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We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our friendly and dedicated team of newborn hearing screeners based in the maternity unit at the Hull Women and Children’s Hospital.

The Newborn Hearing Screening Programme (NHSP) aims to identify babies born with a hearing problem at an early age. Early help and support gives these babies the best chance to develop speech and language and also important social and emotional skills.

As part of the national programme the hearing screener would be joining a dedicated team of 8 hearing screeners and 1 administrative assistant offering a hearing screen to approximately 6,500 babies shortly after birth, in hospital or in local clinics across the Hull & East Yorkshire area.

This post will involve travelling between screening venues and so a driving licence and use of a car, or reasonable alternative means of transport, is essential. The successful applicant must be willing to work as part of a rota which includes weekends, bank holidays and monthly HEY Baby Carousel information evenings for parents-to-be.

Job Title: Hearing Screener
Location: Hull
Salary: £22,816.00 to £24,336.00 per year
Hours: Full time

Main duties of the job

Good communication skills and a confident and professional manner are essential for this role.

Applicants should be able to work effectively both within a team and alone and should have good organizational skills. Individuals will be required to perform the screen using specialized equipment, record, collect data and liaise with parents and professionals. Therefore, basic IT skills are essential.

Basic English and Mathematic qualifications (GCSE or equivalent) are required and some experience of working with babies and young children would be desirable. Previous experience involving NHSP is desirable, but not essential as training will be provided via the NHSP e-learning course, in-house training and external clinical assessment as part of the Level 3 Diploma in Health Screening. Applicants may be expected to attend the final part of their screener training at a venue outside of the local area.

The Screeners work across a seven-day rota, within a 4 week roster with 2 staff rotated to work a Saturday and or Sunday each week. They also provide service cover for all bank holidays except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Applicants must be willing to support the delivery of monthly Carousel events providing essential information antenatally for parents-to-be. The Screener’s current working day is 7am-3pm.

The current vacancy advertised is for 30 hours across 4 days per week.

About us

Hull University Teaching Hospitals is part of one of the largest acute and community Group arrangements in the NHS, seeing well over one million patients every year and managing a budget of over £1.3 billion.

Made up of two Trusts – Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (HUTH) and Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust (NLAG) – our Group has significant ambitions and is committed to delivering world-class hospital and community services for the 1.65 million people we serve.

Together we employ nearly 20,000 staff. Our five main hospital sites, are Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital for HUTH and Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, Scunthorpe General Hospital and Goole and District Hospital, for NLaG.

As Teaching Hospitals working with the Hull York Medical School, we both lead and contribute to research in many areas – biomedical research, primary care, palliative medicine, cardiovascular and respiratory medicine, vascular surgery, cancer surgery and oncology.

We believe that by developing a diverse, inclusive, innovative, skilled and caring workforce, we can deliver excellent care to our patients and a great future for our employees, our Group and our community.

Should we receive a high volume of applications the advert may be closed earlier than stated. To view a full job description and person specification please see attachments on this advert.

Job responsibilities

For further details with regard to this vacancy opportunity, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled Worker Visa sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. You can determine the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for the post by assessing your circumstances against criteria specified on the gov.uk website.

Qualifications

Essential

  • English & Maths (GCSEs)
  • Basic keyboard & computer skills
  • Ability and Willingness to undertake an ECA and a Level 3 Diploma for health Screeners

Desirable

  • Recognised Screener qualification
  • Achieved competency at OSCE / ECA

Experience

Essential

  • Of working to meet standards, protocols and guidelines

Desirable

  • Previous work with babies or young children
  • Experience of working in a Hospital setting

Skills

Essential

  • Good communication skills – IT, written and oral
  • Careful handling of babies
  • Friendly, sympathetic and sensitive attitude
  • Ability to use own initiative, have good organizational skills to manage own workload to meet standards
  • Able to work well within a small team
  • Flexible approach to working

Desirable

  • Understanding of equality and diversity
  • Has understanding for the need for confidentiality
  • Recognise own competence and limitations

other

Essential

  • Full driving licence and use of car
  • Willingness to work on rotas that include weekends and bank holidays
  • Able to support the team with delivery of the monthly agency Carousel events

Apply Now!

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