This is a fantastic opportunity to join our Paediatric Community Audiology service. The service provides a comprehensive test battery for hearing assessments, following current national guidelines. This involves the assessment and monitoring of the departments caseload within a family/ child friendly community setting and referring on as needed for more complex objective forms of assessments (such as ABR) and for further management.
We are passionate about providing an outstanding joined up care for our service users and their families and are always looking at ways to develop and improve the service.
We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic individual with strong communication, organisational and IT skills who is able to work autonomously and to effectively prioritise their workload in accordance to both local and national guidelines. This is an exciting opportunity for an innovative, dynamic and enthusiastic individual who is looking to expand their knowledge and experience working with children and young people in a community setting.Main duties of the jobMain duties and responsibilities
To undertake age appropriate hearing assessments and interpret the results of infants and children (and those with special needs) which involves taking of history including developmental stages.
Clinics are structured in a Level 1 and Level 2 format. Level 1 clinics are carried out by a Band 6 Audiologist supported by a specially trained nursery nurse who is encouraged to use their clinical experience of child development to highlight any developmental issues that become apparent. The audiologist takes a history, completes an age and developmental level appropriate hearing assessment (with assistance from the nursery nurse), examines the child's ears and performs middle ear assessment as felt needed. Children found to have significant permanent hearing losses are referred to local hospital audiology services as we do not provide ABR assessments or work with hearing aids. The audiologist will also be responsible for feeding back results to parents/carers, discussing actions needed, arranging any referrals or reviews and completing clinic records. In level 2 clinics the Band 6 audiologist works alongside either a Band 7 audiologist or a Community Paediatrician with audiology experience to assess more complex or difficult to assess children.About us
By joining Team MPFT, you will be helping your communities and in return for this, we will support you by
- Supporting your career development and progression
- Excellent NHS Pension scheme
- Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave
- Options for flexible working
- Up to 27 days annual leave (increasing with service up to 33 days) and the opportunity to purchase additional leave
- Extensive Health and Wellbeing support and resources
- If you work in our community teams, we pay for your time travelling between patients
- Lease car if you complete more than 500 business miles per annum, fully insured and maintained (including tyres), mileage paid at lease car rate
- Salary sacrifice car - fully insured and maintained (including tyres), your gross pay is reduced by the cost of the vehicle before tax, NI and pension deductions are calculated, mileage paid at business rates
- Salary sacrifice bikes up to �2k
- Free car parking at all trust sites
- Free flu vaccinations every year
- Citizens Advice support linked with a Hardship Fund for one off additional support up to �250 (if the criteria is met)
And more. We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive organisation and there is a choice of staff networks that help you meet like-minded people.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
The post holder will be responsible for providing a range of comprehensive paediatric audiology assessments to young babies and children up to 18 years of age and to contribute to the delivery of a consistently high quality, complex and sophisticated service meeting the highest national and international standards.
This post enables the post holder to liaise closely with team members from Paediatric Audiology, the Community Paediatrics team, School Nurses, Health Visitors and GPs.Person SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- BSc in Clinical Audiology or equivalent.
- British Association of Audiologists membership
- Previous Experience in Paediatric Audiology.
- Previous experience of working with children and young people with disabilities
- ESP experience
- Knowledge of taking part in clinical audit
- Ability to perform all basic and some advanced audiological techniques in paediatric assessment
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Evidence of continuing professional development
Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation TrustAddress
St George's Parkway
Off Crooked Bridge Road
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