We are looking for an enthusiastic audiologist to join our multidisciplinary Audiology Department at RSCH, Guildford.
A Band 4 on a development pathway can also be considered for this post. Confirmation to B5 will be subject to achievement of key objectives depending on person's knowledge and experience.
We are a progressive audiology service which provides multidisciplinary services including a diagnostic and rehabilitation service for children/adults, Baha service, Vestibular diagnostics and rehabilitation service, Tinnitus and Hyperacusis service and the provision of private hearing aids.
Staff members benefit from taking part in a wide range of educational and professional development opportunities comprising of monthly clinical training sessions, journal clubs, and case study sessions. Staff members are also supported to attend audiology training courses. In addition, there are plenty of in-house educational activities ranging from training programmes on audiology specialities (e.g., paediatric, tinnitus, vestibular diagnostics and rehabilitation, physiological measurements etc) to taking part in ongoing research projects.
The post-holder will have the opportunity to help develop the service, interact with Audiology students and be part of a friendly, supportive and highly professional team.Main duties of the job
The post holder will be responsible for the provision of clinical audiology services in close working with the Audiology Team Lead, Adult Clinical Service Lead and Head of Department.
This will cover the maintenance of demonstrably high professional standards in respect of:
- The scientific, technical, therapeutic, rehabilitation and clinical activity of the service
- Patient care
- The effective and efficient use of resources and the management of workload
- The provision of professional advice consistent with the responsibilities and expertise of the department
- Teaching and training of junior staff
- Keeping abreast with new developments and providing an evidence based service
Royal Surrey is a compassionate and collaborative acute and community Trust. Recognising that our 5000 colleagues are our greatest strength, we offer a comprehensive health and wellbeing program along with a commitment to developing and advancing your career. Our diverse and welcoming Royal Surrey family will ensure you that you feel valued from your initial interview through your entire tenure.
We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in homes across Guildford and Waverley.
We have received an overall Good rating from the CQC with Medical care (including older peoples care), End of Life Care and Maternity services being deemed Outstanding by the CQC.
Royal Surrey has a strong reputation and history to build on. We are proud of our achievements and we are investing in our colleagues through our commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than �45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years. There has never been a better time to join us. Although it isn't the Trusts normal practice, adverts may close early, so you are encouraged to submit an application as soon as possible.
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- Carry out routine administrative duties, to ensure that departmental set objectives are effectively met, and achievements monitored within the management structure of the Audiology Services department.
- Provide clinical sessions at RSCH, and in outreach clinics, working in compliance with the policies, protocols and procedures of the Audiology service to ensure professional standards are maintained.
- Carry out routine clinical duties for adults related to ENT and Audiological Medicine, including pure tone audiometry, impedance and stapedius reflex testing.
- Carry out all routine technical duties related to the fitting, repairing and testing of hearing aids.
- Be responsible for the daily calibration of the Audiological equipment to ensure accurate results.
- Carry out daily stock control audits at the outreach clinics to ensure transparent audit trails of stock use, and stock availability to enable the Head of Services to operate an overall stock control process.
- Undertake specialised tests, and transpose the test results on to a computer, and make professional judgements as to what type and power of hearing aid should be prescribed and other appropriate management strategies.
- Undertake regular clinical sessions in order to provide a quality technical service.
- To provide advice to patients on all matters pertaining to hearing aids.
- Counsel, advice and support as necessary by use of counselling and communication skills, to minimise the disability and handicap resulting from auditory impairment and tinnitus.
- To advise on assistive listening devices and other services for the hearing impaired, and to refer to and liaise with a range of professional staff, and volunteer agencies to meet the patients special needs.
- To provide ongoing assessment and maintenance of hearing aids for adult hearing impaired patients.
- To have a knowledge of the operational working of the departmental patient I.T. management system.
- To be responsible for writing in hospital and departmental records to enable a transparent record of the patients consultation in compliance with Trust policies.
- To be able to work calmly and methodically whilst dealing with a busy and varied caseload, demonstrating good prioritisation and organisational skills.
- To develop and maintain personal skills and knowledge within the Audiological field, maintaining up-to-date knowledge of procedural and professional developments.
- To participate in the development of the Audiology Service.
- To comply with departmental, local and national policies and procedures on Adult Audiology.
- To participate with supervision of trainee audiologists as required.
- To participate in research and audits as required.
- To comply at all times with the Royal Surrey County Hospital, and outreach hospitals Health and Safety policies, in particular by following agreed safe working procedures, and reporting incidents, using the Trusts Risk Incident Reporting System.
- To co-operate with all policies, and procedures, designed to ensure equality of employment. Co-workers, patients and visitors must be treated equally irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion etc.
- To communicate effectively and courteously with patients, colleagues, the public and members of the Trust.
Person SpecificationValues & BehaviousEssential
- To comply with the Clinical Governance programme for the Audiology Services department.
- Demonstrable commitment to and focus on quality, promotes high standards to consistently improve patient outcomes
- Demonstrable skill to work together to serve our community through delivering safe and excellent clinical care
- Value diversity and difference, operates with integrity and openness
- Value diversity and difference, operates with integrity and openness
- Treating others with compassion, empathy and respect Value diversity and difference, operates with integrity and openness
- Share information openly and effectively with patients, staff and relatives
- Works across boundaries, looks for collective success, listens, involves, respects and learns from the contribution of others
- Uses evidence to make improvements, increase efficiencies and seeks out innovation
- Actively develops themselves and others
Knowledge and ExperienceEssential
- A BSc or PTP in Audiology Or BTEC National Certificate in MPPM BAATS Part 1 & 2
- A certificate of Audiology Competence
- Members of British Academy of Audiologists
- Registered as a Healthcare Scientist with the Health Professionals (RCCP/HCP)
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Working with people
- Experience of working both as an independent practitioner for a range of Audiological assessment and rehabilitative techniques and outcomes. oAdult Diagnostic AudiometryoAdult Tympanometry oSpeech Audiometry oReal Ear Measurement oImpression Taking oEarmould modifications oAdult Fitting & Rehabilitation
- A knowledge of NHS digital models of hearing aids
- A practical knowledge of clinical Audiology and hearing aid technology. oAuditbase software oNoah software oGenie software
Royal Surrey NHS Foundation TrustAddress
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