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Senior Audiologist

Employer
University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Brighton
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
3 Jun 2024

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Profession
Healthcare scientist, Audiologist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Details

Two exciting opportunities have arisen for enthusiastic, hardworking and committed clinicians in the Paediatric Audiology team at the UHS-East Audiology service, in our new, state-of-the-art paediatric department.

These are full-time posts to collaboratively deliver our paediatric Audiology services.

The service focuses on the assessment and rehabilitation of patients with deafness, vestibular conditions, tinnitus and auditory processing disorder.We are the regional centre for Bone Conduction and Middle Ear Implants.

Within these roles there may also be an opportunity to be involved in the adult rehabilitation team.

The successful candidates will be expected to have a high level of clinical expertise and the interpersonal skills, compassion and sensitivity to build positive and trusting relationships with patients, families and carers, and the team.

In return, we can offer opportunities for your professional development and a supportive, responsive team to work within.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide paediatric audiological assessment and appropriate management interventions for children within the local area.
  • To work collaboratively as part of a team and to make autonomous decisions when working alone.
  • To provide complex and sensitive advice to families regarding their child's hearing. Such advice might be delivered within an emotive atmosphere. To develop and advise on interventions and (re)habilitation programmes based upon autonomous clinical opinion, which may involve referral onwards to relevant intervention programmes.
  • Responsible for working within the paediatric team to deliver the clinical direction of the service, seeing children and young adults in single and joint clinician clinics, within the boundaries set by the Head of Audiology. Some of this clinical work to include lone working at off sites.
  • Possibility of working within the adult team, depending on service needs.


About us

At UHSussex, diversity is our strength, and we want you to feel included to help us always put the Patient First, as shown in our Outstanding for Caring CQC rating. Your uniqueness and experiences will be part of our creative and innovative community where everyone is encouraged to succeed. We have a range of Staff Networks to help break down barriers, and can offer abuddy to help new members settle in. We're proud to be a Disability Confident Employer (Level 2) and a Veteran Aware Trust.

We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our Wellbeing Programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it - because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

We look forward to receiving your application and the start of your journey with UHSussex.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Main Duties and Responsibilities
  • To provide paediatric audiological assessment and appropriate management interventions for children within the local area.
  • To work collaboratively as part of a team and to make autonomous decisions when working alone.
  • To provide complex and sensitive advice to families regarding their childs hearing. Such advice might be delivered within an emotive atmosphere. To develop and advise on interventions and (re)habilitation programmes based upon autonomous clinical opinion, which may involve referral onwards to relevant intervention programmes.
  • To be able to communicate with other professionals effectively to achieve a clear multi-disciplinary approach for the patient. This may involve other health professionals, education services or social services.
  • Responsible for working within the paediatric team to deliver the clinical direction of the service, seeing children and young adults in single and joint clinician clinics, within the boundaries set by the Head of Audiology. Some of this clinical work to include lone working at off sites.
  • To be aware of the referral-to-treatment position and DNA rates of the paediatric team and ensure that the team leads are appraised of threats to breaching.
  • Contributes to the continuous development of verification and validation methods.
  • Active contributor to audit, development and research programmes in Audiology for UHS. Maintenance of own audit activity as requirement for continued registration with regulatory bodies.
  • Possibility of working within the adult team, depending on service needs.

Please see job description & person specs for full details.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • BSc/MSc Audiology or STP/CAC training (or equivalent)


Desirable

  • CACDP stage 2 BSL


Experience

Essential

  • Substantial experience in paediatric rehabilitation
  • Advanced theoretical and practical knowledge of paediatric Audiological assessment and (re)habilitation


Desirable

  • Adult Audiology experience


Skills

Essential

  • Must be able to select optimal hearing aid and programming algorithm for clinical condition
  • Ability to use complex software inherent to hearing aid programming and patient data collection
  • Ability to make clinical judgement in the presence of apparently conflicting clinical data


Desirable

  • Knowledge of Auditbase
  • Knowledge of Affinity software
  • Knowledge of MedRX software


Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

Essential

  • Evidence of having undertaken own development to improve understanding of equalities issues
  • Evidence of having championed diversity in previous roles (as appropriate to role).


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)

Address

Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital

Sussex House, Abbey Road

Brighton

BN2 1ES

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279-6087961-MAR24-A

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