The post-holder will have day to day liaisons with patients, administration team and other departments.
To assist in providing a comprehensive all-age Audiology Service,perform audiometry, tympanometry, reflexes, reflex decay, REM, hearing aid fittings, repairs as required.
To assist in monitoring and generating clinical outcomes within the service and be highly involved in the day-to-day work of the Audiology and Hearing.service
To be involved in auditing.Main duties of the job
Key responsibilities include to assist in providing a comprehensive Audiology service to all ages.
To perform audiometry, tympanometry, reflexes, reflex decay, REM. Hearing aid fittings and repairs as required.
Service responsibilities - to maintain the monitoring and calibration of equipment. To be involved in Audits.
To be involved in eth day to day work of the Audiology and Hearing service.
To ensure patient confidentiality is always maintained.
To provide effective input into the work of the Trust, to support the achievement of our vision and values.About us
Northampton General Hospital is one of the largest employers in the area and we are on an exciting journey. All of our divisions are committed to doing things better, with more efficiency as we update, modernise, and advance. We have also entered into a Group Model with neighbouring Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and become University Hospitals of Northamptonshire.
Our Excellence Values
We want to recruit the best people to deliver our services across the University Hospitals of Northamptonshire and help to unleash everyone's full potential. As an organisation, we value how we communicate and promote our vacancies to all communities.
We are a Defence positive trust, supporting our reservists, veterans, spouses and partners.
The Hospital Group encourages applications from people who identify from all protected groups, especially those from BAME, Disabled and LGBTQ+ backgrounds as these are underrepresented in our hospitals.
We understand that we need to work with colleagues from diverse backgrounds and make sure the environment they work in is inclusive and collaborative.
We have active Networks that promote and support colleagues from all backgrounds.This ensures everyone feels supported and has a sense of belonging working for Kettering and Northampton General Hospitals.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
Provision of a comprehensive diagnostic audiology testing (PTA, tympanometry, reflexes, REM, test box), non-routine in / outpatients and outreach clinics.
Be competent and familiar with full adult hearing aid and aural rehabilitation.
Be familiar and competent with sophisticated hearing instruments using techniques (eg REM, REM simulations using customized acoustic transformations, DSL, programmable, Digital Hearing Aid provisions).
To accurately document events throughout testing, interpret and report on hearing assessments to relevant professionals.
To assist in providing audiological cover for all ENT outpatient clinics
To assist in the initiation of new equipment into the department, setting new recording parameters, devising local test protocols, training staff, and establishing rooms.
Perform and monitor maintenance and calibration of all audiological equipment.
Assist in the provision of Audit of Audiology Services within the department for purposes of monitoring, development, and outcome evaluation.
Where appropriate participate in audits led by the Clinical Audit and Effectiveness department for across service evaluation. Assist in appropriate interpretation and service planning based target achievements.
Participate/assist in the organization and running or group session for patients with hearing difficulties on assistive devices, hearing aids and tinnitus where required.Person SpecificationEducations, Training and QualificationsEssential Key Competencies/Personal Qualities and AttributesEssential
- Full UK Driving License
- Keen to improve skills
- Flexible in working practice
- Self Motivated
- Strong attention to detail
- Good communication skills with the ability to speak to a diverse range of people
- Organisation and time management, forward thinking
- Excellent IT and keyboard skills
- Experience of using Audit base
- Ability to write reports
Knowledge and ExperienceEssential
- Ability to speak to distressed patients
- BSL sign language Course
- 6 months of NHS Audiology Department Experience
Employer detailsEmployer name
- 2 Years of NHS Audiology Department Experience
Northampton General HospitalAddress
Northampton General hospital
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