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Paediatric Audiology Lead

Employer
Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Bedford
Salary
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
17 Apr 2024

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Profession
Healthcare scientist, Audiologist
Grade
Band 8A
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity to take up a newly created post as the Paediatric Lead for Audiology services in Bedfordshire. We're looking for an enthusiastic Audiologist with drive and vision to take forward our quality agenda. Your focus will be creating the best experience possible for our patients. You'll be a key contributor in delivering a high-quality, evidence-based, patient-centred assessment and (re)habilitation service for our population of babies, children and young adults, as well as leading, shaping and managing your teams and service area.

The Paediatric Audiology team are present on two sites in the county, one at Bedford Hospital, and one at the Luton & Dunstable Hospital, working under the merged banner of Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

We're a well-linked, small and friendly service, and look forward to welcoming you to our team.

Main duties of the job

  • Responsibility for a comprehensive assessment and rehabilitation service for Deaf and hearing impaired children including complex cases, requiring highly specialist skills and knowledge, working at an advanced senior level.
  • Paediatric Service lead, including line management responsibility for Paediatric staff on all provider sites.
  • Deputised responsible for clinical leadership, strategic planning and operational delivery in the Paediatric Audiology service.
  • To act as an expert resource for both staff, families and children including those with special needs and complex requirements.
  • To oversee the Paediatric Audiology Service's quality program including its progress towards obtaining IQIPS accreditation (Improving Quality in Physiological Measurement).
  • To participate in planning, developing and implementing the service's training and clinical supervision programs.
  • To collaborate with the Head of Service in a programme of continuous improvement and development.
  • Opportunity to participate in the adult rehabilitation service.


  • About us

    Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides hospital services to a growing population of around 700,000 people living across Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas across two busy hospital sites in Bedford and Luton. Both hospital sites offer key services such as A& E, Obstetrics-led Maternity and Paediatrics.

    You will be joining a friendly, high performing Trust committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of staff. As one of the largest NHS Trusts in our region you will have access to a programme of high quality training and development to help you grow your career.

    We have state-of-the art facilities placing us at the heart of cutting edge health care. The Trust continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology available.

    Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date when sufficient number of applications have been received. Please ensure that you make your application as soon as possible.

    All new staff will be subject to a probationary period covering their first six months in post. Travel between hospital sites may be required.

    Please review all documents attached to this advert to ensure you familiarise yourself with all requirements of the job.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    The Job Description and Person Specification are attached to this job, please review for the full details and responsibilities.

    Key Responsibilities
  • Responsibility for a comprehensive assessment and rehabilitation service for Deaf and hearing impaired children including complex cases, requiring highly specialist skills and knowledge, working at an advanced senior level.
  • Occasional requirement to participate in the adult rehabilitation service.
  • Paediatric Service lead, including line management responsibility for Paediatric staff on all provider sites.
  • Deputised responsible for clinical leadership, strategic planning and operational delivery in the Paediatric Audiology service.
  • To act as an expert resource for both staff, families and children including those with special needs and complex requirements.


  • Person Specification

    Experience

    Essential

    • Experience managing a team


    Desirable

    • Management & Leadership qualification


    Registration

    Essential

    • BSc Audiology or equivalent
    • MSc Audiology or M level Paed modules
    • Registered with professional body


    Experience

    Essential

    • Substantial post qualification experience in Paed Audiology


    Skills

    Essential

    • Excellent communication skills
    • Patient-focused, caring, compassionate
    • Calm under pressure
    • Ability to deal with conflict


    Employer details

    Employer name

    Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

    Address

    Bedford and Luton sites

    Kempston Road

    Bedford

    MK42 9DJ

    Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

    418-AHP4713-SJ-E

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