Hearing Aid Dispenser Apprenticeship – Oxford Hearcare
Full time to include weekend working
Must be able to drive
At Specsavers, we treat people as we would wish to be treated, and as such, you will be supported by well trained and motivated clinical staff, in addition to an expert professional team. Our expectation is that you will share our vision to provide our patients with the very best professional service as well as exceptional customer care on every visit to your store.
Apprentice Hearing Aid Dispenser
A Hearing Aid Dispenser (HAD) is someone who works independently to test people's hearing, advise on hearing care and where necessary supplies and fits hearing aids and other
communication devices. Hearing Aid Dispensers are registered professionals. This role requires strict adherence to professional standards which includes the need to maintain accurate records and identify the need for onward referral for a medical opinion in line with legislation.
The role is typically performed in either a clinical, community or domiciliary setting. In their daily work, an employee in this occupation interacts with the public through scheduled appointments, other healthcare professionals and colleagues within their organisation. A Hearing Aid Dispenser will generally act alone and is responsible for seeing adults, including vulnerable members of the community, who have various stages of hearing difficulty or ear health issues, providing a range of services designed to support communication and participation in everyday life.
Role Overview / Job Purpose
The Apprentice Hearing Aid Dispensers role is designed to meet objectives set by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Specsavers to deliver outstanding patient care, combined with professional dispensing advice and product recommendations that best suit individual customer needs.
During your apprenticeship you will develop a professional skill set, enabling you to provide diagnostic audiology and rehabilitation services, and where appropriate or necessary, to dispense hearing aids to members of the public where a hearing difficulty has been identified.
You will always act in the best interests of the customer, acting with honesty and integrity and promoting best practice. This will include working to Specsavers values, providing the highest levels of clinical care, service and aftercare to all patients and customers.
About the Role
Once qualified you will register with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Hearing Aid Dispenser (HAD). As a registered HCPC Hearing Aid Dispenser all tasks completed as a HAD must be to the standards set by HCPC as well as to national, local and company policies, procedures and legislation.
As a registered HAD you will be working under the direction of a senior clinician and the Hearcare Joint Venture Partner.
All clinicians must comply with:
Your Objectives and Clinical Responsibilities
In addition to your clinical responsibilities you will also;
Apprentice HAD Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible for the Hearing Aid Dispenser Apprenticeship you must meet the following criteria:
Level 2 can either be Functional Skills or GCSE’s
Level 2 Functional Skills is the equivalent of a Grade C GCSE
This will need to be demonstrated with an up to date CV and references
This role will be based between our stores in Whitstable, Faversham and Herne Bay. Before applying, please check that you are able to travel to all of these locations on a daily basis.
This vacancy will close once we have filled all available assessment places. We therefore highly recommend early applications.