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Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Pro rata
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Audiologist
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
This post is suitable for an experienced audiologist and entails working as part of a multidisciplinary team providing highly specialised audiological services, including advanced and complex assessment and rehabilitation of hearing impaired children. The post holder will work at Alder Hey and community clinics and schools across the Liverpool, Sefton and West Lancashire region and therefore the ability to travel in-between sites is essential.

This is a part-time post at 30 hours per week.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will be expected to assist with the mentoring of junior members of staff and students and ensure that a consistently high quality, complex and sophisticated clinical service is provided. This includes maintaining continuous professional development, working autonomously, managing own caseload, demonstration of own initiative and supporting senior staff and managers in developing the service.

Training and development in paediatric audiology will be provided.

About us

As one of Europe's biggest and busiest children's hospitals, at Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust, we treat everything from common illnesses to highly complex and specialist conditions.In addition to our main hospital site, we offer paediatric services at a number of community sites and hold local clinics across Merseyside, Cumbria, Shropshire, Wales and the Isle of Man. We also provide specialist inpatient care for children with complex mental health needs in our recently relocated and newly opened state of the art facility.

Alder Hey has a thriving research portfolio and leads research into children's medicines, infection, inflammation and oncology. We are becoming recognised as one of the world's leaders in children's healthcare and research. We contribute to public health, lead cutting-edge research and teach the next generation of children's specialists. Alongside this is ourInnovation Hub, a dedicated space where clinicians and industries can come together to create new products and technologies.

We know that a children's hospital is different and that our job is more than just treating an illness. To us, every child is an individual. As well as giving them the very best care, we set out to make them feel happy, safe and confident as they play, learn and grow. At Alder Hey we are here to look after a child and their family and that includes mums, dads, brothers and sisters.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical/Scientific and Technical
  • Carry out otoscopy following BSA recommended procedures.
  • Diagnose, manage and rehabilitate children with hearing impairment using a wide range of advanced and complex audiological procedures.
  • Perform diagnostic assessment of the hearing of children and analyse the results.
  • Provide an efficient Tier 2 service in the community. Work independently in the assessment, diagnosis and management of children aged 4 years onwards as part of the Tier 2 Service.
  • Assess, diagnosis and manage children in Tier 3 clinics, which includes a variety of test techniques, including the following Infant distraction testing, visual re-enforcement audiometry (VRA), performance testing, speech testing, testing of middle ear muscle reflex (MEMR) using tympanometry, TEOAEs, DPAOE and growth studies.
  • Work as an independent practitioner when carrying out hearing tests in deaf resource bases in school settings. Test hearing aids in schools using test box equipment, to carry out general repairs, re-tubing of ear moulds, to take aural impressions and carry out assessments on hearing aid users.

  • Ability to explain to children what they are required to do when performing hearing tests, using appropriate language. Able to use tact and persuasion where barriers to understanding exist, e.g. very young children and children with learning difficulties, or with an uncooperative child.
  • Communicate effectively with Deaf and hard of hearing individuals, carers and children of all ages. Able to communicate complex technical information in a meaningful manner, adapting instructions and tests to children of different ages and special needs.
  • Demonstrate reassurance and persuasive skills to gain a childs confidence for invasive procedures e.g. impressions.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity and awareness when Sharing the News with children, parents and families e.g. sudden hearing loss or deterioration of existing hearing loss.

Person Specification

Qualfications / Experience


  • BSc Hons audiology
  • Equivalent audiology qualification (e.g. BAAT/BTEC)
  • Professional Registration (RCCP or Academy of Healthcare science registration)
  • Post registration experience in an Audiology Department


  • MSc Audiology

Employer details

Employer name

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust


Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust

East Prescott Road


L14 5AB

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