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Audiologist - ABQ preschool

at New Mexico School for the Deaf

Posted: 9/19/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 76

Job Description

Summary

Audiologists at NMSD provide comprehensive, educationally relevant audiology services for all students. Audiologists are an integral part of the NMSD multidisciplinary team, and provide support and consultation to include NMSD's Early Intervention and Involvement Department (EIID) and the Center for Educational Consultation and Training (CECT) program. Audiologists provide support and resources to NMSD Families, participate in IFSP/IEP meetings, and represent NMSD in statewide initiatives and/or committees. The audiologist provides appropriate logistic and optimal operation of audiology services. It is essential and expected that all functions of this position be performed in a positive and receptive manner, while helping to advance the mission and vision of the New Mexico School for the Deaf.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Other duties may be assigned)

  • Perform educationally relevant diagnostic evaluations (including reports).
  • Hearing aid/Baha/Cochlear Implant checks, cleaning, repairs, monitoring, fitting for FM, programming loaners, hearing instrument analysis, etc.
  • Make earmold impressions, fit new earmolds, replace broken tubing, etc.
  • Provide middle ear monitoring.
  • Provision of aural habilitation services on an as needed basis.
  • Attend IFSP and IEPs - being part of the team for students.
  • Attend special meetings regarding students.
  • Manage and maintain all audiology equipment.
  • Order equipment, supplies and manage inventory.
  • Educate school personnel regarding effects of hearing loss/deafness and technology options.
  • Provide Parent Education and interaction. Assist families in navigating through the identification and diagnostic process with their child.
  • Communicate with dispensing audiologists in the community, acting as the educational liaison for shared students.
  • Stay current with the different etiologies, syndromes, health history, and medical history of students.
  • Teach the student self-advocacy in relation to their hearing abilities and their assistive listening devices.
  • Ability to occasionally travel in-state to NMSD sites.
  • Maintain appropriate audiology center records.
  • Maintain state licensure, to include bi-annual continuing education units (CEUs).

Competencies

  • Organization - Must be organized and detail-oriented
  • Analytical - Ability to analyze and interpret data.
  • Continuous Learning - Must participate in professional opportunities
  • Job Knowledge - Competent in required job skills and knowledge, exhibits ability to learn and new skills; keeps abreast of current developments; requires minimum supervision; displays understanding of how job relates to others: uses resources effectively.
  • Use of technology - Adapts to new technologies; troubleshoots technological problems; uses technology to increase productivity.
  • Problem Solving - Gathers and analyzes information skillfully, develops alternative solutions; works in group problem solving situations.
  • Cooperation-Establishes and maintains effective relations; exhibits tact and consideration; offers assistance and support to co-workers; works actively to resolve conflicts.
  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; varies writing style to meet needs.
  • Data Management - Maintains data in a manner that is HIPPA and FERPA compliant.
  • Diversity - Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; educates others on the value of diversity.
  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and principles; uphold organizational values.
  • Organization Support - Follows policies and procedures; completes tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values.
  • Adaptability - Manages competing demands.
  • Personal Appearance - Dresses appropriate for position; keeps self well groomed.
  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time.
  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility of own actions.
  • Initiative - Asks for and offers help when needed.
  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality.
  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines, reports potentially unsafe conditions.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education/Experience

Minimum of a Master's Degree in Audiology. Doctor of Audiology (AuD) preferred but not required. Licensed in the state of New Mexico or ability to obtain licensure. Experience with deaf and hard of hearing children; experience with fitting hearing aids, evaluation and selection; experience with hearing assistive technology (including FM systems).

Language skills

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret professional journals, technical manuals, governmental regulations. Ability to write reports and procedures directly related to job duties.

Sign Language

The applicant must have fluency in American Sign Language or a willingness to acquire this fluency. Applicant will be required to demonstrate progressive sign language acquisition and, if needed participate in sign language classes offered at NMSD.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers common fractions and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to think independently and problem solve.

Computer skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have working knowledge of Microsoft Windows, as well as various software packages including Microsoft Office.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by and employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The employee must be able to answer the phone and respond to callers. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and peripheral vision.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.



Primary Location: Support Services

Shift Type: Full-Time

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Applications will be accepted beginning
Thursday, May 9, 2019 12:00 AM
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