As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.
Nemours is seeking an Audiologist I, FULL-TIME to join our Audiology team at Nemours Children's Hospital in Lake Mary and Orlando, Florida.
Located in Orlando, Fla., Nemours Children's Hospital is the newest addition to the Nemours integrated healthcare system. Our 100-bed pediatric hospital also features the area's only 24-hour Emergency Department designed just for kids as well as outpatient pediatric clinics including several specialties previously unavailable in the region. A hospital designed by families for families, Nemours Children's Hospital blends the healing power of nature with the latest in healthcare innovation to deliver world-class care to the children of Central Florida and be yond. In keeping with our goal of bringing Nemours care into the communities we serve, we also provide specialty outpatient care in several clinics located throughout the region.
Provides comprehensive audiometric pediatric services including hearing evaluations, patient examination, evaluation, intervention, documentation, patient/parent/caretaker education, communication and coordination of care with medical/clinical staff and outside agencies as appropriate with the guidelines designated by the department and Nemours Children's Hospital. Actively participates in departmental education activities in order to expand knowledge of patient populations and evidence-based practice.
Primary job responsibility will be to conduct both sedated and non-sedated ABR’s.
Clinical responsibilities will be to administer age-appropriate audiological pediatric evaluations including middle ear analysis, otoacoustic emissions, VRA, CPA and traditional behavioral threshold evaluations in accordance with established protocols with appropriate counseling regard ding evaluation results and recommendations for treatment, intervention, follow-up, and referral.
Clinical responsibilities include hearing aid evaluations, BAHA evaluations, cochlear implant evaluation, selection, programming, dispensing, electroacoustic/behavioral verification, follow-up, orientation, and counseling. Additional responsibilities include earmold impressions, modifications, troubleshooting, in-office repairs and recommending/fitting assistive listening devices.
Demonstrates proficiency in the care of neonates, pediatrics and adolescents for both inpatient and outpatient populations.
Audiological monitoring of patients exposed to ototoxic drugs in hematology, oncology, and nephrology with appropriate follow-up.
Administer auditory processing and evaluations as appropriate.
Evaluates patients for hearing difficulties, impairments and makes appropriate recommendations to physicians, families, schools, and community agencies for follow-up care.
Independently provides and coordinates age-appropriate treatment plans and treatment in routine patient care situations.
Independently provides and coordinates age-appropriate treatment plans. Consults with other services, families and outside agencies to recommend equipment, home or school modifications, therapy, etc.
Attends meetings related to patient treatment and contributes to discussion as an interdisciplinary team member.
Consults with other services, families and outside agencies to recommend equipment, home or school modifications, transition of care etc.
Maintain appropriate sate licensure, certification and continuing education as required.
Maintains high professional standards of conduct and adheres to Customer Service Standards of Performance.
Completes timely documentation as required by departmental policy, JCAHO, and CARF standards.
Doctorate Degree in Audiology or its equivalent from an accredited university required (Audiologists graduating prior to 2007 may hold a Master's Degree in Audiology).
Hold or be eligible for Florida State License to practice Audiology
Familiarity with assessment scales and instrument, techniques of assessment and intervention with pediatric populations.
Clinical internship in pediatrics preferred.
Experience with physically and or mentally challenged populations preferred.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Strong electrophysiological background including ABR and Cortical Evoked Potential.
CPR certification (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) within 6 months of hire.
Member of professional specialty organizations (AAA, ASHA, Florida Academy of Audiology etc.), preferred.
Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in pediatric clinical audiology is preferred but highly trained candidates with a minimum of one (1) year experience will be considered.
Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.
Nemours is a pediatric health system of hospitals and specialty clinics serving children and families throughout the Delaware Valley and Florida. Our dedicated professionals integrate medical care, research, health education, and prevention to help improve the lives of children every day.