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Clinical Scientist / Specialist Hearing Implant Audiologist

Employer
University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Bristol
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa
Closing date
27 Mar 2024

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West of England Hearing Implant Programme

Clinical Scientist /Specialist Hearing Implant Audiologist Band 7

Permanent Post Full time (37.5 hours)

We are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced Clinical Scientist /Audiologist to provide specialist audiological skills within the Hearing Implant Multi-Disciplinary Team. The post holder will assess and manage babies, children & adults with a hearing loss from referral to post implant programming, maintenance and rehabilitation for all Hearing Implants including Cochlear Implants, BAHA and Middle Ear Implants.

The post holder will be based at St Michael's Hospital, Bristol but as a regional service outreach clinics are held across the South West.

Experience of different hearing implant devices is desirable, but not essential as full training is provided.

Main duties of the job

  • To be part of a multi-disciplinary team of professionals based at St Michael's Hospital, Bristol providing high quality scientific and technical audiological input to the regional specialist West of England Hearing Implant Programme (WEHIP).
  • Provide a comprehensive audiological assessment and ongoing management of predominantly paediatric and adolescent patients but also adult hearing implant patients as required.
  • To be involved in all aspects of the patient pathway from referral to post-implant programming, maintenance and rehabilitation for all Hearing Implants including Cochlear Implants, BAHA & Middle ear Implants.
  • To work collaboratively with ToDs and SLTs in assessment, joint report writing, reviews and joint goal setting.
  • Communicate effectively with patients with significant hearing loss.
  • To consult with patients and their families/carers with empathy and understanding using excellent communication skills.
  • Provide advice and support to patients and families on the maintenance, repair and replacement of equipment.
  • Use advanced knowledge and experience of paediatric audiology to carry out comprehensive audiological assessment of paediatric / adolescent referrals including patients with additional multiple disabilities and / or complex needs.


About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training

Essential

  • MSc in Audiology or equivalent qualification to MSc level with a BSc in audiology or equivalent qualification
  • Registered / Eligible to be registered with the HCPC or RCCP


Knowledge and Experience

Essential

  • Highly specialised knowledge of paediatric audiology acquired through a combination of experience and post-graduate/post-registration training such as that obtained through a master's degree, equivalent experience/qualification, significant formal training or research in paediatric and adult audiology
  • Knowledge of data protection act and patient confidentiality
  • Experience of assessing and treating both typically developing children, and children with complex social, behavioural or medical needs


Desirable

  • Experience of working collaboratively with ToDs and SLTs in assessment, joint report writing, reviews and joint goal setting or equivalent MDT
  • Hearing Implant experience


Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Experience with audiology Patient Management System and Database systems such as Auditbase
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proficient in using routine NHS hearing aid fitting software and Implant software and associated medical devices


Desirable

  • Proficient in using routine NHS hearing aid fitting software and Implant software and associated medical devices


Aptitudes

Essential

  • Able to work well under pressure and prioritise workload. Able to react to issues that arise at short notice efficiently and calmly, using own initiative and judgment as necessary
  • The post holder should be have excellent communication skills & be able to communicate complex information in a sensitive, empathic and professional manner


Desirable

  • The post holder should be an autonomous, self-directed and capable of completing the duties and responsibilities outlined in this job description
  • Exhibit good judgement and excellent decision making


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)

Address

WEHIP, St Michael's Hospital

Southwell Street

Bristol

BS2 8EG

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