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UnitedHealth Group Audiologist - Polyclinic - Seattle, WA in Seattle, Washington

Our team is seeking an Audiologist to split time between our Madison Center (https://www.polyclinic.com/locations-nav/locations/wa/the-polyclinic-madison-center-904-7th-ave-seattle-wa-98104/1a4f4939-8f01-4781-b3bb-0c8360e5b8b3.html) located at 904 7th Ave. Seattle, WA 98104 and spend 1-2 days a week at our Northgate Plaza (https://www.polyclinic.com/provider-lookup/location-details.html?groupReferenceId=425f73b2-49fc-42bf-8ecc-af6ad1f0c2ae&utm_campaign=website-link&utm_medium=organic&utm_source=local-listing) located at 9709 3rd Ave NE #400, Seattle, WA 98115.

Since the Polyclinic's founding in 1917, we've focused on one mission — promoting the health of our patients through personalized care. We’re able to deliver on this mission because our doctors are in charge and that gives them the power to put patients first. We’ve attracted more than 200 of the area’s most respected physicians and advanced practice clinicians. We’re one of the largest multispecialty clinics in the Puget Sound region, with more than 12 locations in greater Seattle.

The Everett Clinic and The Polyclinic joined Optum in 2019. Our partnership with Optum means we’re able to expand our services and locations to offer even more services. As we grow, we'll keep on providing top-quality care, just as we always have.

Optum is a family of nearly 90,000 employed or affiliated physicians and another 40,000 advanced practice clinicians and 2,200 clinics across the country. We work together to help over 20+ million people live healthier lives — in-person or virtually. Our goal as an organization is to transform healthcare nationally, while providing Physician-led care locally. Our distinctive culture and set of capabilities enable independent physicians to succeed in value-based models of care.

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  • Optum is the largest employer of providers.

  • $5.1B invested annually in technology and innovation.

  • Optum serves approximately 9 out of 10 U.S. hospitals and 9 out of 10 Fortune 100 employers.

  • Optum is the technology-focused and care-delivery arm of UnitedHealth Group.

  • UHG is ranked 5th of the Fortune 500.

  • The largest healthcare company in the world according toForbes (https://www.forbes.com/sites/katiejennings/2022/05/12/forbes-global-2000-the-worlds-largest-healthcare-companies-in-2022/?sh=715cc2de3f78) .

  • Seventh largest company by revenue in the world.

  • See how we are improving our communities. (https://www.unitedhealthgroup.com/what-we-do/building-healthier-communities/social-determinants-of-health.html)

Position Highlights:

  • Typically, we offer a 4day/10hour work week

  • Day off negotiable

  • Joining 4 total ENTs, 1 PA-C, 3 Audiologists, and 1 Audiologist Assistant. We are recruiting for another Audiology Assistant. Other support staff on-site.

  • The Audiologists with the Everett Clinic have 5 locations total, with a large collaborative team.

  • 17-20 patients per day average

  • Diagnostic appts are 30 minutes typically

  • Dispensing appts are longer; time depends how many they have in a day.

  • Assessment of hearing loss including audiometry, tympanometry, ABR, OAE, UNHS.

  • Assessment of Balance including: VNG, VHIT, VEMP; (vestibular testing)

  • Epic EMR; Lyric

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Review/analyze medical history and prior care to support identification of patient needs

  • Assess patients and define individual functional goals

  • Assess and reassess patient needs to determine which skilled services are needed, if any

  • Recommend further assessment or consultation by another provider, as appropriate (e.g., physician, additional therapies, nursing care)

  • Assess home environment, as applicable (e.g., safety issues, appropriateness for home care)

  • Use and interpret appropriate functional assessments (e.g., occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, respiratory therapy)

  • Define and implement plan of care for patients, and update as needed to meet patients' ongoing needs

  • Perform ongoing patient assessments to minimize long- and short-term health risks (e.g., need for hospitalization, urgent care visits, falls)

  • Communicate patient progress toward goals with appropriate team members to ensure continuity of care (e.g., supervisor, interdisciplinary teams)

  • Provide skilled care to patients based on evidence-based practices (e.g., occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, respiratory therapy)

  • Educate patients on applicable therapeutic issues

  • Interact with patients to optimize customer service (e.g., timeliness, comfort, privacy, compassion)

  • Address customer service issues identified via applicable feedback mechanisms (e.g., audit results, surveys, telephone calls, in-person feedback)

  • Identify and address patient issues, as needed (e.g., compliance with program requirements, orthopedic restrictions, additional education needs, co-morbidity management)

  • Serve as a patient advocate with applicable stakeholders (e.g., internal staff, community organizations, insurance providers, healthcare providers)

  • Ensure timely and accurate completion of required patient documentation (e.g., visit notes, orders, schedules)

  • Communicate with appropriate contacts to provide updates on patient status (e.g., physicians, other healthcare providers, interdisciplinary team members, insurance providers)

  • Perform/support audits as required to ensure adherence to applicable laws and regulations (e.g., CMS, state requirements)

  • Maintain a fully stocked lab that will be equipped with supplies and spare parts that will allow minor in-office hearing aid repairs

  • Adhere to applicable legal/regulatory requirements (e.g., HIPAA, PHI, PII, state requirements, licensure requirements, continuing education)

Compensation/Benefits Highlights:

  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Plans

  • Life Insurance, STD, LTD

  • 401k with match + Executive Savings Plan

  • Professional liability at no cost to clinician

  • Commuter Reimbursement

  • CME Reimbursement & Time Off

  • Stock Purchase Option

  • Paid Parental Leave

  • Adoption Assistance

  • Bright Horizons Back-Up Care™: In-home back-up child and adult/elder care

  • Bright Horizons College Coach™: Tuition Payment Planning & More

  • Stride/Rally Well-being Programs to help with health and lifestyle goals

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctoral Degree in Audiology (Au.D or Ph.D)

  • Unrestricted WA state Audiology license

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Excellent problem-solving and critical thinking skills.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1+ year or more of experience

  • Knowledgeable of current hearing aid technology.

  • Experience with pediatrics

  • Experience with VNG

  • Experience working with insurance plans for coverage.

  • Membership in American Academy of Audiology or American Speech Hearing and Language Association.

Washington Residents Only : The salary range for Washington residents is $70,200 to $137,800 per year. Salary Range is defined as total cash compensation at target. The actual range and pay mix of base and bonus is variable based upon experience and metric achievement. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you’ll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: OptumCare is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

OptumCare is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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