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Audiologist / Audiological Scientist

Employer
Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Bedford
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa, RRP of 10% is applied to this role.
Closing date
17 Apr 2024

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Profession
Healthcare scientist, Audiologist
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic Audiological Scientist or Audiologist with further specialist training to take on a senior role in our Paediatric Service. There will be opportunity to participate in the Adult Audiology service too. We are an Adult and Paediatric Audiology Service based in two Hospitals recently merged to form Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. You will contribute to delivering a high-quality, patient-centred assessment and (re)habilitation service for our population of babies, children and young adults. The post holder will participate in the service's training programme, including preceptorship and mentoring.

Recruitment & Retention Premium (RRP) of 10% is applied to this role.

Joining NHS offers many benefits:
  • Commitment to further training and development including MSc modules, HTS modules, and higher specialist training.
  • Access to NHS training and development programmes delivered by the NHS Leadership Academy.
  • Access to NHS service-specific regional and national networks.
  • Supportive, learning and nurturing environment of a multi-disciplinary team (MDT).
  • Personal and professional rewards of working with a caseload of complex and challenging patients.
  • Opportunities to shape future service developments.
  • Supported CPD programme.


Main duties of the job

Assessment and management of children of all ages including complex and non-routine patients. Audit and service development opportunities.Training and peer support.

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

Work as an independent practitioner providing specialist clinical services directly to patients, to include: The assessment and rehabilitation of children (newborn to young adult) +/- adults. Creation of individual rehabilitation plans selected from a range of possible options, engaging the patient/family as an active partner in the decision-making process guided by a flexible, inclusive and responsive approach based on patient/family need. Responsibility for and management of patients with complex and/or special and additional needs, including cases referred by other members of the team due to conflicting results or incomplete information. Promote clinical excellence as a specialist practitioner, maintaining a high level of specialist expertise in routine and non-routine testing and rehabilitation methods, to include expertise in a range of techniques, procedures and technologies. The latter will involve keeping up to date with new or emerging technologies and knowledge. Undertake domiciliary visits at home and on hospital wards as required.
  • To contribute to policy development, review and implementation including participation in the production and revision of policy documents, operating procedures and training materials.

Participate in maintenance and collation of departmental statistics. Maintaining Departmental and Hospital records including use of the Patient Management System, stock control systems, and equipment calibration and service records. Participate in the Departments professional, clinical and statutory training, including the training of students, junior staff and colleagues from related disciplines. To participate in the departments preceptorship and mentoring program as required. Participate in audit and research and development opportunities as they arise. To undertake the requirements to maintain professional registration including maintaining CPD records in a format required by the regulatory professional body

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • MSc Audiology or
  • STP (Audiology) or
  • BSc/PTP + Paediatric-relevant HTS modules


Desirable

  • Registration with HCPC as a Clinical Scientist (or equivalent experience with willingness to undertake further training)
  • BAA membership


Experience

Essential

  • Experience in training and clinical supervision of staff and students, including training at specialist level.
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team.
  • Excellent clinical skills, including undertaking, interpreting, reporting on, advising on, and formulating care plans (where several options may exist) based on specialist tests and knowledge
  • Ability to prioritise workload and adapt to interruptions
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Ability to communicate effectively with the hearing impaired, their families and care-givers
  • Ability to manage barriers to understanding
  • Ability to assimilate and convey highly complex and sensitive information using communication skills appropriate for communication situation (patients, families, colleagues, teaching situations, etc.)
  • Ability to impart difficult news about emotive topics, including counselling upset and distressed patients and families Requires developed motivational, empathetic, re-assurance and counselling skills


Desirable

  • Audiology-related counselling course/training
  • Breaking Bad News training course


Knowledge

Essential

  • Frequent exposure to uncontained body fluids
  • Computer skills, including management of PMS, report writing, programming hearing aids, use of excel and statistical packages, preparation of training materials.
  • Physical skills: highly developed physical skills requiring a high degree of precision (to undertake probe mic placements and aural impression taking in neonates, babies and children.) Ability to work in restricted positions.
  • Clear knowledge of confidentiality issues and obligations
  • Good time management
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Motivated and flexible
  • Medical fitness


PERSONAL SKILLS

Essential

  • Reliable, Adaptable and Dependable
  • Open/Reflective/Warm
  • Enthusiastic and self-aware
  • Creative and Flexible
  • Team focussed


Employer details

Employer name

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Bedford South Wing and Luton & Dunstable

Kempston Road

Bedford

MK42 9DJ

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

418-AHP9354-LJ-I

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