Hearing School Screener

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£21,730 – £23,177 a year
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Cambridgeshire Community Audiology Services are delighted to offer a new position for a School Hearing Screener. The candidate will provide the provision of school hearing screening in the Mid- Bedfordshire area. The role involves testing hearing of children in mainstream schools, liaising with the schools and parents, carrying out all administrative duties related to hearing screening including accurate record keeping and making appropriate referrals. (please note that should we receive a high number of applications, we reserve the right to close the advert earlier than advertised) To carry out hearing tests on school age children in Mid-Bedfordshire schools unsupervised. To carry out all administrative duties related to hearing screening including accurate record keeping. To manage school appointments, dealing with parents on the phone and face to face in schools. Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission, we are proud to provide high quality innovative services across most of the east of England that enable people to receive care closer to home and live healthier lives. There’s one reason why our services are outstanding – and that’s our amazing staff – who, for the seventh year running, rated us incredibly highly in the national staff survey. If you share our passion for innovative and high-quality care delivery, then please submit your application and join us on our exciting journey as a leading-edge specialist community provider. All are welcome to apply and our promise to you is a culture which prioritises staff engagement and development. Planning To plan and deliver hearing screening clinics to children in reception classes in a timely and efficient manner within the Audiology guidelines. To assist Audiologist and audiology service administrators in other non-clinical duties in a variety of community settings. To organise own workload in conjunction with the Audiology Team Leader and depending on demands of the service. Patient contact To communicate with and obtain co-operation from children of all ages and abilities, in particular children in Reception. To recognise non-compliance during screening tests and refer to guidelines as to what to do next. Communication To liaise with and provide information to all members of the Audiology team and other professionals as necessary in order to establish a co-ordinated service, e.g. education, other health care professionals and GP’s To gain informed consent and compliance by negotiation and encouragement. To communicate effectively by transferring patient information and records in a timely and organised manner. Liaise with parents/carers on a regular basis to discuss their child’s results, any further testing and onward referral opportunities. Human Resources To help in the training of new Hearing School Screeners alongside the Audiology team. Maintaining own professional development and requirement to take part in appraisal and KSF process. Research & Development Activity To participate in audit of the screening service within the Trust and annually as part of the Audiology audit and other audiology related audit being undertaken by the department under the guidance of qualified staff. Information Resources: To use IT systems as part of daily work, including using SystmOne and spreadsheets. Clinical and Practice Governance Observe and maintain strict confidentiality with regards to any patient/family/staff/records and information in line with the requirements of the Data Protection Act. Any data that is taken/shared as part of a phone call or transported, or transferred electronically must be undertaken with regard to the Trust Information Governance and Information Security policies. The post holder must adhere to the Trust risk assessment and risk management processes. The post holder must adhere to infection control policies and procedures. Undertake mandatory training and any other training relevant to the role as required by Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust. The post holder must participate in clinical and other audits as required. Participate in clinical supervision on a regular basis. The post holder is required to participate in relevant emergency preparedness process for their team. To be able to solve problems and deal with patient enquiries appropriately. To recognise equipment failure and report to Audiology Team Leader. General The post holder must at all times carry out his/her duties with regard to Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust Equal Opportunities Policy. To be aware of the responsibilities of all employees to maintain a safe and healthy environment for patients, visitors and staff. All post holders must adhere to the code of conduct on confidentiality and be aware of and adhere to all Trust policies and procedures. This job description is intended only as a guide to the range of duties involved. The post holder will need to be flexible and adaptable in order to respond to other duties that may be required from time to time and the changes and developments within the Trust. This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exemptions) Order 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for disclosure to be made to the Criminal Records Bureau to check for any previous criminal convictions. Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust is committed to the fair treatment of its staff, potential staff or users in line with its equal opportunities policy and policy statement on the recruitment of ex-offenders. SAFEGUARDING The post holder needs to be aware of and follow the legislation and guidance regarding Safeguarding Children and Adults as stated in the Trust Safeguarding Policy. This applies to all staff regardless of which member of the family is the primary client. The post holder is responsible for ensuring they receive the appropriate level of Safeguarding Children training according to their role Sustainability It is the responsibility of all staff to minimise the Trust’s environmental impact wherever possible. This will include recycling, switching off lights, computers, monitors and equipment when not in use. Helping to reduce paper waste by minimising printing/copying and reducing water usage, reporting faults and heating/cooling concerns promptly and minimising travel. Where the role includes the ordering and use of supplies or equipment the post holder will consider the environmental impact of purchases.