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Senior Audiologist

Employer
Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS FT
Location
Doncaster
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 Pro rata per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Profession
Healthcare scientist, Audiologist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are looking for a Band 6 Senior Audiologist with ERA/ABR experience.

The role will include working with both adults and children. The post holder will deliver a consistent skilled performance of a broad range of more complex, precision work or activities, and specialist areas. The audiologist will be expected to carry out all aspects of clinical audiology using a range of test equipment and with a high degree of clinical autonomy. The Audiologist will be expected to deal with sensitive and emotive subjects with empathy and have good counselling skills. Overcoming communication and motivational barriers to treatment with non-routine patients in all areas of Audiology.

At this level the audiologist should have acquired organisational, communication and leadership skills and be able to work autonomously within the team. They will take responsibility for aspects of the day to day running of the service in the absence of the Audiology Clinical Lead.

At this level the Audiologist is expected to be involved in personnel training and management. Training responsibilities will include the training of other medical professions, including members of the medical profession.

In addition to the duties listed below, the audiologist must maintain continuous professional development.

Part-time hours will be considered.

Main duties of the job

In addition to the minimum duties of all lower grade Audiologists and Assistant Audiologists, the Senior will:

Supervise the work of trainee and assistant Audiologists and provide guidance and support in audiological techniques to trainees studying for professional examinations

Perform more advanced test procedures including ERA testing.

Assessment of patients with hearing difficulties who struggle with routine hearing tests.

Carry out aural rehabilitation on patients with additional special needs other than hearing loss

Perform tests on young children and assist in auditory rehabilitation programmes for young children

Carry out direct referral procedures, including the specialist under 50 Direct referrals.

Select, fit and exchange non standard hearing aids to children

Assessment fitting and evaluation of Bone Anchored Hearing Aids

Ensure and co-ordinate the maintenance and calibration of audiological equipment

To participate in the recruitment and selection of staff and be involved in staff discipline as necessary.

Carry out any other duties as may be discussed and agreed with the line manager

About us

DBTH is one of Yorkshire's Leading acute trusts, serving a population of more than 440,000. Our services are based over three main hospital sites and several additional services employing over 7,000 colleagues.

It is our goal to give those who join Team DBTH the tools and opportunities to grow their career, it's our pledge to help you Develop, Belong and Thrive, Here.

As an organisation that supports flexible working, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applicants from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including those with disabilities, members of our ethnic minorities and LGBTQ+ communities.

We offer a range of benefits to support our people including:o Extensive range of learning opportunitieso NHS Pension Schemeo Generous holiday entitlement in line with Terms & Conditionso Comprehensive health and wellbeing supporto NHS Car Lease schemes and a range of salary sacrifice schemeo Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping and finance through external providers.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached to the advert a job description and person specification for further details. Please ensure you read both documents carefully.

Additional Principle Responsibilities:

Assist with recording and maintaining all necessary statistical information required within the department.

Maintain a close liaison with medical staff and other services to ensure the effectiveness of Audiology provision.

Personnel

Be involved in induction/orientation programme of all new staff.

Attend relevant Department/Directorate meetings.

Participate in performance review annually.

Adherence to all Trust policies relevant to the department.

Ensure that protocols and procedures are available and regularly reviewed for all clinical aspects of audiology.

Education

Maintain own professional standards through registration and CPD, by attending relevant study sessions, maintaining a professional portfolio for assessment and reporting back to staff in the department.

Will develop the clinical skills of more junior members of staff

Supervision and close involvement in the training and work of student grades.

Research prepare and deliver educational training to departmental staff and other teams both internal and external to the Trust

Take a key role in co-ordinating the planning of training programmes and placements for the department.

Development and monitoring of any future new development and techniques.

Be involved with professionals/academic organisations in evaluating current techniques and evidence base.

The employee has the responsibility to keep abreast of current changes in technology and where appropriate the employer will undertake to provide training as necessary. The employee has the responsibility to be aware of role and limitations, seeking supervision as necessary, and highlight issues relating to personal development. The employee has the responsibility to respect the department ethos of team working.

As the department is a recognised training centre for the national BSc Audiology training modules the post holder is expected to participate actively in the training of these students to a clinically appropriate level.

The successful applicant is expected to cover a clinical workload in both adult and paediatric clinics. In particular where the majority of patients have either complex or severe sensory rehabilitation problems or multiple difficulties.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

Provide The Safest Most Effective Care Possible
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of quality of care
  • Be accountable for own actions and those of their team

Develop Responsibly, Delivering the Right Services with the Right Staff
  • Have an ability to work efficiently, effectively and professionally in a multidisciplinary team
  • Demonstrate that everyones contribution is valued

Control and Reduce the Cost Of Healthcare
  • Work to ensure the care group/directorate improves efficiency and reduces waste
  • Demonstrate that you will be open to improving everything that you do

Focus on Innovation for Improvement
  • Have an ability to consider and implement new solutions
  • Displays networking skills


Person Specification

Experiance

Essential

  • Registration with the RCCP or equivalent
  • 12 months minimum experience as a Band 5
  • Experience in ERA testing


Desirable

  • 36 months as a band 5
  • Some experience in a key specialism.


Eligibility/Qualifications/Training

Essential

  • BSC in Clinical Audiology or other route of qualifications to registration (grandfather clause in place)


Desirable

  • Computer skills.
  • Further Evidence of CPD and/or experience in a portfolio in a key specialist/diagnostic area


Employer details

Employer name

Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS FT

Address

Doncaster Royal Infirmary

Armthorpe Road

Doncaster

DN25LT

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

272-6372843

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