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Audiologist I - Atrium Health Cabarrus-Gateway

Concord, NC, United States
Job ID: 28418
Job Family: Rehabilitative Services
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Details: Regular
Department Name: 11141025037701-Speech and Audiology
Location: Concord - 1090 NE Gateway Ct NE

Overview

Job Summary

Evaluates, plans, directs, and administers programs of audiology upon referral by the physician. Coordinates the management of adult and pediatric auditory and vestibular disorders and plans and conducts audiology programs to restore function, prevent disability, and help patients reach their maximum level of independence. Supervises team and works closely with staff, patient and family to assure cohesive approach to care.



Essential Functions

  • Evaluates patients, selects and administers assessment techniques, synthesizes information to establish appropriate patient care plan to include necessary modalities, procedures, exercise programs, therapeutic groups and patient education.
  • Determines the rehabilitation needs, potential for achievement, identifies need for assistive orthotic devices, and develops a plan of care in conjunction with the patient's physician.
  • Gathers and interprets appropriate data from the medical record, physician reports, patient, and/or family as evidenced by documentation.
  • Documents evaluations, tests, progress notes, daily treatment notes, attendance records, patient/family education, outcomes, discharge notes, and charges.
  • Instructs family members, home health aides and other clinical staff in appropriate therapy methods.
  • Incorporates short and long-term goals established in the plan of care into therapy, as evidenced by documentation in visit notes, monthly progress notes, and discharge summaries.
  • Communicates patient's evaluation and subsequent progress to physician, referral sources, and other clinical staff and coordinates patient's schedule, treatment programs, discharge planning and recommends solutions to patient care problems.

Physical Requirements

Hearing (corrected) adequate for oral/aural communication with patients, staff, family, visitors, etc. Vision (corrected) adequate for reading. Intelligible speech and adequate language/cognitive skills to perform job duties. Must be able to push patients in a wheelchair or stretcher. Lifting of patients, equipment or supplies will be required up to 20 pounds frequently and 50 pounds occasionally. Able to laterally transfer patients 100 pounds rarely. Sitting, standing, and walking required throughout the day. Job duties sometimes require climbing stairs, kneeling, twisting, bending; on occasion, crouching, crawling and reaching overhead. Must be able to transfer patients. Must be able to demonstrate any appropriate exercise and activities to patients/caregivers. Personal Protective Equipment such as gloves, goggles, gowns, and masks are sometimes required due to possible exposure to hazardous chemical or blood and body fluids. Work is in a fast-paced clinical environment. The work environment is primarily indoors but occasionally outdoors.



Education, Experience and Certifications

Master's Degree in Audiology from an accredited Audiology program or a clinical doctorate required. NC license for Audiology required. Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider (BLS HCP) from AHA required. Excellent written and verbal communication skills preferred.