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Specialist Audiologist

Employer
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£42,471 to £50,364 Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Profession
Healthcare scientist, Audiologist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The RNENT & ED Hospital (UCLH) are recruiting a specialist audiologist for a permanent full-time post (37.5 hours per week) over a 5-day working week.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to work in the Audiology Adult Diagnostic Department at the RNENT & ED Hospital (3 days a week) Lincoln Road (2 days a week). The successful candidate will deliver Audiologist Led Services and cover Physician-Led services at the Royal National ENT & Eastman Dental Hospitals and ENT at Lincoln Road.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will have regular exposure to highly specialised diagnostic procedures, assessing for both complex and non-complex auditory and vestibular disorders. They will regularly use state of the art diagnostic equipment including a TRV chair, VNG rotating chair, Equitest and CERA equipment.

This is an excellent opportunity for a qualified audiologist wanting to gain further quality experience in this renowned and forward-thinking centre of excellence and gather further knowledge in the field of diagnostics.

You will need a BSc in Audiology or BAAT parts 1& 2, BTEC in MPPM qualification to apply. An MSc in Audiology would be preferable as well as voluntary registration with RCCP, AHCS or HCPC. Previous diagnostics and vestibular experience would also be helpful.

About us

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. We provide academically led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education, and world-class research.

We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites:
  • University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing)
  • National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals
  • University College Hospital Grafton Way Building
  • Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
  • University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre
  • The Hospital for Tropical Diseases
  • University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street

We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women's health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology.

We are committed to sustainability and have pledged to become a carbon net zero health service, embedding sustainable practice throughout UCLH. We have set an ambitious target of net zero for our direct emissions by 2031 and indirect emissions by 2040.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the full Person Specification and more information regarding the main responsibilities of this role, please refer to the attached Job Description.

Come and be a part of the best NHS trust in England to work for, according to our staff*

UCLH top trust to work at in England for the second year running! : University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

*In the most recent NHS staff survey UCLH had the highest percentage of staff who said they would recommend us as a place to work, out of all general acute or acute/community NHS trusts in England for the second year in a row.

UCLH top trust to work at in England for the second year running! University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Once again, UCLH has received the highest score of all general acute and acute/community NHS trusts in England for staff that would recommend us as a place to work.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Qualifications

Essential

  • Bsc in Clinical Audiology/ Hearing Therapy or equivalent level of knowledge/ expertise in field. CAC or equivalent post
  • Registered to practice as an Audiologist/ Clinical Scientist/ Hearing Therapist with either Health and care Professions Council (HCPC) or Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists (RCCP)
  • Significant postgraduate experience in relevant clinical area
  • Evidence of post graduate CPD
  • Applied theoretical knowledge of the relevant assessment and therapeutic/ rehabilitative procedures for the management of audiological or vestibular conditions in adults
  • Knowledge of the impact of comorbidities such as global delay or neurological conditions in the management of adults


Desirable

  • MSc in Clinical Audiology/ Hearing Therapy or equivalent
  • Post graduate management
  • Membership of BSA/BAA


Experience

Essential

  • Demonstrable experience in the relevant clinical area and evidence of clinical competency with a complex patient caseload
  • Specialist knowledge of routine and non - routine diagnostic/ therapeutic audiological assessment procedures, their interpretation and their implications for patient management
  • Experience in formulating comprehensive management plans based on case history information and diagnostic test results where management decisions may or may not be straightforward
  • Experience of working with hearing impaired patients/ parents/ carers and associated professionals
  • Evidence of participation in clinical audit, research, and/ or presentation at scientific meetings


Desirable

  • Evidence of financial or stock management


Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Ability to work in a team and to independently deliver clinical and non -clinical tasks
  • Ability to work with a level of autonomy to assess, diagnose, differentially diagnose and manage patients and their families
  • Participation in research and development activities, including audit of clinical outcomes as required
  • Ability to work calmly and methodically when under pressure from a busy and varied caseload, demonstrating good prioritisation and organisational skills
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non - professional groups
  • Ability to monitor outcomes using clinical and non -clinical data
  • Advanced signal processing hearing aids including fitting, verification and evaluation methods
  • Theoretical knowledge of advanced electrophysiological and neurovestibular assessments in adults


Desirable

  • Evidence of teaching students and groups of staff
  • Evidence of working within the designated specialist area, e.g. diagnostics


Communication

Essential

  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Ability to effectively and accurately communicate sensitive information to staff, patients and relatives
  • Ability to overcome barriers to communication in patients of all ages, especially with the profoundly deaf and patients reliant on sign or language interpreters
  • Able to adapt communication to meet the needs of the situation, including in stressful or conflict clinical and non -clinical situations
  • Ability to effectively communicate highly technical and/or condition related information to patients and/or carers
  • Managing daily communication and interaction with staff and colleagues
  • Good presentation skills at all levels including facilitating patient groups
  • Able to build rapport and credibility with team, senior clinical and management colleagues
  • Ability to deal regularly and appropriately with angry and frustrated individuals


Personal and People Development

Essential

  • Experience in leading staff using motivation and enthusiasm
  • Experience of managing staff in a hierarchical structure
  • Experience of working within services in line with performance targets
  • Participating in service improvements and clinical audit of services/ pathways
  • Experience in participating in appraisal process and setting personal objectives


Specific Requirements

Essential

  • Excellent time management, planning and organisational skills within a clinical service
  • Effective IT skills including experience of using Microsoft Office and Audiology software systems
  • Highly developed skills where accuracy is important, such as taking ear impressions, use of probe tube microphone measurements, application of electrodes near eyes
  • High degree of dexterity, coordination and sensory skills
  • Regular visual display unit work
  • Ability to assist all patient groups (such as patients with physical limitations and a variety of complex needs) into and out of sound proofed rooms


Employer details

Employer name

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals (UCLH)

47- 49 Huntley Street

London

WC1E 6DG

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309-UCLH-4639

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