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Paediatric Audiologist

Employer
Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Warrington
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Profession
Healthcare scientist, Audiologist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
As a Senior Paediatric Audiologist you will be an integral member of a small but friendly audiology team. Based at the Child Development Centre in Warrington, you will be assessing babies, children and adolescents, some of whom have complex needs. The information obtained may contribute to the childs educational health and care plan. You will be communicating with the Specialist teachers for children with hearing impairment and with allied health professional colleagues. You will have many opportunities to become involved in quality improvement activities and leadership courses of interest. Good communication & listening skills are extremely important to ensure positive outcomes for the functioning of the team.

Main duties of the job

Whilst working as a member of the audiology team responsibilities include managing own clinics and individual workload, completing specialist work which includes comprehensive testing and diagnostic assessments of hearing, in-depth knowledge of paediatric test protocols, and assessment techniques. To arrange and advise referral to other professionals for treatment / management when required e.g. referral to ENT, nurse or GP for treatment of an infection.

Good record keeping is essential and includes accurate recording of results and updating patient records, writing reports and updating national S4H database. You will be involved in audit and quality improvement activities.

The ability to take accurate and safe impressions of the ear following BSA recommended procedures for impression taking and behavioural testing of children in hearing aid clinics.

About us

Flexible working will be considered for all roles.

Unfortunately, we do not hold a sponsor licence for working Visas.

At Bridgewater, our PEOPLE values shape how we deliver our NHS services in your local community.

They help us deliver our mission to improve local health and promote wellbeing in the communities we serve.

After all, values are about people and they were created in partnership with our staff to reflect what they felt was important to them

Here at Bridgewater our shared values flow through the organisation.

P- Person-centred-We are passionate about individual needs and promote independence in the healthcare we provide..

E- Empowered- We empower our people and encourage new ideas to deliver and create improvements in community care.

O- Open and Honest -We behave in a way that develops relationships based on trust, openness, honesty and respect.

P- Professional-We support our people, so everyone has the right skills and training to deliver outstanding patient care.

L- Locally Lead -We are always learning about our communities and show great pride in being a local provider of health and care.

E- Efficient -We use our resources wisely to provide sustainable and value for money healthcare for our patients.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You would be a member of a Multidisciplinary Team providing a comprehensive and integrated Community Service of Paediatric Audiology for babies, children and young adults.

Working as part of an audiology team to carry out daily clinical work, managing own clinics and individual workload.

Completing specialist work which includes comprehensive testing and diagnostic assessments of hearing requiring in-depth knowledge of paediatric test protocols, and assessment techniques.

You would be responsible for the supervision and training of undergraduate and post graduate students on audiology courses.

Please see full Job Description attached.

Person Specification

Additional Criteria

Essential

  • If you are related to a director, or have a relationship with a director or employee of an appointing organisation, please state the relationship:


Skills & Attributes

Essential

  • Able to travel to peripheral clinics throughout the Warrington area and to travel across the wider Trust footprint to meet the needs of the service.


Additional Criteria

Essential

  • Do you have the right to stay and work in the UK without sponsorship (share-codes will be checked if applicable)


Qualifications

Essential

  • BSc Audiology, MSc Audiology or equivalent e.g. BTEC in MPPM, BAAT Parts 1 and 2 and HNC MPPM
  • Registered with RCCP


Experience

Essential

  • NHS experience to include relevant experience in a paediatric audiology department carrying out paediatric tests and assessments.
  • Experience in managing infants and children with hearing loss.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent team player.
  • Experience in audit.
  • Excellent IT skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Flexible approach to work with a positive attitude.
  • Able to work under pressure.
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to meet strict deadlines.


Desirable

  • Experience in audits and introduction of service developments
  • Experience of training and development of junior members of staff, and BSc and MSc university students on clinical placement
  • British Sign language level one (BSL)
  • ECDL qualification


Employer details

Employer name

Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Child Development Centre

Sandy Lane

Warrington

WA2 9HY

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

C9835-WC24-076a

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