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Audiologist

Employer
Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Liverpool
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 a year Pro rata
Closing date
26 Apr 2024

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This is a 12 month post to cover maternity leave.

This post is suitable for an experienced Paediatric audiologist, able to work autonomously and as part of the Audiology Team. The successful applicant will be able to provide a comprehensive range of Audiology services at Alder Hey and in satellite Centre's across Merseyside and beyond for children from birth to 19 years.

There is a requirement to travel in-between sites of Alder Hey, Community Clinics sites across Liverpool and Southport.

Main duties of the job

The post entails working as part of a multidisciplinary team providing highly specialised audiological services, including advanced and complex assessment and rehabilitation of hearing impaired children. It involves working with the Consultant Audio-Vestibular Physicians in Audiology.

The post holder will be responsible for the supervision and training of students, including undergraduate and post graduate Audiology Students.

The post holder will be required to liaise with patients, families, Advanced ENT Nurse Practitioner, Lead Nurse, Consultant and Medical teams, BME, Service Managers, Clinic Ward teams, Pathway coordinators, Ancillary staff, Community teams, Risk Management, Research and Audit department, GP's, Clinical teams in Alder Hey, other hospitals and Clinics.

About us

As one of Europe's biggest and busiest children's hospitals, at Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust, we treat everything from common illnesses to highly complex and specialist conditions.In addition to our main hospital site, we offer paediatric services at a number of community sites and hold local clinics across Merseyside, Cumbria, Shropshire, Wales and the Isle of Man. We also provide specialist inpatient care for children with complex mental health needs in our recently relocated and newly opened state of the art facility.

Alder Hey has a thriving research portfolio and leads research into children's medicines, infection, inflammation and oncology. We are becoming recognised as one of the world's leaders in children's healthcare and research. We contribute to public health, lead cutting-edge research and teach the next generation of children's specialists. Alongside this is ourInnovation Hub, a dedicated space where clinicians and industries can come together to create new products and technologies.

We know that a children's hospital is different and that our job is more than just treating an illness. To us, every child is an individual. As well as giving them the very best care, we set out to make them feel happy, safe and confident as they play, learn and grow. At Alder Hey we are here to look after a child and their family and that includes mums, dads, brothers and sisters.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical/Scientific and Technical
  • Diagnose, manage and rehabilitate children with hearing impairment using a wide range of advanced and complex audiological and Vestibular procedures.
  • To be able to modify, when appropriate, diagnostic audiological assessment for children from birth to 19 years and those with a range of syndromes, additional needs, challenging behavior, in order to obtain reliable information about hearing and manage accordingly.
  • Apply specialised clinical knowledge to interpret and analyse test results, in order to devise an appropriate strategy and implement an individual patient management plan.

Communication
  • Ability to explain to children what they are required to do when performing hearing tests, using appropriate language. Able to use tact and persuasion where barriers to understanding exist, e.g. very young children and children with learning difficulties, or with an uncooperative child.
  • Communicate effectively with Deaf and hard of hearing individuals, carers and children of all ages. Able to communicate complex technical and sensitive information in a meaningful manner, adapting instructions and tests to children of different ages and special needs.

Professional
  • Active participant in Departmental and Trust research and audit projects involving children with hearing loss.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality at all times and follow Trust and Departmental Policies.
  • Adhere to BSA guidelines and Departmental protocols and maintain professional standards. Contribute to the development and adherence of clinical protocols.

General

Full driving licence is required for this role.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • BSc Hons audiology
  • MSc Audiology or equivalent
  • British Association of Audiologists (BAAT) - professional exams parts I and II
  • BTEC in medical Physics and Physiological Measurements (MPPM)
  • Professional Registration with appropriate body (RCCP state registration)
  • Mentorship qualification (MSLAP or equivalent)


Employer details

Employer name

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust

East Prescott Road

Liverpool

L14 5AB

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411-SUR-24-6157190

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