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Paediatric Audiologist

Employer
Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust
Location
Northampton
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata
Closing date
8 Dec 2023

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Profession
Healthcare scientist, Audiologist
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Are you a newly qualified Audiologist who has a particular interest for paediatrics?

Are you currently working as an audiologist and is interested in moving to a Paediatric Audiology service?

Are you a Audiologist who has gained experience in Paediatric Audiology and are looking to progress?

We are looking for a bright, committed and enthusiastic individual to join the Children's Hearing Clinic Team at Northampton General Hospital Trust.

Main duties of the job

We need an excellent communicator who is proactive in the way they tackle tasks and can work well individually and as part of a team, with a good sense of humour and ability to work well under pressure. You must be able to work with babies, children and families with complex needs and/or challenging social needs.

To ensure that all patients are assessed accurately, using the most appropriate combination of clinical tests, to assist in their further clinical and medical management.

To provide routine and non-routine paediatric behavioural audiological

assessments as an individual practitioner and in conjunction with colleagues.

To apply for this position, you will need to have a BSc in Audiology (or equivalent). Recent paediatric Audiology experience in the NHS (working or as a placement) and a desire to work in a Paediatric only environment.

There would also be the opportunity for extra hours (as overtime) to meet current demand.

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

Compassion

Accountability

Respect

Integrity

Courage

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 description

Job responsibilities

To ensure that all patients are assessed accurately, using the most appropriate combination of clinical tests, to assist in their further clinical and medical management.

To provide routine and non-routine paediatric behavioural audiological

assessments as an individual practitioner and in conjunction with colleagues.

To assist in providing specialist assessment of severely learning disabled children and those with complex additional needs. Tests to include pure tone audiometry with bone conduction and masking, middle ear analysis, visual reinforcement audiometry, behavioural observation audiometry, distraction testing, play audiometry, speech audiometry and other techniques including full range of objective measures.

Analysing and explaining the results to the parents which may include

breaking bad news regarding a childs permanent hearing status.

Management of babies, children and young people with hearing loss, being sensitive to the child/parents needs, advising and helping child/parent to make decisions regarding future management and if necessary arranging for hearing aids to be fitted.

Ensuring excellent communication between all of the professionals involved and the child/family.

Ensuring complete documentation, reporting and correspondence together with any further care plan are made clear to the referrer, family, Paediatrician, HV etc.

Actively monitor, in conjunction with the Head of Service and the NHSP

Local Coordinator of New born Hearing Screen, referrals and targeted follow ups and produce a monthly report on outcomes of testing.

Attend the weekly departmental clinical meeting and active participate in the discussions around the cases presented.

Attend monthly Paediatric Audiology Business meeting

To take comprehensive clinical histories from families and evaluate this with clinical observations and outcome of testing to formulate an individual action plan for each case an initiate the appropriate onward referral and effectively correspond with primary care.

To perform assessments, fitting (using real ear measurements) and evaluation of routine hearing aids and amplification devices.

Record and document results on paper and electronically (smArt4Hearing & Audit base patient management systems)

Take aural impressions and modify ear moulds as required of children and young people.

Instruct parents/carers/patients in hearing aid handling, expectations and care.

Provide information on alternative sources of help and support (Social

Services, education, voluntary organisations and hearing aid dispensers).

Assessment of babies/children on their needs for non-standard hearing aids

(e.g. cochlear implants, CROS/BICROS, BAHA, vibrotactile).

Person Specification

Qualifications/training

Essential

  • BSc Audiology or Equivalent


Desirable

  • Experience in Paediatric Behavioural assessment.


Qualifications/training

Essential

  • RCCP/AHCS registered (or in the process of registering)


Skills/ability

Essential

  • Good computer skills/IT confident


Experience

Essential

  • Qualified practitioner with NHS experience (eother permanent role or placement)
  • Experience of fitting digital hearing aids


Desirable

  • Confident child interaction


Knowledge

Essential

  • Demonstrates excellent communication/inter-personal skills (deaf aware)
  • Knowledge of equipment and calibration
  • Good knowledge of Paediatric Audiological testing


Personal Qualitites

Essential

  • Able to work well within a team and independently
  • Is clear of own ability and when to escalate


Employer details

Employer name

Northampton General Hospital

Address

Northampton General Hospital Trust

Cliftonville

Northampton

NN1 5BD

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265-5435213

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