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Paediatric Audiologist

Employer
University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Derby
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata pa
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Profession
Healthcare scientist, Audiologist
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is seeking to a recruit a qualified audiologists to work with the paediatric audiology team.

Audiology at Derby and Burton Hospitals benefits from using state-of-the-art equipment and facilities to offer a wide range of diagnostic and rehabilitative services for children of all age 0-19 years including children with complex needs in South Derbyshire and Staffordshire. We are also committed to providing high quality training and education for audiologists and trainees. We actively encourage continuing professional development and as a band 5 paediatric audiologists you will have the opportunity for further training and development.

Main duties of the job

Post holders will be expected to deliver high quality audiological care in a fast-paced environment. Audiologists at Derby and Burton Hospitals work with a range of professionals including ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) consultants, primary care physicians, paediatricians, and advisory teachers for hearing. The ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team is essential.

Applicants should have a minimum of a BSc (Hons) in Audiology or equivalent, have excellent oral and written communications skills and possess good IT skills. Experience of working with children would be advantageous.

Closing date of applications: 21 April 2024

Interview date: 3 May 2024

About us

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:
  • Development opportunities, both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • Staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts:
  • We see on average 4810 OP appointments a day.
  • We are the 4 th busiest Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients department in England - an average of 2077 per week.
  • An average of 1115 patients are seen in A& Es across our network every day - 3rd largest in the country.
  • Our hospitals admit an average of 195 emergency patients daily.
  • Last year we undertook almost 33,700 planned surgical operations in our 57 operating theatres.
  • We are one of only 7 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres.
  • We carry out more than 140 elective procedures each working day.
  • UHDB is a research active University Hospital with a large and varied portfolio of clinical trials and research opportunities for all staff.


Job description

Job responsibilities

The main purpose of this role is to provide routine audiological care for children and young people specifically, this involves the assessment and management of hearing impairment of patients over five years of age. The post holder will also assist in specialist clinics for children under five, special education needs, tinnitus, and newborn hearing diagnostics.

Perform a range of routine audiological procedures including otoscopy, pure tone audiometry (including assisting Visual Reinforcement Audiometry), tympanometry, probe microphone measurements, and aural rehabilitation.

Maintains records in relation to audiological activities carried out.

Supervises and/or trains less experienced staff in own audiology.

Person Specification

Education, Training and Qualifications and CPD Requirements

Essential

  • BSs (Hons) Audiology or equivalent
  • Registered as one of the following, or in the process of registering: oRCCP as a Clinical Physiologist, oHCPC as a Hearing Aid Dispenser, o HCPC as a Clinical Scientist, oAHCS as a Healthcare Scientist


Skills and Ability

Essential

  • IT literate with good knowledge of Auditbase and Smart4Hearing patient management systems


Communications and interpersonal skills

Essential

  • Excellent communication skills


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Royal Derby Hospital

Uttoxeter Road

Derby

DE22 3NE

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