Specialist Audiologist Department: Audiology Band 6 Hours: 37.5 per week, all MKUH roles will be considered for flexible working
Due to internal promotion of the previous post holder, we seek an enthusiastic experienced audiologist to join our friendly dedicated team. Development opportunities are available due to our varied case load which will help you progress as a senior clinicianin diagnostic and rehabilitative audiology foradults.
In addition to routine audiology provision, our combined adult and paediatric Audiology department offers a range of services including tinnitus, hyperacusis, complex hearing and other additional needs.
Milton Keynes University Hospital is ideally placed to allow a straightforward commute from surrounding areas. This central city provides easy access to many areas including, London, Birmingham, Oxford and Cambridge.
The position is a key one in the department and the successful candidate will take a lead in the following areas: Intellectual Disabilities Service, Patient Information, audiology specific infection prevention and control measures and Control of Substances Hazardous to Health
(COSHH). Experience in these areas would be beneficial however, support and training will be given to help transition into this specialist role.Main duties of the job
You need to enjoy working on your own initiative, whilst also being a motivated team player.
As a team we are continuously trying to develop new ways to optimise our service and improve client experience. This is reflected in our consistently high Friends and Family Scores.You will be involved in regular meetings, including clinical training, and expected to contribute to our continuous service improvement and development.
The successful candidate may be offered a single ensuite room in the staff accommodation without charge for three months to help them settle into the area and their new role.
If you would like to discuss the post, please do contact Fiona Lane, Deputy Head of Audiology Services by email in the first instance (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital we conduct research and teaching on site to improve the care of our patients. The hospital is undergoing significant investment, and we are proud to be rated good by the CQC. Visit our website to catch up on our latest news.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
- To be the department lead for patients with intellectual disability or other complex needs, and be proactive in making the Audiology Service accessible to all.
- To perform audiometric and psycho-acoustical tests for differential diagnosis of cochlear/retro-cochlear hearing loss.
- To perform and report on advanced tests and investigations which may aid diagnosis and the rehabilitation process. This includes speech audiometry, oto-acoustic emissions, and threshold equalising noise test.
- To undertake adult direct referral clinics for hearing assessment and hearing aid assessment and reassessment. This involves taking a full case history and the assessment of otological clinical conditions, including complex assessments, onward referral for an ENT opinion if indicated, and the subsequent provision of relevant intervention programmes. To convey recommendations for management/intervention to the patient and family/carers, and produce timely reports to the referring party and other relevant professionals.
- To communicate procedures involved in, and results of, assessment and potential interventions to patients (adults), families and carers. This requires a degree of tact, sensitivity, and sometimes persuasion. Motivating patients to comply with treatment programmes and making choices clear to patients, e.g. with respect to features of hearing aids, is frequently challenging, not least because of the stigma that patients often perceive. These patients will have barriers to communication because of hearing loss, and sometimes multiple disabilities.
Person SpecificationQualifications and knowledgeEssential
- Please refer to the job description for further details.
- BSc in Audiology or equivalent knowledge and experience
- Registration with HCPC or RCCP
- Evidence of post-graduate CPD in specialist areas of advanced rehabilitation
- Good working knowledge of national guidelines
- Significant UK NHS experience in clinical Audiology with clinical responsibility(unsupervised)
- Experience in performing diagnostic and rehabilitative audiology in adults and children
- Knowledge of current recommendations in specialist areas
- Evidence of team/group leadership
- Experience in COSHH
- Experience in production of patient information
- Experience in working with adults with Intellectual Disability
- Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
- Able to work on own initiative
- Good persuasive and motivational skills for dealing with children and adults with hearing loss and communication difficulties.
- Good time management skills and ability to prioritise task
Personal and people developmentEssential Desirable
- Use of AuditBase patient management system
- Experience of providing supervision and training
- High standard of communication skills, both oral and written
- Excellent interpersonal skills -can demonstrate sensitivity, ability to show empathy
- Ability to impart complex information in an easy manner
Desirable Employer detailsEmployer name
- Able to perform the duties of the post with reasonable aids and adaptations
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