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Audiologist

Employer
Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Crewe
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Profession
Healthcare scientist, Audiologist
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity to join our busy Audiology Department at Leighton Hospital.

We serve a population of 405,000 across a range of locations.

Please see job description for further information.

Interviews will be face to face, date to be confirmed.

Main duties of the job

The department currently provides a range of services including
  • Direct referral for hearing aid assessment
  • Adult aural rehabilitation (including domiciliary and outreach clinics)
  • Support to ENT
  • Pediatric assessment and rehabilitation (supporting the Pediatric services Women's and Children's)
  • Tinnitus assessment and therapy

The role will involve assessment and rehabilitation of adults. We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual who enjoys new challenges. We are required to work flexibly which will include evening clinics.

For further information please contact Alison Edwards / Mary Banton on 01270 612197

About us

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MCHFT) provides good quality, safe and effective healthcare to the people of Cheshire and beyond.

The Trust, which manages Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Victoria Infirmary in Northwich, and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford, was established as an NHS Trust in April 1991 and became a Foundation Trust in April 2008.

We employ almost 5,000 members of staff, provide around 540 hospital beds, with a range of services including accident and emergency, maternity, outpatients, therapies, and children's health.

The Trust is also part of Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership (CCICP), a unique local health partnership that provides a range of community services for people across South Cheshire and Vale Royal.

During the Coronavirus pandemic, the Trust was recognised nationally for its Be Safe Be EquiPPEd campaign, which aimed to make the Trust as safe as possible for staff and patients, through supporting the correct use of PPE.

The results in the 2020 national NHS Staff Survey showed improvements in all elements of the safety culture theme, with 92% of respondents feeling their role made a difference to our patients. We were also recognised nationally for our workforce health and wellbeing initiatives.

At Mid Cheshire, we value our staff and appreciate that in order to give our patients the best quality, compassionate care, we also need to look after our colleagues.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • A practicing Healthcare Practitioner, who contributes towards provision of a comprehensive Audiology Service.
  • Assists the Audiology Manager in the daily clinical work of the department and is responsible for managing their own workload without direct supervision.
  • This involves basic rehabilitative care, diagnostic assessments of hearing, and care for adult hearing aid users, children over 5years of age, and their carers/relatives.
  • Demonstrates effective communication and interpersonal skills with other professionals and service users, including patients, carers and relatives.
  • Takes part in contributing to service development and maintains professional standards.
  • Maintains patient and departmental records both written and electronic using computer databases and word processing.
  • Provides clinical assessments and hearing aid programming and provision using complex computer software and specific specialised hardware.
  • Assists in one or more of the specialist areas of Audiology Service provision.


Person Specification

Knowledge

Essential

  • BSc in Audiology or equivalent (Dip Audiology with relevant BSc or BAA parts 1 & 2 with H'Tec/B'Tec MPPM)
  • Professional knowledge acquired through 4 year BSc in Audiology or 2-year postgraduate Diploma in Audiology.


Skills

Essential

  • Ability to communicate effectively with all client groups.
  • Ability to perform a wide range of audiological tests.
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to work off own initiative within the role.
  • Apply theoretical knowledge to practical situations requiring fine manual dexterity


Values

Essential

  • A commitment to quality and safety.
  • A recognition of the importance of showing respect, dignity and compassion to patients and colleagues.
  • A listening, learning and leading approach.
  • A commitment to work together to create the best outcomes.
  • Must demonstrate the Trust's values around both raising concerns at work, and how to treat others who raise concerns.


Employer details

Employer name

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Leighton Hospital

Middlewich Road

Crewe

CW1 4QJ

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412-S&C-5727

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