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Audiologist

Employer
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Sheffield
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa/ pro rata for part time staff
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Profession
Healthcare scientist, Audiologist
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Audiologist to join our friendly team of 8 Audiologists and 5 Audiological Assistants.

We are looking for a conscientious, motivated and flexible newly qualified or experienced Audiologist. Hearing Services provides a comprehensive service to patients from the Sheffield area and beyond.

Please note this advertisement can be appointed as either a full time or part time opportunity (9 day fortnight working pattern available).

Main duties of the job

You will need to be able to demonstrate competency across all clinical fields of Audiology including, diagnostic assessments of hearing loss, select and fit appropriate hearing aids, take aural impressions and reassess existing patients hearing and aid provision according to BSA protocols.

The successful candidate will also hold a BSc Hons Audiology or equivalent qualification and be registerable with RCCP.

Our aim is to support Sheffield Teaching Hospitals vision:

To be recognised as the best provider of health, clinical research and education in the UK and a strong contributor to the aspiration of Sheffield to be a vibrant and healthy city region

We actively support research projects in conjunction with Neurotology and the trust Research and Development Department. This department uses the Auditbase system.

We provide support to a large ENT and Otoneurology Service in the form of specialist Vestibular Diagnostic and Rehabilitation Services, Tinnitus Therapy Services and BAHA and Middle Ear Acoustic Implants. The Department has also been accredited by IQIP's

Performs and selects suitable routine & non-routine diagnostic test procedures including audiograms, middle ear function tests, tinnitus and reflex tests following recommended procedure guidelines on adults from ENT, wards and GP's and secondary referrals from other consultants. Careful and accurate recording of patient sessions either in hospital notes or on the departments Patient Management System.

About us

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes commitments to professional development but also many policies to support employees in balancing their personal and professional lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for full details regarding this post.

When completing your application please ensure that you clearly demonstrate how you meet the role criteria.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • BSc Healthcare science in Audiology or equivalent
  • Should be able to register with RCCP / AHCS


Desirable

  • BAA parts 1 and 2


Experience

Essential

  • Hospital or equivalent experience in adult audiology.
  • Able to perform a wide range of diagnostic tests including tympanometry, otoscopy
  • Able to perform verifications e.g. REMS
  • Experience in performing Direct Referrals Identifying red flags for referral to other services


Desirable

  • Experience with Auditbase and Oticon hearing aids
  • Experience of training other lower grades of staff.
  • Multi-disciplinary team experience


Further Training

Desirable

  • Training in the use of hearing aids by other manufacturers.
  • Previous experience in working in an Audiology service.


Special Skills/Aptitudes

Essential

  • IT literate
  • Skilled in basic report writing


Desirable

  • Ability to adapt to new techniques and technologies.


Other Factors

Essential

  • Excellent communication skills


Desirable

  • Enthusiastic


Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Royal Hallamshire Hospital

Glossop Road

Sheffield

S10 2JF

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

190-7377-DIR

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