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Band 5 Audiologist

Employer
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Birmingham
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
7 Mar 2024

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Profession
Healthcare scientist, Audiologist
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
The post holder will autonomously see patients of all ages with hearing difficulties in Audiology and ENT Clinics. They'll assess new patients, fit hearing aids, and provide follow-up care, including repairs. They'll practice holistically, respecting diversity and protected characteristics, and collaborate with healthcare professionals, students, and agencies. They'll contribute to practice development, adhere to Trust policies and professional codes, and may work across multiple sites within UHB, including specialist clinics for Tinnitus, Balance, and Hearing Implants.

Main duties of the job

Clinical

*Perform all aspects of routine hearing assessment without supervision, including:

*Pure tone Audiometry

*Assessment of middle ear function (tympanometry)

*Perform Stage A and B daily/weekly equipment calibration checks.

*Provide audiology support for ENT clinics in out-patients, advising on patients hearing abilities

and test results.

*Hearing Assessment

*Provide advice and diagnosis to patient and GP, offering referral to other specialities where

appropriate. Counsel patients with regard to their hearing difficulties and tinnitus and guide

them in making a joint decision about their hearing needs.

*Prescribe and fit hearing aids to patients. Use appropriate software packages and real ear

measurement to modify hearing aid performance to best match patient prescription and

difficulties. Counsel patients with regard to use and adaptation, modifying treatment plans as

appropriate. Train patients in the use of hearing tactics.

*Review patient progress using agreed techniques and use clinical judgement to modify existing

treatment plan as appropriate. The post holder will be expected to analyse and use the test

data and patients subjective observations to influence treatment options.

*Reassess patients who believe their hearing has changed and advise new treatment plans.

*Take aural impressions, fit and modify ear moulds.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note*: For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • * BSc Audiology (or equivalent)
  • * Registration with (RCCP, HCPC,AHCS, HAD)


Experience

Essential

  • * Training period must include a significant period of supervised clinical training
  • * Knowledge of methods used to evaluate hearing, balance and tinnitus
  • * Knowledge of current hearing aid technology and application, including verification techniques
  • * Understanding of the issues surrounding hearing impairment and impact on quality of life
  • * Knowledge of hearing pathologies and otoscopic examination and interpretation


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Trustwide

Mindelsohn Way

Birmingham

West Midlands

B15 2TH

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

304-52606YS

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