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Job ID 14934139 Category Rehabilitation Department Audiology Location Albuquerque, NM Date posted 11/27/2019
Position Summary:Provide newborn hearing screenings. Assist in pediatric hearing tests. Assist with clerical duties and with hearing aid dispensing program. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric age groups.Accountability:
  • HEARING SCREENING - Perform newborn and other hearing screenings as assigned; accurately record results

  • HEARING LOSS - Record risk factors for late onset hearing loss; arrange return of high risk infants for monitoring of possible late onset hearing loss

  • HEARING AID - Assist with hearing aid dispensing program

  • PATIENT CARE - Assist in patient care procedures as needed.

  • REGISTRATION - Interview patients and/or families to obtain demographic, financial information and signatures as required; schedule new and follow-up appointments

  • DOCUMENTATION - Document patient care activities; process patient billing

  • CLERICAL - Perform clerical functions as needed such as filing, typing, preparing minutes, reception desk coverage, photocopying, scanning, etc.

  • SUPPLIES - Maintain supplies inventory in a neat and orderly manner; order and restock as necessary

  • EQUIPMENT AND RECORDS - Provide support and assistance in the areas of equipment calibration, maintenance and supply; monitor and maintain departmental data and records

  • CUSTOMER/STAFF RELATIONS - Establish and maintain good rapport and effective working relationships with patients, visitors, physicians and Hospital employees

  • POLICIES AND PROCEDURES - Follow established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives, continuous quality improvement objectives, and safety, environmental, and/or infection control standards

  • DEVELOPMENT - Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reading current literature, attending in-services, meetings and workshops

  • PATIENT SAFETY 1 - Follow patient safety-related policies, procedures and protocols

  • PATIENT SAFETY 2 - Demonstrate proactive approach to patient safety by seeking opportunities to improve patient safety through questioning of current policies and processes

  • PATIENT SAFETY 3 - Identify and report/correct environmental conditions and/or situations that may put a patient at undue risk

  • PATIENT SAFETY 4 - Report potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or near misses in a timely manner

  • PATIENT SAFETY 5 - Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they don't understand or may "not seem right"

  • Education Requirements:
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent

  • Licensure/Certification Requirements:
  • CPR Certification for Healthcare/BLS Providers or for Professional Rescuers or must obtain within 30 calendar days of date of position

  • Experience Requirements - Preferred:
  • 1/2 year (6 months) directly related experience

  • Bilingual English/Spanish

  • Bilingual English/Keres, Tewa, Tiwa, Towa, Zuni, or Navajo

  • Physical Demands Requirements:
  • Medium Work: Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Light Work.

  • Testing Requirements:
  • Tuberculin Skin Test required annually

  • Working Conditions Requirements:
  • Minor Hazard - physical risks, dirt, dust, fumes, noise

  • May be required to work rotating shifts, holidays and weekends

  • May be required to travel to various work sites

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