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Clinical Audiologist

Company: Saint Louis Public Schools
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Position Title: Educational/Clinical AudiologistPayroll/Personnel Type: 10 MonthReports to: Process Coordinator, Director of Special EducationShift Length: 6.5 Hours a DayUnion Eligibility: Eligible
Position Summary: The Educational Audiologist will focus their practice on supporting students with hearing difficulties in an educational setting by evaluating the student's hearing, listening, and auditory process deficits that can affect their academic success communication abilities and psychosocial well-being. The Educational Audiologist participates in the evaluation of students identified by health agencies as well as St. Louis Public School District. The audiologist is guided by best practices and code of ethics that are outlined by his or her professional organization.
Essential Functions:

  • Provide diagnostic services to evaluate hearing and auditory processing and identify the need for amplifications and hearing assistance technology including candidacy for personal hearing aids and/or assistive listening devices to support students in their educational environments
  • Provide educationally relevant interpretation of audiological findings and make recommendations for interpreters/translators
  • Participate in the Individualized Education Plan to develop educational recommendations, including communication accommodations and assistance with transition planning
  • Participate in the development and implementation of goals for auditory training, assist with LING checks
  • Collaborates with colleagues and parents in order to share information and expertise to plan and implement effective student programs
  • Collaborate and consults with local district personnel regarding students who demonstrate auditory-based communication difficulties
  • Collaborate and consults with physicians regarding the audiological and educational management of students with hearing loss
  • Provide consultation in regard to the selection, purchase, installation, maintenance, calibration checking and utilization of audiologic equipment
  • Provide training about hearing, hearing loss, and other auditory disorders for school personnel, students and parents to facilitate a better understanding of impact of auditory impairments on language, learning, literacy, and social development
  • Providing consultation and in-service to parents, students, and school personnel regarding hearing health care including topics such as room acoustics and hearing conservation
  • Conducting Audiometry test procedures, such as pure-tone testing, word recognition testing, Tympanometry, Optoacoustic emissions testing, real-ear measures, and electroacoustic analysis of hearing aids, and interpretation of results
  • Consult with classroom teachers regarding adaptations in the classroom to decrease noise levels
  • In real-ear measures, electroacoustic analysis of hearing aids, writing classroom system
  • Being a team member and educating staff on hearing loss
    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Audiometric procedure, anatomy of the ear, causes of hearing loss, hearing aids, and current fitting strategies, and evaluation techniques to verify the hearing aid fitting
    • Technology to measure noise levels, acoustics and factors that impact reverberations or sound transmissions
    • Spreadsheet programs, such as Excel, technology to measure hearing aid performance, such as real ear measures, electroacoustic analysis of hearing aids, and soundfield aided testing, and how to repair and troubleshoot equipment
    • Auditory processing disorders, and test protocols to evaluate them
    • Test procedures, and report writing
    • Normal child development, auditory skill development, language development, use of hearing aids, and cochlear implants
      • Masters or Doctoral Degree in Communications Disorders or Audiology, including at least one year of clinical fellowship or equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience (required)
        Physical Requirements:
        • Must be physically able to operate a motor vehicle
        • Must be able to exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to lift, carry, push, and pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body
        • Light work usually requires walking or standing to a significant degree
          Working Conditions and Environment:
          • Work is routinely performed in a typical interior/office environment
          • Very limited or no exposure to physical risk
            Disclaimer:The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.
            In connection with hiring for this position the district shall not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status or national origin.

Keywords: Saint Louis Public Schools, St. Louis , Clinical Audiologist, Healthcare , Saint Louis, Missouri

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