Job Description

Job Title: Audiology Asst-Newborn Hearing
Job ID: 737511
Status: Casual
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Hours: Various day, evening, weekend, and holiday shifts
Shift: Variable
Facility: Children's Hospital of Pgh
Department: Newborn Screening Program
Location: 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15224

Description

Purpose:
Under the direction of an audiologist and in accordance with established policies and procedures, provides support to department clinicians. Uses a variety of audiometric technical equipment. Works with patients and families while assisting with testing and/or newborn infant hearing screening. Completes clerical duties associated with department function.

Responsibilities:

  • All other duties as assigned by manager.
  • Assist in patient audiometric testing and in patient education
  • Complete forms and other paperwork and conducts other miscellaneous clerical duties as needed.
  • Consult with audiologist or manager if there are equipment problems or other issues.
  • Demonstrate cost effective use of human and material resources and report supply and material shortages to manager/director.
  • Document results according to the prospective hospital's procedures.
  • Ensure patient safety through contacting a physician, either through the ENT services or ER, of any occurrence or incident relating to patient care.
  • Maintain a high degree of cleanliness and order within clinic, testing areas and equipment.
  • Participate in quality assurance, confidentiality and compliance activities.
  • Perform functions that require using audiometric technical equipment.
  • Recognize need to postpone screening and request medical assistance for newborn as necessary.
  • Relay screening results to parents.
  • Retrieve test results and record data according to department standards.
  • Screen newborns to access level of hearing acuity using technical audiometric equipment.

Qualifications

  • High School diploma required.
  • One (1) year experience working with children OR junior/senior level undergraduate student, OR equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • BS in health related field preferred. 
  • Analytical ability to understand testing equipment and procedures. Cognitive ability to think clearly and accurately to assist with pediatric patient testing. Communication skills needed to work effectively with patients, parents, staff members and supervisor. Audio and visual acuity for observation of test analysis. Interpersonal skills necessary to frequently interact with patients of various developmental levels and family members in periods of emotional stress. Ability to follow verbal and written instructions. Basic computer skills.

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 31 Clearance
  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with Renewal


    UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

 

Salary Range: $13.71 to $21.49

Union Position: No

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