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AUDIOLOGIST 1

Class Title: AUDIOLOGIST 1
Bargaining Unit: Use for all Job Titles
Class Code: 072661

Education and Experience: Possession of a master’s degree in audiology including practicum, and licensure by the state board of examiners of speech language pathology and audiology.

Other Requirements:

Necessary Special Qualifications: Licensed by the state board of examiners of speech language pathology and audiology.

Examination Method: Education and Experience, 100%, for Career Service positions.

Job Overview: Summary: Under general supervision, is responsible for professional audiology work of average difficulty and supervisory work of routine difficulty; and performs related work as required.

Distinguishing Features: This is the working level class in the Audiologist sub-series. An employee in this class serves as technical consultant and supervises sub-professional and professional personnel in planning and executing a hearing conservation program or a diagnostic and therapeutic audiology program. This class differs from that of Audiology Clinical Fellow in that an incumbent of the latter is fulfilling the licensure requirement of obtaining a full-time professional “fellowship year” under direct supervision of a licensed Audiologist. This class differs from that of Audiologist 2 in that an incumbent of the latter functions as a regional technical advisor or site chief in administering broad areas of hearing conservation.
Work Activities: 1. Leads others in providing direct therapy and training for selected hearing-impaired clients in visual and auditory speech, language skills, and related consultations.

2. Performs public contact and liaison work with a variety of others such as school superintendents, supervisors, physicians, nurses, speech therapists, and audiologists to initiate hearing programs.

3. Assigns, trains, supervises, and evaluates subordinate staff and their work.

4. Assesses auditory behavior of clients using a variety of differential diagnostic test methods such as pure tone audiometry by air and bone conduction, speech audiometry, special audiometric testing, impedance audiometry, electro-acoustic assessment of hearing aid function and hearing aid checks; counsels client, students, and parents on the nature and effects of hearing loss; determines the type and degree of hearing loss by evaluations.

5. Assists in studying relevant policy and procedure and in making recommendations for change.

6. Conducts diagnostic therapy sessions; writes recommended therapy and training activities to be implemented by other trainers; participates in interdisciplinary team staffings and program planning; makes referrals to physicians and other professionals for diagnostic and/or habilatative/rehabilatative services; performs related follow-up and provides consultative services.

7. Maintains audiology supplies and equipment.

8. Gathers, prepares, and maintains audiometric records and reports.

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