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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/09/2020.

Practitioner in Audiology

Job Reference: 210-COCH-20-634

Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Planned Care
Countess of Chester Hospital, Chester
£24,907 - £30,615 pa pro rata

At the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust we pride ourselves on not only leading through clinical excellence, but also by creating an environment where all staff are valued and appreciated. The Trust has an excellent reputation for delivering high quality patient care and is nationally accredited at the highest levels in many areas, in particular clinical outcomes and patient safety.

Our Vision for the Trust is to deliver NHS care locally that makes our staff and our community proud. We want our patients to be assured they will receive care as rapidly as possible in a first-class environment that is Safe, Kind and Effective.

Our High Performance Culture will support everyone to be the best version of themselves by being true to our Trust vision, values and behaviors.

Working hours: 30 hours per week

Who Our Opportunity is for:

  • We are looking for one part-time Practitioner in Audiology to join our multi-skilled team on a fixed-term basis.
  • Currently clinics run Monday-Fridays; however, this may be subject to change and flexible working may be considered.
  • The post holder will be expected to have professional registration with RCCP/HCPC.
  • The Audiology Department offers a domiciliary service and runs clinics in community settings therefore access to a car is essential for this role.

What this Opportunity means:

  • The Audiology Service is based at the Countess of Chester Hospital and is delivered by a multi-skilled team of scientists, audiologists, assistant audiologists and administrators. The department delivers a comprehensive adult rehab service including a dedicated service for adults with complex needs as well as tinnitus and hearing therapy services. A full paediatric assessment and rehab service is provided including the Newborn Hearing Screening Team. A diagnostic audiovestibular is provided and we are a regional centre for Bone-Anchored Hearing Aids. This provides a wide range of possibilities to develop clinical skills.
  • The department is a training centre for audiology students from the University of Manchester. Some staff members are currently undertaking further training via HTS modules. The department is also accredited for STP training. Developmental opportunities are available for discussion and can include leadership development and clinical skills development.
  • 1 &1/2 day Induction introducing you to our Trust & ensure you settle in
  • Local induction introducing you to the Audiology Department to support you as you settle into the team
  • A friendly and supportive working environment (see our Trust Behavioural Standards)
  • Competitive Salary, with incremental pay progression
  • Excellent holiday entitlements 27 days + bank holidays rising to 33 after 10 years’ service (pro rata)
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Staff support, health and wellbeing opportunities & other employee benefits

Your Application:

  • Please specify your relevant qualification(s) and qualification date
  • The post holder will be expected to have UK professional registration with RCCP/HCPC
  • Access to a car is essential for this role
  • You offer of employment is subject to 2 satisfactory references, one must be your most recent employer and cover the last 3 years employment, with full contact details including a work email (personal emails are not accepted).
  • You must disclose any previous convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings on the application, unless these are protected under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974

If we receive sufficient applications then this vacancy will close earlier than advertised

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Jane Beavan

Job title Head of Audiology

Email address

Telephone number 01244 363020

The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust consists of a 600 bedded large district General Hospital, which provides its services on the Countess of Chester Health Park, and a 64 bedded Intermediate Care Service at Ellesmere Port Hospital. The Trust has almost 4,000 staff and provides a range of medical services to more than 445,000 patients per year from areas covering Western Cheshire, Ellesmere Port, Neston and North Wales.

If subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1975, then a disclosure submission will be made to the Disclosure & Barring service (formerly CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions. The cost of the DBS application is £28 (standard) or £45 (enhanced), this cost will be deducted from your salary over the first three months of employment.

The Trust will not fund applications for Work Permits and Further Leave to Remain. Those requiring Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome & will be considered alongside all other applicants. However non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available, as the Trust is unlikely in this circumstance to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website

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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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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