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Kaiser Permanente Clinical Audiologist, Kensington Medical Center in Kensington, Maryland

To assess, diagnose, and treat patients with hearing, balance and related disorders.

Essential Functions:

  • Evaluates patient's audiologic function, interprets findings, and reviews test results with patient or responsible adult.

  • Documents patient's case history, test results and recommendations for follow up in the medical record and reports results and recommendations to referring physician and/or primary care physician.

  • Counsels patients about treatment options for hearing loss and refers patients to ear, nose and throat department for consultation when appropriate.

  • Counsels patients about management of chronic tinnitus.

  • Educates patients about hearing conservation.

  • Evaluates patient's vestibular function when referred for dizziness, vertigo, or imbalance.

  • Performs canalith repositioning maneuvers for patients with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) and counsels' patients about vestibular rehabilitation exercises when appropriate.

  • Performs and interprets electro physiologic and special tests of the peripheral and central auditory system.

  • Evaluates hearing status of infants and young children with an appropriate comprehensive battery of tests.

  • Counsels patients regarding hearing aid device options.

  • Evaluates patient's hearing aids when appropriate and enters referrals for hearing aids for members with a hearing aid benefit.

  • Additional specialized duties performed to include: Programming and fitting implantable devices such as cochlear implants, bone anchored hearing aids (BAHAS) and similar devices AND / OR Fitting, programming, and troubleshooting hearing aids and assistive listening devices, including electroacoustic analysis and real-ear measures AND/OR Advanced vestibular assessment such as rotary chair, vestibular evoked myogenic potential VEMPS, posturography or video head impulse testing (vHIT).

  • Performs other related duties as directed.Performs other related duties as directed.

A full time audiologist with prior experience.

Must be flexible and welling to travel to cover other locations.

Basic Qualifications:

Experience

  • One (1) year of experience in vestibular testing (videonystagmography (VNG) orelectronystagmography (ENG)) required.

  • One (1) year of experience in behavioral pediatric assessment (infants and toddlers) required.

  • One (1) year of experience in Auditory Evoked Potential testing (all ages) required.

Education

  • Current employees: Master's degree AND a minimum five (4) years of experience in audiology required - OR - an Au.D AND a minimum two (2) years of experience in audiology required.

  • New hires: Au.D AND a minimum two (2) years of experience in audiology required.

License, Certification, Registration

  • Current Maryland Audiology license required.

  • National Provider Identification (NPI) required.

  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.

  • Submission of PECOS enrollment paperwork required within thirty (30) days.

Additional Requirements:

  • N/A.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • N/A.

Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

COMPANY: KAISER

TITLE: Clinical Audiologist, Kensington Medical Center

LOCATION: Kensington, Maryland

REQNUMBER: 807290

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.

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