Company: Kaiser Permanente
Posted on: April 8, 2021
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Audiologist, Dispensing Location: Hillsboro, OR Job Number: 948537
Date posted: 03/30/2021 Submit Interest Description:
Provide state-of-the-art hearing aids to our members without a
hearing aid benefit. This is a fee-for-service offering for our
- HEARING AID DISPENSING AND MAINTENANCE. Evaluation and custom
fitting patients with amplification. Programming and designing the
hearing aid response to match the individual hearing loss.
Adjusting and modifying the amplification characteristics as
patients acquire experience with amplification and/or developing
changing needs. Provide patients with ongoing counseling and
hearing aid checks to determine the aide effectiveness. REM as a
objective measure of the aids effectiveness. Earmold impressions.
Hearing Aid Repairs including replacing battery doors, tubing, and
small patching of holes. Grind, buff, and polish the hearing aid to
modify it. Fill out repair forms, review hearing aid history and
- HEARING AID EVALUATION AND COUNSELING. Determine clinical
candidacy for amplification utilizing objective measurements,
evaluation of the patient's level of motivation and level of
acceptance for their hearing problem. By in-depth discussion,
provide precise hearing aid information re: types, styles, and
costs. Outline the significant and varied technologies in a manner
that can be understood by the consumer.
- AUDIOLOGIC EVALUATIONS. Includes audiometric testing, impedance
measurement. Determine status of patient's hearing abilities,
provides information for both physician and patient. CLINIC
MANAGEMENT. Responsible for clinical and administrative oversight
of dispensing services at the HAC. Helps to determine job duties
for reception staff. Management of clinical protocols, product
selections, and customer service protocols. Monitors quality
assurance issues relating to the practice of audiology and
dispensing including compliance with audiology and dispensing laws
and ethical codes, ensuring high quality professional standards.
DOCUMENTATION. Record test results in charts. Document in chart
modifications and adjustments for each hearing aid encounter.
Complete programming sheets, delineating the characteristics of the
hearing aids response.
- INVENTORY MANAGEMENT/RECORD KEEPING. Determine the needs for
the supply of hearing aids and related materials used in the
fitting process. Review invoices for accuracy and log on monthly
expense sheet, confirm cost of goods sold for each member. Record
hearing aid sales, types, and styles sold on monthly tally sheets.
PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT. Develops new programs and policies for hearing
aid dispensing services. Provides new technology updates and shares
information for improving hearing aid fitting skills to staff
audiologists and physicians. Journal and research article reading
and review of related professional reports.
- Minimum three (3) years of experience in the field of audiology
with at least one (1) year of experience in the field of
state-of-the-art computerized hearing aid dispensing within the
past three (3) years required. The following may substitute: Doctor
of Audiology (Au.D.)
- Master's degree in communication disorders/audiology and
completion of a CFY with a passing score on National examinations
in Audiology administered by Educational Testing Services.
License, Certification, Registration
- Current Oregon Audiology license required upon
- National Provider Identifier (NPI) required prior to employment
- Meeting licensure requirements for continuing education.
- Minimum two (2) years leadership experience preferred.
- Minimum five (5) years or more of post-licensure experience in
the field of state-of-the-art computerized hearing aid dispensing.
Includes competency in client consultation, sales, and training for
products dispensed at KP HAC.
- Previous experience in hearing aid center management
- Up-to-date skills of cutting edge technological advances in
hearing aids followed and implemented. Hearing aid dispensary
management capabilities in clinical protocols, product selections,
customer service, and audiologist training. Primary Location:
Oregon,Hillsboro,Westside Hospital Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40
Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start:
08:30 AM Working Hours End: 05:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job
Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union
Affiliation: W05-AFT-Local 5017 Job Level: Individual Contributor
Job Category: Patient Care Services (Non RN) Department: Westside
Specialty MOB - Head and Neck-Audiology - 1008 Travel: Yes, 10 % of
the Time 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.
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