Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford Cochlear Implant Coordinator - (Clinical Pediatric Audiologist II) (1.0 FTE Days) in Palo Alto, California

Clinical Services

1.0 FTE, 8 hour Day Shifts

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford is the heart and soul of Stanford Children’s Health. Nationally ranked and internationally recognized, our 311-bed hospital is devoted entirely to pediatrics and obstetrics. Our six centers of excellence provide comprehensive services and deep expertise in key obstetric and pediatric areas: brain & behavior, cancer, heart, pregnancy & newborn, pulmonary and transplant. We also provide an additional, wide range of services for babies, kids and pregnant moms.

Pediatric Audiologists provide developmentally appropriate audiological screening, diagnostic and rehabilitation including hearing instrument dispensing services for patients. Responsibilities include administering a variety of audiometric tests designed to determine patient's hearing range and the degree, site, and nature of damage to auditory system, dictation of findings into the medical record as well as correspondence with referring and insurance entities to obtain adequate follow-up and required authorizations. The Pediatric Audiologist II provides advanced professional skills in audiological diagnosis and evaluation. In addition to above responsibilities this position will require but is not limited to coordination of Audiology Department based specialized program.

Essential Functions

• Administers and interprets developmentally appropriate, comprehensive auditory evaluations and communicates impressions and recommendations to referral sources and family.

• Assesses need for and recommends appropriate auditory rehabilitation including but not limited to medical referrals, amplification needs, and educational needs and associated therapeutic intervention.

• Counsels patient and families in regard to evaluation findings and recommendations.

• Dispenses recommended assistive equipment.

• Maintains clear understanding of documentation required for authorization and billing purposes.

• Participates in research studies for publication and convention entries; participates in public information events, volunteer fairs etc. to promote the hospital.

• Prepares reports on diagnostic findings, treatment used, and patient's progress made.

• Provides education and consultation to hospital staff and community to increase knowledge of auditory disorders, implications and management.

• Supervises graduate students in Audiology, Medical Students and pediatric residents in evaluation of the Auditory and Vestibular systems.

• Undertakes and coordinates specialty program within the Audiology Department i.e. new born hearing program etc.

• Expertise in pre- and post-operative assessments of cochlear implant candidacy

• Expertise in mapping of cochlear implants

• Working with other health-care professionals, including physicians, audiologists, and speech-language pathologists to facilitate positive patient outcomes.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

Education: Requirement met by License/Certification Requirement.

Experience: Five (5) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience.

License/Certification: BLS - Basic Life Support and California License in Audiology (Code: AUD)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Ability to apply advanced clinical skills in treating difficult and complex cases.

• Ability to clinically supervise, train and evaluate students/interns.

• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

• Ability to determine auditory rehabilitation needs.

• Ability to develop and document clearly and accurately treatment goals that are realistic, measurable, appropriate, functionally based and that include patient/family input.

• Ability to develop, implement and adapt treatment programs.

• Ability to provide appropriate care and progress treatment based on professional standards of practice, and on the needs of the specific individual, including age and developmental considerations, cultural and psychosocial issues, precautions and medical condition.

• Ability to resolve conflicts that interfere with patient care or work responsibilities in a respectful and constructive manner.

• Ability to use sound reasoning to determine degree and extent of patient evaluation required.

• Knowledge of Audiological testing techniques, methods and apparatus.

• Knowledge of operation and care of audiological equipment.

• Knowledge of pathologies and injuries that result in physical impairment.

• Knowledge of principles, methods, equipment and theory of the practice of clinical specialty.

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability. Women and men, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.