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Apprentice Audiologist

Employer
Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Location
Hull
Salary
£10,296 an hour PRO RATA
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Profession
Healthcare scientist, Audiologist
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This is a unique apprenticeship opportunity to work in diagnostics and rehabilitation within the Audiology Department.

The successful apprentice candidate will become part of an audiology team that contributes to the clinical support services within the Head & Neck Care Group at HUTH. The work will involve direct contact with patients of all ages and their families as well as liaising with medical staff. As such, candidates must be 18 years of age when they start the apprenticeship (anticipated September 2024).

This is a challenging role where the successful apprentice candidate will study towards the Healthcare Science Degree: Audiology with Aston University, becoming a qualified Audiologist.

Main duties of the job

The following are examples of the duties the apprentice will undertake under supervision and following training and competency assessment:
  • To undertake uncomplicated hearing tests and accurately record the results to the audiology database
  • To assess for and take ear mould impressions for both adults and children
  • To undertake basic repairs and cleaning of a wide range of hearing aids
  • To provide and organise referrals to the hearing aid repair service
  • To be able to identify basic conditions of the outer ear and refer to clinicians any findings appropriately
  • To contribute to upholding health and safety within the service
  • To make contributions to the Audiology department as part of the multidisciplinary team during meetings, discussions etc.
  • Ensures that all departmental electronic and paper records are correct and up-to-date, including accurate filing of general documentation and results
  • Meet and greet patients and their relatives/friends who attend the clinics in line with Trusts expected values and behaviours
  • Opening, sorting, distribution and dispatch of post
  • The accurate production, editing of, and storing of documents (i.e., letters to patients and GPs) using appropriate electronic systems
  • Use of all Trust information and computer systems for day to day processes e.g. e-mails to receive and pass on information, tracking documentation and notes
  • Undertakes general office duties
  • Maintains professionalism at all times


About us

The Humber Health Partnership is one of the largest acute and community Partnership arrangements in the NHS, seeing well over one million patients every year and managing a budget of over �1.3 billion.

Made up of two Trusts - Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust (NLAG) and Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (HUTH) - our Partnership has significant ambitions and is committed to delivering world-class hospital and community services for the 1.65 million people we serve.

Together we employ nearly 20,000 staff. Our five main hospital sites are Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, Scunthorpe General Hospital and Goole and District Hospital, for NLAG and Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital for HUTH.

As Teaching Hospitals working with the Hull York Medical School, we both lead and contribute to research in many areas - biomedical research, primary care, palliative medicine, cardiovascular and respiratory medicine, vascular surgery, cancer surgery and oncology.

We believe that by developing a diverse, inclusive, innovative, skilled and caring workforce, we can deliver excellent care to our patients and a great future for our employees, our Partnership and our community.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further details with regard to this vacancy opportunity, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Please note that this advertised vacancy does not meet the UKVI eligibility requirements for a Skilled Worker Visa and therefore HUTH would not be able to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for this role.

Person Specification

Education/Qualifications

Essential

  • Minimum of 3 good A levels or equivalent
  • A level in science related subject
  • Maths and English at grade 4 (C GCSE) or equivalent


Desirable

  • BTEC in health related subject


Other Requirements

Essential

  • Due to the nature of the service, candidates must be a minimum age of 18 years at the start of the apprenticeship
  • Demonstrate in interest in audiology
  • Commit to undertaking and achieving Healthcare Science Degree: Audiology with Aston University
  • Required to develop new skills
  • Able to work across Trust sites to meet the requirement of the post


Desirable

  • Be available to commence on programme in September 2024


Skills

Essential

  • Able to communicate and interpret information logically
  • Able to carry out routine tasks following instructions, set procedures, and standard operating instructions
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Must maintain confidentiality at all times


Desirable

  • Able to make simple decisions, in line with policies and procedures, e.g., prioritisation of work
  • Ability to work unsupervised for short periods of time


Knowledge, Training & Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working as part of a team
  • Ability to work on own initiative when/where appropriate
  • Basic working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook


Desirable

  • Work experience in an care related role
  • Customer service experience, dealing with people face to face and on the phone


Employer details

Employer name

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Address

Castle Hill Hospital

Hull

HU16 5JQ

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356-24-6360229

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