Specialist Paediatric Audiologist

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Per annum
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Healthcare scientist, Audiologist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a full-time Band 6 Audiologist or Clinical Scientist (Audiology) to join the paediatric audiology service at Oxford University Hospitals. This is an ideal post for an Audiologist / Clinical Scientist who would like to further develop their paediatric audiology skills. The role includes the assessment and habilitation of children of all ages including those considered non-routine.

Main duties of the job

The role includes undertaking developmentally appropriate audiological assessments in children of all ages, including those considered non-routine, together with and hearing aid fitting and verification. In addition, involvement with service development is expected, and the post holder will work with the paediatric audiology Team Leaders and the Head of Paediatric Audiology in delivering this. Supervision of colleagues in training will be required including more junior audiologists and those on formal training programmes (e.g. degree apprenticeships and STP). In addition, a small amount of adult audiology work will be required to support ENT clinics.

You will be an audiologist with BSc or PTP, or a Clinical Scientist (Audiology) and must be registered with RCCP, HCPC or AHCS. Evidence of further specialist training and experience in paediatric audiology in an NHS context is an advantage.

About us

OUH is one of the UK's largest teaching hospital trusts. We provide a comprehensive paediatric audiology service including assessing babies referred from the Newborn Hearing Screening Programme, the behavioural and objective assessment of children of all ages and the habilitation of children with hearing loss. The paediatric audiology service sits alongside a busy adult audiology service and an auditory implant programme. You would be joining a large team comprising audiologists, assistant audiologists, Clinical Scientists (Audiology), a hearing therapist and administrative colleagues. We are actively involved in training and have colleagues on degree apprenticeship, PTP and STP programmes. In addition, all staff have regular CPD opportunities. The service has undergone significant development over the two years and is actively working towards IQIPS accreditation.

You will be based at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford and may be required to undertake clinics at a variety of locations around the county including Banbury and Didcot. The department offers flexible working arrangements. Applicants interested in a part-time contract are encouraged to make informal contact / apply for the role.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Delivery of a high quality paediatric audiology service.

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Please get in touch with any questions or queries you might have.

Person Specification



  • BSc Audiology, PTP Healthcare Science (Audiology) or MSc in audiology with CAC / HTS, or STP in neurosciences (audiology modality)
  • State registered with HCPC as a Clinical Scientist (audiology modality), with RCCP as an Audiologist or with AHCS as a Healthcare Scientist


  • MSc Audiology
  • Evidence of further specialist training / qualifications in paediatric audiology
  • BSL level 1



  • Evidence of recent CPD activities
  • Experience working as a band 5/6 specialist paediatric audiologist / Clinical Scientist in an NHS context
  • Experience of behavioural hearing assessment in children of all ages
  • Experience of supervision of junior staff and trainees
  • Experience of communicating with colleagues from other disciplines including paediatrics, ENT, education, speech and language therapy
  • Excellent understanding of child development


  • Research experience
  • Experience of hearing aid fitting and verification in children including real ear measurements and RECD.
  • Experience of clinical audit

Personal knowledge and skills


  • High level of knowledge / competence in paediatric audiology, including assessing the hearing of children with additional needs
  • Experience of running own paediatric audiology clinic
  • Able to work with minimal supervision
  • Good analytical skills
  • Reliable clinical judgement


  • Knowledge of Newborn Hearing Screening Programme (NHSP)
  • Knowledge / skill in hearing aid fitting in children
  • Ability to give formal presentations at local and national meetings / conferences

Behavioural skills


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including the ability to communicate complex information to people from a variety of educational backgrounds in emotionally challenging situations
  • Ability to communicate with children and adults with hearing loss
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to show empathy
  • Positive attitude and enthusiastic approach, with can-do attitude even when under pressure
  • Ability to build and maintain positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Resilient and able to multi-task and prioritise competing demands
  • Aligned to the Trust values.
  • Committed to own personal development


  • Able to travel to peripheral clinics

Technical skills


  • Excellent manual dexterity and coordination to accurately manipulate equipment and small devices to include hearing aids and accessories and insert probe tubes accurately into ear canals
  • Computer literate with experience of working with the Microsoft Office and specialist audiological software

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Oxford University NHS Foundation Trust


John Radcliffe Hospital

Headley Way



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