Audiologist Assistant

Location
Washington, District of Columbia-Washington
Posted
Jan 23, 2021
Closes
Feb 09, 2021
Ref
2100004T
Function
Nurse
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
After appropriate training and demonstration of competency, the Audiology Assistant performs delegated tasks that are prescribed, directed and supervised by a certified and/or licensed audiologist. Performs hearing screening tests on both outpatient and inpatient newborns and infants using special computerized technological equipment, according to established protocols. Works in conjunction with representatives from NICU to ensure that all infants receive a hearing screen prior to discharge from the NICU. Additionally, ensures that all infants transferred to Children's National from outside institutions for hearing assessment are transferred in the appropriate state database. Updates all State databases in a timely manner to assure that all appropriate test results are added.

The person in this position performs assigned audiology operational tasks such as performing hearing screening tests, inputting information in state databases, equipment maintenance and ordering supplies. This person is supervised by a certified/licensed audiologist.

Qualifications

Minimum Education
High School Diploma or GED

Minimum Work Experience
1 year

Specific Requirements and Preferences
in a health care setting (Preferred)

Required Skills/Knowledge
Basic math calculations - addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
Data entry/computer skills
Knowledge of general office equipment
Physical requirements include light lifting (20 pounds maximum) and usually involving walking or standing to a significant degree
Bending the body downward at the waist and the ability to coordinate eyes and hands and the ability to manipulate small objects quickly and accurately

Functional Accountabilities

Performs delegated tasks that are prescribed, directed and supervised by a certified and/or licensed Audiologist.
1. Equipment maintenance
a. Hearing Aid Repair
7. Newborn hearing screenings - inpatient and outpatient
d. Preparation of patient for electrophysiologic and vestibular testing
f. Hearing Conservation
3. Test Assistance
f. Earmold Fabrication and Fitting
f. Record-keeping
3. Assisting in Clinical Research
7. Clinical Duties (cleaning routine)
a. Administrative support functions
4. Hearing screening for speech evaluations
3. Cochlear Implant equipment trouble-shooting
4. Hearing Aid/Earmold Ordering
2. Maintaining clinic supplies

Organizational Accountabilities
Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)
Organizational Commitment/Identification


1. Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met

Teamwork/Communication

1. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
2. Partner with all team members to achieve goals
3. Receptive to others' ideas and opinions

Performance Improvement/Problem-solving

1. Contribute to a positive work environment
2. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
3. Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
4. Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment

Cost Management/Financial Responsibility

1. Use resources efficiently
2. Search for less costly ways of doing things

Safety

1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

Childrens National Hospital is an equal opportunity employer that evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

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