The incumbent acts as a Health Technician in the Office of the Chief of Audiology & Speech Pathology Service. The incumbent supports the function of the clinical programs In Audiology & Speech Pathology. This position combines direct patient care activities with telehealth and support functions for the Audiology staff. The support functions are characterized by both clinical and administrative duties. Primary responsibility is for personal patient care, supporting diagnostic and treatment procedures, patient charting and patient teaching which do not require a full professional audiology education or knowledge and skills represented by audiology licensure. The performance of these tasks involves direct work relationships with patients and participation as a member of the treatment or nursing care team in direct service to patients. MAJOR DUTIES include but are not limited to: Receives requests or Instructions for procedures. Interprets requests or instructions for Audiology personnel. Receives assignments for a variety of difficult examinations. Employee independently reviews, · schedules and completes consults. Independently explains procedures and position patients for a variety of difficult Invasive procedures. Operates and maintain medical Instruments and equipment for diagnostic and treatment procedures. Sets up and adjusts specialized equipment with multiple features that requires precise patient positioning to operate correctly. Ensures proper cleaning of equipment and performs minor maintenance and adjustments. Performs procedures such as cerumen removal, suctioning/flushing of the ear canal and taking of ear mold Impressions. Uses a practical knowledge of the location and function of major body organs and structures in order to position the patient and/or connect monitoring equipment to take optimum advantage of equipment capabilities. Provides assistance of a technical, specialized, or support nature to Audiology personnel In the diagnosis or treatment of patient hearing issues. Performs a range of diagnostic support duties such as otoscopy, tympanornetery, pure tone air and bone conduction. Monitors patients for adverse reactions and ·takes corrective action based on established policy. Provides general clerical/administrative support coordination work for the unit. Receives telephone calls and visitors to the clinic. Coordinates scheduling with scheduling clerk. Assembles patient records. Files individual documents or Information in records. As part of quality assurance, reviews records for completeness. Performs direct patient support work to Include collecting Information from patients and educating patients on pre-testing and post procedure activities. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, Time is based on the needs of the organization. Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Health Technician (Hearing)/PD04262A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599603700
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