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Audiologist

Employer
Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Southwest London, Surrey and Hampshire
Salary
£32,720 to £39,769 a year pa. pro rata Inclusive of HCAS [Outer]
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Profession
Healthcare scientist, Audiologist
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Various clinic locations available depending on candidate preference including Southwest London & Surrey

Applications are invited for Audiologists to join our dynamic and progressive Audiology team

We are looking for a professional educated to degree level with an audiology qualification. The successful applicants will support delivery of our Audiology service.

The successful applicant will join a multidisciplinary team of extended scope Audiologists, Clinical Scientists, Newborn Hearing Screeners, clinical nurse specialists, voice therapists and ENT specialists to provide a full range of specialist-level services to the local population of approximately 360,000.

Main duties of the job

The department, which is accredited under the Improving Quality in Physiological Measurement Services (IQIPS) programme to provide the full scope of routine and complex paediatric and adult services, is delivered by a team of fourteen highly qualified and experienced Audiology practitioners. The dedicated team provides the highest standards of care and, as an accredited training centre, enjoy strong links with higher education providers and active participation in the South West London Clinical Networks.

In order to be considered for these posts you should be registered with (or eligible to be registered with) the Academy for Healthcare Science (formerly RCCP) and be eligible to work in the U.K. (i.e. Working holiday Visa, EU passport). Support will be given to ensure that the successful candidates continue their professional development

The successful applicant will also be:
  • Familiar with service provision in the UK and current developments and issues
  • Experienced working at a high level of autonomy and operate effectively within a team
  • Able to demonstrate a flexible, adaptable approach and an ability to exercise good judgement based on up-to-date knowledge and experience


About us

Kingston Hospital - First Acute Trust in London to be rated Outstanding by CQC for Overall Quality and Leadership

We employ 3,700+ staff who proudly and efficiently support over 360,000 people locally through a full range of diagnostic and treatment services and we have a national reputation for innovative developments in healthcare, particularly in 'patient-focused' care, day surgery and maternity services.
Health and Wellbeing & Staff Benefits
The Trust understands that benefits go beyond just financial rewards and offers a wide range of benefits that recognise staff contribution, provide opportunities for career development and offer initiatives to promote a healthy work-life balance -Our Health Heroes Awards 2018 - Staff Retention and Wellbeing Employer of the Year.-HPMA Vivup Award for Well Being 2019.
Trust Values
Kingston Hospital NHS Trust has five key values and we want to employ and work with people who share these values and demonstrate behaviours that support them. They are:

-Caring- Design and deliver care around each individual patient's needs and wants.-Safe- Make the safety of patients and staff our prime concern as safety comes first-Responsible- All staff take responsibility for the hospital, its services and reputation-Value Each Other- Value each other's contribution-Inspiring- We always strive to empower each other to develop and deliver improvements to benefit our patients

Job description

Job responsibilities

We encourage you to come and talk to us to understand a bit more about our organisation and what we can offer. Please feel free to contact us for an informal chat about the opportunity.

The job description will be as flexible as possible so that we can try to accommodate a range of activities that would interest the successful candidate. It would be expected that successful applicant would deliver the duties detailed within the Job Description with the potential to develop the service provision further.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Bachelor degree in Audiology or equivalent knowledge base acquired through in-depth service experience.


Desirable

  • Completion of ERA and balance course / Other study in relevant subject


Experience

Essential

  • Practical experience undertaking hearing assessments and hearing aid fitting to adults.
  • Minimum 1 year experience working in NHS acute/community setting
  • Experience of multi-agency working


Desirable

  • Practical experience supporting volunteer support service


Knowledge

Essential

  • Ability to organise/coordinate care within community and acute care settings
  • Understanding of national care pathways


Desirable

  • IT and Presentation Skills


Employer details

Employer name

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Various clinic locations available depending on candidate preference including Southwest London, Surrey and Hampshire

Southwest London, Surrey and Hampshire

KT2 7QB

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

396-NN-6227249-AHP -Y

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