Paediatric Audiologist Band 7 (Fixed Term 9 months)
This role is a great opportunity for an audiologist with significant paediatric experience, looking to broaden their skills in working to deliver audiology services for children and families in a community setting.
We would welcome an audiologist with at least two years experience working with children from 0 to 18 years.
You will work with a team of audiologists based at Acorn's, Queen Mary's Sidcup, working alongside a Multidisciplinary Teams within the Children's and Young People's service. The Community 2nd Tier paediatric audiology service provides comprehensive audiological assessment for children with a range of complex needs including social communication disorders. The service also performs glue ear surveillance and long-term monitoring of permanent hearing impairment.
You should already hold a BSc or MSc in Audiology or have equivalent qualifications (e.g., BAAT Parts 1 and 2) and be registered with HCPC or RCCP as an Audiologist or Audiological Scientist.Main duties of the job
To perform audiology assessments for children within community locations across the boroughs of Greenwich and Bexley.
To work collaboratively in two person audiology clinics to provide hearing assessments for babies and pre-school age children.
To work autonomously in performing audiological assessments for school age children either newly referred or as part of long term monitoring of diagnosed sensorineural hearing loss. Also, to include those children referred to the service with complex medical conditions where there is risk of hearing loss.
To provide written reports on audiological information and the outcome for assessments to other health care professionals and families.
To be adaptable in communicating information to families about audiological assessments, hearing loss and advise on communication strategies in clear and accessible language.About us
Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people in community and secure environment settings. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,300 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, secure hospitals, children's centres, schools and people's homes.
We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations in the South of England. In London we operate within the Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent. We manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital, Woolwich, as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are the largest NHS provider of prison health services providing healthcare to prisons within Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people.
Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:
Job descriptionJob responsibilities
- We're Kind
- We Listen
- We Care
Performing diagnostic audiological assessments to include VRA soundfield testing, play audiometry, pure tone audiometry and speech testing.
To assessment and report on middle ear function using otoscopy and tympanometry. To perform and report on the results of otoacoustic emissions testing.
To follow BSA guidelines where they exist in the performance of all audiological assessments.
To plan management of patient outcomes following agreed service protocols, to include discharge criteria.
To follow service guidelines in the management of sensorineural hearing loss.
The successful candidate would be rotated between joint clinics as well as working autonomously.Person SpecificationEssentialEssential
- BSc or MSc in Audiology or equivalent qualifications (e.g., BAAT Parts 1 and 2) and be registered with HCPC or RCCP as an Audiologist or Audiological scientist. Two years paediatric experience Evidence of ongoing study and personal/professional development. Registered with Council of Clinical Physiologist in Audiology Membership of Special Interest Group in Audiology
- Two years paediatric experience
- Registered with Council of Clinical Physiologist in Audiology
- Knowledge of a range of Audiological assessments to be used with children
- Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team.
- Experience of NHS working practices in Audiology.
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Evidence of ongoing study and personal/professional development.
- Experience of contributing to clinical education of less experienced staff or students.
Oxleas NHS Foundation TrustAddress
Acorns, Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup
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