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0469 - Specialist Audiologist

Employer
Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Barnsley
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
19 Apr 2024

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Profession
Healthcare scientist, Audiologist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
There are two posts available

1st post is 37.5 hours permanent

2nd post is 30 hours permanent

The Specialist Audiologist is a senior Clinician working predominatly with adult patients in the diagnosis and rehabilitation, with significant post qualification experience, who is able to take further responsibility within the department and to supervise other staff.

Provision of a full range of routine and non-routine audiometric investigations, and a comprehensive hearing aid service to a predominantly adult population.

Be able to undertake specialist audiology support in the areas of tinnitus, advanced hearing aid fitting, vestibular rehabilitation, diagnostic ABR testing, Newborn Hearing Screening and student assessment.


Main duties of the job

Perform the full range of routine and non-routine diagnostic tests following recommended procedures. Participating in routine ENT and audiology clinics as required. Assess and interpret the results and report on as necessary.

To undertake adult direct referal clinics for hearing assessment and hearing aid assessment and reassessment. This involves taking a full case history and the assessment of otological clinical conditions., including complex assessments, onward referal for an ENT opinion if indicated. To convey recommendations for management / intervention to the patient and family/ carers, and produce timlely reports to the refering party and other relevant professionals regarding any assisstive listening devices that may be required.

To provide rehabilitation, counselling, advice and training to new and existing hearing aid patients. All patients will be hearing impaired but many will have complex communication needs and will need reassurance and persuasion in accepting their hearing loss/hearing aid. Motivating patients to comply with treatment programmes and making choices clear to patients is freqently challenging, not least because of the stigma that patients often perceive. A high level of communication skill is needed as patients have barriers to understanding due to their hearing loss and poor speech discrimination.

About us

Please note that the Trust reserves the right to close a position early.

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing Trust achieving a Good rating in our most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) assessment and achieving significant progress in the delivery of our strategic objectives. We are proud of the commitment of our staff to ensuring a strong and sustainable future for this organisation which is highly valued by our local communities.

There has never been a better time to join Barnsley Hospital. It is moving at pace and a we can do this attitude is evident right through the organisation, where staff are engaged for change and committed to being part of the journey to sustainability and growth.

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and fair treatment to all applicants regardless of race, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, mental or physical disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, age or offending history.

The cost of the DBS (criminal records check) for Band 6 and above roles only will be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details of the role and responsibilities.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Committed to self development and CPD.
  • BSc in Audiology or equivalent i.e. BTec (MPPM) and BAAT Parts 1 and 2 professional qualification plus RCCP/ HCPC/AHCS Registration.


Desirable

  • European Computer Driving License or similar advanced computer training
  • Typing qualification (RSA Level 2)


Experience

Essential

  • Extensive experience in Audiology including complex assessment.
  • Deaf Awareness


Desirable

  • Balance Assessment and rehabiliation
  • Tinnitus Rehabilitation
  • Training experience and mentor qualification


Knowledge and Awareness

Essential

  • Understands the need for confidentiality
  • Understanding of Health & Safety requirements


Values based questions

Essential

  • In around 100 words please describe what Equality & Diversity means to you and why they are important.


Employer details

Employer name

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Pogmoor Road

Barnsley

South Yorkshire

S75 2EP

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

C9163-0469E-04-24

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