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Senior Audiologist

Employer
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Orpington
Salary
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
12 Mar 2024

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Profession
Healthcare scientist, Audiologist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The successful candidate will form part of a team comprising three Audiologists supporting ENT outpatient clinics across both sites - Princess Royal University Hospital and Beckenham Beacon Hospital.

Responsible for the smooth running of the Audiology service ensuring National Standards and KPI's are met.

Provide a comprehensive, independent Audiology service to patients determining care plans whilst working effectively with staff of all levels throughout the Trust.

Main duties of the job

  • To carry out all audiological procedures according to national, professional and local protocols. To justify and document any contraindications or necessary deviation from protocol in the case notes and/or medical notes, seeking guidance on justification if required. To maintain empathy and rapport with the patient during testing to maximise the quality of test results and minimise patient anxiety including identifying the relevant concerns of the patient, any contraindications to procedures, and explaining the procedure.
  • To work independently as part of a multi-disciplinary team, within professional boundaries.
  • To accurately record the outcome of any patient contact in the case and/or medical notes (either in writing or electronically), including devices, documentation or advice given, and any relevant information or observations relating to the patient or the test conditions.
  • Ensure preparation of clinic rooms and equipment prior to and after clinic sessions, including calibration checks. To ensure careful use of all equipment, and identification of faults in line with local procedures.


About us

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of c�1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and around 14,000 staff based across 5 main sites in South East London. The Trust provides a full range of local hospital services across its different sites, and specialist services from King's College Hospital (KCH) sites at Denmark Hill in Camberwell and at the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) site in Bromley.

King's is committed to delivering Sustainable Healthcare for All via our Green Plan. In line with national Greener NHS ambitions, we have set net zero carbon targets of 2040 for our NHS Carbon Footprint and 2045 for our NHS Carbon Footprint Plus. Everyone's contribution is required in order to meet the goals set out in our Green Plan and we encourage all staff to work responsibly, minimising their contributions to the Trust's carbon emissions, waste and pollution wherever possible.

The trust-wide strategy Strong Roots, Global Reachis our Vision to be BOLD, Brilliant people, Outstanding care, Leaders in Research, Innovation and Education, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at the heart of everything we do. By being person-centred, digitally-enabled, and focused on sustainability, we can take Team King's to another level

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Diagnostic audiological assessments: To provide quality audiological assessments of patients who present with hearing difficulties. To provide a range of routine audiological tests and procedures, and specialised testing procedures, in accordance with national professional standards and procedures and local protocols.
  • To explain test results and concepts for routine procedures, appropriately and sensitively, using simple language or through intermediaries such as interpreters or advocates. To advise or make recommendations to the patient, as appropriate within area of own expertise and professional boundaries.
  • To undertake a comprehensive audiological assessment of patients including those with diverse or complex presentations/multiple pathologies. To carry out appropriate audiological procedures in order to provide an accurate comprehensive assessment of their condition.
  • To assess and address the relevant problems and concerns of the patient and/or carer, in a holistic context. This includes explaining the nature of a hearing loss or other test results and offering appropriate advice and guidance, where there may be anxiety or other barriers to understanding or co-operation.
  • To follow national and local protocols of for the taking of aural impressions, hearing aid fitting/validation using specialised computerised equipment.
  • To ensure on-going support is available to patients via follow up, re-assessment, and maintenance sessions at both sites, in accordance with national and local protocols.
  • To evaluate patients progress, reassess and revise treatment as necessary. To include the provision of guidance to clients regarding environmental aids and communications.
  • Paediatric audiology: to undertake audiological assessment of paediatric patients (aged > 5yrs) on ENT, including those with complex presentations/multiple pathologies.
  • To provide a quality audiological assessment of children using clinical reasoning skills and assessment techniques to provide accurate audiological information to referrers/ENT to contribute to patient management.
  • To carry out routine or specialised objective and behavioural audiological procedures according to local protocols, remaining flexible to the childs needs.


Person Specification

Education and Qualifications

Essential

  • Audiology Degree with evidence of clinical competence
  • OR MSc in Audiological Science with evidence of clinical competence
  • OR BTEC ONC MPPM / BAAT Parts 1& 2 Registration with RCCP as an Audiologist or HCPC as a Clinical Scientist (Audiology)


Desirable

  • Evidence of CPD


Knowledge and experience

Essential

  • Knowledge of Audiological test procedures
  • Theoretical knowledge of Paediatric Audiology and advanced audiological test techniques.
  • Deaf awareness
  • Significant experience as a Band 5 working within the NHS


Desirable

  • Small area of responsibility within Audiology


Skills and Competencies

Essential

  • Ability to prioritise, innovate and work as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • A commitment to offer only a high quality service
  • To communicate effectively with colleagues, patients and carers
  • Ability to lead, share knowledge and engage with others in projects


Employer details

Employer name

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Princess Royal University Hospital & Beckenham Beacon Hospital

Farnborough Common

Orpington

BR6 8ND

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213-PRUH-6093260

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