Newborn Hearing Screener – Northgate Public Services – Dublin

Job Description

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.
Qualifications

  • Previous experience of working with the general public
  • Good level or numeracy & literacy
  • Previous experience of working with computer applications – accurate data input
  • Previous experience in a healthcare environment would be desirable

Additional Information

IRELAND
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.

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