The Audiologist is a certified Audiologist who assesses and give qualified therapy to the patients of Cape ENT Group. Under the direction of the physician, the Audiologist will administer appropriate tests as diagnostic tools for evaluation, provide appropriate private therapy to meet short and long term goals, determine length of therapy, time of discharge and/or referrals.
Utilizes the Audiology process for comprehensive assessment (evaluation). - Accurately and thoroughly completes assessments. Includes input from patient/family initial assessment in determining priority deficits. Always makes certain that patient’s assessment is performed within scope of practice and is completed within the time frame.
Utilizes the Audiology process for implementation of safe and appropriate care. - Identifies potential problems in administration of therapeutic modalities and intervenes appropriately. Provides direct patient care within the interpreted guidelines of the Audiology Practice Act of Missouri. Participates in clarifying assessment results and treatment information to patient, family and staff. Adheres to medical center policies and procedures regarding infection control and safety guidelines. Provides intense emotional support for patients/family and confers with ancillary services as appropriate. Participates in therapeutic teaching and counseling needs of patients/family utilizing appropriate teaching standard, and evaluating its effectiveness. Can perform all clinical skills and procedures for area with little direction. Meets Competency Check Standards.
Documentation. - Documents results of treatment and patient’s progress. Documentation reflects implementation of treatment and patient’s progress toward goals. Documents in a timely manner. Seeks consultation as needed from other healthcare providers. Consistently documents patient education. Utilizes automated communication (POC CIS) to provide quality, accuracy, and efficiency in documentation when available.
Acknowledges the physician’s plan of care and practices in a collaborative relationship with the physician and other connected disciplines. - Establishes professional rapport with physicians and displays confidence with communication. Is a resource to others regarding physician protocols, pertinent to Audiology. Confirms that Audiology plans are in concert with other attending disciplines to promote progress. Ensures continuity of care. Communicates patient’s condition and progress, collaborating on the plan of care to staff. Organized and prepared when seeking physicians input via phone or in person (i.e. presenting organized information for staffing, patient status information, etc.). Seeks guidance and uses proper discretion when notifying physician of pertinent patient change.
Demonstrates knowledge for age specific factors necessary to perform safe and effective performance of duties. - Evaluation for age appropriate communication and psychological norms. Recognizes patient’s psychological development. Interview/communication techniques are appropriate. Assesses safety needs based on age groups and provides safety measures based on assessment. Uses appropriate tool/materials for size and age of patient. Identifies increased physical/emotional dependency needs and informs proper resource for availability of support system. Evaluates availability of support system.