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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: S4006 / Audiologist/Certified
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 13

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The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.

Summary

Oversees and coordinates clinical audiology activities; provides direct clinical services and supervises graduate students engaged in similar work; may coordinate and administer a specified audiology program for a targeted population, as appropriate to the objectives of the operational unit.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Provides direct clinical diagnostic services to patients, to include standard hearing evaluations, electrophysiologic testing, otoacoustic emission testing, and electronystagmography testing.
  2. Provides auditory rehabilitation services, to include hearing aid and assistive listening device evaluations and dispensing; initates appropriate follow up and referral to other health care and/or educational professionals.
  3. Coordinates and oversees the daily activities of an audiology clinic, including day-to-day coordination of clinic support staff.
  4. Supervises programs designed to identify cases of hearing impairment in infants, children, and/or adults, as appropriate.
  5. Trains and supervises the clinical work of audiology graduate students.
  6. Provides in-services and serves as a liaison to other health care providers and related professionals.
  7. Teaches graduate and/or undergraduate Audiology classes as assigned or appropriate;.
  8. Provides administrative support and assistance in the areas of equipment maintenance and supply; monitors and maintains departmental data and records, as appropriate.
  9. Follows established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives, continuous quality improvement objectives, and safety, environmental, and/or infection control standards.
  10. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Master's degree in Audiology; at least 1 year of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. Certification/Licensure State of New Mexico Licenses to Practice Audiology and to Dispense Hearing Aids; Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards.
  • Ability to perform and interpret electrophysiologic, otoacoustic emission, and electronystagmography tests.
  • Ability to diagnose hearing impairments and implement appropriate couseling, follow-up, and referrals.
  • Program planning and implementation skills.
  • Knowledge of related accreditation and certification requirements.
  • Knowledge of current state-of-the-art hearing aids and assistive listening technologies, and their integration into clinical practice.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.
  • Knowledge of audiology principles and practices.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Ability to provide technical advice, guidance, and support to professional staff in area of specialty.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Ability to provide technical guidance, leadership, and instruction to students and lower level professional staff within area of expertise.

Distinguishing Characteristics

    Position requires: a) independent performance of pure tone threshold testing, speech testing, immittance battery, otoacoustic emission testing, audiotory brainstem response testing, site of lesion, and threshold evaluations on infants, children, and/or adult populations; b) independent evaluation and dispensing of hearing aids and assistive listening devices; c) utilization of appropriate privileges for participation in otolaryngological/surgical procedures; d) supervision, education, and training of Audiology graduate students; e) conducting in-services for health care providers and related professionals; f) participation in departmental administrative, data management/reporting, and related programmatic activities.

Conditions of Employment

  • Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check.
  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.
  • Subject to credentialing process; must maintain credentialed status.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Work is performed in an interior medical/clinical environment.
  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/20/2017