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Senior Audiological Hearing Therapist

Employer
University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust
Location
Stoke-on-Trent
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year PA
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Profession
Mental health
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Audiological Hearing Therapist to join the caring, committed Audiology team at UHNM. Working both autonomously and as part of the team, you will utilise your previous experience and expertise to deliver excellent patient care, contributing to positive patient outcomes throughout the specialist service of Complex Audiology and Hearing Therapy.

The role is multifaceted, requiring assessment and rehabilitation skills in tinnitus, hyperacusis, misophonia, auditory processing disorder, balance disorders and working with patients with additional needs. For this reason, training will be provided for the suitable candidate.

Main duties of the job

The Senior Audiological Hearing Therapist uses their previous experience to deliver assessment, rehabilitation, counselling and support to patients with complex hearing related needs, including complex auditory disorders, tinnitus, hyperacusis, auditory processing disorder and vestibular disorders. The post involves working with patients who may be emotionally distressed, have challenging behaviour and additional disabilities. This role demands highly specialised skills to deliver motivational and problem solving techniques to support this diverse range of patients.

About us

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. Based across two sites, Royal Stoke in Stoke-on-Trent and County Hospital in Stafford, we are proud to serve around three million people and we're highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales.

All of our employees make a valuable contribution regardless of role here at UHNM and we are proud of our wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their true potential.

UHNM create and encourage a culture of inclusion, providing equal opportunities for career development that are fair and transparent. We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture in which all staff feel valued and respected. In return we ask all of our employees to make a commitment to the values, co-created by or staff, patients and carers, and that unite us as a Trust.

At University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust we know that investing in, supporting and developing our staff has a direct impact on the quality of care that we deliver. Our employees are as important as our patients and the population that we serve.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification for further details of main responsibilities.

Person Specification

Essential

Essential

  • BSc in Audiology and Diploma in Hearing Therapy or equivalent qualifications


Desirable

  • MSc In Rehabilitative Audiology


Knowledge, skills, training and experience

Essential

  • AHCS/HCPC Registered
  • Clinical reasoning
  • Proven leadership skills


Desirable

  • HTS in Therapeutic Skills or Tinnitus and counselling
  • Experience of delivering counselling to children with tinnitus, hyperacusis or misphonia
  • Ability to deliver safe, effective counselling to patients with tinnitus and provide good clinical outcomes'


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust

Address

Royal Stoke

Newcastle Road

Stoke-on-Trent

ST4 6QG

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205-6250362

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