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Senior Audiologist/Hearing Therapist

Employer
Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Cambridge
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 £35,392 - £42,618 per annum
Closing date
21 Jun 2024

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Profession
Mental health
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
We are seeking to appoint a senior audiologist or hearing therapist to join our busy and friendly team. This is a permanent post and is for 22.5 hours per week, which may include occasional, additional Saturday working to cover ENT clinics.

You will need to be a well-motivated, enthusiastic, qualified audiologist or hearing therapist. 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 of the job

Main duties will be in the rehabilitation of adults with hearing difficulties, on both complex and routine pathways and in groups as well as on a one-to-one basis. You must have excellent communication skills and have a desire to find creative and effective solutions for patients with a variety of complex hearing problems. Knowledge of assistive listening devices is desirable and you will have experience in teaching communication tactics and delivering tinnitus therapy. You will be a competent practitioner and able to work without supervision in the main department, on domiciliary visits and at satellite clinics. We are a training department and you would be expected to contribute to training junior staff and PTP and STP trainees.

You will have at least a BSc in Audiology or equivalent and will already have gained experience in a clinical setting. RCCP registration or equivalent is essential.

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

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

This vacancy will close at midnight on: 20th June 2024

Interviews are due to be held on: 7th July 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 or MSc in Audiology or equivalent
  • BAAT I and II or equivalent
  • If not yet eligible for registration, must be working towards this


Desirable

  • RCCP registered


Experience

Essential

  • Previous experience in clinical audiology underpinned by specialist theoretical knowledge as outlined above


Desirable

  • Previous experience in paediatric audiology


Knowledge

Essential

  • Able to work independently following departmental and national procedures without direct supervision maintaining accountability for own professional actions. Provide range of clinical audiology services without direct supervision: -Hearing assessment in adults and children (age 4 and above) -Use of diagnostic tests (eg for the assessment of middle ear function) -Use of specialist tests of hearing function -Hearing rehabilitation in adults including more complex cases -Repair clinics requiring broad knowledge of a large range of hearing aids -Understands anatomy and physiology of hearing and able to identify patients requiring further specialist intervention. -Able to determine appropriate rehabilitative interventions from a range of options
  • Understands the workings of a broad range of hearing aids and their processing strategies.
  • Understanding of hazards posed by and precautions needed with: oInfected clinical waste oSharp tools used in earmould repairs oElectrical hazards oUnderstands hazards and necessary precautions associated with domiciliary service.


Desirable

  • Needs an appreciation of budgetary constraints in selection of hearing aids and take responsibility for hearing aid stocks.
  • Understands the importance of research and development and is able to contribute to research and audit within the department.
  • Experience in paediatric audiology


Skills

Essential

  • To be able to communicate effectively: oWith all patients, particularly those with significant hearing difficulties oTo explain complex information about hearing loss and management options oWith other professionals and staff within Clinic 10 (ENT) and Audiology oWith other organisations (volunteers, social services, GPs etc) oWith junior staff in a supervisory and training role. oTo act as departmental link person with Cambridgeshire Hearing Help volunteer group oAble to deliver short talks to other members of the team in informal training meetings.
  • Able to use judgement in planning most appropriate rehabilitation strategy for adults with hearing loss including more complex cases and for children
  • Able to plan and prioritise own administrative workload.
  • Able to exercise own initiative when dealing with issues within own specialist area of competence.
  • Confident in working alone in satellite clinics and on domiciliary visits and taking responsibility for smooth running, organisation and future planning of these clinics.
  • Able to supervise day-to-day work of trainee audiologists.
  • Able to contribute to development of the Audiology service.
  • Good basic keyboard skills and able to input clinical data and up-date computer-held patient records for every patient attendance.
  • Good fine motor skills for aural impression taking, ear mould modification and real ear measurement tests.
  • Able to safely and appropriately use delicate audiological equipment
  • Able to safely move patients in wheel chairs.


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

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

180-D-244175

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