Newborn Hearing Screener

$61,765 - $64,757 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • ACT, Australia
  • 29 Apr, 2022
Casual/Seasonal/Maternity Medical, Health, and Social Work

Job Description

Casual Casual

Closes: 16 May 2022

Classification: Technical Officer Level 1
Salary: $61,765 - $64,757 plus superannuation
Position No: CO6253 - 022C3
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 27 April 2022
Contact Officer: Jennifer Bursell on or (02) 5124 7458

Our Vision: creating exceptional health care together

Our Role: to be a health service that is trusted by our community

Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind

Under current Public Health Emergency Directions all Canberra Health Services staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

In order to be eligible for employment with Canberra Health Services you will be required to provide evidence of vaccination against COVID-19 by way of a Vaccination Certificate or provision of an authorised exemption, for consideration. Please ensure you include this information with your application documentation.


Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person-centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary, and community‐based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and surrounding region. More information can be found on the CHS website:

The ACT Newborn Hearing Screening Program (NHSP) is an early hearing loss detection program for infants born or residing in the ACT. The Program identifies babies that are born with significant hearing loss and introduces them to appropriate intervention as soon as possible. It is well known that babies that are identified with hearing loss early in life have improved quality of life, improved communication and language skills and social-emotional development and significantly better education and employment outcomes. The NHSP provides services for babies born at the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children, Calvary Public Hospital Bruce, Calvary John James Hospital and babies born through the home birthing program. Up to 6,500 babies are screened each year by a dedicated team of trained screeners.


CHS is committed to workforce diversity and to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, we welcome applications from all diversity groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, or Questioning (LGBTIQ) are particularly encouraged to apply.

Behavioural Capabilities

  1. Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  2. Ability to effectively manage own time to meet deadlines
  3. A professional approach to work

Position Requirements/Qualifications:

  • A current driver’s licence is mandatory
  • A current first aid certificate and/or previous experience in a nursing or allied health discipline would be an advantage.
  • Experience working in a Newborn Hearing Screening Program is desirable
  • The successful applicant will need to be available for weekend work
  • Have an understanding of how the National Standards and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) indicators align with this role.
  • Fulfil the responsibilities of this role as detailed in the CHS Exceptional Care Framework, Clinical Governance Framework, Partnering With Consumers Framework and all other related frameworks.

Note: This is a casual position available at four to ten hours per week, the full time salary will be paid pro-rata.

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.
  • Obtain a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening, and vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.
  • Prior to commencing this role, a current registration issued under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011 is required. For further information on Working with Vulnerable People registration refer to - Working with vulnerable people (WWVP) registration (

Job Closing Date

16 May, 2022