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Advanced Audiologist / Auditory Implants

Employer
St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£51,488 to £57,802 Per annum including inner london HCAS
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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The purpose of this role is for the delivery and leadership of a specialised area within the Auditory Implants Service (Paediatric CI, Adult CI, BCHI and MEI, and Research). The post holder will be a senior member of staff responsible for delivering a high quality clinical service for patients of the AIS. The role encompasses responsibilities in both clinical and non-clinical capacity within the service specialty. The clinical role involves the management of specialised auditory implant caseloads, which may also include patients with complex needs. The clinical elements include diagnostic assessments, multidisciplinary team meetings, and the post-operative rehabilitation journey for the AIS patient. The non-clinical workload will vary across the specialities involving such aspects as clinic management of equipment, stock, software and service development aspects such developing new pathways and protocols

Main duties of the job

The Auditory Implant Service (AIS) comprises of the Paediatric and Adult Cochlear Implant Programmes, and the Bone Conduction Hearing Implants (BCHI) and Middle Ear Implants (MEI) programmes for adults. We offer a comprehensive service for assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of patients suitable for auditory implants. The post-holder is expected to work closely within the AIS team consisting of ENT surgeons, Audiovestibular Physician, Implant audiologists, speech and language therapists, and teachers of the Hearing Impaired.

The Auditory Implant service sits within the Department of ENT, Audiology and Audiovestibular Medicine at St. George's Hospital. The department provides a specialist and supra-specialist diagnostic and rehabilitative audio-vestibular and ENT service to people of all ages. The AIS works closely with other sections of the department and hence has extensive access to specialised services in vestibular testing, rehabilitation, tinnitus and hearing therapy. The AIS is the youngest implant programme in the UK and we have seen significant growth in our patient population in recent years. The AIS service is the main tertiary implant provider across South and South West London, and we celebrate our special connections with many South London Trusts, Audiology departments and other education and sensory provisions.

About us

The St George's Hospital Auditory Implant Service (AIS) comprises of the Paediatric and Adult Cochlear Implant Programmes and the Bone Conduction Hearing Implants (BCHI) and Middle Ear Implants (MEI) programmes. We offer a comprehensive service for assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of patients suitable for auditory implants. The team comprises of specialized ENT surgeons, Audiovestibular Physician, Implant audiologists, speech and language therapists, and teachers of the Hearing Impaired.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description for more details on the main responsibilities for this role.

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Audiology practice experience
  • Competent in all adult and paediatric diagnostic assessments and rehabilitation practice
  • Competent in fitting a variety of NHS hearing aids for adults and paediatric patients
  • Interest and aptitude in Clinical Audit and research
  • Service development and leadership roles


Desirable

  • Experience working in Cochlear implants
  • Experience in BCHI
  • Management experience
  • Research experience in national level studies or NHS Clinical trials


Qualifications

Essential

  • MSc or equivalent
  • UK registration (RCCP/HCPC)


Desirable

  • BSL


Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge of NICE guidance and BCIG guidelines
  • Knowledge of service specifications and National Audiology protocols - BSA, MHAS, NHSP, BAA


Employer details

Employer name

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Address

St George's Hospital

Blackshaw Road

London

SW17 0QT

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