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Deputy Audiology Service Manager

Employer
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHS Foundation Trust
Location
King's Lynn
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
19 Apr 2024

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Profession
Healthcare scientist, Audiologist
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen for a well-motivated Audiologist to join our friendly Audiology team based at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kings Lynn NHS Foundation Trust.

We are looking for an experienced Audiologist with managerial experience to support the current line manger and deputise when needed. The successful candidate will assist in the provision of audiology services and department management providing diagnostic support to the ENT department and a comprehensive hospital and community rehabilitation service across West Norfolk.

Covering a number of community clinics across West Norfolk the successful post holders will work both within the team environment at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and autonomously within the community environment.

Applicants must possess a BSc in Audiology or equivalent, and management qualifications is essential.

We are a friendly and forward thinking team and encourage personal development, providing training as required

Main duties of the job

  • Contribute to the operational and strategic planning of the Audiology services at QEH
  • Act as deputy to the Head of Audiology and provide operational management cover during periods of absence, including attendance at Divisional meetings
  • Undertake any other duties appropriate to the grade as requested by Head of Audiology
  • Attend meetings relevant to role to represent Audiology service
  • Advise and guide Audiologists, nursing and healthcare staff and other members of the MDT and work in collaboration with facilities, especially ENT, to ensure clinical and quality standards are met.
  • Develop robust professional networks internally and externally to enhance service provision.
  • Provide strategic advice and direction to Audiology services and represent Audiology Department at specialist service meetings as required


About us

There's never been a more exciting time to join TeamQEH. We're working on a once in a generation opportunity to build a new state-of-the-art hospital to open in 2030 and we are also carrying out on one of the biggest pieces of digital transformation work we've ever undertaken.

Our new electronic patient record (EPR) will replace paper-based patient records from 2026 and will lead to better, safer, joined-up care at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and beyond.

At The QEH we provide a comprehensive range of specialist, acute, obstetrics and community-based services to around 331,000 people across west and north Norfolk, North Cambs and South Lincs.

We are an ambitious organisation that upholds our values of kindness, wellness and fairness. We strive for continuous quality improvement, recently demonstrated in our 2024 CQC maternity inspection rating our services as 'Good', and we are proud to be a place to learn and grow through recognised learning and apprenticeships.

We recognise and reward our 4,000 staff and volunteers, priding ourselves on a community atmosphere and positive team spirit. We have approx. 530 beds across 33 wards and have newly built education and training facilities, a range of modern award-winning centres alongside a talented team of people ready to give you a warm welcome. We love working here and think you will too.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description & Person Specification for more information regarding this opportunity.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • BSc in Audiology
  • BTEC in Physics and Physiological Measurement & BAAT I& II
  • MSc in Audiology
  • Equivalent Audiological or Graduate Qualification
  • HCPC / RCCP registered
  • Completion of Supervisory Skills course or Practice Placement Educator training
  • Evidence of continuing professional development in clinical and professional fields, e.g. leadership, training, research


Desirable

  • BSA BAA membership
  • Management training
  • Evidence of further postgraduate study in specialisation up to MSc level
  • Deaf Awareness qualification


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of team leadership
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Experience of developing and delivering training
  • Experience of implementing and measuring quality initiatives


Skills, abilities, and knowledge

Essential

  • Ability to prioritize own and team's workload
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Leadership skills and ability to work on own initiative
  • Ability to be flexible, adaptable and creative
  • Clear vision of role


Employer details

Employer name

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHSFT

Address

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital NHS Trust

Gayton Road

King's Lynn

PE30 4ET

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426-060-24TAM

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