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Audiologist Specialist 2
About the Position: This is an 11.5 month, permanent position. Under general supervision, the Audiologist Specialist 2 performs internship/externship coordinating services for audiology graduate student practicums, educates, prepares, and supervises audiology graduate students in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) in the evaluation and treatment of communication  disorders, and in the development of related interpersonal and professional/technical skills.  Provides direct services to patients, demonstrating clinical skills for undergraduate and graduate CSD students.

As a member of an interdisciplinary team in Western Washington University's Speech and Hearing Clinics, provides professional audiology services to individuals with communicative disabilities such as hearing loss or impairments, auditory processing, and aural rehabilitation.  Develops habilitation or rehabilitation programs for individuals and monitors/evaluates their progress. 

The position helps fulfill the mission of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders by providing the highest quality student-centered learning environment where undergraduate and graduate students develop the knowledge, clinical skills and life-long learning skills to prepare them for professional careers and advanced study in speech-language pathology and audiology.

The State HR title for this position is Speech Path/Audio Spec 2.

This position is covered by a Public School Employees of WWU bargaining unit.  New employees are required to meet the membership requirements of the current collective bargaining agreement within 30 calendar days of employment.

About the College/Department: Communication Sciences and Disorders
Position Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate internship/externship graduate practicum for audiology graduate students
    • Establish new placement sites for interning Au.D. students and maintain ties with previous ties
      • Assure that Au.D. off-campus clinical preceptors have the experience, ethical practices and support needed for supervising our students
    • Place and provide supervisory oversight during the internship phase of the Au.D. student's experience
      • Assure that the students have all required documentation before beginning internships
      • Match personalities and skills of student clinicians with community clinical preceptors
      • Handle any disciplinary issues or clinical perceptor's concerns while student clinicians are on internships; counsel students when necessary
      • Document internship hours and grades
    • Establish and maintain and renegotiate contract agreements with internship sites
    • Aid students in identifying and securing Au.D. 4th year clinical externship placements
    • Ensure that Au.D. students complete a minimum of 1820 hours of supervised clinical practicum sufficient in depth and breadth to achieve the knowledge and skills required to meet the certification standards for the American Speech Language and Hearing Association
    • Provide the Au.D. Program Director and CSD department with knowledge needed regarding national, state and local rules and regulations that govern the clinical activities of the department, faculty, staff and students
  • Direct and evaluate CSD students in the audiology and aural rehabilitation clinics
    • Oversee the Newborn Hearing Screening Follow-Up program and school and community hearing screening programs
    • Oversee the Hearing Conservation testing program for WWU employees
    • Direct, oversee, and evaluate CSD student conducted diagnostic and treatment activities
    • Provide oral and written feedback to students for cases observed
    • Direct and evaluate CSD students written reports, treatment plans, and progress reports; post-session patient and professional contacts; cleanup of work areas, maintenance of clinical clock hours, etc.
    • Provide written evaluations of student performances on a biquarterly basis
    • Consult with faculty members and coordinate clinical procedures to correspond with academic coursework
    • Model professional conduct
  • Identify, diagnose, and treat hearing, auditory, and balance disorders and related problems
    • Use a variety of technical equipment such as audiometers, immittance equipment, video/audio recorders, computers, OAE, AEP, ENG/VNG, VEMP test equipment real ear probe microphone/hearing aid analyzer equipment, etc.
    • Analyze data to determine the nature and severity of hearing, auditory, or vestibular impairment or loss to plan and manage aural habilitative and rehabilitative services for clients/patients
    • Develop treatment programs under the general supervision of university faculty and with the cooperation of physicians, speech pathologists, psychologists, social workers, physical and occupational therapists, counselors, and classroom teachers; assist members of multi-disciplinary teams in setting diagnosis and therapy priorities and participate as a member of that team
    • Provide non-medical rehabilitation services to persons when appropriate, including: hearing aid selection, fitting and training procedures, use of auditory training equipment, application of audiometry training, speech reading, and counseling procedures, and preventative hearing conservation measures
    • Maintain appropriate productivity and efficient time management to ensure adequate provision of direct clinical services and supervision of clinical practice experience for students
    • Maintain a professional attitude toward patients, colleagues, students, and the position
    • Report service statistics for documentation and billing purposes
  • Make presentations on subjects in audiology
    • Public presentations to health care professionals, students, and outside groups as assigned
  • Other duties as assigned
Required Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in audiology
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-A) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • License to practice audiology and dispense hearing aids from the state of Washington
  • Experience as a clinical supervisor
  • Two years of experience as an audiologist, including experience with both diagnostic and therapeutic approaches
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Three years of experience as an audiologist, including experience with both diagnostic and therapeutic approaches
  • Clinical doctorate (AuD) degree in audiology
  • Clinical Internship Coordinator in a university setting
  • Experience as a clinical educator at a university
  • Experience which includes assessment of pediatric and other difficult to test patients, auditory processing disorder (APD) assessment, and intervention/treatment of patients diagnosed with APD
  • Experience with pediatric aural habilitation
Academic Emphasis: N/A
Job Location: Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
Salary: $5126/month - $6727/month depending on qualifications and experience
Bargaining Union: PTE
Application Instructions and Requested Documents: Please log in below and submit your application via WWU's Electronic Application System for Employment (EASE).  Note:  You will need to be using Internet Explorer to fully utilize our online application system.

A cover letter and resume are required and should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications.  You may cut and paste or upload your resume and cover letter as noted on the EASE application.

Please complete the education and work experience section of the EASE application and submit the names and contact information of three professional references.
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Job Posted: 3/14/2017
Closing Date Notes: Application review begins April 24, 2017; position is open until filled
Recruitment #: 170168
Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU's Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); eoo@wwu.edu

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