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Specialist Audiologist

Employer
Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Cambridge
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
20 Jul 2024

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Profession
Healthcare scientist, Audiologist
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join the Emmeline Centre, an IQIPS accredited and well-established Hearing Implant Service for adults and children. We provide cochlear implants, bone conducting hearing devices, middle ear and auditory brainstem implants for patients across the East of England. The Emmeline Team is friendly and dedicated towards the delivery of an excellent service for all our users, as well as constantly looking for service improvements. The Centre is purpose-built, located within Addenbrooke's Hospital. We have good links with the research teams from multiple implant companies and the University of Cambridge who are also located within the Emmeline Centre, facilitating some collaborative work.

You will work within a multidisciplinary team, undertaking assessments and programming predominantly for adults with all types of hearing implants. There may be opportunities to have some involvement in the paediatric team. You will have input in departmental projects, including staff training, audit and research.

We can offer you:

oWork with patients with hearing loss, with a wide range implantable and non-implantable solutions

oStrong peer support

oCareer support and development

oPositive commitment to CPD

oAudit and research opportunities

Experience in routine audiology clinics is expected. Knowledge of different hearing implant devices is desirable, but not essential, as full training will be provided.

Main duties of the job

This post will be actively involved with the following:

1) You will be responsible for the provision of a comprehensive audiology service to adults within the context of the wider department.

2) Carry out a range of diagnostic audiological tests.

3) Provide comprehensive rehabilitation service to implanted adults.

4) Maintain own professional knowledge and contribute to the clinical developments of the department.

5) Use knowledge and experience in the training and supervision of staff.

6) Participate in audit and research.

About us

Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 13,000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people - patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing 'outstanding' care to our patients and rated 'Good' overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH's values - Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent - are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people's age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

This vacancy will close at midnight on 18th July 2024

Interviews are due to be held on 30th July 2024

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases, alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • BSc/MSc in Clinical Audiology and equivalent knowledge/expertise in field.
  • Registered or working toward registration to practice as an Audiologist/Clinical Scientist with either Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) or registration Council for Clinical Physiologists


Desirable

  • Doctorate/ PhD in Audiology or related field
  • Sign Language: stage 1
  • Counselling/coaching qualification (basic)
  • Membership of BAA, BSA
  • Training with auditory implants


Experience

Essential

  • Extensive experience in the relevant clinical area and evidence of clinical competency with complex patient caseload.


Desirable

  • Leadership experience, including record of successful supervision and training
  • Evidence of autonomous and unsupervised working
  • Working with auditory implants


Knowledge

Essential

  • Advanced skills in behavioural testing of full patient age-range.
  • Advanced skills in performing and interpreting physiological measures (SRT ESRT NRT ECochG ABR ASSR eABR, eCAER).
  • Ability to extract clinical information from and communicate complex technical explanations to, deaf and deafened persons, including carers.
  • Ability to work with adults/children with profound, sometimes multiple, disabilities, who exhibit challenging behaviour, sometimes highly emotive or aggressive.
  • Computer-literate, with good keyboard skills.
  • Ability to collect, analyse and interpret complex technical data whilst under pressure (e.g. .in the operating theatre communicating with deaf person)


Desirable

  • Advanced research skills and evidence of an active published research niche.


Skills

Essential

  • Strong ability to work effectively within a Multi-disciplinary team and assume leadership responsibilities.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills- including ability to interact sensitively with emotionally vulnerable patients and their families.
  • Excellent prioritisation, organisational and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work calmly and logically whilst under pressure from a busy and varied case-load, with frequent interruptions


Desirable

  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills.


Additional Requirements

Essential

  • 1.The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of safe, kind, excellent.


Desirable

  • Willingness to attend off-site visits


Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Addenbrookes Hospital-Division D

Hills Road

Cambridge

CB9 8EG

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

180-D-244189

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