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Senior Audiologist

Employer
London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust
Location
Harrow
Salary
£40,701 to £48,054 a year pa incl
Closing date
14 Jul 2024

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An exciting opportunity has become available for a 1 year Fixed Term Band 6 Senior Audiologist to join our friendly team.

The post holder will be responsible for providing comprehensive adult audiology service.

We are looking for an experienced individual with substantive experience in adult Audiology including working with complex patients. Good communication skills are essential, as is leadership and excellent patient care attitude. You will have a BSc in Audiology or equivalent qualifications, and be registered, with the RCCP, ACHS, or HCPC, and have some post-qualification experience working in the NHS or other Healthcare Organisation.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be providing direct hearing managementof the adult population. This includes diagnostic assessment, speech testing and rehabilitation.

Apart from the clinical duties the post holder will also be expected to provide leadership to junior staff, by doing regular 1:1 meetings, clinical supervision and appraisals.

The post holder will take an active role in areas of clinical audit, research and clinical governance of the Audiology service. They will be expected to design and lead of audits within the service and participate in data collections for larger projects.

The post holder will be responsible for the smooth running of adult service for specified area andspecified site, to be determined.

The post holder will also support other team members and students. The post holder will be responsible for creating student training rotaand will be a mentor to the student/s.

In addition to the clinical role, there will also be responsibility for department stock management and supporting the Health and Safety compliance for the Department.

About us

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust (LNWH) cares for the people of Brent, Ealing, Harrow and beyond.

Our team of more than 8,200 clinical and support staff serve a diverse population of almost one million people.

We run major acute services at:
  • Northwick Park Hospital: home to one of the busiest emergency departments (A& E) in the country. The hospital provides a full range of services including the country's top-rated hyper-acute stroke unit and one of only three hyper-acute rehabilitation units in the UK
  • St Mark's Hospital: an internationally renowned specialist centre for bowel disease
  • Ealing Hospital: a busy district general hospital providing a range of clinical services, as well as 24/7 emergency department and urgent care centre, and specialist care at Meadow House Hospice
  • Central Middlesex Hospital: our planned care site, hosting a range of surgical and outpatient services and collocated with an urgent care centre.

We are a university teaching NHS trust, in recognition of the important role we play in training clinicians of the future and bringing the benefits of research to the public.

Job description

Job responsibilities

ClinicalTo ensure that all patients are assessed accurately, and by the most suitable combination of clinical tests (both subjective & objective), to enable further clinical and medical decisions to be made regarding each patients management within the trust.To provide or assist in providing specialist assessment of severely learning disabled adults and those with complex additional needs. (Tests to include pure tone audiometry with bone conduction and masking, admittance tests, visual reinforcement audiometry, behavioural observation audiometry, distraction testing, play audiometry, speech audiometry and other techniques).To interpret, with support, erroneous results and recommend further investigations as required.To take clinical histories from patients or their carer.To perform assessments, fitting (using real ear measurements) and evaluation of complex non routine hearing aids and amplification devices.Maintain accurate patient files on Auditbase including audiological assessments and rehabilitative results. Ensure that all patients have their personal and clinical data recorded accurately.To make and implement appropriate management and treatment plans with responsibility for treatment and outcome.Select, verify and evaluate hearing aid options directly with patients, parents/carersEvaluate hearing of new patients referred directly from GP. Taking history and examining the ear. To assess suitability of hearing aid fitting, recognising contra indications to hearing aid fitting and recognising conditions which require referral to medical team.Use knowledge and experience to analyse test results and select appropriate hearing aids for adults, including those with special needs, assessing individual needs and clinical limitations.Assessment of patients on their needs for non-standard hearing aids (e.g. cochlear implants, CROS/BICROS, BAHA, vibrotactile.

Please see job description and person specification attached for full duties and responsibilities.

Person Specification

Education and Training

Essential

  • BSc in Audiology
  • Registered with either RCCP or HCPC


Desirable

  • MSC in Audiology
  • BAA Higher training scheme


Experience

Essential

  • Substaintial NHS experience
  • Experience of managing patients with additional needs/Dementia
  • Experience of testing children hearing


Desirable

  • Experience of electrophysiology testing
  • Experience of microsuction


Employer details

Employer name

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust

Address

Cross site

Watford Road

Harrow

HA1 3UJ

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