Newborn Hearing Screener
- Dublin, Ireland
From 1st February 2018, Northgate Public Services is part of NEC corporation, a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people worldwide.
Northgate Public Services (“NPS”) is one of the fastest growing public service businesses in the UK. NPS uses strategy, innovation, information and technology to promote high-performing public services, management and governance in the UK. We work together with our clients in trusted partnerships to deliver better public services that seek to improve the skills and capabilities of employees, fully engage the public and thereby add to public value. It is the depth and breadth of the knowledge and the work of our employees that places us in a distinct position. We partner with the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.
We allow public services to introduce new ways of delivering services that offer better value to the taxpayer and better results for local people. Our services focus on improving the lives of local communities by supporting more efficient service delivery, improved customer services and promoting active citizenship.
We currently provide solutions and services to over 50% of hospitals in Ireland, a number of leading local authorities and central government departments.
Our Clinical Indicators (CIMs) is a clinical bench marking service for hospitals which is used in over half of Irish Hospitals, across regions and in most of the leading acute hospitals. In the UK, we support corporate and service transformation through sustainable performance partnerships. Our services embrace local government, environment and planning, energy efficiency, public safety and enforcement, health and social care, housing, financial management and transport.
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.
- 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
- Good level or numeracy & literacy
- Previous experience of working with computer applications – 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.