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Senior Audiologist

Employer
University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)
Location
Bristol
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
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 full time Band 6 Audiologist.

The experienced Band 6 Audiologist will act as an autonomous practitioner, providing specialist audiology assessment and treatment, and managing their own patient caseload. They will plan and prioritise their own workload, delegating tasks appropriately within the multi-disciplinary team. They will supervise and train Band 5 Audiologists, Associate and Assistant Practitioners and other students as required. The post holder will work across the UHBristol & Weston Audiology sites including St Michael's Hospital, Southmead Hospital and other outreach sites.

Main duties of the job

The University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust is a large Teaching Trust, with close University links. We provide a comprehensive diagnostic and rehabilitation service for patients with Hearing , Balance and Tinnitus disorders and are an Any Qualified Provider for NHS hearing aids.We are looking a for one well-motivated and enthusiastic Specialist Audiologist to join our large team comprising of Audiologists/Associates/Assistants, Clinical Scientists, Hearing Therapists and admin team . The post holder will be based across the UHBristol & Weston sites , main bases at St Michael's and Southmead Hospitals and may be required to cover clinics at other hospital outreach sites.You should possess a BSc (Hons) in Audiology or BAAT/BTEC parts 1 and 2 as a minimum requirement enabling registration with AHCS. You will have developed your knowledge and skills to a specialist level in adult diagnostics and rehabilitation of hearing and tinnitus disorders.

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

  • Audiology Degree or BAAT/ BTEC Parts 1 and 2
  • HCPC/RCCP Registered as appropriate
  • Evidence of relevant knowledge and skills developments in all areas of the advertised role including attendance at relevant M level modules in Tinnitus, Hyperacusis and Rehabilitation
  • Evidence of continuing Professional Development


Desirable

  • A post graduate diploma in Audiology
  • Involvement in Relevant Special Clinical Interest Groups


Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Effective communication & empathetic skills both verbal and written
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and delegate
  • Demonstrate assessment, analytical and reflective skills across a diverse patient group
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • Ability to effectively perform patient diagnosis, assessment and rehabilitation
  • Experience of supervision of other staff e.g.. assistants / technical instructors
  • Knowledge of clinical Governance and its application to Audiology
  • Ability to work to deadlines in a stressful environment
  • Ability to travel between sites


Desirable

  • Leadership Skills
  • Presentation Skills
  • Ability to effect and manage change


Knowledge & Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working as part an Audiology Team
  • Evidence of previous experience and participation in audit
  • Contributing to clinical education of less experienced staff, students or assistants


Desirable

  • Previous experience at Band 6 level
  • Clinical Supervision of students and assistant staff
  • Experience or knowledge of working in a community setting


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)

Address

St Michaels Hospital

Southwell St.

Bristol

BS2 8EG

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387-DT-5097-IB

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