Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi is a private not-for-profit teaching hospital that provides tertiary and secondary level healthcare services. It is the first hospital in East Africa to be accredited by the Joint Commission International from the USA. The University Hospital has been providing high quality care for the people of East Africa and beyond for over 60 years.
Applications are invited from qualified candidates for the above position based in Nairobi Kenya. The position holder will report to the Supervisor Surgical Clinics, Nursing Division.
Responsibilities:Examine patients with ear, hearing or balance and other related problems using equipment such as audiometers, speech analysers Conduct the prescribed hearing tests, understand, interpret findings and determine if hearing impairment is conductive or sensorineural in nature Develop a treatment plan in audiology that considers the impact of disability to the patient Provide counselling for the patient and close family members on how to best listen and communicate using methods such as lip reading or any other available option to include technology Teach patients alternate forms of communication such as sign language and lip reading Providing patients with hearing aids or refer for potential cochlear implant Educate patients on ways to prevent or delay hearing loss Maintain records of audiograms and ensure patient confidentiality Maintain an orderly, efficient and timely flow of patients in conjunction with the supervisor Instructs patients and family regarding investigations and follow-up clinic appointments Observes infection control practices and maintains a clean and safe work environment for staff and patients Demonstrate awareness of community resources available to patients and assists with referrals when necessary Maintains open communication with the patient and the multidisciplinary team in the clinics to ensure customer satisfaction Participates in data collection and monitoring of unit-based quality indicators Ensure compliance with health and safety guidelines for staff and patients reporting any accidents, incidents, hazards or equipment defects in accordance with laid down policies
Requirements:Diploma in Clinical Audiology Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) Experience in a busy audiology facility with expertise in paediatrics Demonstrate adequate knowledge as well as skills to conduct and interpret pure tone audiometry, speech audiometry, tympanometry transient evoked otoacoustic emissions, brain evoked response auditory/ auditory brainstern response, neonatal screening, and visual reinforcement audiology
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