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Specialist Auditory Implant Audiologist

Employer
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Oxford
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Profession
Healthcare scientist, Audiologist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
The Auditory Implant Programme in Oxford is expanding and we are looking for a 0.9WTE Band 6 audiologist to specialise in Bone Anchored Hearing solutions and Middle Ear Implants. The Oxford Auditory Implant Programme provides an assessment, surgical, fitting and follow up service for adults and children in the region who cannot wear or do not gain adequate benefit from standard hearing aids.

You will join a team of Clinical Scientists, Audiologists and will work closely with ENT colleagues to provide this specialist service. The post holder will also be a member of the wider audiology team which includes both adult and paediatric audiology. Some clinical work in these areas may be possible for the interested candidate.

Although the post is funded as 0.9WTE, we would welcome applications from clinicians interested in other part-time contract hours.

Main duties of the job

The role primarily involves carrying out assessments of suitability for BAHAs and Middle Ear Implants, together with the fitting and programming of these devices, for predominantly adult patients. Full training will be provided and opportunities for some paediatric work is possible. You will be expected to contribute to service development, evaluation, audit, and research. You will work as part of a team dedicated to quality and effective patient care and be responsible for the adult bone anchored follow-up service.

We are looking for someone with a positive approach and can-do attitude who has enthusiasm for auditory implants. You will need to have post-qualification experience in adult audiology and some experience with bone anchored hearing aids would be desirable. Previous experience of paediatric second tester would be beneficial, but training can be provided for the right candidate.

About us

You would be joining a large team comprising Audiologists, Assistant Audiologists, Clinical Scientists (Audiology), Hearing Therapists and administrative colleagues. There is also an in-house CPD programme and all colleagues are encouraged to take advantage of training and development opportunities within the Trust and beyond. All members of the team are involved in service development as we work towards IQIPS accreditation.

Applicants should have an MSc in Audiology with CAC / HTS, or STP in Neurosciences (Audiology modality) or have a BSc in Audiology / PTP Healthcare Science (Audiology) with evidence of further training / qualifications in Audiology. You will be an Audiologist or a Clinical Scientist (Audiology) registered with the Academy of Healthcare Science or the Health and Care Professions Council (registered as a Clinical Scientist).

The post will involve remote working on average for 1 day per week (once fully trained) and the post holder must be able to work Monday, Thursdays, and Fridays. Flexible hours and working patterns may be accommodated beyond this.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Delivery of a high quality adult bone anchored and middle ear implant service.

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details.

Please get in touch with any questions or queries you might have.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • BSc Audiology, PTP Healthcare Science (Audiology) or MSc in audiology with CAC / HTS, or STP in neurosciences (audiology modality)
  • State registered with HCPC as a Clinical Scientist (audiology modality), with RCCP as an Audiologist or with AHCS as a Healthcare Scientist


Desirable

  • MSc Audiology


Experience

Essential

  • Evidence of recent CPD activities
  • Experience working as a band 6 Specialist Audiologist / Clinical Scientist in an NHS context
  • Experience in programming BAHAs
  • Experience of hearing aid fitting and verification in adults including real ear measurements.
  • Experience of communicating with colleagues from other disciplines including paediatrics, ENT, education, speech, and language therapy


Desirable

  • Experience of training other members of staff including those at same or higher grade (as well as more junior staff)
  • Experience of clinical audit
  • Experience working with Middle Ear Implants
  • Experience acting as a second tester/distractor for paediatrics.
  • Experience of providing monthly returns/reports.


Personal knowledge and skills

Essential

  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent clinical judgement


Desirable

  • Knowledge of the BAHA commissioning framework
  • Ability to give formal presentations at local and national meetings / conferences


Behavioural skills

Essential

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including the ability to communicate complex information to people from a variety of educational backgrounds in emotionally challenging situations
  • Ability to communicate with children and adults with hearing loss
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to show empathy
  • Positive attitude and enthusiastic approach, with can-do attitude even when under pressure
  • Ability to build and maintain positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Resilient and able to multi-task and prioritise competing demands
  • Aligned to the Trust values.
  • Enthusiastic confident manner


Desirable

  • Able to travel to peripheral clinics


Technical skills

Essential

  • Excellent manual dexterity and coordination to accurately manipulate equipment and small devices to include hearing aids and accessories and insert probe tubes accurately into ear canals
  • Computer literate with experience of working with the Microsoft Office and specialist audiological software


Employer details

Employer name

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

John Radcliffe Hospital

Headley Way

Oxford

OX3 9DU

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

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