ROLE OVERVIEW :
This role is reporting directly to the Regional Coordinator. Working in a team undertaking the screening of babies in the first few days of their new life, you will be a reliable individual with good communication skills and at ease working with mothers and very young babies.
You will be passionate about delivering a family friendly yet professional experience for both mother and baby during the screening process.
MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES :
To promote a professional, welcoming and caring environment - endorsing a family friendly approach to care.
Communicate with and provide information for parents concerning hearing screening obtain parental consent
To carry out the hearing screening of newborn babies
To inform parents of the screen outcome as dictated by Local & National Hearing Screening Programme (NHSP) protocols.
Record clinical and test data accurately and ensure a timely transfer of information to the manager.
To ensure patients and families retain their dignity, privacy and individuality at all times and maintain the confidentiality of the data.
Be aware of child protection issues and adhere to local procedures.
To maintain up to date knowledge of procedures and policies relevant to this post.
To ensure the safety and security of equipment at all times and report any problems to the Hearing Screening Operational and Regional Coordinator at the earliest opportunity.
To take part in a rota to cover sickness and annual leave of colleagues as appropriate.
To be able to work flexibly when required.
Previous experience of working with the general public
Excellent level of numeracy & literacy
Previous experience of working with computer applications is essential accurate data input
Previous experience in a healthcare environment would be desirable
Candidates must be able to demonstrate a pre-existing right to work and travel within the EU. Documentary evidence will be required.
All offers are subject to satisfactory vetting / GARDA and reference checks
Northgate Public Services is an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from all communities.