality and timeliness of documentation.
AUDIOLOGY PATIENT EDUCATION: Communicates functional impact of assessment findings, treatment interventions, diagnosis, and disease process. Adapts communication to the level of understanding of the patient. Determines comprehension and need for repetition and/or revision of methods.
Team Interaction: Provides informal guidance and support to team members.
Breadth of Knowledge: Has expanded knowledge gained through experience within a professional area.
Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Analyzes moderately complex problems using technical experience and judgment.
Organizational Impact: Executes job responsibilities with the understanding of how output would affect and impact other areas related to own job area/team with occasional guidance.
Develops Self and Others: Invests time, energy and enthusiasm in developing self/others to help improve performance and gain knowledge in new areas.
Builds and Maintains Relationships: Maintains regular contact with key colleagues and stakeholders using formal and informal opportunities to expand and strengthen relationships.
Communicates Effectively: Recognizes group interactions and modifies one's own communication style to suit different situations and audiences.
DELIVERING EXCELLENT SERVICES:
Serves Others with Compassion: Seeks to understand current and future needs of relevant stakeholders and customizes services to better address them.
Solves Complex Problems: Approaches problems from different angles; Identifies new possibilities to interpret opportunities and develop concrete solutions.
Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Provides ongoing support and coaching in a constructive manner to increase employees' effectiveness.
ENSURING HIGH QUALITY:
Performs Excellent Work: Engages regularly in formal and informal dialogue about quality; directly addresses quality issues promptly.
Ensures Continuous Improvement: Applies various learning experiences by looking beyond symptoms to uncover underlying causes of problems and identifies ways to resolve them.
Fulfills Safety and Regulatory Requirements: Understands all aspects of providing a safe environment and performs routine safety checks to prevent safety hazards from occurring.
MANAGING RESOURCES EFFECTIVELY:
Demonstrates Accountability: Demonstrates a sense of ownership, focusing on and driving critical issues to closure.
Stewards Organizational Resources: Applies understanding of the departmental work to effectively manage resources for a department/area.
Makes Data Driven Decisions: Demonstrates strong understanding of the information or data to identify and elevate opportunities.
Generates New Ideas: Proactively identifies new ideas/opportunities from multiple sources or methods to improve processes beyond conventional approaches.
Applies Technology: Demonstrates an enthusiasm for learning new technologies, tools, and procedures to address short-term challenges.
Adapts to Change: Views difficult situations and/or problems as opportunities for improvement; actively embraces change instead of emphasizing negative elements.
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