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Paediatric Audiology - Healthcare Science Practitioner - Band 5

Employer
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
Location
Coventry
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 pro rata per annum
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Profession
Healthcare scientist, Audiologist
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Paediatric Audiologist - Band 5 - Healthcare Science Practitioner

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic Paediatric Audiology Healthcare Science Practitioner (Audiology) to join our team.

We are a UKAS accredited service (since 2013) and you will be fully supported with training and a preceptorship scheme when joining the team. We provide a monthly dedicated training session for all staff which includes case studies and external speakers, providing excellent opportunities to ensure your CPD is maintained.

You will have a BSc Audiology (or equivalent), and have or be working towards AHCS / RCCP registration and will be a member of either BSA or BAA.

You should be able to demonstrate experience in / or a particular desire to train in paediatric Audiology.

**Please be advised there is a proposed interview date of 15th August 2024.**

Main duties of the job

We are looking for someone who is interested in paediatric audiology and is keen to learn and engage in paediatric testing within our UKAS accredited, Family-led paediatric Audiology service. We provide a full adult & paediatric Audiology service across Coventry and Rugby and you will work across sites.

You will be expected to be able to demonstrate a caring and compassionate nature, with good interpersonal and communication skills. The ability to manage a busy and varied workload in a timely manner is essential. We would expect you to have a flexible approach to day to day tasks, in order to meet the demands of the service.

A Healthcare Science Practitioner (Audiology) performs a range of complex clinical or technical procedures and is accountable for his/her own actions and for the actions of those they direct and/or supervise. Supervision, as required, must be provided by a Specialist Healthcare Science Practitioner (Audiology) or Healthcare or Clinical Scientist.

About us

We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence designated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award. Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (uhcw.nhs.uk)

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A range of clinical investigations, procedures or processes can be performed to deliver patient care according to the agreed IMP. These investigations, procedures or processes must also be interpreted and reported to the patient and others involved in his/her care.

The following may be undertaken: audiometry, diagnostic tympanometry diagnostic reflexes OAEs speech audiometry.

Paediatric assessments the following may be undertaken: VRA testing, distraction testing, play or performance audiometry and PTA. Paediatric testing will be led by a Specialist Healthcare Science Practitioner (Audiology) / Healthcare or Clinical Scientist.

Within the role of the Practitioner, further skill development is possible and expected with a view to further advancement.

For further details of the role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification

Qualification/Training

Essential

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Experience

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Knowledge

Essential

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Skills and Abilities

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Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

Address

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire

Clifford Bridge Road

Coventry

CV2 2DX

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