HSDC is a nonprofit agency that has served the Seattle community for over 80 years, with services in ASL Interpreting, Audiology, Education, Speech, as well as Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services. HSDC Audiology prides itself on being a close-knit team-environment where all staff support each other to best serve clients across all ages, income levels, and cultures. We also work with community partners to advocate for our clients and their hearing healthcare needs.
We are accepting applications to fill a full time, temporary Audiologist opening for maternity leave coverage beginning November 16, 2017. This temporary role is anticipated to last 3 months, with the possibility of an extension.
Our ideal candidate is an audiologist with 2+ years of experience working with a varied client population for diagnostics and dispensing. This candidate thrives on a holistic approach towards their clients’ hearing needs, including communication strategies, self-advocacy, and assistive listening devices in addition to traditional amplification options. The successful candidate maintains high professional standard and follows evidence-based practice, is self-motivated and takes pride in being a part of a great team. Our team has frequent contact with Deaf staff members and clients; ASL proficiency is preferred.
- Demonstrate ability to establish and maintain successful relationships with clients and professionals
- Perform adult and pediatric diagnostic testing, including otoscopy; immittance testing; threshold testing via visual reinforcement audiometry, conditioned play audiometry, and conventional audiometry; speech and speech-in-noise assessments; and otoacoustic emissions
- Evaluate clients’ listening and communication needs for the purpose of appropriate management. Management options include: hearing aids and hearing aid accessories, assistive listening devices, communication strategies, and recommendations to outside providers
- Dispense digital hearing aid technologies from various manufacturers, and routinely utilize verification and validation measures when fitting amplification
- Clear, concise, and timely documentation of assessments and other services provided using established protocols for internal and external communications
- Contribute towards clinic improvement projects; examples of projects include improving efficiency in existing process flows and staying abreast of current research and industry trends
- Willingness to participate in an inter-disciplinary team approach in furthering all programs of the agency
- Continue to pursue professional development and training opportunities
- Update/maintain clinical knowledge through participation in regular continuing education activities
- Support and attend outreach events
- Assume other duties as assigned by the Director of Audiology and/or Executive Director
- Doctor of Audiology degree, or Master’s in Audiology with commensurate experience, required
- Washington State audiologist license required
- ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology preferred
- ASL proficiency or willingness to learn American Sign Language
- Pre-employment background check required
- At least 2 years of clinical experience with adult and pediatric assessment
- Proficient computer skills, including word processing and spreadsheets
- Exceptional written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
- Ability to work independently in a deadline-oriented environment
- A positive attitude and ability to be a contributing team member at HSDC