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Band 7 Chief Audiologist - Audiology

Employer
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Birmingham
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
19 Mar 2024

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Profession
Healthcare scientist, Audiologist
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Lead specialist providing advanced clinical care in adult Hearing Therapy within a multidisciplinary team. Responsibilities include managing tinnitus, hyperacusis, and Auditory Processing Disorder (APD), as well as providing communication and relaxation training. Develop and maintain care pathways and SOPs for efficient and accessible patient care. Provide clinical supervision and education for peers, junior staff, and students. Autonomously lead complex, non-routine activities to ensure high-quality service delivery.

Main duties of the job

You will be an experienced Audiologist capable of leading an experienced team of senior audiologists in the delivery of a hearing therapy service. Your clinical responsibilities include delivering a full tinnitus and sound sensitivity service to a challenging patient demographic group. You will need to ensure that the service remains up to date with national protocols and standards, while always ensuring that the team stays up to date with developments in the field. You will maintain good working relationships with other professionals and organisations to ensure a strong network of referrals is maintained. You will also play a critical role in the overall management of the audiology service, with extensive line managing responsibilities. A strong background in Therapy is highly desirable

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)
  • *Appropriate Certificate to Practice in Audiology


Desirable

  • *Membership of BAA, BSA
  • *Hearing Therapy Certificate or Diploma
  • *MSc Audiology or equivalent experience at M-Level
  • *Recognised Leadership Qualification
  • *Certificate / Diploma or equivalent in counselling
  • *Certificate of Teaching Lipreading to Adults (or equivalent)


Experience

Essential

  • *5 Years post Qualification experience in Audiology
  • *Experience working within rehabilitation.
  • *Experience of managing patients with severe to profound hearing loss
  • *Experience of managing patients with Tinnitus
  • *Using counselling skills with patients
  • *In depth knowledge of hearing and tinnitus pathways
  • *Good understanding of management strategies for patients with tinnitus, hyperacusis and APD (auditory processing disorders).


Desirable

  • *Experience of line managing staff.
  • *Teaching communication and stress management skills to individuals and groups
  • *Experience in participating in clinical supervision.


Additional Criteria

Essential

  • *Ability to be mobile, if required, operating across UHB sites plus potential national and international travel. This may involve occasional overnight stays


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Trustwide

Mindelsohn Way

Birmingham

West Midlands

B15 2TH

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304-53346PM

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