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Specialist Audiologist

Employer
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Blackpool
Salary
Depending on experience per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
9 Mar 2024

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Profession
Healthcare scientist, Audiologist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is seeking to appoint a well motivated and experienced Band 6 Specialist Audiologist.

The post holder will be the Lead for our Diagnostic Assessment Service, which will include testing of neonates referred from The Newborn Hearing Screening Programme.

This busy department provides a comprehensive Audiology service to the local population of Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre.

Main duties of the job

The service delivers all aspects of diagnostic and rehabilitative Audiology. This includes Direct Referral Hearing Aid assessment, as well as hearing aid fitting, follow ups, and aftercare. We also provide a diagnostic service, including the latest Bone Anchored Hearing Devices, Hearing Therapy, and Balance Assessment and Rehabilitation.

In this varied and challenging role you will be an invaluable member of our friendly team of dedicated Audiologists, to assist in the delivery of high standards of care to our patients.

About us

You will be required to perform a full range of audiometric techniques as necessary for the provision of the service. Developing and implementing effective individual aural rehabilitation strategies to optimise patient communication abilities and report on diagnostic outcomes. You will also help in the supervision of student audiologists and assistants as required.

We recommend that all individuals employed in patient facing roles, or those located on a ward or department where patients receive a service should be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Requirements

Candidates must have: A BSc in Audiology or equivalent.

AHCS/HCPC Registration.

Excellent communication and organisational skills, demonstrating compassion and empathy.

The ability to identify, problem solve, analyse, compare and interpret complex information.

The ability to manage own clinical workload.

Knowledge of hearing aid patient management systems.

Person Specification

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential

  • BSc in Clinical Audiology from an accredited University or equivalent. or BTEC in MPPM, BAAT Parts I & II or equivalent.


Desirable

  • Registered as Clinical Physiologist in Audiology with RCCP.
  • Evidence of CPD.


EXPERIENCE

Essential

  • Minimum of 2 years as a Trainee Audiologist or 1 year clinical placement as part of BSc.


SKILLS/ATTRIBUTES

Essential

  • Excellent interpersonal written and verbal communication skills.
  • Problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Good IT skills, with knowledge of hearing aid patient management systems..
  • Knowledge of National protocols for Audiological test procedures.
  • Ability to prioritise, innovate and work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to accommodate change.
  • Excellent time management skills.


Desirable

  • Full UK Driving Licence.
  • An enquiring interest in Audiology.
  • A commitment to offer only a high quality service.
  • An awareness of national Audiology and NHS developments.
  • Ability to share knowledge and engage others in projects


Employer details

Employer name

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals

Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Blackpool

FY3 8NR

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382-SACT39-24

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