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Senior Audiologist

Employer
Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Grimsby
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Profession
Healthcare scientist, Audiologist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The post holder will work within a multidisciplinary team to provide a comprehensive paediatirc and an adult diagnostic and rehabilitation service within Audiology. The Audiology service is currently going through a re-development process, with new Audiology facilities commissioned at the Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, which includes a new state of the art paediatric testing room. Occasionally you may be asked to cover clinics at other hospital sites within the trust, but your main base will be the Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work within a multidisciplinary team to provide a comprehensive paediatirc and an adult diagnostic and rehabilitation service within Audiology. This post will be more focused on a paediatric workload, which will include:

The assessment and management of hearing loss in paediatric patients using age/ability appropriate recognised testing such as Visual Reinforcement Audiometry (VRA), performance Audiometry, play Audiometry, Pure Tone Audiometry, tympanometry and TEOAE testing to national standards recommended by the British Society of Audiology BSA) and the British Academy of Audiology (BAA). Identifying if patients that have been assessed require a referral to the Ear, Nose and Throat Consultants, Paediatric Consultants for aetiology investigations, Teachers of Deaf and Hearing Impaired and Speech Therapy.

The fitting and verification of hearing aids to paediatric patients to the relevant national standards set by the BSA and BAA for Real Ear Measures (REM) and Real Ear Couple Difference (RECD) measurements. Delivering appropriate rehabilitation advise and support in line with the patient's management plan.

Performing paediatric hearing aid reviews with REM/RECD. Writing reports to relevant professionals to update them.

About us

NLAG is part of one of the largest acute and community Group arrangements in the NHS, seeing well over one million patients every year and managing a budget of over �1.3 billion.

Made up of two Trusts - Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust (NLAG) and Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (HUTH) - our Group has significant ambitions and is committed to delivering world-class hospital and community services for the 1.65 million people we serve.

Together we employ nearly 20,000 staff. Our five main hospital sites are Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, Scunthorpe General Hospital and Goole and District Hospital, for NLAG and Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital for HUTH.

As Teaching Hospitals working with the Hull York Medical School, we both lead and contribute to research in many areas - biomedical research, primary care, palliative medicine, cardiovascular and respiratory medicine, vascular surgery, cancer surgery and oncology.

We believe that by developing a diverse, inclusive, innovative, skilled and caring workforce, we can deliver excellent care to our patients and a great future for our employees, our Group and our community.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more detailed information, please read the job description linked below.

As a Trust we are keen to offer and encourage flexible working opportunities to address health and wellbeing and work-life balance for our employees, this will have a positive impact on the care we provide.

Flexible working is part of a wider commitment to improve the quality and experience of working life and we recognise that it is a key contributor for the recruitment and retention of our employees.

We therefore support and encourage open conversations around a specific working pattern to suit your work-life balance or a multi-role career, if it works for you and works for the role, we'll do our best to make it happen.

Local flexible working arrangements are developed in partnership between the line manager and employee in order to ensure equality of access to flexible working, as far as practicable, regardless of role, shift pattern, team or pay, based on: patient/service user and staff experience, service delivery and work-life balance of colleagues.

We are committed to creating and maintaining a fair and supportive working environment and culture, where contributions are fully recognised and valued by all and staff feel empowered to carry out their duties to the best of their abilities. As employers we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and well-being of all our staff. This underpins our values as set out in the NHS Constitution, supports us to be an Employer of Choice and ultimately enables our employees to support the effective care of our patients.

We strongly value the different perspectives and ideas a diverse workforce brings to deliver better outcomes for our patients. We welcome applications irrespective of peoples age, disability, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances.

In line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Recruitment & Workforce team will use and hold your personal data for the intended purpose and in line with the Recruitment & Workforce Privacy Statement.

We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children/vulnerable adults and expect the same commitment from all staff and volunteers.

Please be aware that all newemployees starting work with us will be charged for the cost of their DBS check, if it is required for their role.

Should we receive a high volume of applications the advert may be closed earlier than stated. To view a full job description and person specification please see attachments on this advert

Person Specification

Education/Qualifications

Essential

  • oBSc (Hons) Audiology from an accredited University OR - Equivalent qualifications (until 2005).
  • oBe registered with an appropriate registration body.


Desirable

  • oMSc in Audiology
  • oBAA HTS Modules in paediatrics or working towards obtaining HTS modules.


Occupational experience and abilities

Essential

  • oMinimum of 3 years post qualifying experience.
  • oExperience in performing paediatric hearing assessments, including VRA.
  • oExperience of fitting and verification of hearing aids to paediatrics.


Desirable

  • oExperience in taking ear mould impressions in neonates and infants.


Knowledge & Skills

Essential

  • oPost qualifying, gaining relevant clinical experience.
  • oBe able to lead and perform a comprehensive range of paediatric diagnostic assessments.


Desirable

  • oCompleted a relevant student mentoring course.
  • oExperience of supervising Audiology students.


Personal Qualities

Essential

  • oEvidence of CPD.
  • oEvidence of 'reflective practice'.


Employer details

Employer name

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital

Scartho Road

Grimsby

DN33 2BA

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

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