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Audiologist

Employer
The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Hillingdon
Salary
£32,720 to £39,769 per annum incl of HCAA
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Profession
Healthcare scientist, Audiologist
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Details

ADULT AUDIOLOGY + HEARING AID SERVICE

Hillingdon Hospital with Mount Vernon NHS Foundation Trust

Band 5 Audiologist - 37.5 hours per week full time

An opportunity has arisen for a qualified Audiologist to join our friendly and dedicated Adult Hearing Service team working between Mount Vernon and Hillingdon Hospital sites

The main duties of the post will be carrying out routine procedures within the Audiology service such as adult rehabilitation, direct referrals, hearing assessments, hearing aid fittings plus supporting routine ENT clinics.

As well as assisting and supporting the service manager in the continuous improvement of the service, Active involvement in clinical audit service development will be required.

There will be support for personal and professional development.

It is essential you have a BSc in Audiology or BAA equivalent with relevant experience and current RCCP or HCPC registration.

This post is for 37.5 hours per week. Working patterns to a certain extent are flexible and can be arranged to suit the successful applicant. However, the post holder would be required to work at both the Hillingdon and Mount Vernon sites.

There is a hospital shuttle bus available between hospital sites.

For informal enquiries, please call 01895 279343 and ask to speak to one of our Senior Audiologists or email thh.adulthearing @nhs.net

Main duties of the job

General:-Provide a comprehensive hearing aid service to all our hearing impaired patients

-Provide a range of audiometric investigations to outpatients.

-Keep up-to-date with professional knowledge and new technology

- Services are moving towards a 7-day service including evenings and weekends

Specific:-- Provide Audiological cover for ENT clinics to carry out Pure Tone Audiometry, Tympanometry, Speech Audiometry tests and other tests as required.

- Provide a comprehensive and efficient direct referral service to patients referred from GPs and hospital consultants including the provision of the full range of NHS hearing aids.

- Provide ongoing assessment, maintenance and rehabilitation for hearing aid users.

- Participate in general departmental audit, research and development

About us

The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides acute and specialist services from two sites to a local population of 350,000. Our services include accident and emergency services, inpatient care, day surgery, outpatient clinics and maternity services. Hillingdon is situated in North West London close to Heathrow airport and is the second largest London borough. Our modern treatment centre at Mount Vernon in Northwood offers routine inpatient services, diagnostics and outpatient clinics.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to attached job description

Main Tasks and ResponsibilitiesCommunication- Show and communicate a complex understanding to all

- Communicate effectively and appropriately and provide reassurance and understanding. Liaise courteously with patients, colleagues, the public and members of the dictectorte and trust.

-Show understanding and be sympathetic towards the effects of hearing impairment, in particular the impact on their lives and social skills.

- Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team with good interpersonal skills.

- Liaise daily with adult rehabilitation team.

- Convey condition related information to patients, relatives and carers.Knowledge, training and experience

Person Specification

Person Spec

Essential

  • MSc Audiology or BSc Audiology
  • AHCS/ HPC (State registration) or eligible to apply
  • Experience in the field of Audiology
  • Experience fitting digital hearing aids and using REM
  • Knowledge of equipment maintenance and calibration issues.


Desirable

  • CPD portfolio
  • Experience in using Patient Management System (e.g. Audit Base)
  • Experience of electrophysiological diagnostic audiological assessment procedure
  • Computer skills e.g. Excel, word processing
  • Clinical auditing experience


Employer details

Employer name

The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Hillingdon Hospital

Pield Health Road

Hillingdon

UB8 3NN

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