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Specialist Audiologist

Employer
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Blackpool
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
19 Apr 2024

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Profession
Healthcare scientist, Audiologist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Details

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.

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.

About us

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients.

As one of the United Kingdom's largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents - it's not just a good place to work it's a great place to live . In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Main Duties & Responsibilities
  • To provide diagnostic audiological and Vestibular testing of adults and children, to be responsible for the safe use and calibration of equipment ensuring accurate records are maintained.
  • To be the clinical lead for the Audiological Testing of newborn babies referred from the Newborn Hearing Screening Programme (NHSP).
  • To provide comprehensive hearing aid service to adults including determining care plans for individual patients, and involving carers and families where appropriate.
  • To plan and prioritise elements of own workload, within the framework of service delivery priorities, to supervise the work of trainees, students and Audiologists of a lower grade as required.
  • To support and deputise for the Head of Service in their absence. To utilise clinical and managerial skills that will enable high standards of care to be delivered in all areas of the department.

Please ensure you have read the attached Job Description & Person Specification for further information, and before applying for the role.

Person Specification

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential

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


Desirable

  • Masters Level qualifications.
  • Clinical Educators Certificate.
  • Registered as Clinical Physiologist in Audiology with AHCS or HCPC.
  • Evidence of CPD


EXPERIENCE

Essential

  • Appropriate Post graduate experience working as Band 5.
  • Experience of Paediatric Audiology including diagnostic testing of neonates.


Desirable

  • Experience of Vestibular Assessment


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.
  • Ability to work as an autonomous practitioner, using own initiative to make clinical decisions.


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-A

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