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Clinical Scientist - Adult Audiology

Employer
University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)
Location
Bristol
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
29 Jun 2024

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic individual to join our large, dynamic and friendly team of audiologists, clinical scientists, apprentices and trainees in the Adult Audiology service across several sites in Bristol & Weston. We offer a broad range of services including diagnostic audiovestibular assessment (DAV) and vestibular rehabilitation (VR), tinnitus management and work closely with ENT for neuroma/ NF2 clinics and complex balance clinics. There are strong links locally with children's audiology, transition to adult services, the regional hearing implant program, physiotherapy and neurology.

The Department is IQIPS accredited, and is nationally accredited (NSHCS) as a training centre for up to Masters' level clinically through the STP (Scientist Training Program). We are research and audit active, and all team members are actively encouraged to engage in this, with full support.

Main duties of the job

  • Full range of routine and complex audiological assessment, including vestibular testing.
  • Hearing aid fitting and rehabilitation.
  • Tinnitus management.
  • Management of vestibular caseload including particle repositioning/ rehabilitation.
  • Clinical audits and research, in collaboration with the diagnostic team/ whole department.
  • CPD/ Trust essential training


About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward- thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training

Essential

  • STP Neurosensory science (Audiology) or MSc Audiology plus Certificate of Audiological Competence (CAC)/ HTS modules or can demonstrate evidence of development of knowledge and skills to this level
  • HCPC/RCCP Registered as appropriate
  • Recognised training in areas of vestibular investigation and rehabilitation


Knowledge and Experience

Essential

  • Experience in Diagnostic Audio vestibular Investigation
  • Good knowledge base in all aspects of Adult Audiology


Desirable

  • Minimum of 2 years relevant post qualification experience
  • Experience of teaching/training of staff
  • Experience of running a balance rehabilitation clinic


Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Ability to communicate complex scientific information both oral and written
  • An advanced level of clinical skills and knowledge of Audiological conditions and treatments
  • Analytical skills to be able to interpret and compare a range of options for problem solving
  • Ability to Prioritise
  • Good Time Management skills


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)

Address

St Michael's Hospital

Southwell Street

Bristol

BS2 8EG

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

387-DT-5092-TJ

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