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Audiology Assist-Clinic Aide

  • Job ID: 747075028
  • Status: Casual
  • Regular/Temporary: Limited
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Variable
  • Facility: UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Department: Audiology
  • Location: 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15224
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $14.83 to $23.24 / hour

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:
  • Maintain a high degree of cleanliness and order within clinic, testing areas and equipment.
  • Complete forms and other paperwork and conduct 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.
  • Perform functions that require using audiometric technical equipment.
  • Participate in quality assurance, confidentiality and compliance activities.
  • Assist in patient audiometric testing and in patient education
  • At the direction of Audiologist, provide patients/families with educational support, which may include contacting families about programs and providing families/educators with materials.
  • Prepare and package hearing aids and related items for shipping. Receive and process incoming hearing aids and related items.
  • Assist families in scheduling appropriate appointments.
  • Assist in troubleshooting external Cochlear Implant equipment.
  • Support testing procedures with patients during evaluation and during programming of Cochlear Implant.
  • Perform electroacoustic analysis on hearing aids, new and repaired.
  • Retrieve test results and record data according to department standards.
  • Ensure patient safety through contacting a physician, either through the ENT services or ER, of any occurrence or incident relating to patient care.

Qualifications

  • High School diploma.
  • 1 year of experience in health care or a child care setting.
  • 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

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