Clinical Scientist / Healthcare Scientist (Audiologist)
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
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Clinical Scientist or Healthcare Scientist (Audiologist)
Hours - Full-time permanent
As part of our service expansion, we are offering an exciting opportunity for a full-time Audiology Healthcare Scientist (Audiologist) / Clinical Scientist to join our team at the Centre for Hearing and Balance Disorders. The role is paediatric focused within a service that offers adult and paediatric audiology care. Where possible, we will enable you to practice any aspect of audiology that you have a particular interest in and we are happy to support applications for STP equivalence.
This role has significant quality assurance, supervision and service development aspects with options to include a research portfolio and as such is a fantastic opportunity to develop your broader leadership skills and interests.
Please be advised there is a proposed interview date of 16th October.
If you wish to call us for further detailsor wish to come for an informal visit, pleasecontact:
Ann-Marie Hawkins or Shameela Munir on 02476 966444.
Main duties of the job
The role will consist of neonate and paediatric hearing assessment and habilitation for both routine and complex caseloads. It will offer multidisciplinary working with a range of professionals including Education teams, Speech & Language Therapists and medical consultants.
The post-holder will have specialist knowledge of a wide range of procedures and practices which is underpinned by practical experience and knowledge maintained through professional registration and CPD activity.
The role may include line management responsibilities and there are many opportunities to develop and lead research and innovative projects within the team. As senior clinician, we will support your leadership development through training and development opportunities.
You must have NHS experience and Masters level qualification (or equivalent) in Audiology and HCPC or RCCP registration to apply for this role.
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.
We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.
Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.
We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence designated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award. Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (uhcw.nhs.uk)
By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.
The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.
- Team leader/line management responsibility for audiologists working within the team.
- Performance monitoring of specialist service within your responsibility to national standards
- Contribute to ensuring quality standards are met within your area with particular focus on:
- Ensuring patient information is delivered at agreed junctures in patient pathway
- Ensuring patient's privacy, respect, comfort and security throughout the patient pathway.
- Ensuring informed consent is obtained in line with service standards
- Delivering patient-focused care in line with department policy.
- Ensuring systems that are in place for obtaining and managing feedback from patients, carers and relatives are promoted and utilised.
- Ensuring the ordering and management of all consumables supports the various pathways.
- Ensuring professional procedures are adhered to through audit of your service area.
- Ensuring competence of staff working within your area of responsibility through appraisal, peer review, case study reviews and undertaking personal development reviews.
- Acting on improvement plan actions based on external or internal review for your area of service
- Supporting delivery of audiology service within agreed budgets, RTTs and clinical aspects of contracts by ensuring agreed pathways are followed and correct outcomes are logged and non-compliance of clinical aspects is documented.
For further details of the role please see the attached job description.
Certificate of Sponsorship
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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).