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Specialist Audiologist

Employer
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Oxford
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Profession
Healthcare scientist, Audiologist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic and forward-looking Band 6 Specialist Audiologist / Clinical Scientist (Audiology) to join the Audiology Service at Oxford University Hospitals, one of the UK's largest teaching hospitals. We provide a comprehensive diagnostic and rehabilitation service for patients with hearing loss, tinnitus and balance disorders, are a centre for paediatric audiology and have a busy Auditory Implant Programme.

Although the post is funded as fulltime, we would welcome applications from clinicians interested in a part-time contract. This is a permanent contract.

Main duties of the job

This important role spans both adult and paediatric audiology services and the ratio of the two can be flexible depending on the experience, interests and expertise of the post holder, within the constraints of fulfilling our service needs. The adult aspect of the role is primarily concerned with providing a diagnostic and hearing aid rehabilitation service for adults with hearing loss, tinnitus and hyperacusis, including non-routine patients and those with additional / complex needs. The paediatric aspect will involve both routine and non-routine hearing assessments and hearing aid provision in children of all ages. Some routine support of ENT clinics is also expected. Full training will be provided where required. You will be involved in supervising audiologists in training and will be expected to contribute to service development.

About us

You would be joining a large team comprising Audiologists, Assistant Audiologists, Clinical Scientists (Audiology), Hearing Therapists and administrative colleagues. The service is actively involved in training and has PTP and STP trainees as well as colleagues undertaking degree apprenticeships in audiology. There is also an in-house CPD programme and all colleagues are encouraged to take advantage of training and development opportunities within the Trust and beyond. All members of the team are involved in service development as we work towards IQIPS accreditation.

You will be an Audiologist or Clinical Scientist (Audiology) with a BSc, PTP, STP or MSc in Audiology and must be registered with RCCP, HCPC or AHCS, ideally with previous NHS experience. You will require excellent communication skills, a flexible approach and be a team player. You will be based at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford and will be required to undertake clinics at a variety of locations around the county including in Banbury, Witney and Didcot. The department offers flexible working arrangements.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Delivery of a high quality adult and paediatric audiology service.

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details.

Please get in touch with any questions or queries you might have, including discussion of a part time contract.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • BSc Audiology, PTP Healthcare Science (Audiology) or MSc in audiology with CAC / HTS, or STP in neurosciences (audiology modality)
  • State registered with HCPC as a Clinical Scientist (audiology modality), with RCCP as an Audiologist or with AHCS as a Healthcare Scientist


Desirable

  • MSc Audiology
  • Evidence of further specialist training / qualifications in paediatric audiology
  • BSL level 1


Experience

Essential

  • Evidence of recent CPD activities
  • Experience working as a band 5/6 Specialist Audiologist / Clinical Scientist in an NHS context
  • Experience of behavioural hearing assessment in children of all ages
  • Experience of supervision of junior staff and trainees
  • Experience of communicating with colleagues from other disciplines including paediatrics, ENT, education, speech and language therapy
  • Experience of managing hearing loss in adults with complex needs including hearing aid fitting


Desirable

  • Research experience
  • Experience of hearing aid fitting and verification in children including real ear measurements and RECD.
  • Experience of clinical audit


Personal knowledge and skills

Essential

  • High level of knowledge / competence in adult and paediatric audiology, including assessing the hearing of children with additional needs
  • Experience of running own paediatric and adult audiology clinic
  • Able to work with minimal supervision
  • Good analytical skills
  • Reliable clinical judgement


Desirable

  • Knowledge of Newborn Hearing Screening Programme (NHSP)
  • Knowledge / skill in hearing aid fitting in children
  • Ability to give formal presentations at local and national meetings / conferences


Behavioural skills

Essential

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including the ability to communicate complex information to people from a variety of educational backgrounds in emotionally challenging situations
  • Ability to communicate with children and adults with hearing loss
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to show empathy
  • Positive attitude and enthusiastic approach, with can-do attitude even when under pressure
  • Ability to build and maintain positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Resilient and able to multi-task and prioritise competing demands
  • Aligned to the Trust values.
  • Committed to own personal development


Desirable

  • Able to travel to peripheral clinics


Technical skills

Essential

  • Excellent manual dexterity and coordination to accurately manipulate equipment and small devices to include hearing aids and accessories and insert probe tubes accurately into ear canals
  • Computer literate with experience of working with the Microsoft Office and specialist audiological software


Employer details

Employer name

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

John Radcliffe Hospital

Headley Way

Oxford

OX3 9DU

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

321-NOTSS-5633054-B6-B

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