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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/01/2021.

Senior Audiologist

Job Reference: 411-SURGERY-2020-90072

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
411 Audiology (912407)
£31,365 to £37,890 pa

Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is a provider of specialist health care to over 275,000 children and young people each year. In addition to the hospital site located in the West Derby area of Liverpool, Alder Hey has a presence in community outreach sites and, in collaboration with other providers, our clinicians help deliver care closer to patients’ homes by holding local clinics at locations from Cumbria to Shropshire, in Wales and the Isle of Man. The Trust also provides inpatient care for children with complex mental health needs at our Alder Park building in the nearby borough of Sefton.

We currently have more than 3,200 staff working across our community and hospital sites. We’re also a teaching and training hospital providing education and training to around 540 medical and over 500 nursing and allied health professional students each year.

As black and minority ethnic (BME) employees are currently under-represented in this area, we particularly welcome applications from members of our BME communities. All appointments will be made on merit.

An opportunity has arisen for a well-motivated and enthusiastic audiologist to join our friendly team based at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and in community clinics and schools across the region. We are a large, busy and expanding paediatric audio vestibular department offering a comprehensive range of diagnostic and rehabilitative audiological and vestibular services for children from birth to nineteen across Liverpool, Sefton and West Lancashire.

The successful candidate will join a hardworking and committed team of audio vestibular physicians, audiologists, a nurse specialist and audiometricians. This post will provide excellent opportunities to enhance your experience in all aspects of the paediatric audio vestibular spectrum. There is ample scope to develop your interest and progress yourself with CPD opportunities including peer review processes, attending academic conferences and meetings, and co-authoring publications.

The audiology department moved to our new state of the art Children’s Health Park in October 2015 and we work closely with colleagues across the Trust and in the community including ENT, neurology, oncology, endocrinology, rheumatology, general and community paediatrics and genetics, amongst many others. We also have the benefit of a clinical psychologist/music therapist in our team for multidisciplinary management of complex children.

Alder Hey is a national tertiary and quaternary service for vestibular assessment and management in children, accepting referrals from across the country. The department has a diagnostic facility in operation including provision for VNG, VEMPs and vHITs, in a dedicated vestibular laboratory and gait analysis facility in the hospital. We have a well-established regional bone anchored implant programme in conjunction with our ENT colleagues and we are expanding to include middle ear implants in the coming year.

Alder Hey paediatric audio vestibular department is leading the way for assessment of hearing in children with programmable intracranial shunts, paediatric ototoxicity monitoring and paediatric vestibular disorders assessment and management. There is an active research and academic portfolio of the department with a significant national and international presence led by the honorary professor in the department.

Interviews will take place early February 2021. Previous applicants need not apply.

Although NHS Jobs enables you to use the same application to apply for multiple roles within the NHS, unless you tailor your application to the specific role you are applying for with Alder Hey, and detail how you meet the criteria for this role and what you can offer to Alder Hey, you are unlikely to be successful in your application. Please also make sure that your Employment History is upto date and listed in the correct order. Starting with your current/most recent post and then working backwards.

Alder Hey as an equal opportunities employer aims to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons from all backgrounds. As black and minority ethnic (BME) employees are currently under-represented in this area, we particularly welcome applications from members of our BME communities. All appointments will be made on merit.

To find out more about the various careers available see Alder Hey Careers link

We reserve the right to close vacancies without notice when we have received a sufficient number of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role.

Please ensure you check the email account from which you apply regularly as we will contact you using this regarding your application. All candidates will be notified via email whether or not they have been shortlisted.

Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are committed to creating a well-managed, flexible working environment that supports staff and promotes their welfare and development. We actively promote equality and diversity and operate a Zero Tolerance policy to aggression, violence, bullying and harassment.

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.

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