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Chief Audiologist

Employer
East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
Location
Welwyn Garden City
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
7 Dec 2023

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Profession
Healthcare scientist, Audiologist
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
We are recruiting for a Chief Audiologist who shares our vision to be trusted to provide consistently outstanding care and exemplary service to our patients.

Our Values are Include, Respect and Improve. It is important that you understand and refer to our values during your recruitment process and beyond!

An opportunity has arisen for a well-motivated, enthusiastic B7 Audiologist to join our friendly and busy department

As a department we put an emphasis on the development of our staff and regularly send members of our team on external training courses. This vacancy is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in more than just the core audiology work and training is available for staff to develop their interests in Adult Rehabilitation, Tinnitus Retraining Therapy and Vestibular Assessment.

Applications are welcomed from Audiologists nearing completion of their degree course. Candidates would be expected to hold or be able to achieve RCCP registration, BSA membership and or HCPC registration.

Applicants must hold a BSc in Audiology or equivalent qualifications. An MSc or evidence of Post Graduate study preferred. Applicants should also have, or be able to achieve RCCP registration, and membership of BAA while not essential is desirable.

Main duties of the job

We are a busy service providing a range of services including:

Full diagnostic support and rehabilitation services to 7 ENT consultants

Direct Access Hearing Aid Clinics

Balance Assessment Clinics using Caloric & ENG / VNG testing

Vestibular Rehab

Tinnitus clinics

Dedicated paediatric clinics

Research and audit

As a Chief audiologist and senior member of staff you will be responsible for leading our expanding Vestibular service and implant service, which will include working in conjunction with two current ENT otology specialists.

Previous experience is essential in the use of

Vhit, Caloric, VNG, VEMP and clinic assessments of dizzy patients. Confidence in report writing and determining suitable treatments for patients

You would also be expected to oversee training of Students (BSc & MSc) and junior staff.

About us

At East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, we are proud of the range of general & specialist services we provide & our 6,000 or so dedicated staff ensure our patients get the best care. Our ability to be flexible & innovative in the way in which we work and deliver our services to our catchment has never been more important than it is now.

We run the following hospitals:
  • The Lister Hospital, Stevenage
  • New Queen Elizabeth II (New QEII), Welwyn Garden City
  • Hertford County, Hertford
  • Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC), Northwood

We have ambitious plans to become an outstanding, patient-led Trust where dedicated staff provide high-quality, compassionate care to our patients. We continue to undergo significant transformation our staff & patients are at the heart of delivering this ambitious agenda.

We understand that finding and starting a new job is an important life decision. If you need reasonable adjustments for a disability, or a life event, such as menopause - so that we can consider your application fairly & to get the best out of you during the selection process, please let us know.

We are committed to a positive work life balance for our employees. Employees are entitled to seek to work flexible working patterns & we are committed to listen and consider all requests. Such requests, of course, have to be made & considered formally, & will need to be balanced against service needs, but our starting point will always be to find ways to support making them happen.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification applicant pack for further detailed information regarding this role.

Person Specification

Previous Experience

Essential

  • Experience in adult rehab
  • Extensive Experience of vestibular testing - VHIT, VEMP/VNG/Caloric and report writing
  • Complex case management
  • Complex objective testing


Desirable

  • Experience of Middle ear implants
  • Vestibular Rehab
  • Previous management of student training


Skills

Essential

  • Good Communication Skills to deal with general public enquiries.
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Ability to lead a team of audiologists
  • Good Computer Skills


Desirable

  • Previous experience of overseeing Student trainees
  • Experience of team leadership
  • Evidence of service development work


Qualifications / Training

Essential

  • BSc (Hons) Audiology BAAT Part II or CAC or CCC Membership of BAA / BSA


Desirable

  • MSc Audiology RCCP / HCPC membership Clinical Scientist registration MPhil / PHD Evidence of relevant CPD training


Employer details

Employer name

East and North Herts NHS Trust

Address

QEII Hospital

Howlands

Welwyn Garden City

AL7 4HQ

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

361-PLN-5395382-A

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