VA Community Care Audiologist
Are you an audiologist with a passion for helping the hearing impaired through the use of amplification? Are you looking for an opportunity in a fast-growing, busy private practice? Do you want the opportunity to provide top-notch care to our nation’s Veterans in a community setting? How about being a part of a collaborative and established team of outstanding professionals? If you answered yes…then we want to meet you! We are seeking an audiologist who is interested in joining a high-energy group that is focused on creating exceptional patient experiences one interaction at a time. We have a great relationship with the Veteran Affairs’ (VA) Community Care Program and we are seeking audiologists that want to join our expanding VA Community Care program. Each of our hearing healthcare professionals works in a state of the art facility with cutting edge equipment and resources. This position will give you the opportunity to advance professionally AND financially.
Livingston Hearing Aid Center (LHAC) is a 68-year-old second generation family business that employs 38 audiologists and 42 fitters and dispensers in 89 locations throughout Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and Colorado. Livingston is currently seeking an audiologist to work with our growing VA demographic. We succeed at Livingston by creating an experience that comes to life, in large part, because of the way we treat our team members.
The people we work with do not embrace the status quo. We constantly push for reinvention. Our attitude and actions have great potential to make patients feel something. Delighted. Special. Proud. Grateful. Connected. Our Livingston VA Support Team maintains professional relationships with the VA and provides our audiologists with the resources they need to facilitate 5-star care for our patients. Our Leadership Team is composed of highly engaged individuals who are dedicated to coaching our entire team of hearing healthcare professionals on issues relating to the ear and hearing loss, and testing and fitting techniques. Our team thinks and speaks in positive words. We are a dedicated group and we work hard. We do what we say we are going to do and follow up. We sacrifice individual gain for the greater good. We continually pursue personal and professional development. We work to find the best way, not necessarily our own way. We genuinely show that we care. We attend to the details. We seek first to understand then to be understood. We serve with passion, purpose, and excellence. We are Team Livingston.
Licensure: Licensed or eligible for licensure in Texas
Education: Doctor of Audiology degree preferred, but will accept Masters
Professional Experience: seeking professionals from varying levels of experience (open to recent graduates)
Establish rapport with and gather history from new and existing patients, conduct audiometric testing, make recommendations for communication strategies and or hearing aids and provide counseling to patients and family members.
Administer a full range of diagnostic hearing testing for adults and dispense premium hearing instruments.
Administer acoustic immittance, acoustic reflex and acoustic reflex decay, as well as a variety of special audiological procedures (e.g., SISI, Tone Decay, and Stenger tests).
Uses the full range of behavioral and physiologic audiological diagnostic tests to assist in the differential diagnosis of auditory disorders of such diverse disease entities as otosclerosis, otitis media, cholesteatoma, tumors of the tympanum, Meniere's Syndrome, cerebellopontine angle tumors or other conductive, cochlea, and retrocochlear lesions of the auditory system.
Evaluates the functional status of the ear canal for testing purposes and provides cerumen management. The audiologist is also responsible for the evaluation of type and degree of hearing loss for patients who are unable to provide consistent and reliable responses to conventional audiometric procedures.
Accurately select monaural or binaural conventional and digital hearing aids including completely-in-the-canal through behind-the-ear hearing aids, CROS, Bi-CROS and FM integrated hearing aids.
Responsible for the instruction and counseling in the use, fitting, adjustment, and modification of all personal amplification systems.
Responsible for the instruction and counseling in use of, and recommendations for procurement of special instruments such as desk amplifiers, telephone amplifiers, Bluetooth compatible devices, FM systems, induction devices for use with phones, radios, televisions or other electronic devices necessary for communication.
Responsible for the routine inspection and repair, when indicated, of all personal amplification systems or assistive listening devices where indicated.
Responsible for completing all documentation including VA audiological evaluation reports (AER), follow-up documentation, superbills, chart notes, etc.
Strong relationship building and counseling skills
Receptivity and adaptability to change
Accountability and ownership; results-oriented
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
High initiative; creative contributor
Prioritizing, planning, and organization
Multi-tasking with disciplined time management
Analytical; attention to detail; follow through
Proactive customer approach; patience/listening
Persuasive negotiating skills to influence outcomes
Professional written & verbal communication
Dynamic presentation skills
The compensation package includes a $84,000 guaranteed plus benefits including, generous incentives for relocation, sign-on bonuses, all state-licensure required continuing education, health, vision, and dental insurance, personal time off, a 401K plan, as well as many other amenities that come with being part of a thriving, community-focused practice. There is so much more to share about the opportunity and I look forward to continuing the dialogue with any individual who might have interest in the position. If the timing is right in your life to consider this incredible opportunity, please contact me by email at DF@LHAC.com or by phone at 806.702.8202.
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