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Clinical Scientist

Job Reference: 425-A-18-24821

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Hearing Services
£33,222 to £43,041 per annum pro rata

Are you an enthusiatic registered Clinical Scientist with some Paediatric Audiology experience wanting to specialise in Paediatrics? 

The postholder will cover a wide range of clinics varying from routine Audiometry through to specialist balance and tinnitus clinics. The post holder will be expected to lead an area of clinical speciality within the team and to contribute to operational management of the hearing aid service. The post holder will provide scientific input to all areas of the department and contribute to service development, audit and research.

The post will cover weekdays with the days and sessions to be agreed at interview. Some flexibility to the working hours could be negotiated at interview. Overtime clinics are available and covered on a voluntary rota

The department is IQIPS accredited and covers all aspects of Paediatric Audiology and rehabilitation with the exception of cochlear implantation and rehabilitation. The department is purpose built with upgrading to our facilities ongoing to ensure we are a centre of excellence. We are co-located with ENT and have medical input via a dedicated community paediatrician for children with a permanent childhood deafness.

We are a large, busy team with Apprentices, Audiologists, Scientists, Educational Audiologists and Specialist Health Visitors who all work together to provide a comprehensive and robust service, which last year provided over 11,000 appointments for children in Sheffield and further afield.

For the right candidate we will support further training and development to match our requirements and to ensure your skills match our requirements. In return we expect a dedicated, competent specialist clinical scientist, able to react and adapt to the ever changing needs of a specialist paediatric audiology centre.

For further information or to arrange a visit prior to interview please ring 0114 2717456 and ask for Samanth Lear, Lead Clinical Scientist in the first instance.

All communication throughout the application process will be via e-mail therefore please check your e-mail account and NHS Jobs account regularly. References are also requested by email (where possible). Therefore, to speed up the recruitment process please provide an email address for all referees when completing your application form.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If a DBS check is required for the post you are applying for any offer of employment will be provisional on a satisfactory DBS check being obtained.

In line with other NHS Organisations in the Yorkshire and Humber Region a successful candidate appointed into a post within this Trust will be required to pay the DBS check fee (£49). This is customarily payable over 4 months as a salary deduction once employed by the Trust. If you receive a conditional offer letter, complete your DBS application and later withdraw from the recruitment process, an invoice will be raised via the Trust's finance department to recoup the outlay.

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust in accordance with the Equal Opportunities policy is committed to treating all individuals equally irrespective of age, race, social background, gender, sexual preference, colour, disability, nationality, ethnic origin, marital status, religion or trade union membership.

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancies earlier than originally stated, if sufficient applications are received.

Please note that Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust do not reimburse any incurred interview expenses.

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

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