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Audiology Assistant, Full Time - Olympia

Primary Location Olympia, Washington Worker Location Onsite Facility Olympia Medical Center Job Number 1255481 Date posted 02/12/2024
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Job Summary:

Provide technical and patient care support to the Audiology doctors as a member of the Audiology/Hear Center team. Assist in performing evaluation tests and specified procedures. May support and assist with hearing aid fitting and patient instruction. On phone, acts as a triage for urgent, emergent and general Audiology needs. Perform product handling, follow-up appointing and cash handling.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Hearing Aids: Provide patient instruction on use, care, and maintenance.  Explain purchase and service agreements.  Perform hearing aid services including troubleshooting, in-house repair and maintenance, and electroacoustic analysis.
  • Assist with Diagnostic Evaluations: Document presenting complaint/history of presenting illness, administer patient forms.  Assist with pediatric hearing evaluation and newborn hearing screening.  Provide patient instructions, electrode placement, removal, and cleanup for Electrophysiological testing.
  • Product Handling: Responsible for shipping/receiving/ordering and inventory of hearing aid devices, and accessories.  Interface with vendors as directed/needed.  Maintain inventory database (Auris).  Contact patients as needed/directed. Prepare patient blue box, including appropriate forms, documentation, and products.  Scan forms to EPIC as needed.
  • Daily Clinical Support Duties: Provides telephone consultation to patients.  Uses departmental guidelines to triage and determine appointing needs including priority of patient care regarding urgent, emergent and general Audiology needs both on the phone and in person. Document and complete retail purchase of hearing aids, accessories and assistive devices using QBE and iPay.
  • Equipment and Supply Maintenance: Maintain equipment inventory and calibration schedule and records.  Clean instruments, Audiology lab and patient care areas. Maintain adequate supply of diagnostic and hearing aid related supplies.  Stock and prep patient care areas.
Basic Qualifications:

  • Associates degree OR a minimum two (2) years of experience in a directly related field.
  • High School Diploma OR General Education Development (GED) is required.
License, Certification, Registration
  • N/A
Additional Requirements:

  • Problem solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to understand technical information.
  • Comfortable working with small electronic devices (hearing aids) and ability to work with small parts.
  • Computer experience in a MS Windows environment.
  • Keyboarding skills.
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Customer service skills for both internal and external cutomers.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to explain technical information in a manner that is understandable to patients.
  • Communicate effectively with the hearing impaired population.
  • Experience working with hearing aids.
  • Two (2) years of experience working with hearing aid patients and products preferred.
  • Experience working in an audiology practice.
  • Bachelors degree preferred.
Primary Location: Washington,Olympia,Olympia Medical Center Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 08:00 AM Working Hours End: 05:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Worker Location: Onsite Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-WA-04|NUE|Non Union Employee Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: Olympia Medical Center - Head and Neck-Audiology - 1130 Pay Range: $48200 - $62370 / hour The ranges posted above reflect the location in the job posting. The salary range may vary if you reside in a different location or state than the location posted. Travel: No On-site: Work location is on-site (KP designated office, medical office building or hospital). Worker location must align with Kaiser Permanente's Authorized States policy. At Kaiser Permanente, equity, inclusion and diversity are inextricably linked to our mission, and we aim to make it a part of everything we do. We know that having a diverse and inclusive workforce makes Kaiser Permanente a better place to receive health care, a more supportive partner in our communities we serve, and a more fulfilling place to work. Working at Kaiser Permanente means that you agree to and abide by our commitment to equity and our expectation that we all work together to create an inclusive work environment focused on a sense of belonging and wellbeing.

Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status. Submit Interest