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.
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.
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.