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  • Cochlear Implant Coordinator

    Position Number
    6430704
    Department
    Otolaryngology
    Category
    Clinical
    Location : Location
    US-VA-Norfolk
  • Overview

    The Coordinator of Cochlear Implants is responsible for creating the vision and goals necessary to establish and maintain clinical excellence in the area of cochlear implantation as it relates to Audiology.  This involves, but is not limited to, specific planning and execution of evidence based clinical practice, review and implementation of the most recently accepted methods and protocols, collaboration in a multidisciplinary team approach for optimal case management, educating and training additional staff and students regarding cochlear implants, and maintaining a personal patient load. 

    Responsibilities

     

    Service adult and pediatric cochlear implant candidates and patients including, candidacy evaluations, initial stimulations, routine follow-up, troubleshooting, and integrity testing

     

    Develop clinical policies and procedures regarding cochlear implant service

     

    Review latest research and implement appropriate methods for optimal patient care

     

    Help facilitate cochlear implant team meetings with physicians, audiologists, speech-language pathologists, social work, and medical assistants to discuss patient candidacy and long term care

     

    Order cochlear implant equipment and supplies

     

    Counsel families regarding hearing loss and appropriate treatment plans

    Educate outside professionals regarding hearing loss, cochlear implants, as well as, educational/vocational modifications and recommendations

     

    Train additional Audiology staff and students regarding cochlear implant audiology

     

    Provide additional support in diagnostic Audiology as required by the department 

     

    Performs other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    Candidate must possess a Doctor of Audiology or Philosophy degree; qualified candidate with equivalent years of experience and a Masters level degree will be accepted. Four years professional work experience is necessary, specifically in the area of cochlear implants, is required.

    Location : Location

    US-VA-Norfolk

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