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Paediatric Audiologist

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
5 May 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Audiologist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Paediatric Audiologist to join our team.

The Children's Hearing Service strives to delivers high quality Paediatric Audiological care for all patients up to 16 years of age, including patients referred from the Newborn Hearing Screening Programme, and those patients with complex needs.

The service is supported by an in-house Speciality Doctor who also supports assessment and management or Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) and manages aetiological investigations locally.

Main duties of the job

As a Paediatric Audiologist you will assess, plan, implement and evaluate holistic care linked to packages of prescribed care or identified projects.

You will undertake a range of competent clinical and non-clinical interventions to support the outcomes of the service.

In addition, you will act as lead and senior practitioner to support junior staff carry out assessment/reassessments of service users and/or pathways with complex needs across the relevant field.

About us

One of the largest community NHS trusts in the UK, KCHFT are rated 'outstanding' by the CQC. We've got a passion for delivering high standards of care to patients and deliver excellent services to improve the health of our communities. To do this we need outstanding people who share our valuesCompassionateAspirationalResponsiveExcellent.

We're committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, which leads to better patient care and a happier workforce. So, all our colleagues have equal access to career opportunities.

Flexibility is another way we do this. In the NHS, we're reminded every day how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want you to be able to work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement without having to sacrifice time for personal interests or family commitments. We'll support you to work flexibly in a way that will suits us both.

Looking for professional development? We can support that too! Ourcareer pathwayswill help you achieve your aspirations.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The job description and person specification gives you all the information you need about this role. Please look carefully at the criteria in the person specification and tell us what you have done that shows you meet this.

Still have questions? The recruiting manager would love to hear from you, their contact details can be found in the job advert.

We can get a lot of applications for some roles so to be in with the best chance of being shortlisted please make sure you apply as soon as possible. A vacancy may close early if there is a lot of interest in the job.

If you need an application form in an alternative format please let our recruitment team know so they can help you with this.

All information you supply on your application should, to the best of your knowledge, be true and accurate. Interviews are due to take place on the 2nd of July 2024.

Find out more about the community differencehere.

Good luck! We cant wait to meet you and welcome you to #teamKCHFT, #cometocommunity

Although vaccination against COVID-19 is not mandatory, we are strongly encouraging colleagues in clinical and non-clinical roles who have direct or social contact with patients to be fully vaccinated. In this way we will be doing all we can to ensure your safety and that of your colleagues and the patients we serve.

Person Specification



  • BSc in clinical Audiology or equivalent qualification
  • State registered with HPC or RCCP or working towards qualification


  • BSL Level 1



  • A good knowledge and experience of objective and behavioural audiometric test techniques used in Paediatric Service
  • Experience in fitting, verifying and validating a variety of hearing aids to the paediatric population
  • Experience of working in Paediatric Audiology with Children of all ages


  • Knowledge of the causes and appropriate management of hearing impairment in children

Skills and aptitude


  • Able to work across a variety of sites across West Kent


  • Previous experience with Auditbase Patient Management System and S4H



  • An understanding of the concept and practical implications of clinical governance.

Personal qualities


  • Ability to work well in independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Car driver and willingness to travel to all sites.

Employer details

Employer name

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust


Heathside Centre


ME17 4AH

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