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Vice President for Audiology Practice

Term

3 years

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

In addition to the essential duties required for all Board of Directors (BOD) members, the Vice President for Audiology Practice is charged with the following tasks:

  • Monitor the emergence of new areas of practice and the application of new knowledge and research data to the practice of audiology
  • Address unique issues and concerns of specific work settings in which the profession of audiology is practiced
  • Serve as the BOD liaison to the Joint Committee on Infant Hearing
  • Serve as a member of the Audiology Quality Consortium
  • Attend one or more conventions and conferences of related audiology organizations as invited by ASHA’s Chief Staff Officer for Audiology and as the member’s schedule allows (e.g., American Academy of Audiology, Hearing Industries Association, Early Hearing Detection and Intervention, Education Audiology Association, National Hearing Conservation Association, World Congress of Audiology, Academy of Doctors of Audiology, American Balance Society, American Auditory Society, Acoustical Society of America). Note: Attendance at these conferences is shared among BOD members who represent audiology.

ASHA Standing Committees, Boards, and Councils

The Vice President for Audiology Practice serves as the BOD Liaison to the following ASHA standing Committees, Boards, and Councils (CBCs):

Essential Experience/Expertise/Skills

In addition to the Experience/Expertise/Skills essential for all BOD members, the Vice President for Audiology Practice requires the following:

  • ASHA certification in audiology
  • Experience in direct clinical care of patients, clients, learners, and consumers
  • Knowledge and skills supervising and working with audiology assistants.
  • Current or past membership in an ASHA Special Interest Group (SIG) helpful
  • Understanding of, respect for, and willingness to learn about all areas of audiology practice (e.g., medical/clinical, schools, private practice, academic)
  • Ability to demonstrate empathy for the challenges faced by members who practice in each work setting and the tension that may exist between them
  • Fundamental understanding of billing, reimbursement, and coding helpful

Time Commitment (excluding travel time)

  • Weekly (routine tasks, emails, and voting): 6–8 hours
  • Monthly (CBC work and BOD virtual conferencing): 8–10 hours
  • Quarterly (meeting prep and attendance): 3–5 days

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