How to write an Audiologist job description

Your job description is the first touchpoint between your company and your new hire. With millions of people searching for jobs on Indeed each month, a great job description can help you attract the most qualified candidates to your open position. To get you started, here are some tips for creating an effective job description.

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Audiologist job title

A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimise your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialised, consider including the specialisation in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.

Examples of Audiologist job titles

    Audiologist
    Senior Audiologist
    Staff Audiologist
    Audiologist (Part-Time)
    Clinical Audiologist

Audiologist job summary

A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

Example of an Audiologist job summary

Our paediatric medicine clinic is in search of an experienced Audiologist who can provide our patients with support, guidance, testing and device fitting on a daily basis. We operate a highly patient-focused clinic where all staff members devote every second of the work day to making our patients’ lives better. We treat patients between the ages of birth and 18 years, though we occasionally continue to see adults who are physically or developmentally impaired. The Audiologist will consult with the Staff Physicians as well as outside consultants to determine the best treatment plan for the patient and will make him or herself available to the patient’s family for questions and concerns.

Audiologist responsibilities and duties

The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organisation and who the employee reports to.

Examples of Audiologist responsibilities

    Perform immittance and emissions testing for children ranging from neonates to adolescents and record results for future reference
    Conduct auditory evoked potential assessments for patients when required to do so by a staff physician or outside health care professional
    Assess the hearing sensitivity and quality for patients and provide patients and parents with information regarding the results
    Dispense assistive listening devices, such as hearing aids, to patients in need of help
    Fit assistive listening devices based on the patient’s physiology and other needs
    Consult with physicians and outside professionals about each patient’s future needs and current progress
    Update medical records based on ongoing evaluations of each patient

Audiologist qualifications and skills

Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

Examples of Audiologist skills

    Master’s degree in audiology required
    3+ years’ experience in paediatric audiology
    Strong interpersonal communication skills
    Audiology Australia accreditation
    BLS certification

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