Careers with the Hear for Norfolk

Aural Care (Ear Microsuction) Practitioners / Nurses

We are looking for qualified and experienced aural care practitioners to support a newly developed service to remove ear wax using microsuction. Currently we are providing this service from our facilities in Norwich to fee-paying patients, as well as patients referred by Norwich CCG area GP practices. We are
now further developing the service and are planning to expand it into a mobile clinic, taking the service across Norfolk to the heart of local communities.

Job Purpose:

To provide safe wax removal through either microsuction or dry removal, as required, for the best patient care, to a professional standard.

Job Location:

14 Meridian Way, Meridian Business Park, Norwich, NR7 0TA or James Paget University Hospital (Gorleston, Norfolk) initially, and then various locations across Norfolk in accordance with the mobile aural care clinic schedule.

Rate of Pay:

To be agreed (depending on qualifications and experience), plus paid holiday and contributory pension. Training will be provided to candidates without prior training in Aural Care (ear wax removal using microsuction)

Hours:

Working hours can be arranged to suit the applicant. The number of hours is entirely flexible, so we envisage that an applicant may just offer a half day, or a day perhaps, and so would not necessarily have to give up their existing NHS job, for example. Sessional work will also be considered. Training and
clinical supervision will be provided by Hear for Norfolk.

Key duties:

  • Deliver the aural care service under the leadership of the Senior Aural Care Practitioner
  • Take a full history of all new patients and an examination of their ears
  • Undertake the ear wax removal procedure using microsuction
  • Accurately document the treatment undertaken in the patients’ records
  • Liaise with Medical Practices/GPs, ENT and Audiology colleagues, as and when required
  • Ensure adherence to service standards and protocols

About the candidate:

  • You are a Registered Nurse with experience within the clinical area relevant to the service (microscope assisted ear wax removal) or
  • You are a Registered Nurse or fully qualified Audiologist willing to complete the Aural Care Practitioner Training provided by Hear for Norfolk
  • You aspire to always provide a great patient care and experience
  • You agree that high patient satisfaction is absolutely vital for a successful service
  • You are friendly, warm and confident

About Hear for Norfolk (formally Norfolk Deaf Association)

  • Hear for Norfolk is a well-established charitable company that provides a range of support services for people with hearing loss in Norfolk. Currently the charity is reaching over 6,500 service users. Based on an identified need (by service users and professional colleagues), Hear for Norfolk established an Aural Care
    Service in November 2018. The service is registered with the Care Quality Commission.
  • We believe in the continual pursuit of excellence and maintaining the highest standards of care.
  • We have a small but friendly and hard-working team
  • Flexible working and family friendly
  • Free car parking for staff

How to apply

Please contact Aliona Derrett, Chief Executive, on 07821 340717, or 01603 404440, or aliona.derrett@hearfornorfolk.org.uk or aliona.derrett@nhs.net for an initial discussion.

The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Aural Care Mobile Clinic Assistant/Driver 

We are looking for qualified and experienced aural care practitioners to support a newly developed service to remove ear wax using microsuction. Currently we are providing this service from our facilities in Norwich to fee-paying patients, as well as patients referred by Norwich CCG area GP practices. We are
now further developing the service and are planning to expand it into a mobile clinic, taking the service across Norfolk to the heart of local communities.

Job Purpose:

To assist the Aural Care Practitioners with the delivery of the Aural Care Service (ACS), with particular responsibility for the running of ACS mobile clinic on a peripatetic basis from various locations across the county of Norfolk. 

Essential requirements:

Full, clean driving licence
Age 25 and over (requirement imposed by the insurance provider)
Experience of driving large vehicles
Experience of working in a team

For more details, please download the full job description.

How to apply

Please contact Aliona Derrett, Chief Executive, on 07821 340717, or 01603 404440, or aliona.derrett@hearfornorfolk.org.uk or aliona.derrett@nhs.net for an initial discussion.

The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.