Rehabilitation - Baystate Health
Category(s): Allied Health Clinical Professional, Rehabilitation
Full Time / Part Time: Part-Time
The Coordinator of the Baystate Health System Infant Hearing Screening Program is an Audiologist is accountable to the Director of Children's Hospital and Women's Services. The Coordinator is responsible for the overall development, coordination and evaluation of the system-wide Infant Hearing Screening Program.
Under the direction of the Director of the Children's Hospital and Women's Services is responsible for the overall development, coordination & evaluation of the system-wide Infant Hearing Screening Program. Provides leadership in the development of consistent standards of practice and efficient and effective operations related to infant hearing screening, referral and follow-up within BHS.
Acts as lead liaison and collaborates with Willie Ross Community Education & Outreach Division and/or other outreach programs as indicated to provide effective continuity of care and support for infants and families in Western Massachusetts. Represents BHS at state and local level to assure compliance with state and federal infant hearing screening requirements.
1) Responsible for the overall development, coordination & evaluation of the system-wide Infant Hearing Screening Program. Responsible for development of consistent standards of practice and efficient and effective operations related to infant hearing screening, referral and follow-up within BH
2) Acts as lead liaison and collaborates with Willie Ross Community Education & Outreach Division and/or other outreach programs as indicated. Represents BHS at state and local level to assure compliance with state and federal infant hearing screening requirements.
3) Develops and operationalizes plan for Baystate Medical Center's certification as a DPH recognized infant hearing test site in Mass. Provides competency-based training, continuing education and oversight to staff testers (Technical Associates, Phlebotomists, Surgical Techs, Student Nurses, LPN's and RN's) and assists in problem solving as indicated.
4) Develops and updates as needed all educational materials for both parents, staff and providers. Monitor and maintain database of all babies tested at BHS facilities. Collect and report statistical data monthly at each BMC ALGO site and quarterly at MLH and FMC.
5) Responsible for quality assessment and measurement and performance improvement for Infant Hearing Screening Program. Reports semiannually Infant Hearing Screening outcomes and improvement opportunities to Children's Hospital and Women's Performance Improvement Teams. Perform outpatient rescreens for those babies discharged with a "refer" result.
6) Communicate results & recommendations to parents & Primary Care Provider when baby refers. (Testers provide written record of each baby's testing to the Medical Record, Audiology, and Physician.). Refer to subspecialty services including Otolaryngology, Neurology, Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology, Early Intervention and others as appropriate. Assist parents in transition as indicated.
7) Provide periodic follow-up for those babies identified at BHS hospitals to ensure smooth coordination of services and provision of amplification/assistive devices. Collaborate and communicate with the Nurse Manager(s) from each BHS facility to assure efficient and effective operation of infant hearing screening program..
8) Monitor availability of inventory items needed for screening such as electrodes, ear couplers, labels etc. Intercede with Purchasing and Store Room as needed.
9) Collaborates with Managed Care Office to address contracting issues related to infant hearing screening.
10) Performs other responsibilities as needed under the direction of the Director of the Children's Hospital.
Active Audiologist Licensure (required)
Skills and Competencies:
1) The Coordinator should have a strong background in Pediatric Audiology with particular emphasis in the assessment of young children, ages birth to 3 years
You Belong At Baystate
At Baystate Health we know that treating one another with dignity and equity is what elevates respect for our patients and staff. It makes us not just an organization, but also a community where you belong. It is how we advance the care and enhance the lives of all people.
DIVERSE TEAMS. DIVERSE PATIENTS. DIVERSE LOCATIONS.
Master of Science: Audiology (Required)
Certified Audiologist – American Speech Language Hearing Association
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.