As an Audiology Assistant, you will provide supportive services in Audiology, as prescribed, directed and supervised by a licensed and certified audiologist.
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- Audiology Clinical duties, if applicable
- Performs and documents listening checks of test equipment.
- Assist Audiologists in testing or setting up for testing.
- Audiology Clerical duties, if applicable
- Secures purchase orders through Lawsons and processes all orders (e.g. hearing aids, earmolds, supplies) and repairs; documents all actions in patient HA files.
- Preforms listening checks on all new and returned hearing aids.
- Triages mail/phone/email requests in HAL and resolves patient/requestor needs.
- Maintains hearing aid database (TrakAid – TA).
- Interacts with vendors/suppliers/Supply Chain Management (SCM) regarding purchases/invoices/orders.
- Reviews statements weekly to insure all invoices are paid in timely manner at all HNI locations.
- Verifies accuracy of invoices at all HNI locations.
- Liaisons with Accounts Payable to ensure prompt and accurate payment of all audiology invoices for all HNI locations.
- Maintains organization the HA charts.
- Maintains and restocks Hearing Aid Lab (HAL) and File Room inventory of supplies, forms and patient education materials – including preparation of all patient folders (e.g., HAE, HAF, TMC, CI folders).
- Communicates with Section Head, Clinic Director, or HA Director and Program Manager of all actions taken.
- Executive Health, if applicable
- Conducts non-diagnostic screening otoscopy .
- Performs puretone air conduction thresholds for patients seen in Executive Health.
- Records thresholds on audiogram within Epic and completes progress note which are reviewed and signed by supervising audiologist.
- Newborn Hearing Screening
- Verifies proper function of equipment on a daily basis and reports concerns or problems to Hearing Screening Coordinator or Clinical Engineering.
- Performs hearing screening on all newborn infants prior to discharge in accordance with Ohio Department of Health rules and facility protocol using appropriate objective screening method: Otoacoustic Emissions (OAEs) and/or Automated Auditory Brainstem Response (AABR).
- Properly prepares infant’s skin, if needed and proper placement of electrodes if performing AABR.
- Appropriately and accurately documents required information.
- Communicates results and, if needed, follow up to the patient’s family in a confidential and culturally appropriate manner.
- Provides the safe transport of newborns following hospital protocols for infant security safety including infant identification.
- Completes annual training to meet requirements by the Ohio Department of Health.
- Maintain current Basic Life Support Certificate.
- Communicates the results of the screening(s) and follow up (if needed) to the patients' family in a confidential and culturally appropriate manner.
- High school diploma
- Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in an allied health field preferred and may offset experience requirement.
- Obtain Certification as Occupational Hearing Conservationist (OHC) by the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservationists (CAOHC) obtained with new hire period as required by specific location.
- Licensed as an Audiology Aide from the Ohio Speech and Hearing Professional Board preferred.
- Certification as an Audiology Assistant from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) preferred.
Complexity of Work:
- Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment, ability to work with minimal supervision
- Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action
- Minimum one year of experience in a hospital setting or working with patients.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- Ability to interact professionally with all levels of clinical and hospital staff, patients and families.
- Ability to follow direction and communicate professionally.
- Basic computer skills and ability to troubleshoot test equipment.
Preferred Experience and Education:
- Excellent organizational skills.
- Communication Sciences and Disorders background
- Bachelor's degree is preferred.
- Ability to read fine print; excellent manual dexterity.
- Ability to lift small packages up to 25 pounds.
- Ability to assist patients from wheelchair/chair.
Personal Protective Equipment:
- Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.
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