Audiology Supervisor

Rank: Administrator V
Search Number: S21-004
Job Posted: 6/1/2021

 

Southern Connecticut State University is seeking candidates for an Audiology Supervisor position. Southern Connecticut State University is a diverse and student-centered university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good. Southern provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community through a campus wide commitment to social justice.  Founded as a teachers’ college in 1893, Southern has evolved over the past century into a comprehensive public university of approximately 10,000 students, offering graduate and undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and professional disciplines. It is one of four universities in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System. The University is located in New Haven, a city rich with arts and culture, and less than 90 miles from New York City and 140 miles from Boston.

The Audiology Supervisor provides audiological services and administer the hearing aid dispensing program to a wide range of clients at the on-site clinic located within the Department of Communication Disorders.

Responsibilities include: direct supervision of graduate student interns during their audiology practicum; administration of audiological service programs; participation in the development and refinement of policies and protocols for the on-site clinic; and support of student and faculty clinical research.

 

Position Responsibilities:

Provides clinical supervision to graduate students in the area of: audiological screening; assessment; selection and fitting of hearing aids and assistive listening devices; prevention of hearing loss; and aural rehabilitation.

 

  • Assists in assessment and, when needed, remediation of student clinical skill development and professionalism.
  • Collaborates in the development, and implementation of departmental procedures regarding best practices in clinical supervision.
  • Collaborates with Director and Coordinator of Audiology in the development and implementation of marketing strategies related to audiological services and hearing aid dispensing.
  • Coordinates and actively manages all aspects of university clinic-based hearing aid dispensing program. Oversees the purchase of all hearing technology prescribed through the on-site clinic.
  • Establishes and maintains business contacts with hearing aid vendors. Coordinates hearing aid vendor activities and relations with the on-site clinic.
  • Assists in establishing and refining a price structure for dispensed hearing technology. Oversees billing and payment for hearing technology and related products.
  • Monitors dispensing program costs and works directly with Director and Coordinator of Audiology to develop annual dispensing program budget.
  • Monitors and orders clinic materials related to dispensing program.
  • Maintains an actively daily schedule of audiological clinical appointments within the on-site clinic.
  • Performs hearing screenings, comprehensive audiological assessments, and hearing aid and other assistive technology evaluations.

  • Prescribes, fits, troubleshoots and arranges for repair of hearing aids and other assistive listening devices. Engages in patient counseling and aural rehabilitation activities.

  • Develops and implements hearing loss prevention activities.

  • Engages in community consultation about hearing loss and hearing protection.

  • Works with the Director and Coordinator to expand audiology programming to meet the needs of the evolving field and clinical training needs of students.

  • Works with the Director of Clinical Education on increasing community partnerships and inter-professional education opportunities.

  • Participates in select departmental and university committee assignments.

 

Qualifications

Au.D. or Ph.D. in Audiology. Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology from the American Speech-Language- Hearing Association. Connecticut Health Department Licensure in Audiology (or eligibility). Minimum 5 years of experience in clinical practice as an Audiologist which includes minimum 1-year experience as clinical supervisor. Knowledge of current best practice standards in audiological screening, assessment, hearing aid fittings, and aural rehabilitation. Knowledge of current best practices in clinical supervision. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Excellent organizational skills. Excellent team collaboration skills. Computer literacy skills for administrative and clinical purposes.

 

Application

For full consideration, please submit a letter of application, resume, and 3 professional references with contact information by June 11, 2021.   Send electronic materials to Sujini Ramachandar at cmdsearch2@southernct.edu.   Review of applications will begin immediately and the positions will remain open until filled. Review of applications will begin immediately and the positions will remain open until filled.   

 

Southern Connecticut State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.  The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff.  People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.