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Job Description

Job Title: Audiology Asst-Newborn Hearing
Job ID: 866681000
Status: Casual
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Shift: Variable
Facility: Children's Hospital of Pgh
Department: Newborn Screening Program
Location: 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15224


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.

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


  • High School diploma required.
  • 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 Child Abuse Reporting
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Salary Range: $14.83 to $23.24 / hour

Union Position: No

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