Audiologist

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

We are looking for a qualified Audiologist with experience to join our small, friendly Adult Hearing Service.

Provision of a comprehensive hearing assessment and fitting of hearing aid service for non-complex adults in Milton Keynes.

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings

Main duties of the job

  • Assessment of hearing needs
  • Full diagnostics
  • Fitting and programming of hearing aids
  • Aftercare
  • Accurate and timely record keeping

About us

We provide :

- CPD opportunities

- Modern, spacious clinic rooms maintained to a high standard

- The opportunity to fit the latest range of Sivantos NHS hearing aids

- The chance to be part of a small, friendly department that excels at providing excellent client-centered care

You will need :

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Exceptional customer care skills
  • The ability and initiative to work independently and as part of a very small team
  • We work with the support of a GP with Special Interests in ENT and the Sensory Advice and Resource Centre.
  • We are looking to welcome a colleague who is also able to support service development and use their clinical expertise to improve client care .

Date posted

06 November 2023

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum (pro rata if P/T)

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

333-D-MK-CM-0953-A

Job locations

Eaglestone Health Centre

Standing Way

Milton Keynes

MK6 5AZ


Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To perform routine audiological assessment and rehabilitation of non-complex adults
  • To select and fit appropriate hearing aids from NHS BTE range used in Milton Keynes
  • To perform Real Ear Measurements to verify and evaluate hearing aid performance
  • To take silicon impressions of clients ears when clinically necessary
  • To provide counselling, support and advice for clients with hearing loss and amplification
  • To re-evaluate the needs of clients returning for re-assessment
  • To support team members in other duties as required by the service
  • To undertake clinical and administrative tasks as required by the team
  • To participate in audits as required

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To perform routine audiological assessment and rehabilitation of non-complex adults
  • To select and fit appropriate hearing aids from NHS BTE range used in Milton Keynes
  • To perform Real Ear Measurements to verify and evaluate hearing aid performance
  • To take silicon impressions of clients ears when clinically necessary
  • To provide counselling, support and advice for clients with hearing loss and amplification
  • To re-evaluate the needs of clients returning for re-assessment
  • To support team members in other duties as required by the service
  • To undertake clinical and administrative tasks as required by the team
  • To participate in audits as required

Person Specification

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

Essential

  • BSc, MSc in Audiology or equivalent
  • Registered member of British Association of Audiologists
  • Competent in: Diagnostic Audiology, Adult Rehabilitation, Fitting of digital Hearing Aids
  • Dexterous with: Ear canal impression taking, Probe microphone placement, Earmould modification
  • Able to communicate effectively with: Clients with severe to profound hearing loss, Carers, Colleagues

Desirable

  • Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered
  • Skills in the following: oAuditbase oCouselling oTeaching oPresentation oPlanning oOrganising oHearing loss in adults oAdults with tinnitus oRegistration with RCCP
  • Previous NHS experience

Personal Attributes

Essential

  • Able to: oMaintain a friendly, professional approach and work effectively under pressure oPrioritise work oCreate good working relationships oUndertake other admin tasks to support the team
  • Able to work effectively: oAs part of a small team oSingle handed
  • Excellent communications skills: oVerbally with clients and colleagues oExcellent written skills - clients medical records, clinical reports and email communication with colleagues

Other

Essential

  • Holds a UK driving license, has use of own car and able to travel across Milton Keynes as required
  • Demonstrable skills in written and spoken English, adequate to enable the post holder to carry out the role effectively
Person Specification

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

Essential

  • BSc, MSc in Audiology or equivalent
  • Registered member of British Association of Audiologists
  • Competent in: Diagnostic Audiology, Adult Rehabilitation, Fitting of digital Hearing Aids
  • Dexterous with: Ear canal impression taking, Probe microphone placement, Earmould modification
  • Able to communicate effectively with: Clients with severe to profound hearing loss, Carers, Colleagues

Desirable

  • Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered
  • Skills in the following: oAuditbase oCouselling oTeaching oPresentation oPlanning oOrganising oHearing loss in adults oAdults with tinnitus oRegistration with RCCP
  • Previous NHS experience

Personal Attributes

Essential

  • Able to: oMaintain a friendly, professional approach and work effectively under pressure oPrioritise work oCreate good working relationships oUndertake other admin tasks to support the team
  • Able to work effectively: oAs part of a small team oSingle handed
  • Excellent communications skills: oVerbally with clients and colleagues oExcellent written skills - clients medical records, clinical reports and email communication with colleagues

Other

Essential

  • Holds a UK driving license, has use of own car and able to travel across Milton Keynes as required
  • Demonstrable skills in written and spoken English, adequate to enable the post holder to carry out the role effectively

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Eaglestone Health Centre

Standing Way

Milton Keynes

MK6 5AZ


Employer's website

https://www.cnwl.nhs.uk/work (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Eaglestone Health Centre

Standing Way

Milton Keynes

MK6 5AZ


Employer's website

https://www.cnwl.nhs.uk/work (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Business and Administration Manager

Collette Crook

collettecrook@nhs.net

01908725065

Date posted

06 November 2023

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum (pro rata if P/T)

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

333-D-MK-CM-0953-A

Job locations

Eaglestone Health Centre

Standing Way

Milton Keynes

MK6 5AZ


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