The University of Illinois Hospital & Clinics (UI Health) is seeking a Specialist, Audiology. The Specialist, Audiology will diagnose and treat disorders of human hearing, balance and tinnitus in children and adults and provide treatment as needed. Advise colleagues on select cases, supervise Audiology graduate students, and develop programs in conjunction with Director of Speech Pathology, Audiology and Hospital Neurosciences. Participate in education of students, residents, physicians and health care professionals by developing education materials, presenting lectures and in-service education and speaking with community groups.
Utilize appropriate diagnostic instruments and specialized tests to diagnose the nature of hearing disorders and interpret findings.
Diagnose and treat patients that are referred to the specialist from the primary physician.
Develop and administer a plan of care and formulate goals for future therapy sessions.
Provide education and counseling to individuals with hearing disorders and their family members.
Create home programs and instruct patients in the use of corrective techniques.
Present lectures and in-service education for medical students, resident physicians, attending physicians, nurses and other health care professionals.
Visit classrooms and community centers to assist on assessment, lessons in hearing and hearing disorders and mentor students.
Identify and establish contact with accredited outside treatment and rehabilitation centers to increase the number of referral sources available to the Division of Audiology.
Identify and create programs, processes and policies designed to improve the delivery of patient care.
Assist in developing annual budget.
UI Care: Patient & Employee Service Values
Service Values and UI CARE (Communicate, Acknowledge, Respect, Excel) Standards
Integrity and Service Excellence: Each person is treated with dignity, respect, and compassion. One should be sensitive to ethnic, cultural and racial differences. This is emphasized by the UI CARE behavior, "Respect: Patients First".
Behavior: Performance is acceptable when everyone is greeted with a smile and a warm and caring manner using the person's name whenever possible. No matter how I feel, I display a caring attitude. This is demonstrated through my hallway, elevator, and phone etiquette, as well as, my interactions with my peers, co-workers, volunteers, patients, and leaders.
Accountability: Each person displays loyalty and pride in the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System and its associated entities while upholding the confidentiality of patients, visitors, physicians, and co-workers. One should be a role model, be open-minded and collaborate with others. At the same time, one is fully accountable for their actions, and should focus on exceeding expectations. This is emphasized by the UI CARE behaviors: "Excel: Accountability & Teamwork" and "Ownership & Pride".
Behavior: Performance is acceptable when concerns/problems with fellow employees and/or customers are not discussed with anyone other than the person involved or the supervisor. Patient/Employee issues and ideas are listened to and appropriate follow-up occurs to create a satisfied patient, patient family member, or employee/volunteer. I do not make excuses. I do not demean other people or departments. This is demonstrated by me taking full responsibility for my actions regardless of the circumstances.
Innovation: Each person demonstrates commitment to open communication. Every conversation should incorporate the key elements of AIDET (Acknowledge, Introduce, Duration, Explain and Thank). This will convey courtesy, clarity, and indicate that one is actively listening. One should seek opportunities to "manage-up" others by highlighting positive situations. This will create an environment of recognition and praise while empowering others to take ownership. At the same time, create an overall welcoming environment. This is emphasized by the UI CARE behaviors "Communicate: Talk, Listen, learn" and "Manage Up". Also, the UI CARE behavior "Acknowledge: Reward and Recognize and Make People Feel Welcomed".
Behavior: Performance is acceptable when openness and acceptance of constructive criticism occurs. Positive communication occurs by complimenting and expressing appreciation to others. I will listen and encourage others to express ideas and opinions and support ways to improve UI Health Experience and the evaluation and implementation of new ideas. I will focus on being clear in all of my conversations and interactions by using AIDET at all times. I will focus on making our patients/guests and employees/volunteers feel welcome but managing up others whenever possible.
Safety: Each person demonstrates pride in the physical appearance of UI Health, University of Illinois Hospital and its associated entities as a safe environment. One focuses on keeping the physical environment clean which includes the hallways, elevator, café, general areas, and one's personal work area. One also demonstrates pride in their personal appearance. This is emphasized by the UI CARE behavior Respect: Appearance, Courtesy & Environment".
Behavior: Performance is acceptable when initiative is taken to maintain a safe and clean environment. I will conduct myself in a manner that respects and preserves equipment and the physical plant. I do not walk by spills, trash or unsafe conditions while walking the hallways, elevator, café, general areas and/or my personal area without assuring that they are attended to promptly by myself or appropriate personnel. I will take ownership of my surroundings. I will also focus on managing my personal appearance and body odor by dressing professionally and/or appropriate for my area, grooming appropriately, and my managing personal hygiene.
Doctoral degree in Audiology (AuD, PhD) or Masters Degree in Audiology (MS or MA) from an accredited Audiology education program required.
Certificate of Clinical Competency- Audiology required.
Illinois License in Audiology required.
Salary & Benefits:
UI Health offers competitive benefit packages, including: vacation days, paid holidays, Floating Holidays, State University Retirement System, tuition waiver, tuition discount for dependents, and excellent medical, dental, and vision packages.
For consideration, please submit a complete application and supplemental resume by July 30, 2021.
As an EOE/AA employer, the University of Illinois will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, and Veteran or disability status.
The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit www.hr.uillinois.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=4292&pageId=1411899