0469 - Specialist Audiologist

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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Healthcare scientist, Audiologist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
To provide diagnostic support to the ENT Consultants by performing a wide range of routine and non-routine hearing/balance tests to school age children/adults/elderly patients. Interpreting results and report writing as required.

To assess the needs of patients with hearing, vestibular, tinnitus and clarity problems, and to provide appropriate treatment, counseling, advice and instrumentation as required. To provide follow-up support to check on progress and to alter the care plan where needed.

To provide information, counseling and support for hearing impaired patients and their family/carers on a wide range of hearing related issues and to refer on to other professionals when needed.

To offer a high standard of training placement for BSc Audiology students from the Leeds and to comply with the Universitys regulations with regards to Clinical Supervision.

A qualified audiologist with significant post qualification experience, who is able to take further responsibility within the department and to supervise other staff.

Provision of a full range of routine and non-routine audiometric investigations, and a comprehensive hearing aid service to a predominantly adult population.

Be able to undertake specialist audiology support in the areas of tinnitus, advanced hearing aid fitting, vestibular rehabilitation, diagnostic ABR testing, Newborn Hearing Screening and student assessment.

Main duties of the job

Provide complex and non-routine Vestibular Assessment Clinics, comprising comprehensive history taking, which directs the treatment planned. The treatment plan for Vestibular Rehabilitation may include full diagnostic balance testing, balanexercises and counselling/advice to patients experiencing balance disturbances. Be responsible for interpretataion of diagnostic tests,including writing reports and referrals to ENT Consultants and other Health Care professionals, advising on further management. Provide follow-up support to check on progress and to alter the care plan where needed.

To provide specialist support to patients suffering from Tinnitus. Produce treatment plans and follow up patients to ensure maximum effectiveness. To act on own judgement to alter treatment plan of these patients or to refer on for more specialised help if needed. To provide reports on treatment to Consultants and General Practitioners.

Perform specialised appointments for adults who have hearing losses which are complex. This will require a comprehensive history, producing a treatment plan and provision of counselling/advice/instrumentation as required. Be responsible for reports and referrals to other Health Care professionals. Provide follow-up support to check on progress and to alter the care plan where needed. Patients accessing this clinic have very complex hearing/clarity needs and high levels of interpersonal/communication skills are required.

About us

Please note that the Trust reserves the right to close a position early.

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing Trust achieving a Good rating in our most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) assessment and achieving significant progress in the delivery of our strategic objectives. We are proud of the commitment of our staff to ensuring a strong and sustainable future for this organisation which is highly valued by our local communities.

There has never been a better time to join Barnsley Hospital. It is moving at pace and a we can do this attitude is evident right through the organisation, where staff are engaged for change and committed to being part of the journey to sustainability and growth.

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and fair treatment to all applicants regardless of race, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, mental or physical disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, age or offending history.

The cost of the DBS (criminal records check) for Band 6 and above roles only will be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details of the role and responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Committed to self development and CPD.
  • BSc in Audiology or equivalent i.e. BTec (MPPM) and BAAT Parts 1 and 2 professional qualification plus RCCP/ HCPC/AHCS Registration.


  • European Computer Driving License or similar advanced computer training
  • Typing qualification (RSA Level 2)



  • Extensive experience in Audiology including complex assessment.
  • Deaf Awareness


  • Balance Assessment and rehabiliation
  • Tinnitus Rehabilitation
  • Training experience and mentor qualification

Knowledge and Awareness


  • Understands the need for confidentiality
  • Understanding of Health & Safety requirements

Values based questions


  • In around 100 words please describe what Equality & Diversity means to you and why they are important.

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.

Employer details

Employer name

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Pogmoor Road


South Yorkshire

S75 2EP

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