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Hearing Instrument Technician

Traverse City, MI


Posted on July 27, 2018

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About Hearing Instrument Technician

This position is Monday-Friday; 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS High school graduation or equivalent. Audiometric Technician certification desirable. Background in biological sciences, and above average numerical skills highly desirable. Computer literacy desirable. Experience working with patients in a hospital or similar setting. Valid Michigan Chauffeur’s Driver’s License and ability to drive distances in inclement weather. ORGANIZATION: Reports to the Rehabilitation Service Line Director of Munson Medical Center. Receives technical supervision from staff Audiologists. ALL AGES OF PATIENTS SERVED SPECIFIC DUTIES Supports the mission statement of Munson Medical Center (MMC): Munson Medical Center is the core of a regional health system. In partnership with physicians, we provide quality, compassionate, comprehensive and cost-effective services for improvement of the health of our patients and the communities we serve. Embraces and supports the Performance Improvement philosophy of Munson Healthcare Promotes personal and patient safety Has basic understanding of Relationship-Based Care (RBC) principles, meets expectations outline in Commitment To My Co-workers and supports RBC unit action plans. Upon proper training and accreditation, the delivery of on-site Industrial Audiometric hearing screening services, 15-20 per hour, performs up to 200 screens per day with high accuracy. Contacting existing or interested Industrial accounts to schedule future hearing screening dates. Contacts local area Lion’s Clubs, health fairs, and senior centers to schedule and perform hearing screening with the mobile audiology unit, with the ability and judgment to make appropriate referrals. Sets up and stocks patient care areas within the clinic on a daily basis. Also responsible for cleaning and maintaining the hearing aid repair room. Responsible for sanitization of instruments with the clinic. Orders necessary supplies when stock is low or as requested by an audiologist. Upon returning from repair, hearing aids will require a listening check, as well as, restoring hearing aids to previous user settings. Upon proper training, reprogramming digital hearing aids to previous user settings using Noah software. Any other adjustment to the hearing aids will be done only by an audiologist. Assists audiologists by cleaning and drying hearing aids while the audiologist performs diagnostic testing. As requested by the audiologists, will assist with patient care during hearing aid orientations. Provides educational in-services to various local long term care medical facilities on a regular basis. Topics may include hearing aid usage and maintenance. Upon proper training (a one week hearing aid repair course), the repair of hearing aids within timely fashion. Also assists patients with hearing aids problems on a walk-in basis as capable. Performs otoscopic examination of ear canal. Refers to physician removal of cerumen or medical intervention when necessary. Occasional transporting in-patients to and from the Audiology Department and to attend hospital-wide and department inservices. Contact all Munson Medical Center subsidiaries, hospitals, and schedules Audiometric screening dates. With proper training, representing the Munson’s Audiology Department at Lion’s Club conferences and meetings. Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

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