Are you an audiologist who is passionate about improving your patient’s hearing using the best technology and the best evidence-based practices? Are you tired of the burden of impossible hearing aid sales quotas or a terrible boss? Are you feeling like the job you trained so hard for is not the job you have now? Would you like to end your day feeling like you really made a difference in the lives of your patients each day? If so, we have a place for you!
The Lafayette Hearing Center is a local, independent, community-oriented family practice serving the greater Lafayette area for almost 40 years. We have earned a reputation for providing compassionate care, professional expertise, superior service, and exceptional value to people with hearing loss in our community. We strive to develop life-long relationships with our patients. We love to share and discuss difficult cases as we strive to help our patients stay connected through better hearing to their friends and family.
Most of our patient referrals come from local physicians, and from our own patients telling their family and friends about their good experiences with us. We work with patients to fit the best technological solutions for their hearing needs. We use state-of-the-art equipment combined with best practices, and the most advanced hearing aids and cochlear implants on the market. The right job candidate is a creative, curious, and self-driven individual and is excited to work with a talented team.
We are currently seeking a full-time audiologist who is passionate about patient hearing care at the highest level. The successful candidate will be responsible for performing comprehensive diagnostic hearing testing, hearing aid and cochlear implant evaluations, device selection, and fitting, ear wax management, as well as patient and family counseling, and follow-up care. Our practice has a very new but growing cochlear implant program and candidates with interests in CIs are encouraged to apply. CI experience is not required, however.
We DO require a solid commitment to compassionate patient care. We work in a positive team environment, and the right candidate will have enthusiasm for continuing education and professional development, and a desire to share some management responsibilities. This is a friendly and fun practice in which to build your career. We work together as a team to create an environment that makes people comfortable, for both patients and fellow employees! Candidates who may not have all these skills will have the opportunity for training and education and are still encouraged to apply.
Administers Diagnostic Test
- Performs full audiological diagnostic evaluations, primarily for the diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss and tinnitus.
- Performs Immittance testing including tympanometry and acoustic reflex threshold testing.
- Performs otoacoustic emissions evaluations.
- Performs cochlear implant evaluations.
- Completes cerumen management as needed.
- Interprets test results and provides reporting to physicians and other medical professionals.
Hearing Aid Evaluation / Cochlear Implant Evaluation and Fitting
- Counsels patients regarding test results and gains a complete understanding of the patient’s hearing needs and lifestyle to develop a customized hearing care plan.
- Performs selection, programming, and verification of the appropriate hearing aid/cochlear implant technology to best meet the patient’s individual needs.
- Provides ongoing management including follow-up and education, hearing aid checks and adjustments, repairs, and cleanings as necessary to maintain ongoing patient relationships.
- Attends and participates in professional conferences.
- Maintains accurate patient records by recording and updating test results, evaluations, treatment programs and outcomes.
- Creates and submits written reports to referring physicians and other service providers.
- Assists in maintaining inventory of clinical supplies, batteries, ALD’s, demo hearing aids, and other supplies.
- Maintains complete patient confidentiality at all times, in full compliance with all HIPAA regulations.
- Maintains legal and accreditation compliance by adhering to all federal, state, and local regulations and professional standards.
- Maintains the highest ethical standards of audiology practice at all times.
- Assists with other office administrative tasks as required.
Assists in Professional and Community Outreach
In addition to professional responsibilities, the Audiologist will be part of a team engaging in marketing outreach and growing positive relationships with colleagues, vendors, fellow healthcare practitioners, and community organizations. This includes informational presentations regarding hearing loss, treatment options, and technology to local community groups, facilities, and medical professionals.
- AuD or master’s degree in Audiology, eligibility for current IN state licensure for Audiology
- Practice will consider a strong 4th year AuD Extern
- Excellent interpersonal skills that allow effective working relationships with a diverse patient, colleague, physician, and vendor population
- Strong computer, and hearing aid software and equipment experience
- Excellent written communication skills
- Experience with cerumen management a plus, willingness to learn this skill if not previously mastered required.
- Strong organizational skills to manage time and prioritize numerous duties within deadlines.
- Ability to deal with interruptions with grace.
- A positive attitude and desire to work within a team environment a must.
- Ability to engage with patients and their family, friends, and caregivers in a caring and respectful manner
This isn’t just a job! This position is about practicing at your highest level with a commitment to your patients and your team, serving real purpose by helping people stay connected with their loved ones and being able to fully enjoy life.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: Position salary starts at $75,000 – $90,000 per year (higher initial salary possible based on experience) with additional monthly bonuses possible based on monthly achievable revenue targets.
- 4th year AuD extern candidate- $45,000 per year
Benefits included with full-time employment:
- Retirement plan (SIMPLE IRA) with employer contributions
- Paid Time Off/ Flexibility
- Paid sick leave
- Specialized training/professional development, coaching, and mentorship
- Financial support to obtain CEUs and attend conferences, coverage for professional dues in ADA and one additional professional organization of your choice.
- Bonus opportunities
- QSEHRA health plan (covers medical expenses for health insurance premiums and other heath expenses)
- CARES Act tuition reimbursement up to $5,250 per year
- 8 hour shift
- Monday to Friday
Occasional travel to attend training conferences is required (airline travel, hotel stays), generally 2 – 3 days, which may include a weekend, up to once or twice a year. Travel out of office to local assisted living facilities necessary 1-2 times/month. Occasional home visits to help patients with assisted living devices may be necessary as well. Reimbursements for travel expenses will be made. Evening manufacturer trainings in Indianapolis may be necessary from time to time as well.
If you are looking for a professional, challenging, stimulating environment and meet the above criteria, please apply now!
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