Senior Audiologist

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
11 Dec 2023

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Healthcare scientist, Audiologist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
A rare vacancy has arisen in our East Kent Surgical Acute Audiology Service.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, talented, motivated NHS Acute Audiologist.

Can you 'see' yourself living in the beautiful sea side town of Margate. You will also be covering clinics when appropriate in the beautiful Cathedral Town of Canterbury, and other parts of Kent. Be part of our fast paced, busy evolving passionate, dynamic, professional team in East Kent who use a blended approach to our service.

If you have a traditional BAAT/BTEC National Certificate in MPPM qualification or you may have a BSc/MSc in Healthcare Science Audiology we would be delighted to have you onboard our East Kent & Thanet Acute Audiology Service. However, you must have appropriate NHS experience consistent with your qualification.

Main duties of the job

  • To support the Audiology Department staff in providing a high quality service
  • To competently perform a full range of routine and complex clinical and non-clinical audiological procedures, for Acute Audiology Services
  • To participate in any departmental projects, audits and research
  • To participate in maintaining a safe working environment
  • Clinical supervision of junior staff

About us

We are one of the largest hospital trusts in England, with five hospitals and community clinics serving a local population of around 695,000 people.

Our vision is 'great healthcare from great people'. Everything we do is guided by our values: 'People feel cared for, safe, respected and confident that we are making a difference'.

We have a new way of working at East Kent Hospitals, called 'We care'. It's about empowering frontline staff to lead improvements day-to-day. We're looking for compassionate people to be part of our improvement journey for the patients, families and carers we care for every day.

NHSEI have always been clear that staff have a professional duty to get vaccinated and it remains our best line of defence against COVID-19. As such NHS organisation including Primary Care, are encouraged to continue engaging with and supporting their staff to inform their decisions in order to drive vaccine confidence, protect themselves, patients, and everyone else. NHSEI has produced COVID-19 vaccine communication materials.

Applications for this role should be written by the applicant. If artificial intelligence (AI) programmes are used then the application may be rejected due to this document being an important part of the assessment process. This does not prevent applicants seeking appropriate support with applications should they need to for the purposes of any declared disability.

Job description

Job responsibilities


Please scroll down to access the full Job Description and Person Specification located in 'supporting documents'.

Person Specification



  • Demonstrable evidence of experience as a band 5 or above working in an Acute NHS Hospital environment with BSA/BAA routine diagnostic & rehabilitation procedures & practices
  • Demonstrable experience in audiological problem solving and equipment maintenance procedures


  • Experience of working in a multi sited Acute Trust
  • Experience of supervising others and supporting the development of students/staff



  • The ability to carry out routine and complex diagnostic & rehabilitation procedures unsupervised to BAA/BSA standards
  • The skills to assess, fit and follow-up hearing aid NHS provision with the professional ability to undertake hearing aid verification techniques
  • To have the experience & ability to use a blended approach (face-to-face/virtua) to Audiology practice
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a good clear use of language with an effective level of English to enable skillful communication verbally & written
  • Commitment to continuing professional development
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team and to also work unsupervised but to seek advice when necessary
  • Demonstrate the flexibility of adapting with the needs of a changing service
  • Ability to organise own workload and to prioritise to meet required Service & Trust targets
  • Demonstrate flexibility to adapt with the needs of a changing service The ability to work flexibly and collaboratively as part of a team
  • Remain calm under pressure


  • Evidence of undertaking and experience of Vestibular Training
  • Evidence of undertaking and experience of Middle Ear Implant or Cochlea Implant Training
  • Evidence of undertaking and experience of of Dementia & /or Adult LD Training



  • Have a practical knowledge of utilising Auditbase & /or Practice Navigator
  • Produce a good theoretical & working knowledge of BAA/BSA working practices, pathways and procedures in routine & complex diagnostic and rehabilitation audiology
  • NHS experience of routine and complex audiological diagnostic procedures
  • Demonstrate a patient focused approach
  • Demonstrable evidence of professional CPD
  • NHS hearing aid experience of assessment, verification, fitting and follow-up


  • Evidence of knowledge of Tinnitus & Hearing Therapy
  • Evidence of knowledge of Vestibular assessment and rehabilitation
  • Evidence of knowledge of Middle Ear Implants
  • Evidence of knowledge of Cochlea Implants



  • Audiology BSc & /or Apprenticeship in Audiology Level 6 & /or Equivalent & /or BAAT parts 1 & 2 with evidence of current CPD


  • Audiology MSc



  • Evidence where EKHUFT Trust Values & Behaviors have been met
  • The ability to travel to other sites in East Kent & Thanet to carry out clinics

Employer details

Employer name

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital

St Peters Road



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