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Specialist Audiologist

County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Audiologist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest integrated care providers in England, serving a population of around 600,000 people. We are a high performing organisation with a track record of success.

With a multidisciplinary team of 20 staff, the Trustwide Audiology Department serves a population of around 550,000 in County Durham and Darlington.

We provide a comprehensive diagnostic assessment and rehabilitative service for adults and paediatrics, including ENT support, Hearing Therapy, Tinnitus management, vestibular assessment and rehabilitation, BAHA, NHSP diagnostic assessment, paediatric rehabilitation, adult direct referral clinics, community paediatric assessment clinics etc. We are an AQP site (Any Qualified Provider) for the Direct Access of Hearing aids service.

An opportunity has arisen for a suitably qualified individual to join our Audiology service providing a range of services across County Durham and Darlington. The post has a nominal base at the University Hospital of North Durham but the post holder will be expected to cover our various community and hospital sites.

Main duties of the job

You will be fully competent in all aspects of routine audiology assessment and rehabilitation and will be confident working with patients with complex needs. You must demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills and have experience in training and supervision of junior team members and other staff. Experience in paediatrics or complex adult audiology is desirable but not essential.

About us

If you are being interviewed you must accept an interview slot in the system to continue, even if you have arranged with the manager

You must be able to produce ALL certificates stated essential in the person specification or you will not be able to complete pre-employment checks

We provide hospital services from two acute sites - Darlington Memorial Hospital and University Hospital of North Durham. We have a centre for planned care in Bishop Auckland and provide care from community hospitals in Chester-le-Street, Shotley Bridge, Barnard Castle, Sedgefield and Weardale as well as over 80 other community based settings and providing care in patients' homes.

We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as BAME and disabled people are currently under-represented

From April 1 2024 we are unable to offer sponsorship for healthcare roles that do not meet the minimum salary �23,200, to apply you must have Right to Work in the United Kingdom. If you are in the UK on a VISA please ensure you have no restrictions that would prevent you from taking this post

Full Job Descriptions can be found in the adverts supporting documents

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will help develop the Audiology service at County Durham and Darlington NHs Foundation Trust and work at our outreach clinics for both the adult and paediatric population. You will undertake a range of diagnostic testing and testing of middle ear function. You will refer suitable patients for BAHA and cochlear implants as appropriate.

You will support patients in understanding their hearing loss, set realistic expectations and develop individual management plans. Selecting and fitting appropriate hearing aids and reassessing hearing will form your main duties as well as supporting ENT clinics. In additon you will be responsible for more complex patients and subject to your experience be part of the paediatric diagnostic and rehab team.

Person Specification



  • BSc in Audiology (or equivalent)
  • Evidence of CPD maintained in a portfolio including attendance at recent relevant training events/meetings, presentations made etc


  • Supervisory/Management Qualification
  • D32/33 Assessors award or equivalent mentorship award
  • HCC qualifications



  • Relevant experience as a qualified audiologist (B5)

Statutory Registration


  • Member of AHCS

Special Skills & Knowledge


  • Fully competent in all routine audiological procedures
  • Competent in some advanced audiological procedures, for example paediatric assessment, balance assessment, tinnitus
  • Excellent Communication skills (written & verbal)
  • First Class patient handling skills
  • Good Personnel Handling Skills
  • Teaching skills
  • Basic IT skills


  • Presentation skills

Special Requirements


  • Clear Speech
  • Ability to calibrate audiometers off site (stage A)
  • Full driving licence and access to own vehicle / ability to travel to different community venues / patient homes with equipment and consumables


  • Member of British Academy of Audiologist (BAA)

Employer details

Employer name

County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust


University Hospital Of North Durham

North Road



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