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Advanced Paediatric Audiologist / Team Leader Paediatric Audiology

Employer
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Oxford
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Profession
Healthcare scientist, Audiologist
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are looking for a full-time Band 7 Audiologist or Clinical Scientist (Audiology) to join the paediatric audiology leadership team at Oxford University Hospitals. This is an ideal post for an experienced paediatric audiologist / Clinical Scientist who would like to further develop their leadership, management and advanced clinical skills. You will be working alongside our other team leaders, reporting to the Head of Paediatric Audiology.

Main duties of the job

The role is primarily concerned with the delivery of advanced clinical practice in paediatric audiology including behavioural testing in children considered non-routine, objective testing, and hearing aid fitting and verification. In addition, the post carries line-management responsibility. The post holder will work closely with the Head of Paediatric Audiology in developing the service. He/she will be expected to supervise, coach and mentor junior members of staff to ensure that a consistently high quality clinical service is provided. Time has been allocated for the leadership, management, training and service development aspects of the role.

You will be an audiologist with BSc or PTP in audiology with additional training in paediatric audiology, or a Clinical Scientist (Audiology) and must be registered with HCPC or AHCS. Evidence of further specialist training and experience in paediatric audiology in an NHS context is expected, including provision of hearing aids. You will have highly developed skills in undertaking developmentally appropriate audiological assessments in children of all ages, including those considered non-routine. In addition, experience in performing ABRs following referral from NHSP is desirable.

About us

OUH is one of the UK's largest teaching hospital trusts. We provide a comprehensive paediatric audiology service including assessing babies referred from the Newborn Hearing Screening Programme, the behavioural and objective assessment of children of all ages and the habilitation of children with hearing loss. The paediatric audiology service sits alongside a busy adult audiology service and our Auditory Implant Programme. You would be joining a large team comprising Audiologists, Assistant Audiologists, Clinical Scientists (Audiology), Hearing Therapists and administrative colleagues. We are actively involved in training and have colleagues on degree apprenticeship, PTP and STP programmes, with all staff having regular CPD opportunities. The service has undergone significant development over recent years and is actively working towards IQIPS accreditation.You will be based at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford and may be required to undertake clinics at a variety of locations around the county including Banbury and Didcot. The department offers flexible working arrangements.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The main responsibilities have been highlighted above. Please see full job description and person specification for further details.

Potential applicants are encouraged to make informal contact to discuss the role further.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • BSc Audiology, PTP Healthcare Science (Audiology) or MSc in audiology with CAC / HTS, or STP in neurosciences (audiology modality)
  • Evidence of further specialist training / qualifications in paediatric audiology
  • State registered with HCPC as a Clinical Scientist (audiology modality) or with AHCS as an Audiologist


Desirable

  • MSc Audiology
  • Evidence of further specialist training in paediatric habilitation
  • Management / leadership training and qualification


Experience

Essential

  • Evidence of recent CPD activities
  • Significant experience working as a band 6+ specialist paediatric audiologist / Clinical Scientist, in an NHS context
  • Extensive experience of behavioural hearing assessment in children of all ages
  • Experience of objective hearing assessment in children including OAE and ABR
  • Extensive experience of hearing aid fitting and verification in children including real ear measurements and RECD.
  • Experience of training other members of staff including those at same or higher grade (as well as more junior staff)
  • Experience of communicating with colleagues from other disciplines including paediatrics, ENT, education, speech and language therapy


Desirable

  • Previous line-management experience
  • Previous NHS experience


Personal Skills / Knowledge

Essential

  • High level of knowledge / competence in paediatric audiology, including assessing the hearing of children with additional needs
  • Line-management skills including use of coaching style, giving feedback, active listening, appraisal.
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills


Desirable

  • Knowledge of Newborn Hearing Screening Programme (NHSP)


Behavioural Skills

Essential

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including the ability to communicate complex information to people from a variety of educational backgrounds in emotionally challenging situations
  • Positive attitude and enthusiastic approach, with can-do attitude even when under pressure
  • Resilient and able to multi-task and prioritise competing demands


Technical skills

Essential

  • Excellent manual dexterity and coordination to accurately manipulate equipment and small devices to include hearing aids and accessories and insert probe tubes accurately into ear canals
  • Computer literate with experience of working with the Microsoft Office and specialist audiological software


Employer details

Employer name

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

John Radcliffe Hospital

Headley Way

Oxford

OX3 9DU

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