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Senior Audiologist

Employer
East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Colchester
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic Audiologist to join our Colchester team as Band 6, Senior Audiologist.

The Department provides a wide range of routine and complex diagnostic and rehabilitation activities to adults and children in North East Essex.

We are looking for someone enthusiastic to join our team who are committed to providing high quality care for patients and their families. You will be undertaking a range of clinical activities and supervising other staff such as assistant audiologists and students. We work together to develop our experience and range of clinical skills in the spirit of mutual support and personal development. There is opportunity to access some first line management training.

The Team is made up of Audiologists, Hearing Therapists, Assistant Audiologist and admin staff The Audiology Department is within walking distance of Colchester Train Station and is very well equipped. The clinic rooms are of high specification and it is a pleasant working environment for the Team.

Main duties of the job

Clinical Responsibilities include:

Perform, interpret and report on routine and complex auditory testing on adults and children

Routine and complex hearing aid selection fitting and rehabilitation including verification of fitting.

Develop and implement an individual aural rehabilitation program, based on evaluation of the assessment and outcome measures at fitting appointments.

Diagnostic vestibular investigations on patients of all ages.

Liaises with other professionals, regarding the hearing assessment and rehabilitation of hearing impaired children.

Undertakes in-patient work and outreach clinics.

Carry out aural rehabilitation on patients with additional disabilities.

Evaluate tinnitus patients.

About us

We are ESNEFT and we provide hospital and community health services to almost one million people across east Suffolk and north Essex. Our dedicated staff deliver care from acute hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, community hospitals, surgeries, community clinics and in patients' own homes.

We are one of the largest NHS organisations in England, employing more than 12,000 staff.

We pride ourselves on supporting our staff. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities, as well as flexible working options.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (where applicable), 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a variety of services.

Our philosophy is thatTime Mattersto everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which cause time delays for our staff and patients.

We are investing in our commitment to Time Matters with a partnership with leading electronic patient record (EPR) supplier Epic. This digital transformation will bring what's widely regarded as the world's best EPR system to ESNEFT, transforming life in hospital for staff and patients.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge, then we want to hear from you.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • RCCP state registration or working towards state registration
  • BTEC or Dip HE or BSC or BATT part 1 and 2 or equivalent audiological qualification


Desirable

  • CPD portfolio
  • Member of BAA or BSA


Experience

Essential

  • Proven experience- post qualification as an Audiologist.
  • Experience of diagnosis and management of a wide range of conditions
  • Contributing to clinical education of less experienced staff


Desirable

  • Experience of working in an NHS Audiology team
  • Experience of BAHA
  • Experience of testing young children
  • Experience of working with more complex patients


Skills

Essential

  • Current driving licence and access to a vehicle for outreach clinics
  • Up to date IT skills
  • Teaching and training skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills ( written and oral)


Desirable

  • Knowledge of routine paediatric hearing testing
  • Knowledge of Excel, PAS and Audiology management systems


Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Colchester Hospital

Primary Care Centre Turner Road

Colchester

CO4 5JL

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

432-HR519-24

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