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Clinical Scientist (Audiology)/Paediatric Audiologist

Employer
University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Bristol
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
9 Jun 2024
Are you looking for a new, exciting role in paediatric audiology?

Would you like to work in a friendly, forward thinking, high performing team?

Do you want to work in a vibrant city?

If yes, yes, and yes we are looking for an enthusiastic professional who is passionate about paediatric audiology.

The role is based within the paediatric audiology team at Children's Hearing Centre (CHC). The team consists of assistant audiologists, paediatric audiologists, and clinical scientists. We provide diagnosis, treatment planning and hearing aid fitting for babies and children of all ages. There is close liaison with the Newborn Hearing Screening Programme, Paediatric ENT, Sensory Support Service and the Hearing Implant Programme.

The post holder will be based at St Michael's Hospital, Bristol.

Main duties of the job

Clinical Excellence: Deliver expert audiological assessments and interventions to patients, with a focus on maintaining clinical excellence. Stay updated on the latest advancements in audiology to ensure theapplication of evidence-based practices.

Patient-centred Care: Provide compassionate and patient-centred care, ensuring effective communication and collaboration with children and their families.

Team Collaboration: Work collaboratively with the audiology team, supporting a positive team culture. Provide guidance to less experienced staff and contribute to the professional development of the team.

Quality Assurance: Contribute to the maintenance of high-quality audiological services by adhering to standards and participating in quality improvement initiatives. Engage in audits and implement improvements based on best practices.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job description and person specification for full details of role and responsibilities.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Experience

Essential

  • Significant post degree experience in any area of Audiology with a specialist interest in paediatric audiology


Desirable

  • Highly specialised knowledge of paediatric audiology acquired through a combination of in-depth experience and post-graduate/post-registration training such as that obtained through a master's degree/doctorate, equivalent experience/qualification, significant formal training or research in paediatric audiology
  • Experience undertaking clinical audit and/or research


Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal and communication
  • Excellent organisational skills


Aptitudes

Essential

  • The post holder should be an autonomous, self-directed practitioner who is able to complete the duties and responsibilities outlined in this job description without direct supervision
  • Able to work well under pressure and prioritise workload. Able to react to issues that crop up at short notice efficiently and calmly, using own initiative and judgment as necessary
  • Exhibit good judgement and excellent decision making
  • The post holder should be able to communicate complex information in a sensitive, empathic, and professional manner


Qualifications and Training

Essential

  • BSc/MSc in Audiology or equivalent qualification
  • Registered with the HCPC or AHCS


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)

Address

Children's Hearing Centre, St Michaels Hospital

Southwell Street

Bristol

BS2 8EG

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