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Clinical Scientist/Advanced Healthcare Science Practitioner(Audiology)

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Clinical Scientist / Advanced Audiologist (Audiology) - Vestibular Focus preferred

Band 7 - Suitable for newly qualified Clinical Scientists

Full time, permanent

We're looking for a Clinical Scientist / Advanced Audiologist with a special interest in vestibular testing to join our friendly audiology team.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a service that provides care for adults and children, and the role offers the chance to practice other aspects of audiology alongside its vestibular focus. We would welcome applications from those who specialise in other aspects of Audiology as we have a variety of specialists within our team. We're also happy to support applications for STP equivalence via the Academy of Healthcare Science.

The role is perfectly suited for candidates looking to develop their leadership skills. It comes with a variety of responsibilities related to quality assurance, supervision and service development.

Main duties of the job

As an audiologist with a vestibular testing specialism, you'll be responsible for vestibular assessment and rehabilitation in adults. You'll also have the option to develop other clinical interests, including within our developing Bone Conduction Hearing Implant (BAHA) service.

The role may include line management responsibilities and will offer opportunities to develop and lead on innovative projects within the team. As a senior clinician, the successful candidate will be supported to develop their leadership skills through further training and professional development.

The post-holder will have specialist knowledge of a wide range of procedures and practices underpinned by practical experience, and knowledge maintained through professional registration and CPD activity. To apply, you should have NHS experience and a Masters-level qualification (or equivalent) in Audiology. You must also have HCPC or RCCP registration to be considered for this role.

If you'd like to discuss this opportunity or arrange an informal visit with us, please contact Ann-Marie Hawkins or Shameela Munir on 024 7696 6444.

***The interview date for shortlisted applicants for this role is 18 June 2024. ****

About us

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence designated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award. Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Individual Management Plan (IMP) Development
  • The development of the IMP should include a range of investigations, procedures or processes in consultation with families and relevant others, based on the individual child's needs and wishes and accepted good practice.
  • The IMP should be monitored and progress reported, reviewing the need for further intervention as appropriate.
  • Develops and delivers IMPs for families within specialist Audiology services e.g. paediatrics

Diagnostic Assessments
  • The Advanced Healthcare Scientist in Audiology undertakes the full range of available Audiological tests unsupervised, including advanced diagnostic testing, in particular, frequency specific objective testing to determine thresholds in young babies.

Auditory Rehabilitation
  • The Advanced Audiologist develops interventions and rehabilitation programmes based upon autonomous clinical opinion, which may involve onward referral to relevant intervention programmes such as specialist tertiary services.
  • The rehabilitation programmes may also include balance rehabilitation tinnitus rehabilitation paediatric habilitation.In addition the Specialist Audiologist may undertake motivational interviewing or counselling.
  • The Specialist Audiologist has an awareness of local external agencies who can provide additional help and support to the patient and will signpost/refer the patient as agreed

For further details of the role please see the attached job description.

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Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust


University Hospitals Coventry

Clifford Bridge Road



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