Mobile Hearcare Assistant (Audiology) - Birmingham

Your World Healthcare
01 Sep 2017
13 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Your World Healthcare Group, Audiology Division, are looking for the below:

Title: Hearing Care Assistant

Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom

Main Requirement: You must have completed a BSHAA accredited course in Hearing Care. If in doubt, please apply within and Your World will advise RE your qualification.

We are recruiting on behalf of a very proven and successful mobile provider of hearing care and optical services. They are keen to employ the very best individuals, who have Audiology experience.

**You are required BSHAA Accreditation for this position, please enquire if you need clarification on what that is**

Job Purpose

Hearing Care Assistants are an integral part of my client's Audiology team by delivering excellent patient focused service and supporting the HAD in the following tasks:

  • Preliminary case history
  • Otoscopy
  • Audiometry (but not masking)
  • Impression Taking
  • First fit including REMs
  • Basic repairs and fine tuning
  • Rehabilitation and auditory training

Clinical tasks not suitable for an HCA

  • Masking
  • Prescribing and Dispensing of Hearing Aids

HCAs are permitted to perform much of the role previously restricted to the HAD. The particular areas outside their scope of practice are masked audiometry and dispensing of hearing instruments. Once qualified, they operate under the indirect supervision of the HAD and it is therefore important that HCAs have clear guidelines to follow in carrying out their duties and that the HAD is aware of what they have undertaken on their behalf.

Principal Accountabilities

The origin of the patient i.e. NHS or Private has no bearing on the scope of practice of an HCA. HCAs are permitted to conduct all of the above clinical tasks for both types of customer.

  • Fitting appointment (including Real Ear Measurements)
  • Rehabilitation appointments, for patients experiencing difficulties
  • Service appointments to recognise basic hearing aid faults
  • Initial introductions and case history
  • Maintenance of hearing instruments, including changing domes, tubes, windguards, waxguards, cleaning of aids, changing battery drawers
  • Assist in training other staff
  • All employees have a duty for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults with care and support needs. Staff must be aware of the organisational procedure for raising concerns about the welfare of anyone with whom they have contact. The organisation believes that it is always unacceptable for a child, young person or adult with care and support needs to experience abuse of any kind and recognises its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all, by a commitment to practice which protects them
  • Complies with all aspects of the Health and Safety at Work Etc Act 1974 and with the Company's current Health and Safety Policies

Additional Information

All successful candidates will be subject to satisfactory written references, medical clearance, and evidence of your right to work in the UK and Disclosure Certificate through the Disclosure and Barring Service (Formerly the CRB).

References: One of your referees must be your current line manager and all references must cover the previous five years work or study history.

Under the provisions of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, it is the duty of every employee:

  • To take reasonable care of themselves and others at work
  • To co-operate with my clients remits as far as is necessary to enable them to carry out their legal duty
  • Not to intentionally or recklessly interfere with anything provided, including personal protective equipment, for health and safety or welfare at work

Does this sound like an exciting or interesting prospect? Apply within or get in touch with Tom at Your World Healthcare - Audiology Specialist Consultant.

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