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Specialist Paediatric Audiologist

Employer
Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Cambridge
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Profession
Healthcare scientist, Audiologist
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are seeking to appoint two full time Specialist Audiologists to join our busy and friendly team. One post is permanent and one is fixed term for one year.

You will need to be a well-motivated, enthusiastic qualified audiologist. We are an innovative department, providing a comprehensive audiology service. You will join a highly motivated team, committed to providing a high quality service.

Main duties will be in the assessment and habilitation of children with hearing difficulties, on both complex and routine pathways. You must have excellent communication skills with children and parents, and have a desire to find creative and effective solutions for patients with a variety of hearing problems. You will be a competent practitioner and able to work without supervision in the main department and at community clinics. You will be expected to develop specialist expertise although training will be given. There may be opportunities for some adult work, depending on experience. We are a training department and you would be expected to contribute to training junior staff and PTP and STP trainees.

We are particularly looking for candidates with ABR experience. In addition, skills and experience with audiology equipment management and liaison with IT would be of benefit.

Main duties of the job

1. The provision of a comprehensive audiology service within the context of the wider department

2. Carrying out a range of diagnostic audiological tests

3. Providing audiology assessment to 0-18 year olds across secondary and tertiary tier paediatric services.

4. Providing a comprehensive (re)habilitation service to hearing impaired children and adults using knowledge and experience in the training and supervision of staff

5. Carrying out quality assurance measures including audits and service evaluation projects.

6. Working independently and part of a multidisciplinary paediatric hearing services team.

7. Maintaining own professional knowledge and contribute to the clinical developments of the department.

About us

Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 12000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people - patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing 'outstanding' care to our patients and rated 'Good' overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH's values - Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent - are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people's age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Applications from new graduates are welcomed as this post offers a great opportunity to consolidate and develop your skills. CUH Audiology is an experienced training centre and you will be mentored and encouraged at this key stage of your career.

There will be a requirement for some Saturday working.

You will have an STP in Audiology or equivalent. RCCP registration is expected.

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

Please note:- Internal applicants on permanent contracts who are applying for the fixed term position, can only apply for this post as a secondment and must have the approval of your current line manager before applying. There are no restrictions if applying for the permanent post.

This vacancy will close at midnight on 27th May 2024

Interviews are due to be held on 12th June 2024

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases, alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • BSc/MSc in Clinical Audiology or MSc Medical Physics and equivalent knowledge/expertise in field.
  • Registered or working toward registration to practice as an Audiologist/Clinical Scientist with either Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) or registration Council for Clinical Physiologists


Desirable

  • Doctorate/ PhD in Audiology or related field
  • Sign Language: stage 1
  • Counselling/coaching qualification (basic)
  • Membership of BAA, BSA 5. Training with auditory implants


Experience

Essential

  • Extensive experience in the relevant clinical area and evidence of clinical competency with complex patient caseload.


Desirable

  • Leadership experience, including record of successful supervision and training
  • Evidence of autonomous and unsupervised working
  • Working with auditory implants


Knowledge

Essential

  • Advanced skills in behavioural testing of full patient age-range.
  • Advanced skills in performing and interpreting physiological measures (SRT ESRT NRT ECochG ABR ASSR eABR, eCAER).
  • Ability to extract clinical information from and communicate complex technical explanations to, deaf and deafened persons, including carers.
  • Ability to work with adults/children with profound, sometimes multiple, disabilities, who exhibit challenging behaviour, sometimes highly emotive or aggressive.
  • Computer-literate, with good keyboard skills.
  • Ability to collect, analyse and interpret complex technical data whilst under pressure (e.g. .in the operating theatre communicating with deaf person)


Desirable

  • Advanced research skills and evidence of an active published research niche.


Skills

Essential

  • Strong ability to work effectively within a Multi-disciplinary team and assume leadership responsibilities.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills- including ability to interact sensitively with emotionally vulnerable patients and their families.
  • Excellent prioritisation, organisational and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work calmly and logically whilst under pressure from a busy and varied case-load, with frequent interruptions


Desirable

  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills.


Additional Requirements

Essential

  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of safe, kind, excellent.


Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Addenbrookes Hospital-Division D

Hills Road

Cambridge

CB2 0QQ

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180-D-244148

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