Vision/Hearing Technician

Vision/Hearing Technicians – Te Punaka Oraka: Vision Hearing Service with Southern District Health Board

Well South Office, Frankton
– Permanent 0.6 FTE (24 hours per week)

This is a great opportunity for someone wanting to get into the health industry. This position provides
and supports training towards NZQA certification as a Vision and Hearing Technician, National
Certificate, Community Support Services level 3. You must either already have or be prepared to work
towards certification which must be completed within 12 months of commencing. You must have good
organisational, communication, and exceptional time management and computer skills. Proven
experience working with children is an advantage.

In this role you will be responsible for ensuring that you facilitate appropriate and high quality Vision
Hearing Screening services for children within our district.
The focus of the programme is within our early childhood settings / primary schools 4+ year screening
in line with the before school check screening program and includes Audiometry, Tympanometry and
Distance vision. You will also undertake Year 7 check usually at 11 years of age, including Distance
It is imperative that you have a child friendly rapport and like working with children and their
parents/whanau, in early childhood and schools settings. Furthermore, you’ll have a mature outlook to
your work, embracing this autonomous role, with the ability to work as an effective team member and
provide support and cover as required. In addition, ensuring you have a steady focus on reaching
service targets and undertaking robust and timely testing and working in partnership with Public
Health Nurses, administration teams and other population health services.

You’ll need to be able to work autonomously and follow up associated administration, including
referrals, in a timely fashion. The position requires exceptional detail to accurate documentation and
ability to upload information onto data systems, familiarity with patient management systems and/or
other IT systems is an advantage.
This position covers a variety of settings throughout the Southern DHB in the community, so it is
essential that you hold a current, full driver’s licence and are able to travel with this position. There is
flexibility in how the part-time hours for the role can be worked.
This role is 48 hours per fortnight, Monday to Friday as rostered, your normal hours will be 0800 –
1700 but due to the nature of this role you will need to have some flexibility in the hours worked if

Closing Date: Sunday, 13 May 2018.
For further information please contact Jan Strachan, Recruitment Advisor – Strategy, Primary and
Community Directorate, Phone (03) 214 5770 or Email: [email protected]
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