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Advanced Audiologist / Advanced Clinical Scientist (Audiology)

Employer
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£51,488 to £57,802 Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
29 May 2024

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The RNENTEDH (UCLH) is recruiting a Band 7 Advanced Audiologist/Advanced Clinical Scientist.

The successful candidate will deliver Audiologist Led Services and cover Physician-Led services at the Royal National ENT & Eastman Dental Hospitals.

Main duties of the job

It is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Audiologist or Clinical Scientist in Audiology wanting to work with the Audiologist Led Clinics, Audio-vestibular Medicine and Neuro-Otology departments and gain further quality experience in this renowned centre of excellence.

Please note that there will be a 20 minutes written test as part of the interview process.

About us

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. We provide academically led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education, and world-class research.

We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites:
  • University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing)
  • National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals
  • University College Hospital Grafton Way Building
  • Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
  • University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre
  • The Hospital for Tropical Diseases
  • University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street

We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women's health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology.

At UCLH, we have a real 'One Team' ethos, and our values - safety, kindness, teamwork and improving, are central to the way we work. This is supported by our staff, who voted us as the #1 NHS Acute Trust to work for in the whole of England.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the full Person Specification and more information regarding the main responsibilities of this role, please refer to the attached Job Description.

We are committed to sustainability and have pledged to become a carbon net zero health service, embedding sustainable practice throughout UCLH. We have set an ambitious target of net zero for our direct emissions by 2031 and indirect emissions by 2040.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Qualifications

Essential

  • MSc in Clinical Audiology/Hearing Therapy or equivalent level of knowledge/expertise in field CAC or equivalent post graduate experience
  • Registered to practice as an Audiologist/ Clinical Scientist /Hearing Therapist with either Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) or Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists (RCCP).
  • Significant post-graduate experience in relevant clinical area
  • Evidence of post graduate CPD
  • Applied theoretical knowledge of the relevant assessment and therapeutic/rehabilitative procedures for the management of audiological or vestibular conditions in adults and/or children
  • Knowledge of impact of co- morbidities such as global delay or neurological conditions in the management of adults and/or children


Desirable

  • Post graduate management/ leadership training or experience as supervisor
  • Membership of BAA, BSA


Experience

Essential

  • Demonstrable experience in the relevant clinical area and evidence of clinical competency with a complex patient caseload.
  • Specialist knowledge of routine and non-routine diagnostic / therapeutic audiological assessment procedures, their interpretation and their implications for patient management
  • Experience in formulating comprehensive management plans based on case history information and diagnostic test results, where management decisions may or may not be straightforward
  • Experience of working with hearing impaired patients / parents / carers and associated professionals
  • Evidence of participation in clinical audit, research, and / or presentations at scientific meetings.


Desirable

  • Evidence of financial and stock management


Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Ability to work in a team and to independently deliver clinical and non-clinical tasks
  • Ability to work with a level of autonomy to assess, diagnose, differentially diagnose and manage patients and their families.
  • Participation in research and development activities, including audit of clinical outcomes as required
  • Ability to work calmly and methodically when under pressure from a busy and varied caseload, demonstrating good prioritisation and organisational skills
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non- professional groups
  • Ability to monitor outcomes using clinical and non-clinical data
  • Advanced signal processing hearing aids including fitting, verification and evaluation methods
  • Theoretical knowledge of advanced electrophysiological and neurovestibular assessments in adults


Desirable

  • Evidence of teaching students and groups of staff
  • Experience of working within the designated specialist area, e.g. paediatrics/CI


Communication

Essential

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Fluent English speaker.
  • Ability to effectively and accurately communicate sensitive information to staff, patients and relatives
  • Ability to overcome barriers to communication in patients of all ages, especially with the profoundly deaf and patients reliant on sign or language interpreters
  • Able to adapt communication to meet the needs of the situation, including in stressful or conflict clinical and non-clinical situations
  • Ability to effectively communicate highly technical and/or condition related information to patients and/or carers
  • Managing daily communication and interaction with staff and colleagues
  • Good presentation skills at all levels including facilitating patient groups
  • Able to build rapport and credibility with team, senior clinical and managerial colleagues
  • Ability to deal regularly and appropriately with angry and frustrated individuals.


Personal and People Development

Essential

  • Experience in leading staff using motivation and enthusiasm.
  • Experience in managing staff in a hierarchical structure
  • Experience in working within services in line with performance targets
  • Participating in service improvements and clinical audit or services/pathways
  • Experience in participating in appraisal process and setting personal objectives.


Employer details

Employer name

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals

47-49 Huntley Street

London

WC1E 6DG

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309-UCLH-3928-A

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