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Specialist Paediatric Audiologist

Employer
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Oxford
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
8 Dec 2023

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Profession
Healthcare scientist, Audiologist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Our service is expanding at Oxford University Hospitals and as a result we are looking for a full-time paediatric Band 6 Audiologist or Clinical Scientist (Audiology). This is an ideal post for an Audiologist / Clinical Scientist who would like to further develop their paediatric audiology skills. The role includes the assessment and habilitation of children of all ages including those considered non-routine.

Main duties of the job

The role includes undertaking developmentally appropriate audiological assessments in children of all ages, including those considered non-routine, together with hearing aid fitting and verification. In addition, involvement with service development is expected, and the postholder will work with the paediatric audiology Team Leaders and the Head of Paediatric Audiology in delivering this. Supervision of colleagues in training will be required including more junior audiologists and those on formal training programmes (e.g. degree apprenticeships and STP). In addition, a small amount of adult audiology work will be required to support ENT clinics.

You will be an audiologist with BSc or PTP, or a Clinical Scientist (Audiology) and must be registered with HCPC or RCCP/AHCS. Evidence of further specialist training and experience in paediatric audiology in an NHS context is an advantage.

About us

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trustis one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research. Find out more here www.ouh.nhs.uk

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call thisDelivering Compassionate Excellenceand its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via theOUH YouTube channel

Job description

Job responsibilities

This post is due to commence on 1st April 2024.

OUH is one of the UKs largest teaching hospital trusts. We provide a comprehensive paediatric audiology service including assessing babies referred from the Newborn Hearing Screening Programme, the behavioural and objective assessment of children of all ages and the habilitation of children with hearing loss. The paediatric audiology service sits alongside a busy adult audiology service and an auditory implant programme. You would be joining a large team comprising Audiologists, Assistant Audiologists, Clinical Scientists (Audiology), Hearing Therapists and administrative colleagues. We are actively involved in training and have colleagues on degree apprenticeship, PTP and STP programmes. In addition, all staff have regular CPD opportunities. The service has undergone significant development and is actively working towards IQIPS accreditation.

You will be based at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford and may be required to undertake clinics at a variety of locations around the county including Banbury and Didcot. The department offers flexible working arrangements. Applicants interested in a part-time contract are encouraged to make informal contact / apply for the role.

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Please get in touch with any questions or queries you might have, including discussion of a possible part time contract .

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • BSc Audiology, PTP Healthcare Science (Audiology) or MSc in audiology with CAC / HTS, or STP in neurosciences (audiology modality)
  • State registered with HCPC as a Clinical Scientist (audiology modality), with RCCP as an Audiologist or with AHCS as a Healthcare Scientist


Desirable

  • MSc Audiology
  • Evidence of further specialist training / qualifications in paediatric audiology
  • BSL level 1


Experience

Essential

  • Evidence of recent CPD activities
  • Experience working as a band 5/6 specialist paediatric audiologist / Clinical Scientist in an NHS context
  • Experience of behavioural hearing assessment in children of all ages
  • Experience of supervision of junior staff and trainees
  • Experience of communicating with colleagues from other disciplines including paediatrics, ENT, education, speech and language therapy
  • Excellent understanding of child development


Desirable

  • Research experience
  • Experience of hearing aid fitting and verification in children including real ear measurements and RECD.
  • Experience of clinical audit


Personal knowledge and skills

Essential

  • High level of knowledge / competence in paediatric audiology, including assessing the hearing of children with additional needs
  • Experience of running own paediatric audiology clinic
  • Able to work with minimal supervision
  • Good analytical skills
  • Reliable clinical judgement


Desirable

  • Knowledge of Newborn Hearing Screening Programme (NHSP)
  • Knowledge / skill in hearing aid fitting in children
  • Ability to give formal presentations at local and national meetings / conferences


Behavioural skills

Essential

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including the ability to communicate complex information to people from a variety of educational backgrounds in emotionally challenging situations
  • Ability to communicate with children and adults with hearing loss
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to show empathy
  • Positive attitude and enthusiastic approach, with can-do attitude even when under pressure
  • Ability to build and maintain positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Resilient and able to multi-task and prioritise competing demands
  • Aligned to the Trust values.
  • Committed to own personal development


Desirable

  • Able to travel to peripheral clinics


Technical skills

Essential

  • Excellent manual dexterity and coordination to accurately manipulate equipment and small devices to include hearing aids and accessories and insert probe tubes accurately into ear canals
  • Computer literate with experience of working with the Microsoft Office and specialist audiological software


Employer details

Employer name

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

John Radcliffe Hospital

Headley Way

Oxford

OX3 9DU

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