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Senior Paediatric Audiologist

Employer
Wye Valley NHS Trust
Location
Hereford
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
7 Jun 2024

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The Children's Hearing Centre have a great opportunity to recruit an enthusiastic and well motivated Senior Paediatric Audiologist.

The post holder will be based at the Children's Hearing Centre in Hereford working within a small, dedicated Team.

The post is initially for 1 year.

Main duties of the job

The main role of the Paediatric Audiologist is to provide behavioural assessments and formulate individualised management plans for children of all ages, including fitting and evaluation of hearing devices.

The ideal candidate will be friendly and approachable with excellent communication skills and a proactive attitude to service development. They will strive to continue providing a family-friendly service that meets the needs of the local population.

About us

Wye Valley NHS Trust is a member of an NHS Foundation Group with South Warwickshire NHS FT , the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust and Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

Located on the border with Wales in the shadow of the Black Mountains, we provide acute and community services across Herefordshire and into parts of Powys and run Hereford County Hospital and the community hospitals in Bromyard, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.

We are a progressive and forward looking trust with ambitious plans to improve quality and integrate patient pathways through close collaborative working with our partners to deliver the quality of care we'd want for our family and friends.

More than 3,500 people work for the Trust - they tell us it's a great place to work, blending the busyness of a DGH with the benefits of working in a beautiful rural and unspoilt county like Herefordshire.

We can offer a great work-life balance and have a fine tradition of working with staff to help them achieve their full potential.

Russell Hardy, Trust Chairman: The strength of the Trust is its amazing staff a great place to work, a great place to develop your career and a great place to reach your potential.

Our values -Care, Accountability, Respect and Excellence - are at the heart of all we do. We believe in providing the right care in the right place at the right time...all the time.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description and person specification for the post of Senior Paediatric Audiologist

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications

Essential

  • BSc Audiology, PTP Healthcare Science (Audiology) or MSc in audiology with CAC / HTS, or STP in neurosciences (audiology modality)
  • State registered with HCPC as a Clinical Scientist (audiology modality), with RCCP as an Audiologist or with AHCS as a Healthcare Scientis


Desirable

  • Sign Language Qualification


Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

Essential

  • Ability to take histories and counsel Parents/ Children regarding management options and prognosis for hearing loss
  • Audiological objective and subjective assessment of children with complex requirements
  • Analysis and interpretation of test results to establish the most appropriate care plans
  • Implementation of care plans in conjunction with other professionals, referring patients when required to other professionals
  • Assess for the suitability of hearing aids recognising potential benefits Appropriate use of advanced digital signal processing hearing aids


Experience

Essential

  • A range of experience to include post qualification experience and CPD activities
  • Evidence of working in a Paediatric Audiology service and broad skills base in this field This should include a wide range of Audiological Assessment methods, (objective and behavioural) e.g. oto-acoustic emissions, complex diagnostic tests including behavioural audiometry


Employer details

Employer name

Wye Valley NHS Trust

Address

Children's Hearing Centre

Ross Road

Hereford

HR2 7RL

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229-CS-6316580

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