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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 280,000 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 Children's Health System

CITY :

WILMINGTON

STATE :

DE

COUNTRY :

USA

ZIP CODE :

19803

JOB ID NUMBER :

107114279

POSTED :

12/20/2016

Audiologist, Therapy Services, PRN / Per Diem, Days (Audiology, AuD, Pediatrics)


Nemours Children's Health System


POSITION TYPE:  perdiem

JOB SUMMARY:


Audiologist, Therapy Services, PRN / Per Diem, Days (Audiology, AuD, Pediatrics)
Nemours is seeking a Per Diem Audiologist to join our Therapy Services Audiology team in Wilmington, DE.

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 280,000 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.

As the birthplace of the Nemours health care system, the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware, honors our legacy of delivering exceptional care to the children of the Delaware Valley and beyond. Ranked among the nation’s best pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report and honored with the ANCC’s Magnet® Designation for excellence in nursing practice, we offer intensive and acute inpatient and outpatient services covering more than 30 pediatric specialties. We recently completed a multi-phase hospital expansion that includes new inpatient rooms, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Emergency Department. Additionally, Nemours duPont Pediatrics allows us to reach more children across the region through community-based physician services and collaborative partnerships with health and hospital systems.

Summary
Provides comprehensive audiometric services, including hearing evaluations, patient examination, evaluation, intervention, documentation, parent/caretaker education, communication and coordination of care with medical/clinical staff and outside agencies, as appropriate, within the guidelines designated by the department and the Delaware Valley policies and procedures. Actively participates in departmental education activities in order to expand knowledge of patient populations and evidence-based practice. Demonstrates at least 75% of level I Audiologic clinical competencies in direct patient care within probationary period.

Main Responsibilities

Direct Patient Care Responsibilities
  1. Demonstrates proficiency in the care of pediatrics, adolescents and adults. Demonstrates proficiency in the care of neonates as required by assignment.
  2. Demonstrates at least 75% of Staff I AUD clinical competencies in direct patient care within probationary period.
  3. Evaluaties patients for hearing difficulties and impairments, and makes appropriate recommendations to physicians, families, schools and community agencies for follow-up care.
  4. Independently provides and coordinates age-appropriate treatment, consultation, plans and treatment in routine patient care situations.
  5. Completes timely documentation as required by departmental policy #7980.3.3, The Joint Commission and CARF standards.
  6. Attends meetings related to patient treatment, and contributes to discussion as an interdisciplinary team member.
  7. Consults with other services, families and outside agencies to recommend equipment, home or school modifications, transition of care, etc.
  8. Assists in maintenance of department equipment.
  9. Maintains knowledge of and familiarity with the insurance referral/authorization process and documentation requirements related to therapy services.
  10. May begin to investigate specialty areas within the audiology discipline.

Indirect Patient Care Responsibilities
  1. Assesses existing and develops new activities that promote general knowledge and professionalism within the department; participates in peer review process. Attends inservices/continuing education; provides updates in the form of inservices to the department.
  2. Participates in program, discipline, specialty and hospital/satellite CQI projects.
  3. Contributes to discipline and program committees to enhance patient care; assists in assessing current procedures and assists in developing methods of improvement related to patient care.
  4. Participates in activities to increase program use, awareness and marketability. Attends monthly program meetings. Contributes to achievement of department/program goals.
  5. Assists in mentoring affiliating Audiology students, new Audiology staff, support personnel and volunteers. Adequately and appropriately supervises 4th-year Extern staff. Assists with department-wide student teaching; participates in student and volunteer program organization.
  6. Participates in single-discipline, multidisciplinary and specialty teams. Assists in maintenance of department space and equipment.
  7. Contributes to the growth and development of specialty areas within the Audiology discipline. Develops ties with professional organizations. Provides educational inservices and experiences to the discipline/program and outside community. Attends Audiology meetings as scheduled. May participate in promotional activities for Audiology and/or Nemours.
  8. Completes department and Delaware Valley annual mandatory inservice training. Annual radiation safety training for those performing Modified Barium Swallow Studies.
  9. When required by assignment, participates in weekend rehab coverage rotation, including checking the code blue cart per guideline #7980.GL.24.

Additional Requirements
  1. Demonstrates commitment to the 10 Nemours Standards of Behavior.
  2. Consistently uses the AIDET Service Excellence Model.
  3. Works with team; extends him/herself to team; makes work environment comfortable for colleagues.
  4. Makes appropriate decisions (uses good judgment).
  5. Sets priorities; asks questions; defines procedures.
  6. Accurately follows directions; gives accurate information.
  7. Thinks pro-actively; schedules time efficiently; works independently.
  8. Ensures written communications are focused to the reader’s understanding.
  9. Builds and fosters professional relationships.
  10. Identifies customers; answers customers’ questions; exhibits customer service skills.
  11. Stays current on technological aspects of position.
  12. Willingness to accept change.
  13. Takes direction; accepts feedback, makes suggestions.
  14. Uses listening skills (non-verbal communications, rephrasing, etc.).
  15. Makes decisions as appropriate for patient safety, departmental systems flow, etc.
  16. Must have the ability to work well with others.
  17. Regular attendance is required.
  18. Good communication skills are required, both written and verbal.

Education, Training and Licensure:
  1. Doctoral Degree (AuD) in Audiology or its equivalent from an ASHA-accredited university.
  2. Delaware State AUD license with eligibility for NJ and PA licensure (permanent or temporary; as appropriate for location(s)) to practice Audiology. All staff must maintain active DE AUD license regardless of assignment, program or location.
  3. AHSA Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) or eligibility for DE or other required state license requirement.
  4. Basic Life Support (BLS) certification within 6 months of date of hire and maintained throughout the duration of employment.
  5. Member of professional specialty organizations (ASHA, American Academy of Audiology) preferred.
  6. Desired candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of clinical experience; at least 2 years pediatric practice preferred.

Work Hours: This is a per diem position. We are looking for someone who can work when we are short-staffed and help cover leaves and busy times of the year.

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.

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