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Audiology Assistant-Newborn Hearing

  • Job ID: 147923840
  • Status: Part-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Department: Newborn Screening Program
  • Location: 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15224
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $16.04 to $25.14 / hour


The Audiology Assistant 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.

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