Newborn Hearing Screener – OKC, Norman, Shawnee, and Tulsa

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POSITION OVERVIEW:
Responsible for completion of automated newborn hearing screens on newborns, education of families pertaining to the relevance of hearing screening and early intervention and recording patient demographics and hearing screening results. Hearing screening(s) should be conducted prior to patient discharge supporting patient care goals and objectives.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prioritize newborns to be screened for hearing loss prior to discharge from hospital based upon established protocol. Factors considered include:
    • Time of birth
    • Newborn’s state and ideal time for screen
    • Estimated discharge time, ensuring that length of stay (LOS) is not prolonged for hearing screening
    • Need for subsequent screening prior to discharge
  • Verify insurance information with family using facesheet and enter in hearing screen device and Hearts for Hearing Electronic Medical Record, if applicable
  • Perform automated hearing screen in family’s room unless NICU/Special Care newborn
  • Educate the family regarding newborn hearing screening procedures and answer family questions prior to, during, and following screen
  • Obtain a list of risk factors for hearing loss, if indicated, based on medical history from hospital personnel, strictly following established protocols and procedures
  • Document hearing screen results in newborn’s electronic medical record, if applicable, and in newborn hearing screen log book
  • Follow established infection control procedures and hospital policies and procedures
  • Recognize problems with screening equipment, troubleshoot as necessary and report any  recurrent or unresolved problems to Newborn Hearing Screen Coordinator or Director of Newborn Hearing Screen and/or technical support
  • Report any concerns regarding newborn to hospital personnel
  • Monitor inventory of supplies, restock supplies as needed, and report supply needs to Newborn Hearing Screen Coordinator or Director of Newborn Hearing Screen
  • Collect facesheets for reference and file in locked cabinet for Newborn Hearing Screen Coordinator or Director of Newborn Hearing Screen
  • On call on days scheduled
  • Attend new employee orientation and if required, hospital orientation
  • Maintain hospital vendor requirements
  • Other duties and projects as assigned by management

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • High School diploma or GED required
  • Experience working with infants preferred
  • Possess basic computer skills
  • Ability to attend all provided training
  • Willingness and ability to learn and operate hearing screening equipment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality


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Celebrating 20 Years

Hearts for Hearing was founded in 2003 with a mission of providing hearing technology and speech therapy services at no out-of-pocket costs to families with children who were born deaf. 20 years later, we are still teaching babies and children born deaf to listen and talk. Our services have expanded to include adult hearing care with offices in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and Shawnee. Our team of professionals has grown from our original three people to 117 now. Hearts for Hearing continues to provide the first set of hearing technology and therapy to children at no out-of-pocket costs to families, and now includes Newborn Hearing Screen services, major research initiatives, Eyes Open Ears On programming, and its own 3D ear mold lab.

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