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Clinical Scientist Audiology

Employer
Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust
Location
Windsor
Salary
£45,753 to £52,067 per annum (Incl.HCAS)
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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We are looking for a band 7 Audiologist to join our experienced team of healthcare scientists. Our service is based in Windsor, and we also cover several sites across east Berkshire and staff regularly work at different sites during the week. We see a range of complex adult and paediatric patients for audiological assessment and rehabilitation, as well as providing audiology support to our ENT colleagues.

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a trust where you will be empowered to support patients with complex conditions, adopting a personalised approach to patient care that maximises independence, choice and control, following our philosophy of enabling people to reach and maintain their optimum level of health and wellbeing.

We value our employees and put people first. Working in teams, where you will have access to our Trust-wide Learning and Development programmes and be supported in your career and personal growth, with opportunities to help you build your Continuing Professional Development portfolio, enabling you to extend your skills and ensure that you excel.

We are pioneers in compassionate leadership and Quality Improvement, which is about creating a culture where everyone has a voice and where service users and staff collaborate to have a direct impact on the things that matter most.

Your energy and drive will be rewarded with the support of a dedicated team that strives to create a progressive, warm, friendly and compassionate environment.

Main duties of the job

  • We are looking for an enthusiastic clinical scientist to join our team.
  • You will carry out all aspects of diagnostic and rehabilitative adult and paediatric audiology, while also becoming involved in the most advanced techniques and procedures.
  • The job involves the care of children and adults with hearing loss and balance difficulties, formulating individualised care plans and rehabilitation.
  • You will be line managing other members of the team and involved in the training of STP trainees and other audiology students within the department.
  • You will communicate calmly, compassionately and effectively reassuring service users so they feel, valued, heard and understood. A born organiser with a flexible approach, you will have your own caseload of patients to manage.


About us

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist mental health and community health services trust. Rated 'outstanding' by the CQC, we're committed to providing the best possible care to people across Berkshire.

We value diversity and are proud to be a Stonewall Top 100 Employer.We work hard to create an inclusive environment where you'll be supported by friendly and professional colleagues to flourish.

Our values at Berkshire Healthcare:
  • Caring for and about you is our top priority
  • Committed to providing good quality, safe services
  • Working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Benefits of working for us include:
  • Flexible working options to support work-life balance
  • 27 days' annual leave rising with service + opportunity to buy and sell
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Excellent learning and career development opportunities
  • 'Cycle to Work' and car leasing scheme including electric vehicles
  • Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services
  • Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants
  • Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities, the environment and armed forces community to support equality
  • Generous maternity, paternity, adoption and special leave
  • Free parking across Trust sites

If you share our values and would like to come and work for us, please submit your application as soon as possible as we'll occasionally close roles early that have a high number of applications.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The3must haves for you to be considered for this role:
  • MSc in Audiology or Clinical Science and registered with HCPC as a Clinical Scientist (or about to be, we will consider new STP graduates)
  • Demonstrable experience of working with complex patients
  • Excellent communication skills
  • IT literate and ideally experience of usingAuditbase and DATIX

  • For further information about the role, please see attached job description and person specification. We strongly encourage you to review how you meet the criteria in the person specification and write about this point-by-point in your supporting statement for the best chance of being shortlisted. For further application tips - see the help with your application document attached once you click apply.

    If you're someone who shares our passion for excellence and care, you belong at Berkshire Healthcare!

    We welcome a conversation about flexibility and any other questions you may have. Please don't hesitate to call: Tammy Hartshorne on 07717695105 or email: tammy.hartshorne@berkshire.nhs.uk who'll be delighted to help.

    We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

    Person Specification

    Education & Qualification

    Essential

    • MSc. in Audiological Science and have successfully attained the CAC, HTS, STP (or equivalent).
    • RCCP registration


    Desirable

    • Study to doctorate level
    • Advanced course/s in Audiology or Management
    • Current HCPC state registration and evidence of CPD


    Previous Experience

    Essential

    • Demonstrable post-qualification experience working autonomously in both adult & paediatric testing in both diagnostic & rehabilitative areas.
    • Evidence of sound knowledge and clinical experience of a full range of both basic and advanced diagnostic audio-vestibular assessment and rehabilitation techniques.
    • Good knowledge and experience of NHS networks/referral routes.
    • Experience of clinical audit and service development


    Desirable

    • Have evidence of management/supervisory experience.
    • Mentoring/coaching/leadership qualification or training
    • Evidence of research and presentations at a scientific forum


    Knowledge and Skills

    Essential

    • Knowledge of all standard and advanced audiological test procedures with specialist knowledge in paediatric and/or vestibular fields.
    • Have knowledge and understanding of professional policies and procedures


    Desirable

    • Possess advanced computer & database skills


    Additional Requirements

    Essential

    • Possess fine manual dexterity
    • Possess advanced IT skills
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Ability to lead and inspire others
    • Alignment with NHS and Trust values
    • A full driving license and use of a car
    • Flexible approach to working hours
    • Evidence of an enquiring mind, with a scientific approach
    • Willingness to undertake further professional training


    Desirable

    • Excellent sickness record


    Employer details

    Employer name

    Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust

    Address

    King Edward VII Hospital

    St Leonards Road

    Windsor

    SL4 3DP

    Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

    371-CHS594

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