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Audiologist (DH6003) 

About the Organization Thank you for your interest in exploring the professionally rewarding and personally fulfilling benefits with Tuba City Regional Health Care Corp. We look forward to continuing our discussion about the opportunity and purpose health professionals experience as valued members of TCRHCC team.

A TCRHCC career offers a chance to live and work within or near Native communities, providing clinicians/nurses/administrators with a unique opportunity to learn the heritage of the tribes we serve, discover traditions that have been carried down for generations and gain cultural insight into the beliefs and values of a deserving and appreciative patient population.
 
Description

POSITION SUMMARY

This position will perform and provide routine diagnostic and treatment services to patients of all ages with hearing and balance disorders. Pediatric diagnosis and management are an important part of responsibilities. Amplification is dispensed through our government insurance program for qualified patients. Strong skills and experience with amplification and pediatric care are a benefit to the department.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Provides diagnostic and rehabilitative audiology services to patients of all ages.
  2. Defines patient hearing impairment and balance disorder by conferring with referring physician; selecting and administering electrophysiological and other relevant tests; operating diagnostic equipment; determining type and degree of hearing impairment and effects on comprehension and speech; interpreting audiometric diagnostic data; preparing written diagnostic reports
  3. Assists in program development, provides in-services and serves as a liaison to other health care providers, related professionals, and the community.
  4. Maintains legal and accreditation compliance by adhering to federal, state, and local regulations, and professional standards.
  5. Assists in maintaining equipment and clinic supplies. Maintains departmental data and records, as appropriate.
  6. Responsible for electronic health records data entry pertinent to patient service role
  7. Follows established departmental and hospital policies, procedures, and objectives, continuous quality improvement objectives and safety, environmental, and infection control standards.
  8. Ensure proper PPE is always worn while on duty including but not limited to, face mask, gloves, gown, isolation gown, NIOSH-approved N95 filtering facepiece respirator or higher, if available), and eye or face shield.
  9. Complete all donning and doffing tasks in a safe acceptable method and discard of used PPE accordingly. (see CDC website for most current updates)
  10. Complete task training for all routine cleaning and decontamination processes for all surfaces contaminated by a communicable disease to ensure a high level of patient, visitor, employee, and external customer satisfaction.
  11. Completes all patient care documentation in the electronic health record entries accurately and in real-time.
  12. Participates in departmental workflow and or testing teams as related to electronic health record or other project initiatives.
  13. Performs other duties as assigned.

MENTAL AND PHYSICAL EFFORT

The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical:

Limited physical effort required. Work is performed in an interior medical/clinical environment and may involve exposure to hazards or physical risks which require following basic safety precautions. Incumbent must be able to frequently sit, stand, walk, bend, and reach; occasionally drive, climb, kneel, crouch, twist, and maintain balance. Incumbent must have the ability to lift up to 10 lbs. Must have the ability for hearing normal speech for prolonged periods of time; frequently have the ability for near vision, color vision, depth perception, seeing fine details, and telephone use. Must occasionally have the ability for far vision and hearing overhead pages over loudspeakers. Incumbent must have the hand manipulation ability to utilize a keyboard for prolonged periods of time; frequently hand manipulation of simply grasping and fine manipulation; occasionally able with firm grasping. Incumbent may be exposed occasionally to infectious diseases and chemical agents. Incumbent will occasionally be able to accept flexible schedule to meet unit needs.

Mental:

Incumbent must have the ability to concentrate and work alone for prolonged periods of time. Must be able to frequently handle a high degree of flexibility, handle multiple priorities in stressful situation, and demonstrate high degree of patience. Incumbent may occasionally may be ability to cope with high level of stress; make decisions under high pressure; cope with anger/fear/hostility of others in a calm way; manage altercations; adapt to shift work; and, work in areas that are close and crowded. 

 
Position Requirements

NECESSARY QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

Doctoral degree in Audiology (Au.D. or Ph.D.)

Practice requirements:

  • Arizona Dispensing Audiologist License or current out-of-state equivalent.
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association or Certification from the American Board of Audiology.

Experience:

While experience and proven excellence in diagnostic work in a medical setting, in amplification fitting, pediatrics, and in providing respectful, effective, caring service is preferred, outstanding new graduates will be considered. 

Credentialing:

Must be credentialed to serve on the Medical Staff (provide all related information as requested and needed for credentialing process)

Other Skills and Abilities:

A record of satisfactory performance in all prior and current employment as evidenced by positive employment references from previous and current employers. All employment references must address and indicate success in each one of the following areas:

  • Knowledge and skill in evidence-based clinical practice following standards and guidelines of the profession.
  • Good diagnostic audiology skills (including behavioral and ABR assessment with pediatric patients) with the ability to work efficiently in a busy medical clinic.
  • Ability to provide appropriate follow-up and referral to other health care and/or educational professionals.
  • Expertise and interest in selecting and fitting amplification, and ability to educate and support patients/family in amplification use.
  • Ability and commitment to provide positive, supportive, and caring interaction with patients and colleagues
  • Ability to maintain organized records, supplies, and work area.
  • Positive working relationships with others and excellent customer service skills
  • Possession of high ethical standards and no history of complaints
  • Reliable and dependable; reports to work as scheduled without excessive absences
  • Highly energetic with the ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent communication, both written and verbal
  • Successful completion of and positive results from all background and reference checks, including positive employment references from authorized representatives of past and current employers demonstrating to the satisfaction of TCRHCC a record of satisfactory performance and that the applicant can perform the essential functions of the job
  • Successful completion of fingerprint clearance requirements, physical examinations, and other screenings indicating that the applicant is qualified to be employed by TCRHCC and demonstrating to the satisfaction of TCRHCC that the applicant can perform the essential functions of the job
  • Submission of all required employment-related documents, applications, resumes, references, and other required information free of false, misleading, or incomplete information, as determined by TCRHCC.
 
Close Date  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation  
Navajo/Indian Preference Applicants who are enrolled members of the Navajo Nation, Hopi Tribe or San Juan Southern Paiute Tribes and who meet the necessary qualifications for this position will be given preference in hiring and employment for this position.  
Open Date 5/6/2022  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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