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Gallaudet University: Audiologist

Gallaudet University: Audiologist

DISCIPLINE Audiology

Gallaudet University is an equal opportunity employer/educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, national origin, religion, age, hearing status, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, source of income, place of business or residence, pregnancy, childbirth, or any other unlawful basis.   This policy is in compliance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the District of Columbia Human Rights Act, and other applicable laws and applies to all procedures affecting applicants and employees including, but not necessarily limited to: recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, reassignment, reappointment, tenure, demotion, selection for training, layoff, furlough, and termination, compensation, and all other conditions or privileges of employment. 


SUMMARY:

Reporting to the Director of Gallaudet University Hearing and Speech Center, the Audiologist provides evidence-based, state-of-the-science, comprehensive diagnostic and rehabilitative hearing healthcare services for adult and pediatric clients; interprets, documents and reports findings to appropriate parties; plans and participates in (re)habilitative programs; supervises and trains students for exceptional clinical experience; and emphasizes client-centered service and experience. This position entails a variable allocation of time between direct service provision and clinical supervision based on Gallaudet University Hearing and Speech Center (GUHSC) operational and academic needs. 
 

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  1. Provides evidence-based, direct clinical services, including, but not limited to: screening, preventative care, diagnostics, treatment, counseling/education, and advocacy, as indicated by audiology scope of practice.
     
  2. Accurately and promptly completes required documentation, including: report writing, use of electronic medical records (EMR), coding of services and diagnosis(es), provision of justification of services rendered, and communicates, according to state and federal regulations, with appropriate agencies and professionals. 
     
  3. Supervises and trains students effectively, toward achievement of clinical competency in audiology; demonstrates positive interaction to facilitate students’ self-actualization and development of clinical skills; provides feedback to students regarding performance; contributes to strategies for improvement of student performance; documents student competency levels and outcomes of preceptor processes; reviews supervisory evaluations by supervised students; and uses the evaluation data to improve performance.
     
  4. Demonstrates current knowledge and experience, and develops expertise and leads efforts to expand clinical service provision in at least one of the following clinical areas: cochlear implants; pediatric assessments and amplification; (central) auditory processing evaluation and management; assistive listening technologies; tinnitus evaluation and treatment; or vestibular and balance evaluation and treatment.  
     
  5. Participates in and contributes to GUHSC, HSLS and School of Health and Human Services (SHSS) meetings; engages with faculty in applied clinical research; presents (with) colleagues on program staffing, student-focused subject matter to bridge academic-clinical approaches, and to other University programs and community members in clinical education endeavors.
     
  6. Participates in peer reviews for evaluation purposes, and mentoring of staff, students and peers, serves as a mentor for new staff, students, and peers.
     
  7. Participates in and/or contributes to GUHSC’s operational and service development and maintenance; policy, protocol and procedural updates; maintenance of equipment and materials; improves upon productivity processes and practices; and follows University policies for professional appearance.
     
  8. Follows established University, school/program, and GUHSC policies, procedures, and objectives. 
     
  9. Adheres to regulations governing confidentiality, including but not limited to HIPAA and FERPA; and respects confidentiality of students, clients, and of colleagues.
     
  10. Maintains relevant license and certification; meets and adheres to ASHA and DC Licensure Board guidelines and regulations for clinical practice; takes initiative to remain current in clinical practice and clinical supervision through lectures, literature and other educational opportunities;and maintains CPR and bloodborne pathogen/universal precautions certification.
     
  11. Actively participates in continuous performance improvement objectives of GUHSC to meet environmental and/or infection control standards.
     
  12. Establishes and maintains a positive and supportive working relationship with co-workers and supervisor.
     
  13. Shows a genuine commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and participates in activities and workshops to foster continuous learning.
     
  14. Serves as a mandatory reporter under Title IX; and commits to completing Title IX training and other compliance requirements on an annual basis.
     
  15. Performs related and other duties as needed.
     

SPECIFICATIONS:

Required Minimum Qualifications (When the candidate’s resume meets these qualifications, it will be screened in.)

  • Master’s degree in audiology.  
  • A minimum two years (post-graduation) full-time clinical experience in audiology and prior experience in supervising graduate level students.
  • Possession of current and valid District of Columbia audiology licensure or eligibility for licensure.
  • Certificate of Clinical Competency in Audiology (CCC-A).  
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.

Preferred Qualifications (While not required, it is an advantage for what the position needs.) 

  • Clinical Doctoral (AuD) degree in audiology.
  • A minimum five years clinical and direct student supervision experience.
  • Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) and another language other than English and ASL.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Qualities that will help the incumbent be more successful in the position.)

  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in making critical decisions related to care of clients and student education.
  • Ability to recognize, analyze, and solve a variety of problems.
  • Ability to engage good problem-solving skills by identifying the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches.
  • Ability to use Active Learning strategies by understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and writing skills.
  • Ability to ensure the utmost discretion and confidentiality in all matters.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and across University departments, outside constituents and groups.
  • Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.


COMPENSATION:
Level: 8
Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications
FLSA: Exempt
 

The successful candidate must obtain a current and valid DC audiologist license, and will undergo a background check that must be cleared prior to working at Gallaudet University. HIPAA and FERPA training, bloodborne pathogen/ universal precaution training, and CPR training to be completed within six months of hire.

If the incumbent has no knowledge of American Sign Language, the incumbent is expected to achieve an ASLPI score of 1 plus within two years of employment. If the incumbent is hired with some knowledge of American Sign Language, the incumbent is expected to achieve an ASLPI score of 2 within two years of employment. Failure to meet the requirement may lead to termination. The supervisor must ensure that the incumbent receives the necessary support to meet this goal. The incumbent will enroll into the New Staff ASL Development program to support progress for language proficiency. 

Additional Info

Contact Name : Benjamin Harden

Contact Address : 800 Florida Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 2002

Contact Email : benjamin.harden@gallaudet.edu

Contact Phone : 202-651-532

Application Deadline : 8/31/2021

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