Part-time Newborn Hearing Screener - Berkeley, CA
Company: Infant Hearing Screening Specialists
Posted on: May 10, 2022
Job DescriptionPRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:The Newborn Hearing
Screener will conduct hearing screens on all applicable patients at
the hospital he or she is assigned to. While performing hearing
screens, the Newborn Hearing Screener will follow IHSS and hospital
policies and procedures, including, but not limited to infection
prevention and control, safety awareness, and quality assurance.
Contribute to a positive work environment and overall team effort,
and sign a non-compete/confidentiality agreement.JOB
- Ensure every baby is screened according to the state
requirements under the California, NHSP, and IHSS corporate
- Maintain a clean and orderly work area.
- Follow strict guidelines for patient identification and result
- Maintain both hospital and IHSS corporate records and logs as
- Maintain newborn hearing screening equipment in accordance with
IHSS corporate guidelines. Any damage or equipment malfunctions
must be reported immediately to the Biomedical Engineering
- Record results appropriately in patients' charts.
- Inventory supplies and report supply needs to assigned Area
- Begin assigned shift as scheduled.
- Perform related responsibilities as required or directed.
- When possible, perform hearing screens on infants in the best
possible testing conditions (while infant is sleeping, testing
environment is quiet, lights are dimmed).
- Report all hospital concerns immediately (within twelve hours)
to IHSS personnel.
- Attend all meetings that pertain to the Newborn Hearing
Screening Program when directed by corporate office.
- Ensure strict compliance with the Health Insurance Portability
Accountability Act (HIPAA).
- Maintain excellent customer service throughout the
program.KNOWLEDGE & EDUCATION:Minimum skill and proficiency in both
oral and written communication and basic mathematical calculations
as acquired through the completion of high school or its
equivalent.SPECIAL SKILLS:Work requires operation or use of infant
hearing screening machine, general office equipment, and computer
technology.INTERPERSONAL REQUIREMENTS:Ability to communicate
effectively with medical staff, including but not limited to,
nurses and other staff within the hospital for the purpose of
coordinating activities and explaining basic test
procedures.CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:Completion of the National
Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM) Newborn
Hearing Screening Training Curriculum (Not required for initial
hiring)Basic Life Support CPR American Heart Association Course
Completion Cards.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:Ability to stand, walk, and
push the screening equipment. Perform light physical lifting (up to
25 pounds) on an intermittent basis.ESSENTIAL ENVIRONMENTAL
CONDITIONS:Work is performed in a standard hospital environment
with exposure to human waste, blood, and other body secretions. It
is acknowledged that there is possible exposure to communicable or
infectious diseases that may require well defined precautions for
protection from injury or illness.CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:Required
to provide proof of the following immunizations and lab work at
employee's expense.-COVID-19 vaccine record (If not fully
vaccinated, semi-weekly testing is required per California public
health order.)-Seasonal influenza shot-TB Test within one year or a
current TB chest X-ray within three years-Two MMR (Measles, Mumps,
& Rubella) immunization records or blood titer (with quantitative
values)-Two Varicella immunization records or blood titer (with
quantitative values)-Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis)
immunization record dated within ten years-Hepatitis B
immunizations: either series of 3, blood titer (with quantitative
values)OTHER JOB REQUIREMENTS:Required to be available to work
weekends and holidays Comply with all hospital fire and safety
requirementsJob Type: Part-time
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