Vernick & Gopal, LLC provides full service Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat) and Audiology at our offices in Chestnut Hill, MA. We are staffed by board-certified physicians and surgeons who can address all your diagnostic and therapeutic treatment regarding the head and neck, ear nose and throat. We also provide care for our patients at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Job Summary: Reporting to the Clinical Manager, the Certified Clinical Audiologist provides comprehensive diagnostic and rehabilitative services to a diverse population of adults and children with hearing and balance disorders from a variety of referral sources. Approximately 80% of the time is expended in direct patient care, with the residual 20% spent analyzing test data, writing reports, communicating with patients and participating in divisional activities and assignments.
The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required of this position.
Perform full diagnostic hearing evaluation for pediatric and adults by utilizing the following: thorough case history intake; pure tone air and bone conduction, speech sensitivity and speech discrimination; tympanometry , acoustic reflex threshold and decay; otoacoustic emissions as applicable. (essential)
Perform diagnostic Auditory Evoked Potential and (cVEMP/oVEMP). Demonstrate advanced test administration and interpretation skills as well as working knowledge of various disease processes affecting the hearing and balance systems. (essential)
Perform diagnosis and provide treatment of Benign Paroxsymal Positional Vertigo.
Interpret results of diagnostic evaluation and make appropriate recommendations for follow-up care to include: further audiological assessment, medical intervention and/or rehabilitative measures. Communicate diagnostic findings to patients, family members, physicians and other sources in concise, tactful and language appropriate manner. (essential)
Perform hearing aid evaluation with appropriate recommendation. Describe and differentiate between digital technology levels and appropriateness for patient's hearing needs.Demonstrate effective technique for earmold impression and competence in programming and fitting the instruments. Effectively administer, interpret and apply hearing handicap scales, real-ear analysis and sound field measures. (essential)
Regulate and triage patient flow and clinic schedule when Clinical Manager is unavailable. (essential)
Compile and maintain documentation of patient contact, sales and service contracts and hearing aid specifications according to standards set by BIDHC/APG, BIDMC, ASHA and the FDA. Responsible for supply maintenance, billing, referral management, patient check-in and scheduling as needed by the department. (essential)
Perform basic maintenance to clinic hardware and software. Perform routine biologic check of audiometric equipment. (essential)
Follow accepted guidelines for universal precautions as established by the BIDHC/APG, BIDMC and the American Speech and Hearing Association. (essential)
May be responsible for supervision and training of Audiology graduate student. Oversee and delegate clinical and administrative duties to Audiology Technician and Audiology Assistant. (essential)
Troubleshoot hearing instruments. Perform routine maintenance and minor shell repair/modification on all styles of hearing instruments. Perform and interpret electro-acoustic analysis of hearing aids. (essential)
Master's degree in Audiology required. Doctoral degree in Audiology preferred.
1-3 years related work experience required.
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology from the American Speech and Hearing Association .
Possess or be eligible for licensure in Audiology from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
All areas of service must be performed in keeping with current standards of practice as defined by BIDHC/APG, the Medical Center and the American Speech and Hearing Association.
Experience with computer systems required, including web based applications and some Microsoft Office applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access.
Expertise in diagnosis and remediation of hearing and balance disorders with proven skills in AEP, VEMP and digital hearing aid fitting.
Internal Number: 32796BR
About Beth Israel Deaconess Healthcare
Affiliated Physicians Group is a premier group of community-based primary care physicians affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, which provides exceptional care to patients with access to world-class specialty and hospital care. APG's Physicians practice comprehensive up-to-date evidence-based medicine, delivered with compassion. They serve as dedicated teachers of clinical medicine for Harvard Medical School and its associated training programs at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.