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Specialist Audiologist

Band 6

Main area
Health Science Services
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
430-SUR542A
Site
Audiology (Dept)
Town
Milton Keynes
Salary
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
22/05/2022 23:59
Interview date
06/06/2022

You can expect a warm welcome at Milton Keynes University Hospital, our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our Trusts values and behaviours.  At MKUH we appreciate our staff and reward them with an outstanding benefits package including:

  • Free on-site parking
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Great flexible working opportunities
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Lease car scheme
  • Generous annual leave and pension scheme
  • On site nursery (chargeable)
  • Extensive staff health and well-being programme

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital; we conduct research and teaching on site to improve the care of our patients. The hospital is undergoing significant investment, and we are proud to be rated good by the CQC. Visit our website to catch up on our latest news.

 

Job overview

Specialist Audiologist - Audiology Service

Band 6 

Hours: 37.5 per week, all MKUH roles will be considered for flexible working

We seek an enthusiastic registered audiologist with significant NHS experience in clinical audiology who thrives in a motivated team, but also enjoys working on their own initiative.

This role offers a lot of variety and the opportunity to develop your clinical and organisational skills across our adult and paediatric service. You will be supported with ongoing training and advice.  

Our team comprises 11 clinical staff - Audiologists, Associate Audiologists, Clinical Scientists - and 3 Audiology secretaries. 

Consistently high Friends and Family Scores reflect our commitment to provide a high quality, person-centred, comprehensive adult and paediatric service. We have regular staff meetings, Health and Safety Meetings and Clinical Governance meetings which facilitate continuous service improvement and development. 

We work closely with the ENT staff, Paediatricians, the Newborn Hearing Screening Team in the hospital and with our colleagues in Community Paediatrics, Health Visiting, School Nursing, Speech and Language Therapy and Education to facilitate seamless care for our children. Our services include direct referral, tinnitus and hyperacusis clinics and an intellectual disability service.   

Main duties of the job

Your clinical caseload will include assessment and rehabilitation of adults and assessment of older children.

You will take a lead role for patients with intellectual disabilities or other complex needs and be proactive in making the audiology service accessible to all.

Other key responsibilities will be patient information, Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) and infection prevention and control.

Working for our organisation

You can expect a warm welcome at Milton Keynes University Hospital, our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our Trusts values and behaviours. At MKUH we appreciate our staff and reward them with an outstanding benefits package including:

  • Free on-site parking
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Great flexible working opportunities
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Lease car scheme
  • Generous annual leave and pension scheme
  • On site nursery (chargeable)
  • Extensive staff health and well-being programme

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital; we conduct research and teaching on site to improve the care of our patients. The hospital is undergoing significant investment, and we are proud to be rated good by the CQC. Visit our website to catch up on our latest news.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • To be the department lead for patients with intellectual disability or other complex needs, and be proactive in making the Audiology Service accessible to all.
  • To perform audiometric and psycho-acoustical tests for differential diagnosis of cochlear/retro-cochlear hearing loss.
  • To undertake adult direct referral clinics for hearing assessment and hearing aid assessment and reassessment. This involves taking a full case history and the assessment of otological clinical conditions, including complex assessments, onward referral for an ENT opinion if indicated, and the subsequent provision of relevant intervention programmes. To convey recommendations for management/intervention to the patient and family/carers, and produce timely reports to the referring party and other relevant professionals. 

Please refer to the Job Description for further details. 

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • BSc in Audiology or equivalent knowledge and experience
  • Registration with HCPC or RCCP
  • Evidence of post-graduate CPD in specialist areas of advanced rehabilitation
  • Good working knowledge of national guidelines

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Significant UK NHS experience in clinical Audiology with clinical responsibility(unsupervised)
  • Experience in performing diagnostic and rehabilitative audiology in adults and children
Desirable criteria
  • Knowledge of current recommendations in specialist areas
  • Evidence of team/group leadership
  • Experience in COSHH
  • Experience in production of patient information
  • Experience in working with adults with Intellectual Disability

Skills

Essential criteria
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Able to work on own initiative
  • Good persuasive and motivational skills for dealing with children and adults with hearing loss and communication difficulties.
  • Good time management skills and ability to prioritise task
Desirable criteria
  • Use of AuditBase patient management system

Personal and people development

Essential criteria
  • Commitment to CPD
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of providing supervision and training

Communication

Essential criteria
  • High standard of communication skills, both oral and written
  • Excellent interpersonal skills –can demonstrate sensitivity, ability to show empathy
  • Ability to impart complex information in an easy manner

Specific requirements

Essential criteria
  • Able to perform the duties of the post with reasonable aids and adaptations
Desirable criteria
  • Car driver

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Apprenticeships logoHSJ Best places to workDisability confident employerCare quality commission - GoodArmed Forces Covenant Bronze Award

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Fiona Lane
Job title
Deputy Head of Audiology
Email address
fiona.lane@mkuh.nhs.uk
Telephone number
01908 995199