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Part-Time Hearing Screener

Overview
MEDNAX has grown from a single medical practice to a trusted health solutions partner with more than 10,000 employees and a presence in 50 states. Through our family of companies, we provide:
Physician services spanning the continuum of patient care
Revenue cycle management solutions
Performance improvement consulting
We invite you to grow with us and help shape the future of health care.
Do you love babies? Have an interest in health care? Do you want to make a difference in the lives of children? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then we have a unique opportunity for you.
As a newborn hearing screener, you will provide hearing screens in the hospital to babies who may be just a few days old. You need great communication skills as well as the interest and ability to learn; we will provide you with the rest of the training you need to succeed.
On a typical day, you will conduct newborn hearing screens, usually in a new mom's hospital room, and help educate parents about the importance of the screen using video and printed tools we provide. You will also be in charge of entering patient data and validation of hearing screens, as needed. Additional responsibilities may include helping to confirm or reschedule outpatient appointments, following up on any equipment issues and training new staff.
Responsibilities
Performs hearing screens on newborns in the parent's room (unless conditions do not permit) using guidelines and protocols established and approved by the Newborn Hearing Screen Program of MEDNAX by Program Coordinator, Regional Leader, or Hearing Screen Coordinator during training.
Observes and adheres to Universal Precautions for Infection Control as required by MEDNAX, OSHA, The Joint Commission and the respective facility/facilities where performing work.
Observes and adheres to company and department policies and procedures.
Adheres to program guidelines regarding screen results, verifying insurance information with parent and following proper batching procedures for billing.
Follows established guidelines for security and identification of infants as established by the Newborn Hearing Screen Program within the program manual located on site.
Provides educational information and literature regarding the importance of early intervention and prevention of hearing loss to the parent or guardian.
Follows company procedures regarding the input of data into the hearing screen equipment. Downloads data from the hearing screen equipment and uploads to Soundata when requested.
Participates in company and facility based orientation, classes, etc., including HIPAA training, to update or improve upon the procedures or protocol of, and/or to maintain a relevant knowledge of the Newborn Hearing Screen Program.
Follows hospital policies and procedures, including but not limited to proper patient identification, compliance, infection control, and safety awareness.
Recognizes potential problems and obtains assistance when necessary in a timely manner.
Assists coordinator in confirming or rescheduling outpatient appointments, following up with equipment issues and training new staff as needed.
Earn and maintain CPR certification.
Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications
Experience working with babies preferred
Experience in a hospital setting preferred
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to understand and follow established procedures and guidelines
Ability to prioritize daily tasks and assignments
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
Ability to perform accurate data entry
Ability to demonstrate sensitivity when handling infants
Ability to work on weekends and national holidays
Education Level: High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
Experience Years: One to three months related experience
Experience Industry: Healthcare
Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience will be considered.
MEDNAX IS AN Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status


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