AudiologistJob Location: Wallingford, CT Apply Via Application Submit Resume and Cover Letter
Masonicare Health Center - Wallingford, CT
Per Diem/As Needed
Summary of Position: Under the direction of the Audiology Manager, performs diagnostic assessments, plans and implements specific treatment programs, and establishes appropriate discharge plans for individual residents/patients. Directs resident/patient participation in selected tasks to restore, reinforce and enhance performance; facilitates the learning of those skills and functions essential for adaptation and productivity.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Assess assigned residents/patients by evaluating data from a variety of sources and incorporating normative findings for older persons. Utilizes appropriate tests and measures. Establishes realistic and measurable short and long term goals for aural rehab. Able to assess residents/patients with a variety of diagnoses and in multiple practice settings. Adapts handling skills to meet the needs and abilities of older persons.
2. Establishes realistic individualized treatment programs for residents/patients requiring aural rehab. Able to work with residents/patients with a variety of diagnoses and in multiple practice settings. Aural Rehabilitation Plan is comprehensive and is geared toward improving functional outcomes. Aural Rehabilitation Plan is appropriate to meet age, needs and abilities of the resident/patients we serve. Adapts handling skills to meet the needs and abilities of older persons.
3. Prepares legible, concise and organized written documentation (assessments and reassessments, progress notes, plan of care) that meets external regulatory requirements and department guidelines. Written documentation supports billing. Is proficient in use of computer as it relates to documentation, billing, e-mail and medical record review and any other areas related to patient care or regulatory requirements.
4. Demonstrates adequate organizational and time management skills to complete job duties within required time frames and according to established schedules and work flow requirements. Meets productivity standards as established by the department.
5. Maintains a harmonious working relationship with supervisor, department and colleagues. Demonstrates tact and diplomacy when interacting with patients/residents, staff, families and other healthcare providers and vendors. Actively participates in interdisciplinary patient care planning meetings/rounds, family meetings and departmental staff meetings.
6. Follows established departmental policies, procedures and objectives; quality assessment and improvement programs and safety, environmental and infection control standards. Understands chemical(s) used in the department under the "Right to Know" standard. Understands and follows "Universal precautions" as it pertains to the department. Reports all unsafe conditions to appropriate supervisor including change in resident/patient status, broken or malfunctioning equipment or anything that could be a potential threat or danger to a resident/patient, staff member or visitor.
- Participates in professional development and continuing education on an ongoing basis including educational programs, review of current literature, workshops and department/facility in services with specific emphasis on enhancing knowledge related to working with adults and the geriatric population. Remains current in new technological advances in audiology.
- Maintains flexibility in work schedule and work assignment to meet the needs of the department as directed. Actively participates in department and facility committees and task forces. Serves as a clinical instructor for Audiology students.
- Performs other duties as deemed appropriate by the Audiology Manager.
Education: Master's Degree in Audiology
Experience: 1 year experience with geriatric patients in either a LTC facility or hospital setting preferred.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Current Connecticut licensure/certification as an audiologist
Key Competencies: Clinical knowledge in multiple practice settings. Clinical knowledge of the geriatric population. Knowledge of federal and state regulations. Knowledge of financial and legal aspects of healthcare. Good interpersonal and oral/written communication. Self-motivation, able to work independently. Strong organizational and time management skills. Ability to research information. Proficient in use of computers.