Senior Specialist Audiologist/Clinical Scientist

Job details
Posting date: 20 June 2024
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £43,742 - £50,056 per annum
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 20 July 2024
Location: Scarborough, YO12 6QL
Company: York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 6386336/419-6386336-SSA-S

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A Vacancy at York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Post holder will be responsible for provision of a range of audiometric investigations and a comprehensive hearing aid service to child population of Scarborough.

One of the main responsibilities to provide more complex assessments (OAE, ERA) and perform these as trained appropriately.

The post holder is to undertake aural impressions for all age groups working within national and departmental protocols and to provide a comprehensive hearing aid service to patients referred to the Department from GPs and the ENT Department, including provision of a full range of NHS digital hearing aids to all age groups in line with the Modernising Hearing Aid Service directives.

· To undertake objective testing, including ERA

· To perform pure tone, impedance and speech audiometry testing, advising patients and referring clinicians on management plans based on information obtained from these as appropriate

· To recommend further investigations as required, either referring to the appropriate member of staff or carrying out the procedures if appropriately trained

• To note results of testing in hospital notes and departmental records as appropriate, including providing patient reports as necessary and ensuring that these are filed in hospital and departmental records

· To ensure that departmental child auditory rehabilitation protocols and procedures are adequately documented and are kept up to date with national standards

· Communicates complex information and condition related information to patients, relatives and carers of hearing impaired children (involves sensitive support and counselling where they may be significant emotional distress)

· To oversee the paediatric service provision for paediatric hearing assessment and rehabilitation with or without amplification of children of all ages including young babies

· To assess the general auditory (re)habilitative needs of hearing impaired adults and children with respect to their audiological status, communication skills and social needs

Please see the job description for further details

Our benefits

We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:
• Access to the NHS Pension Scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants
• 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service)
• A generous relocation package of up to 30% of salary (capped at £18k) to support with relocation expenses for hard to fill positions where relocation would be an expectation to undertake the role fully. If you would like to discuss a potential relocation package, please speak to the recruiting department/manager at interview stage
• A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave
• Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme
• NHS Car Lease scheme and Cycle to Work scheme
• An extensive range of learning and development opportunities
• Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping, motoring, cinema and finance from a range of providers

For further information on the fantastic range of benefits we offer please visit the Trust's dedicated Staff Benefits pages.

A full description of the role is available in the attachment: job description.

Please note that if a high number of applications are received this advert may close early. You are advised to submit you application at the earliest opportunity.

Working for the Trust

Across our organisation, people are guided by values that were co-developed with staff: we are kind; we are open; and we pursue excellence.

Our values play into our ambition to develop a more diverse workforce, truly representative of our communities. We welcome applications from everyone, while working with our Staff Networks - including our Race Equality, LGBTQ+, Disability and Carers Networks - to increase the number of applications we receive from different backgrounds. If there is anything we can do to make our application process more accessible to you, please

As part of seeking to become more inclusive, we will consider requests for flexible working from the start of your employment. It may not be suitable for every role, but we will try and be supportive where we can. We would encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.

Armed Forces Friendly Employer

We are holders of the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE - Supporting Britain’s Reservists and Employers. This means that we have made a statement of intent to support all Defence personnel, including with applications for employment.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

Our Trust continues to strongly encourage our staff to be vaccinated against COVID19, this remains our best defence to protect our patients, ourselves and everyone else.

This advert closes on Thursday 4 Jul 2024

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