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- Plans and schedules work for staff including all newborn hearing screeners to ensure proper distribution of assignments and adequate staffing, space and facilities for subsequent performance of duties.
- Ensures adequate staffing for unexpected/emergency coverage.
- Provides work direction, guidance, coaching and training for staff.
- Establishes, reviews and revises work processes and procedures to ensure efficient and effective administrative activities.
- Makes recommendations regarding fiscal and staffing requirements of the unit to assist in the preparation of budgetary recommendations.
- Compiles information reflecting expenditures and develops comparisons.
- Assists in the development of new methods, procedures and/or processes to increase efficiency and to improve service deliver, production, equipment performance, scheduling and quality control.
- Establishes and maintains liaison with other departments, units or care centers, as well as within own department, to ensure effective coordination of work activities.
- Fosters an environment of open communication and team work in support of the department and organization’s goals and objectives.
- Ensures compliance with department and organization policies & procedures.
- Supervises and coordinates various personnel activities including, but not limited to, interview process, hiring, performance appraisals, training, disciplining and making salary increase recommendations, compile and update screeners’ employee files, and disseminate any information that comes from hospital administration
- Knowledge of the following hearing screening equipment: DPOAE and AABR.
- Perform hearing screenings and report screening results in electronic medical record system for both the well-baby nursery and NICU
- Liaise with Department of Health representatives. Make sure the DOH has accurate information in their online system. Bonus: a knowledge of Department of Health newborn hearing online database, the NYEHDI, or New York Early Hearing Detection and Intervention program
- Work with unit nurse managers to ensure hearing screening is done in a timely manner
- Liaise with NICU department head, Rehab department manager, and post-partum nurse managers ; Works with unit nurse managers to ensure hearing screening is done in a timely manner
- Order supplies for the newborn hearing screening program. Maintains and visually inspects equipment. Schedules equipment calibration when needed
- Track follow up testing performed and calls parents as part of follow up on babies who refer in the hospital
- Track results of CMV testing performed on babies who refer and alert pediatrician when result is positive
- Compile statistics of newborn hearing screening program including passing/refer rates
- Manage KRONOS time punches/payroll for screeners as well as other member of the Speech & Hearing program
- Performs other related duties.
Associate’s / Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
3 years of health care experience preferred
1 -2 years in supervisory role preferred