To assess, diagnose, and treat patients with hearing, balance and related disorders
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: • Evaluates patient's audiologic function, interprets findings, and reviews test results with patient or responsible adult. • Documents patient's case history, test results and recommendations for follow up in the medical record and reports results and recommendations to referring physician and/or primary care physician. • Counsels patients about treatment options for hearing loss and refers patients to ear, nose and throat department for consultation when appropriate. • Counsels patients about management of chronic tinnitus. • Educates patients about hearing conservation. • Evaluates patient's vestibular function when referred for dizziness, vertigo, or imbalance. • Performs canalith repositioning maneuvers for patients with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) and counsels' patients about vestibular rehabilitation exercises when appropriate. • Performs and interprets electro physiologic and special tests of the peripheral and central auditory system. • Evaluates hearing status of infants and young children with an appropriate comprehensive battery of tests. • Counsels patients regarding hearing aid device options. • Evaluates patient's hearing aids when appropriate and enters referrals for hearing aids for members with a hearing aid benefit. • Additional specialized duties performed to include: Programming and fitting implantable devices such as cochlear implants, bone anchored hearing aids (BAHAS) and similar devices AND / OR Fitting, programming, and troubleshooting hearing aids and assistive listening devices, including electroacoustic analysis and real-ear measures AND/OR Advanced vestibular assessment such as rotary chair, vestibular evoked myogenic potential VEMPS, posturography or video head impulse testing (vHIT). • Performs other related duties as directed.Performs other related duties as directed.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Experience • One (1) year of experience in vestibular testing (videonystagmography (VNG) orelectronystagmography (ENG)) required. • One (1) year of experience in behavioral pediatric assessment (infants and toddlers) required. • One (1) year of experience in Auditory Evoked Potential testing (all ages) required. Education • Current employees: Master's degree AND a minimum five (4) years of experience in audiology required - OR - an Au.D AND a minimum two (2) years of experience in audiology required. • New hires: Au.D AND a minimum two (2) years of experience in audiology required. License, Certification, Registration • Current Maryland Audiology license required. • National Provider Identification (NPI) required. • American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required. • Submission of PECOS enrollment paperwork required within thirty (30) days.
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