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Specialist Paediatric Audiologist

Employer
Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust
Location
Luton
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum, pro-rata
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Profession
Healthcare scientist, Audiologist
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This position also entails a 6% of salary Recruitment and Retention Premium.

Cambridgeshire Community Services have an exciting opportunity for a Band 7 Specialist Paediatric Audiologist to join a community-based team.

We are looking for an ambitious individual with significant experience in paediatric audiology who wants to work as part of our small, dedicated and widely-skilled team. You will be a specialist in paediatric audiological assessment, including patients with complex needs.

Leadership and management skills will be essential as you will be managing a small number of staff and providing clinical supervision.

There is an excellent opportunity for clinical leadership development including access to the Trust's highly successful Chrysalis Leadership Development programme and access to higher clinical training.

(Please note that should we receive a high number of applications, we reserve the right to close the advert earlier than advertised).

Main duties of the job

The main purpose of this role is to manage a complex and non-routine case load in the specialist areas of paediatric audiology. This includes working with patients and families, and working with a multidisciplinary team.

This role involves highly specialist patient care. All such care will be provided in an effective, caring and compassionate service to patients. The post holder is required to abide by the NHS values and Constitution.

You must be a team player with the ability to prioritise your time and work schedule effectively. We are looking for someone who can be flexible, have good written and oral communication with children and adults, good management skills, the ability to meet deadlines and knowledge and acceptance of diverse populations.

You will be providing line management to a small number of staff, including clinical supervision. As such you will demonstrate compassionate leadership skills and where needed attend leadership programmes to further develop these skills.

About us

Rated 'Outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission, we are proud to provide high quality innovative services across most of the east of England that enable people to receive care closer to home and live healthier lives.

There's one reason why our services are outstanding - and that's our amazing staff - who, for the seventh year running, rated us incredibly highly in the national staff survey.

If you share our passion for innovative and high-quality care delivery, then please submit your application and join us on our exciting journey as a leading-edge specialist community provider. All are welcome to apply and our promise to you is a culture which prioritises staff engagement and development.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Participate in providing comprehensive paediatric hearing assessments for children including complex cases, working at a senior level.

Undertake a range of diagnostic Audiological tests autonomously, including advanced and specialised testing (behavioural and electro-physical testing of hearing).

Provide Line management and clinical supervision to a small number of staff.

Maintain own professional knowledge and contribute to the clinical development of the service.

Use knowledge and experience in the training and supervision of staff.

Work independently and with Audiology Support Workers where appropriate.

Assist the Clinical Lead to develop and adapt the service according to changing criteria and demographics.

Assist the Clinical Lead to manage changes in practice and establish new systems of working when necessary.

Act as a point of contact for more junior staff within the service.

Mentor and/or act as supervisor for trainee staff as required.

In conjunction with the Clinical Lead be responsible for leading aspects of a subsection of the service.

Provide information and make recommendations within the Audiology Team, colleagues such as Consultant ENT and paediatricians, plus colleagues in other agencies such as teachers of the Deaf, speech and language therapy and social care.

Propose changes to service delivery based on local audit of current service provision, best practice guidance, peer discussion at a national level and review of the evidence base in the literature.

Take part in and carry out clinical audit and support clinical governance processes within the department.

To work as part of a wider Multi-Disciplinary team.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training

Essential

  • BSC Audiological Science
  • 5 years experience
  • HTTS module Paediatrics
  • MSc or relevant Masters Module


Desirable

  • MSC Audiological Science
  • Leadership Course
  • Management Course


Knowledge and Skills

Essential

  • IT skills, including working with patient management systems and MS Office applications
  • Experience in training and clinical supervision of staff and students
  • Demonstrates understanding of safeguarding issues


Experience

Essential

  • Paediatric Procedures and knowledge


Desirable

  • Leadership Questions


Employer details

Employer name

Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust

Address

Liverpool Road Health Centre

9 Mersey Place, Liverpool Road

Luton

LU1 1HH

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448-LCA-6188232-A

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