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Position Title: Vision/Hearing Technician –Te Punaka Oraka: Vision Hearing Service
Location: Southland
FTE (Hours): Permanent 2 x 0.6 FTE
Date Posted: 13/03/2018
Application Closing Date: 04/04/2018 11PM
Job #: 055914
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Vision/Hearing Technicians –Te Punaka Oraka: Vision Hearing Service

Well South Offices Invercargill &  Queenstown

  • 2 x Permanent vacancies
  • 0.6 FTE - 24 hours per week - Invercargill
  • 0.6 FTE - 24 hours per week - Queenstown


These Vision Hearing positions offer a great opportunity for someone with organisational and communication skills and  the right background experience working with children, to train and acquire 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.


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 Vision


It is imperative that you have a child friendly rapport and like working with children in early childhood and schools settings. Furthermore, have a mature outlook to your work embracing this autonomous role, with 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 have exceptional time management, be able to work autonomously and follow up associated administration, including referrals in a timely fashion. As an excellent communicator you’ll not only be able to relate to children but also their parents/whanau.


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 license 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 pm but due to the nature of this role you will need to have some flexibility in the hours worked if required.


Closing Date: Wednesday, 4 April 2018


For further information please contact Jan Strachan, Recruitment Advisor – Strategy, Primary and Community Directorate, Phone (03) 214 5770 or Email:


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