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Highly Specialist Audiology Practitioner

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
24 Apr 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Audiologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking for an exciting new role in Paediatric Audiology?

Are you passionate about helping children with hearing loss?

Do you have experience in the assessment and management of hearing loss in newborn babies, infants and children?

We are a friendly and innovative department looking to recruit an enthusiastic Audiologist to work in our paediatric service under our new leadership team. Quality, patient centred care is the focus of the service.

The role will include newborn assessments, assessments for children under 4 years of age and paediatric hearing aid work for children of all ages.

Main duties of the job

Clinical Skills

Skills and experience in newborn and two tester diagnostic hearing assessments. Fitting, verifying, evaluating and reviewing hearing aid provision in babies and children of all ages. Communicating sensitively and effectively with patients and their families.

Service development

Devising, executing and analysing audits and employing service improvements based on the findings. Developing patient information and standard operating procedures.


Providing practical training in paediatric audiology for students and junior members of staff.


Working collaboratively as part of the Audiology team and engaging in multidisciplinary working to ensure holistic patient centred care.


The role will be based at Sunderland Royal Hospital but community clinics at Washington and South Shields may also be covered. There may be the opportunity for home working in non-patient facing time.

The department currently operates 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday and most staff choose to work compressed hours over 4 days.

About us

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One Team One Trust - There are many reasons to work at our Trust. From our commitment to putting people first to our accessible services and award winning teams. We have a passion for research, innovation and tackling inequalities. We are committed to respect, fairness and civility and promote a compassionate, caring and positive culture / working environment.

We welcome all applications irrespective of peoples race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion/belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups. Looking after our workforces health and wellbeing is a priority for STSFT. We also provide access to high quality education, training, career progression and support. Flexible working is supported via the Trust's Flexible Working Policy.

The Trust employs around 8,300 people and provides a range of hospital services to a local community of around 430,000 residents. We also provide a range of more specialised services outside this area, in some cases to a population as great as 860,000. We offer our staff outstanding benefits - Fitness Centre (SRH), libraries at both hospital sites, chaplaincy support and access to a Childcare Co-ordinator to help staff with childcare arrangements.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Work autonomously to provide specialised assessment and rehabilitation within the Paediatric Audiology service.

Contribute scientific expertise and specialist advice to consultant medical staff and other professional staff related to Paediatric Audiology.

Assist the Head of Paediatric Audiology in ensuring the training, competency and supervision of more junior colleagues and trainees

Carry out audits in Paediatric Audiology, including identifying, initiating and managing certain aspects.

Work with the Head of Paediatric Audiology and Head of Service to ensure that clinical and professional standards are maintained at all times.


Person Specification

Physical skills


  • Ability to travel between hospital sites using own transport, as required.
  • Moving and Handling skills with neonates and children
  • Ability to conduct audiological measurements of all types related to the job role.

Skills and Knowledge


  • Specialist knowledge of hearing assessment and management for children and neonates.
  • In-depth and up-to-date knowledge of developments in the field of Paediatric Audiology (including international developments).
  • Basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology relevant to Paediatric Audiology.
  • Counselling skills.
  • Good report writing and presentation skills the post holder must produce clear and concise reports.
  • IT literate with understanding of Audiology Patient Management System.
  • Ability to work effectively without direct supervision.
  • Proven track record of appropriate CPD through an accredited CPD scheme such as the BAA.



  • MSc in Clinical Audiology or equivalent (e.g. BSc Clinical Physiology + Study at M-Level)
  • BAA HTS competency (or equivalent) in at least 1 clinical area.
  • CCC competency (or equivalent) (e.g. BAA Part 1 & II examination, PTP Clinical Log Book).
  • Registration with the RCCP/AHCS/HCPC as appropriate.


  • ILM Management or leadership qualification or equivalent.



  • Significant experience within the field of Paediatric Audiology.
  • Skill and experience in communicating with patients and their relatives who may be distressed, including the ability to explain technical procedures in simple terms.

Employer details

Employer name

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust


Sunderland Royal Hospital

Kayll Road



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