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Pediatric Audiologist

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

​Location: LOC_BUERGER-Buerger Center Ambulatory Care 

Req ID: 202217

Shift: Days

Employment Status: Regular - Full Time 

 

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Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)—named America’s 2022 Best Large Employer by Forbes—offers countless ways to change lives. Our diverse community of more than 20,000 Breakthrough Makers will inspire you to pursue passions, develop expertise, and drive innovation.

At CHOP, your experience is valued; your voice is heard; and your contributions make a difference for patients and families. Join us as we build on our promise to advance pediatric care—and your career. 

 

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CHOP is committed to building an inclusive culture where employees feel a sense of belonging, connection, and community within their workplace. We are a team dedicated to fostering an environment that allows for all to be their authentic selves. We are focused on attracting, cultivating, and retaining diverse talent who can help us deliver on our mission to be a world leader in the advancement of healthcare for children. 

We strongly encourage all candidates of diverse backgrounds and lived experiences to apply. 

Job Summary

Clinical responsibilities include outpatient and inpatient pediatric audiological assessment (VRA, CPA and conventional audiometry); ABR (natural sleep, sedation unit, operating room) and aural rehabilitation (hearing technology evaluations and fittings), clinical equipment maintenance and calibration. Clinical care includes collaboration with otolaryngologists, behavioral health providers, speech-language pathologists and other specialists. Additional opportunities may include involvement in multidisciplinary clinics, research studies, teaching and the ongoing development, revision, and refinement of clinical procedures and protocols. Continuing education available throughout the year. 

Job Responsibilities

1. Independently assesses hearing through the use of diagnostic tests and other appropriate procedures, in compliance with guidelines set by the department and regulating agencies, with support provided by more senior staff as needed.

 

2. Independently interprets test findings with prompt dissemination of results using professional oral and written communication.

  • Aids physicians and other providers in the diagnosis and treatment of peripheral and central auditory disorders.
  • Counsels patients and families, as well as other professionals regarding hearing loss and options for (re)habilitation including, but not limited to hearing technology, communication options and educational services through the use of outcomes measures and referrals to appropriate service providers with support provided by more senior staff, as needed.

 

3. Independently develops recommendations for aural (re)habilitation in accordance with departmental protocols, with support provided by more senior staff, as needed. 

  • Selects, modifies, and dispenses amplification systems, cochlear implants and other assistive devices when appropriate.
  • Develops informational materials for families and professionals when appropriate.

 

4. Assists the manager, supervisors, and more senior audiologists in assigned administrative duties.

  • Participates in department quality improvement projects.
    • Maintains and calibrates clinical equipment as needed.
  • Participates in development of long- and short-term department goals.
  • Assists with patient coverage plans.

 

5. Participates in educational and research activities.

  • Updates professional knowledge and skills by completing a minimum of 10 clock hours of continuing education during each fiscal and/or rating year
  • Participates in clinical research and continuing education activities, as requested.

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

Certificate of Clinical Competence or Board Certification in Audiology to be obtained within three (3) months of placement into the position.
Licensure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; other licenses appropriate to state(s) in which services are delivered in which case certification and licensure will be obtained within three (3) months of placement into the position.

Required Education and Experience

Required Education:   Masters Degree in Audiology

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Education: Doctorate in Audiology (Ph.D. or Au.D)

Additional Technical Requirements

  • High level of analytical skill in order to work independently to identify and plan for the resolution of problems encountered in clinical and research duties.
  • High level of skill in various audio logical assessment procedures pertaining to the pediatric population.
  • Fundamental research skills including a general understanding of research methodology, design, and statistics.

To carry out its mission, CHOP is committed to supporting the health of our patients, families, workforce, and global community.  As a condition of employment, professionals working onsite—at any CHOP location, for any portion of time—must be vaccinated for COVID-19. Learn more. 

CHOP also requires employees who work in patient care buildings to receive an annual influenza vaccine. Employees may request exemptions for valid religious and medical reasons.  Start dates may be delayed until candidates are immunized or exemption requests are reviewed.  

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