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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 08/08/2021.

Newborn Hearing Screener

Job Reference: 028-ACS028-0721

Public Health Wales NHS Trust
Newborn Hearing Screening
Grange Univesity Hospital, Cwmbran
£18,185 - £19,337 per annum pro rata

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An opportunity has arisen to work within the South East Wales Region of Newborn Hearing Screening Wales, an All-Wales programme, which provides a uniform service of high quality within an All-Wales policy and to All-Wales standards and protocols.

Based at the Grange University Hospital you will work as part of a team participating in the hearing screening of newborn babies. You will undertake the full range of newborn hearing screening duties both in a hospital and community setting. Duties include communicating with the parents throughout the process, baby handling, use of screening equipment and accurately recording clinical and test data relevant to the screening process, therefore, good communication skills and experience of using a computer are essential. You must be a confident and reliable individual and possess the ability to work well under pressure.

Although the base site will be at the Grange University Hospital, you will also be required to work at the other South East Wales hospital sites on a regular basis and to run clinics in the community. Therefore the successful candidate will need the ability to regularly travel between and work at other sites within the Division as needed.

The post is for 20 hours per week. You will be required to work full time during the initial three week training period.

You will work a set rota that includes a 4 hour Saturday morning shift each week, in addition to two set days within the working week. A copy of the rota can be provided on request to ensure that you are able to commit to these working arrangements.

There is a mandatory requirement to undertake Level 2 Accredited Learning. On completion of this and subject to all criteria being met, you will continue in your job role on a permanent contract with PHW at the designated pay scale.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post.

Closing date - 8th August, 2021

For further details / informal visits contact:

Alison Wood



Annette Dimond



Public Health Wales, reserves the right to close this vacancy early. We therefore encourage early applications.

Priority is given to staff awaiting redeployment. We therefore reserve the right to withdraw this advert at any stage.

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We are committed to fair, transparent recruitment and believe in equality of opportunity in our workplace and will not tolerate discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, religion or belief, race or nationality, marriage or civil partnership status, sex, sexual orientation, working pattern, caring responsibilities, trade union activity or political beliefs – or on any other grounds. We welcome applications from individuals who may wish to work part time or apply on a job share basis.

To work in the UK, all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship to obtain either a Health and Care Worker visa or Skilled Worker visa, unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply should self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship by visiting the UK Visas and Immigrations website (please see the Further Links section). If you are eligible for the Health and Care visa, application costs are lower and you do not need to pay the annual Immigration Health Surcharge.

In general, anyone joining our Trust who has not previously worked in the NHS will, by default, start on the first point of the advertised pay band. Pay progression will then be determined by annual Performance and Development Reviews in accordance with the NHS Wales Pay Progression Policy. An application for Incremental Credit may be considered, but can only be awarded based on evidenced reckonable service and/or equivalent, relevant experience.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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