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Senior Audiologist

Employer
Powys Teaching Health Board
Location
Llandrindod Wells.
Salary
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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Profession
Healthcare scientist, Audiologist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a Band 6 Senior Audiologist in Powys Teaching Health Board. PTHB provide Audiology services from Brecon, Ystradgynlais and Llandrindod Wells, and a wax management programme from sites across the whole of Powys. The base for this post will be Llandrindod Wells Hospital and the applicant may be required to cover clinics in other sites. Microsuction training, MSc Level study and development will be encouraged and supported. You should have a BSc in Audiology or equivalent and will be registered with the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists. You will have experience in adult rehabilitation, and diagnostic audiology and will be able to work autonomously with adults

Main duties of the job

Assist in the day-to-day running of the Audiology Service to ensure ENT clinics,walk-in repair clinics and booked appointments run smoothly.

Provide diagnostic assessment and advanced rehabilitation of patient withhearing loss whilst following the departmental pathways and consideration ofPatient Centred Care principles.

Undertake clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner, however, workingwithin their own professional scope and recognising their own limits ofcompetence and levels of responsibility.

Provide direct supervision of volunteers, students, and trainee junior membersof staff.

Complete Clinical Educator training and be proficient in mentoring andassessing the BSc Audiology students.

Use IT skills to produce reports, spreadsheets, and access electronicinformation / data.

Responsibility for allocated areas of clinical audit and to manage own time,using good organisation and prioritisation skills to achieve these.Assessment and rehabilitation of hearing-impaired people requires an in-depthknowledge to process complex information and the ability to communicate withpatients at all levels. Prolonged periods of concentration are essential to thework entailed with most patient contacts.

Communicate effectively with hearing impaired adults, including those who mayhave physical or learning disabilities, and their relations / carers.

About us

Being the smallest Heath Board in Wales means that you won't get lost in the crowd. Everybody at Powys Teaching Health Board is valued for the contribution they make to our varied and diverse portfolio of community-based services. Together, we can continue to make a real difference to our patients and build on our unrivalled reputation.

As a supportive and progressive employer, we actively encourage you to carve out a career with us, through a range of development pathways. We're also lucky enough to be situated in one of the most beautiful rural counties in Britain, let alone Wales! Achieving a healthy 'life work' balance is essential, and something we recognise by prioritising your well-being.

To start your journey with us, and to learn more about what we can offer you please visit: https://pthb.nhs.wales/working-for-us/. There you will find information about our benefits and values, read staff experiences and more about what our beautiful county has to offer

Job description

Job responsibilities

Calibration of test equipment and maintenance of audiological equipment.Reporting immediately to senior staff any safety issues or technologicalshortfalls with equipment, to include performing Stage A calibration of testequipment.

Appraisal of potential equipment, commissioning of equipment, evaluation ofnew techniques, development of new clinical protocols, procedures, andpractices for use by Audiology staff.

Assist in general Audiology-related administrative duties within the department processing ear moulds, taking telephone enquiries from patients and theirfamilies, GPs and Nursing staff, Health Visitors, arranging appointments.

Direct supervision and assessment of trainees and junior members of staff,following training outlines, providing support, feedback and guidance,completing national training logbooks and competencies, making judgementson competency of trainee. Report to Mentor, or university colleagues asappropriate.Carry out risk assessments to guide own practice, patient safety and the safetyof other staff. These risks may relate to safe use of equipment, engagement inspecific activities, environment both physical and social.Have professional and legal accountability in accordance with the Health Board,maintain registration appropriately.Responsible for ensuring your own Continuing Professional Development,maintaining a professional portfolio for CPD, recording learning outcomesthrough participation in internal and external development opportunities.Participate as an appraisee and an appraiser, in the Personal Appraisal andDevelopment Review.Participate in clinical supervision as per Health Board policy.Familiarity with the clinical governance agenda.Maintain up-to-date knowledge of evidence-based practice, local and nationalstandards, and reflect on your own practice.Support evidence-based practice, audit, and research activity within theAudiology department.Actively participate in department meetings informing discussions andcontributing ideas and proposals regarding policy and service delivery /improvement, and to be able to present case studies of interest to colleaguesand other staff.Contribute to specific service developments, investigative projects, and audittasks. Obtain, manipulate, and utilise information. Involve gathering (fromvariety of sources at local through to national level), collating, criticallyappraising, and formally presenting information following Health Boardstandards. Providing outcomes in format indicated (e.g., written report, or aformal presentation to colleagues).Contribute to service orientated research - from inception of research questionto experimental methodology, presentation as written proposal, collating dataand presentation of research findings.Conducting searches of specialist databases for published scientific literature.Searches of Internet. Production of scientific and management style reportsusing specialist software and involving the manipulation of complex data.

Liaise with the Chief Audiologist on any matters beyond the post holders abilitybefore involvement with the patient.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • BSc/PTP or PTP equivalence or PGDip or equivalent in Audiology from an accredited University Registered with RCCP (Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists) as an Audiologist Or Registered registration with HCPC (Health Care Professions Council) as Clinical Scientist (Audiology)


Desirable

  • British Sign Language qualification


Aptitude and Abilities

Essential

  • Good organisational skills and prioritising skills for own workload
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate both verbally and in writing
  • Deaf Awareness skills
  • Ability to prioritise and work to strict deadlines
  • Ability to work calmly and methodically when placed under pressure from a busy and varied workload
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Self-motivated


Desirable

  • Ability to speak Welsh


Experience

Essential

  • Post qualification experience in the full range of hearing assessments and the fitting of hearing aids to both adults and children
  • Extensive scientific knowledge of underlying complex conditions, relating to hearing loss in children and adults and to balance disorders in adults, to enable analysis and interpretation of test results in the context of the whole patient
  • Experience of providing complex adult rehabilitation
  • Experience of development of an appropriate individual management plan using Shared Decision Making
  • Experience of mentoring and assessing students and trainees


Desirable

  • Experience of Audit Base patient management system
  • Experience of providing tinnitus management
  • Contribution to Audit and Research


Values

Essential

  • Demonstrate PTHB Values


Other

Essential

  • Ability to travel across sites


Employer details

Employer name

Powys Teaching Health Board

Address

Llandrindod Wells War Memorial Hospital

Temple Street

Llandrindod Wells.

LD1 5HF

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070-HS004-0823-A

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