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Band 6 Paediatric Audiologist

Employer
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Birmingham
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 paediatric audiologist to join our team at university Hospitals Birmingham for a 12month period. This post is for a suitably qualified Audiologist with at least 2 years post qualification experience in routine and non- routine paediatric assessment and rehabilitation procedures. The role is based at Heartlands Hospital however, the successful candidate will be required to work at Solihull Hospital as required.

Main duties of the job

To perform routine audiological investigations on individuals of all ages and assess and fit appropriate hearing aids based on hearing loss and best clinical practice guidelines. To carry out behavioural hearing assessment of children some of whom will have complex needs.

Help support the delivery of the paediatric audiology service working closely with ENT and senior audiologists.

Complete routine follow-up assessments of hearing aid use and be able to trouble-shoot and problem solve accordingly.

Support and advising junior colleagues on treatment plans and technical issues.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • BSc (Hons) Audiology or equivalent OR- MSc or equivalent level qualification in Audiology with Certificate of Competence in Audiology (CAC or equivalent).
  • Registration with RCCP/HCPC.
  • Relevant and appropriate level of post qualification experience.


Desirable

  • Membership of BAA,BSA


Experience

Essential

  • Knowledge of BSA and BAA clinical guidance and recommended procedures.
  • Knowledge of Hearing loss assessment and management NICE guidelines.
  • Knowledge kept up to date through regular CPD.
  • Knowledge of routine and non-routine diagnostic audiological assessment procedures, their interpretation and their implications for patient management.


Desirable

  • Knowledge of the IQIPs criteria.
  • Knowledge of referral criteria for BAHAs and Cochlear implants.
  • Knowledge of the audit process and current trends in research and development in Audiology.
  • Participation in research and development activities, including audit of clinical outcomes as required.


Additional Criteria

Essential

  • Demonstrable paediatric experience and evidence of clinical competency with a complex patient caseload, and a variety of advanced testing methods.
  • Able to select, order and take impressions for appropriate types of earmoulds, and to modify earmoulds as required.
  • Able to select and fit appropriate models of hearing aid for using appropriate methods for fitting and verification of hearing aid characteristics, including REM and RECD measures
  • Good IT skills. Knowledge of common computing packages for word processing, spreadsheets, presentation packages and databases.
  • Experience with at least one audiology patient record keeping software package, preferably AuditBase.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal, in order to explain analytical, scientific and clinical aspects of the work to a variety of people including patients and relatives, scientific colleagues, clinical professionals, service managers.
  • Ability to perform a wide range of duties according to the Job Description.
  • Highly developed co--ordination skills with good dexterity and hand-eye co-ordination and those skills required for the performance of fine analytical techniques.
  • Ability to work under pressure (emotional resilience and ability to prioritise and plan work)
  • Good attendance record
  • Good personal organisation skills


Desirable

  • Diagnostic hearing assessment of babies referred from the Newborn Hearing Screen Program including Auditory Brainstem Assessment, Otoacoustic Emissions, and High Frequency Tympanometry
  • Objective diagnostic assessment of older children under sedation or general anaesthetic
  • Assessment and rehabilitation of complex needs paediatric cases with auditory processing disorder/tinnitus/ hyperacusis /non organic hearing loss
  • Make formal presentations to groups of colleagues and other health professionals
  • Possess a full category B car driving licence preferably clean or with no more than a maximum of 3 points.
  • Demonstrable ability to lead others


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Heartlands Hospital

Bordesley Green E

Birmingham

West Midlands

B9 5SS

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304-53374DO

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