The Cochlear Implant Audiologist is responsible for independent evaluation, diagnosis and interpretation of hearing disorders. The audiologist will provide cochlear implant evaluations, assessments, and programming/rehabilitation for new implant candidates and previous recipients. The audiologist will counsel patients and their family members regarding test results and will review options that best meet their hearing care needs. In addition, the audiologist will administer diagnostic tests (see below) for patients outside of the cochlear implant program.
PRIMARY JOB FUNCTIONS:
Administers Diagnostic Tests
Perform comprehensive Audiometric Evaluations to determining the degree and type of hearing loss in order to provide the basis for developing a treatment course
Perform Auditory Evoked Potential Testing (including ABR, cVEMP, and ENoG)
Perform Immittance Audiometry and Otoacoustic Emissions Testing
Coordinates and interprets test results
Completes chart notes for each patient seen and sends written report to appropriate healthcare providers
Manages Hearing Rehabilitation
Confer with physicians in the medical treatment of hearing loss
Counsels patients and parents regarding test results.
Makes recommendation regarding audiological treatment options. Recommend the most suitable hearing aid technology options or cochlear implant for the patient.
Provides cochlear implant mapping for Advanced Bionics, Cochlear and Med-El Cochlear implants and is well versed on ancillary compatible accessories
Performs device repairs and assists patient/family in troubleshooting the cochlear implant
Involved in clinical quality outcomes
Provides excellent customer service and maintains good public relations.
Shares administrative duties with colleagues as needed.
Exercises confidentiality to ensure compliance with all HIPAA and OSHA regulations
Maintains cleanliness of equipment and work area
Attends all regular staff meetings
Performs all other miscellaneous duties as assigned
JOB SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Master’s Degree in Audiology or Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.), current state and national certification. Must have Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) or eligibility.
Holds a California Dispensing Audiology license and NPI number
Excellent interpersonal skills that allow effective working relationships with a diverse patient, colleague, and vendor population.
Experience with EMR systems a plus
Must be detail oriented.
Strong Hearing Aid and/or Cochlear Implant programming experience
Must be able to organize time and prioritize numerous duties within strict deadlines.
Must deal with all patients in a caring and respectful manner.
Exhibits a positive attitude, compassionate care, a professional appearance, is detailed, efficient and organized with an orientation toward accuracy. Maintains strict confidentiality and enjoys a team-oriented work environment to facilitate the smooth, efficient and professional care of the patient and performance of the office. Keeps abreast with emerging developments in the field.
About House Ear Clinic
The House Institute is the preeminent center for the treatment of ear disease and neurological disorders. For more than 60 years, the House Institute’s neurotologists and neurosurgeons have led the way in treating the causes of hearing, balance and skull-base disorders with cutting-edge practices and procedures.
The Los Angeles-based team’s audiological staff works in close conjunction with its physicians to provide the most advanced audiometric evaluations and treatment options to ensure that patients receive the best treatment possible.
Named for the groundbreaking work done by founder Howard P. House, M.D., the House Institute treats a variety of ear-related disorders, including Meniere’s disease, acoustic neuromas, skull-base tumors, neurofibromatosis, surfer’s ear, balance issues, chronic ear infections and much more.
Serving the communities of greater Los Angeles and Orange County with both clinical locations and hearing aid dispensaries, the House Institute also includes a 501-(c)(3) private nonprofit branch, the House Institute Foundation (formerly House Ear Institute), that has pioneered innovative research in otology, neurotology and neurosurgery.