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Senior Specialist Audiologist

Employer
Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
Location
Carshalton
Salary
£40,701 to £48,054 a year Pro-rata pa inc HCAS (Outer)
Closing date
17 May 2024

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Profession
Healthcare scientist, Audiologist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Do you have a passion for helping people hear the world around them?

Meet Mr. Jones, your first appointment of the day, grappling with significant hearing loss that's left him feeling isolated. Drawing on your expertise, you fit him with hearing aids from top brands like Oticon or Phonak, while also offering personalised advice on assistive listening devices. Through your guidance, Mr. Jones regains confidence in managing his hearing loss and reconnects with the world around him.

In our all-purpose built soundproof rooms with integrated diagnostic equipment, you'll conduct comprehensive audiological assessments. Whether it's Mr. Smith, struggling with tinnitus affecting his daily life, or Mrs. Patel, seeking clarity amidst age-related hearing challenges, each patient presents a unique puzzle for you to solve with precision and compassion.

Here at ESTH, we foster a culture of exploration and growth, encouraging staff to venture into various facets of our work. Whether it's diving into hearing therapy, delving into vestibular diagnostics and rehab, exploring private dispensing options, or conducting home visits, there's always room to expand horizons and discover new passions.

This is just a taste of the rewarding challenges and opportunities that await you.

If you thrive in collaborative environments, excel at communication, and possess a deep well of knowledge in rehabilitation techniques and hearing aids, this could just be the role you're looking for...

Main duties of the job

When you join ESTH you'll be warmly welcomed by our friendly multidisciplinary team comprising clinical scientists, hearing therapists, balance specialists, and AVP consultants, totalling 35 dedicated professionals. Instantly, you'll become an integral part of our Adult Audiology service and deliver exceptional clinical care from day one.

Clinics operate from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday, with flexible working arrangements available.

Your responsibilities include:

Perform routine audiological investigationsto support the differential diagnosis of auditory dysfunction.

Determine aural rehabilitation strategies, encompassing the selection, fitting, and exchange of a variety of NHS digital hearing aids, as well as taking aural impressions and offering advice on assistive listening devices.

Conduct routine hearing aid repair and servicing clinics.

Administer advanced tests of middle ear function, tinnitus evaluation, and objective measurement procedures.

Conduct ward visits to in-patients requiring assessment or assistance with hearing aid issues or repair.

Provide expert audiological support for ENT and Audiological Medicine clinics.

Conduct assessments of patients with hearing difficulties through the direct referral system.

Offer wax removal services, including micro-suction clinics.

Support delivery of our Hearoic private dispensing clinic if you are HCPC registered.

Work with Adults with learning disabilities in bespoke clinics.

About us

A comprehensive audiology department that provides a full spectrum of services, ranging from paediatric to adult care, inclusive of transition services, advanced diagnostics, vestibular diagnostics, and tinnitus therapy. We also engage with the local Dementia Hub and maintain symbiotic training connections with nearby sensory teams.

We pride ourselves on embracing cutting-edge technology and fostering strong partnerships with leading hearing aid manufacturers, ensuring our team receives regular training on the latest hearing aid models and associated products.

We participate in national and local research endeavours, such as the COACH Study, which compares cochlear implants with hearing aids in adults with severe hearing loss.

Collaborating with the Royal Marsden Hospital, we contribute to ototoxicity monitoring and our audiologists can present their research findings at national conferences.

Our culture thrives on openness and collaboration, facilitated by an open-door policy and easy access to managers and senior staff. From sharing knowledge to celebrating milestones together, our communal lunch area fosters unity among staff members of all levels, creating a supportive and vibrant work environment.

What we can offer you:

27 days holiday + 8 paid bank holidays

Over 4,000 high-street discounts through Blue Light Card

Enrolment into the NHS pension scheme

Professional and career development, with access to digital and in-person training programs

Much more!

Job description

Job responsibilities

This position offers a one-year fixed term, making it ideal for those seeking a short-term commitment or considering a secondment from another Trust. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including those with experience in private practice or community settings, who are eager to bring fresh perspectives and skills to our team.

Youll be located at one site but might need to travel occasionally. Transport links are excellent, with frequent bus services connecting the hospitals to surrounding towns and cities, including Epsom, Sutton, and Wimbledon. Additionally, Epsom and Sutton railway stations provide direct links to London Victoria, making the hospitals easily reachable for staff from the capital and beyond.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • BSC, BTEC, Msc or equivalent


Desirable

  • Paediatric course, Rehab course
  • wax removal experience


Experience

Essential

  • Band 5/6 experience with paediatric clinical responsibility


knowledge and skills

Essential

  • Expertise in behavioural age appropriate testing Paediatric and complex patient hearing aid fitting


attributes

Essential

  • Kind Compassionate Good team worker Excellent communication skills


Desirable

  • Knowledge of BSL


Employer details

Employer name

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust

Address

St Helier Hospital

Wrythe lane

Carshalton

SM5 1AA

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