Job Summary : Department Profile :
Department Profile :
Our family centered-friendly environment will be a 399-bed state of the art facility serving Qatari, non Qatari and international women and children and their families Our experienced staff will operate within a model of care underpinned by international evidence based best practice and supported by world class technology.
Our interprofessional teams will work collaboratively to secure wellness optimizing patient / family outcomes to contribute to Sidra’s reputation as an organization.
Clinical research focused on education, quality improvements and a culture of patient and family safety will be used to inform and guide best practice standards.
The Audiology department will provide services to neonatal, pediatric and adolescent patients of all specialties, as well as some services to obstetrical and gynecological patients.
The focus will be on acute inpatient care, however services will also be provided to specialized outpatient clinics and outpatient populations.
Job Summary :
The Audiologist provides highly specialized autonomous patient care and is involved in the prevention, identification, assessment, and rehabilitation of auditory function, balance, and related systems incorporating the principles of family centered care.
The overall goal of the service is to optimize and enhance the ability of an individual to hear in order to restore communication function.
The Audiologist works in collaboration with other members of the health care team and strives to provide evidence-based care by integrating research with practice.
He / she promotes continuous improvement and helps to generate innovative ideas within audiology and maintains a commitment to life-
long learning. He / she ensures comprehensive analysis, integration and interpretation of test battery results to formulate and implement appropriate audiology management care plans.
Key Accountabilities :
Performs a range of test measures including otoscopy, immittance, word recognition, oto-acoustic emission recordings, electrophysiological tests, including electrocochleography (ECochG), auditory steady state response (ASSR), auditory evoked early, middle and late latency responses and event related potentials
Independently selects, performs and interprets developmentally appropriate behavioural tests including test technique modifications for clients with complex needs
Ensures comprehensive assessment and management of ototoxicity, auditory processing disorders, vestibular and balance impairments and noise induced hearing loss including advice on strategies for hearing conservation and provision of ear protection devices
Ensures timely management of a newly identified hearing loss to minimize the impact on education, psychosocial and speech-language development
Provision of a comprehensive habilitation service including bone anchored hearing aids candidacy / benefit, aural impression taking, fitting, programming, troubleshooting, verification, and orientation
Uses subjective / objective measures including gain analysis, sound-field testing, age-appropriate speech perception testing and questionnaire measures
Provides complex cochlear implant (CI) assessment including candidacy for cochlear implantation, likely benefit, diagnosis and implementation of the most appropriate electrical-neural stimulation
Ensures management of CI patients including device selection, fitting, mapping, aftercare, post CI monitoring of communication and progress
Provision of assessment and management of tinnitus and sound sensitivity using biofeedback, behavioral management, masking, sound enrichment, hearing aids, education, and counseling
Provision of audiologic rehabilitation and recommendations for fitting, dispensing and educating family / caregivers in the use of hearing assistive devices, alerting systems and captioning devices
Possesses highly developed communication skills, to communicate complex information and psychosocial adjustment counselling relating to hearing loss, expectations from hearing aid and cochlear implantation
To formulate and implement appropriate auditory management care plans based on diagnostic information, taking into account audiological status, communication skills and social needs in collaboration with the patient / family and other members of the health care
Ensures comprehensive analysis, integration and interpretation of test battery results and initiate, where necessary, onward referral to multi-
disciplinary team for further medical intervention
Ensures accurate, relevant and systematic recording of information, provision of accurate feedback to parents including recommendations for management
Provides training and technical support to audiology staff and the multi-disciplinary team
Participates in universal newborn hearing screening (UNHS) implementation, program development and monitoring
Participates in planning, program direction, policies, procedures and quality plans for the Allied Health Service in accordance with line manager, organizational and departmental goals and objectives
Collaborates with clinical educators in planning, implementation and evaluation of staff and patient education
Participates in the installation, interfacing and testing of Audiology medical devices during the pre-operation and service activation phase(s)
Supports and recommends improvements for CIS build, implementation and review to meet clinical and functional requirements
Participates in the ordering of consumables, medical equipment and accessories necessary for the provision of services
Integrates ethical and cultural considerations and processes in all areas of planning
Participates in regularly scheduled maintenance, annual audiology calibration, reports and documents any equipment or safety concerns immediately.
Identifies audiology research opportunities
Participates in, develops and promotes research
Utilizes and promotes evidence-based care
Disseminates research and clinical findings through publications, presentations, seminars, etc.
Adheres to Sidra’s standards, policies and procedures in all aspects of providing care
Adheres to Sidra’s standards as they appear in the Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies.
In view of the evolving needs and opportunities within Sidra during this pre-operational phase, this position may be required to perform other duties as assigned and reporting relationships may vary.
Essential Requirements :
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited program in Audiology
5+ years of relevant clinical experience
Work experience in an acute pediatric North American academic medical center or equivalent in UK, Republic of Ireland, EU States, South Africa, Australia or New Zealand
Experience with Joint Commission Accreditation or Joint Commission International Accreditation
Licensure or Registration from country of origin if applicable
Holder of Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-A) in Audiology from a program accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-
Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association or from an internationally recognized accredited professional organization from country of origin
Eligible for licensure in Qatar after onboarding.
Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communications skills
Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
Ability to deal with conflict
Ability to problem solve
Fluency in written and spoken English
Master’s Degree from an accredited program in Audiology
Preferred Requirements :
Doctoral Degree from an accredited program in Audiology
Formal process improvement training (Lean or Six Sigma)
Primary research experience
Familiarity with Middle Eastern standards and work experience within the region