This position is located under the Physical Medicine Rehabilitation Service (PMRS), Speech/Audio section, at the Lafayette Outpatient Clinic. The purpose of this position is to manage the technical and administrative aspects of hearing aid delivery, cerumen removal, hearing aid maintenance and repairs, and other technological duties performed by the Audiology Clinic staff. Physical location: 930 Park E Blvd., Lafayette, IN 47905. Hearing aid trouble shooting, including listening check and/or electroacoustic evaluation. Repairing, or sending out, of electronic devices: hearing aids, their accessories, and assistive learning devices. Providing routine maintenance of hearing devices: cleanings, retubing of custom earmolds, replacement of hearing aid parts. Modifying hearing aids and earmolds due to issues with fit. Providing patient education and demonstration on care, use and maintenance of hearing devices. Use of ordering system to place new or repair orders, order supplies, certify products and order supplies. Inputting patient encounter check out and entry of progress note in computerized patient record system. Assisting patients via telephone contact, walk-in basis, as well as through scheduled appointments. Opening device boxes, label, and placing in proper space in clinic, Performing non-diagnostic otoscopy to determine presence of obstructing cerumen. Cleaning equipment, accessories and supplies. Scheduling patient as needed. Making earmold impression of ear canal for earmolds and custom hearing aids. Removing debris/cerumen from ear canal prior as needed for patients with audiology clinic appointments. Conducting audiology and hearing aid related telephone and mail communications. Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday, 7:30am - 4:00pm Position Description Title/PD#: Health Tech (Hearing)/PD3116-0 Physical Requirements: The work is mostly sedentary and requires some standing, bending, and carrying of light items such as charts, papers and books. Occasionally a piece of equipment would need to be moved. A significant amount of walking is also required to interact with patients and other services. Promotion Potential: This position is at the full performance level.
Internal Number: 599841800
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