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Paediatric Audiologist

Employer
Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Location
Hounslow
Salary
£32,720 to £39,769 a year pa pr incl HCAS (outer)
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Profession
Healthcare scientist, Audiologist
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Are you looking to start or develop your career in Paediatric Audiology? We are the site for you! We are a dynamic, friendly, IQIPS accredited team looking for a proactive Band 5 Paediatric Audiologist.

You will act as an autonomous practitioner in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and evaluation of a diverse caseload.

Youwillplay an integral role in ensuring high quality service delivery and improvements to maintain IQIPS accreditation.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Main duties of the job

  • To act as an autonomous practitioner in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and evaluation of a diverse paediatric caseload.
  • To assist the team in the planning, development and delivery of the Paediatric Audiology Service to the paediatric population of Hounslow.
  • Provision of a range of comprehensive audiological services to a paediatric population including children with special needs.
  • Effective and supportive communication with parents and professionals.
  • Support day to day smooth running of the department.
  • To provide all aspects of tier two paediatric hearing assessment and hearing aid provision as per BSA guidance.


About us

Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust is a vibrant and committed organisation dedicated to improving access and quality of health care services to all, within our wide and diverse community. Such commitment is shared through our strong working relationships with partner agencies.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To take an active role in areas of clinical audit research and clinical governance for the audiology service, which may include designing and completing audits within own fields, participating in data collection for larger projects and contributing to the development of evidence based protocols.
  • Assist in gathering departmental performance data, developing clinical pathways and efficient working of patient management systems.
  • To be aware of the procedures and support the transition of patients from paediatric to adult services.
  • To maintain up to date theoretical knowledge and therapeutic evidence based practice regarding specialist area.
  • To provide reports, habilitation programmes (individual management plans) and other types of complex written information of an excellent standard for users, families and associated professionals and to adapt the contents to the communication styles and diversity of the recipients.
  • To overcome barriers to understanding or motivation, which may include English as a second language and/or learning or language disability or mental health difficulties in the parents/carers, for effective treatment to take place.
  • To work in partnerships with medical and education professionals and other relevant agencies in order to meet the needs of individual client and family. This could also involve Child Protection cases.


Person Specification

Qualification

Essential

  • BSc/MSc/PTP in Audiology or parts I and II of BAAT Certificate for higher training.
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Registration with the RCCP or HCPC


Desirable

  • British sign language qualification
  • Deaf awareness qualification
  • Advanced paediatric hearing aid fitting training
  • Current membership of BSA/BAA
  • Newborn Hearing Screening Programme training


Experience

Essential

  • Around 6 months working in NHS Audiology department
  • Ability to work with children and their parents with other disabilities, e.g. learning difficulties, autism.
  • Experience of behavioural, rehabilitation and electrophysiological assessment


Desirable

  • Experience of aiding children using NHSP/MCHAS protocols
  • Minimum of 1 year paediatric audiology experience
  • Experience of peer reviews


Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Able to demonstrate a commitment to the HRCH values (Care, Respect, Communication )
  • Ability to work as an autonomous professional
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team and diverse patient group
  • Theoretical and practical knowledge of paediatric audiology and advanced audiological test techniques including national developments
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Excellent organisation skills both of self and others
  • Ability to formulate comprehensive and appropriate management plans based on good case history


Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge of health service practices and understanding of clinical governance
  • Computer literate


Employer details

Employer name

Hounslow and Richmond Community NHS Healthcare Trust

Address

Heart of Hounslow Centre for Health

92 Bath Road

Hounslow

TW3 3EL

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779-NN-6035381-HS-Z-B

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