Newborn Hearing Technician, Part Time Wage
Job location: Charlottesville, VA
Employment Type: Part-time
Posted data: 2021-04-02
This position handles basic newborn hearing screening testing (automated auditory brainstem response and otoacoustic emission testing) conducted on all newborns in the University of Virginia well-baby, transitional, and NICU nurseries prior to their discharge.
- Provides routine screening testing that is monitored by a clinical audiologist. Both automated auditory brainstem response (AABR) and otoacoustic emission (OAE) testing are conducted with a screening protocol (Pass/Fail).
- Responsible for reporting screening results to the audiology supervisor, as well as to the attending physicians and pediatricians (via electronic medical record).
- Responsible for tracking of all infants tested and for maintaining appropriate documentation of all test results so that infants requiring follow-up receive diagnostic testing by a clinical audiologist in a timely manner.
- Responsible for data input and for maintaining all records for a database.
- In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.
Education: High School Degree or equivalent. After hire, completed newborn hearing screening training with a clinical audiologist.
Experience: None. Basic knowledge of and experience utilizing a personal computer. Basic word processing skills required.
Job requires standing for prolonged periods, frequently bending/stooping/walking, climbing (ladder, steps) and driving. Proficient communicative, auditory and visual skills; Attention to detail and ability to write legibly; Ability to lift/push/pull > 100lbs. May be exposed to fumes, chemicals, vibrations, humidity, cold, heat, noise, outdoor climate, blood/body fluids and infectious disease.
The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.