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Senior Audiologist

Job Reference: 193-30859NCG5AUD-D

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading
£22,128 to £28,746 pa

Royal Berkshire hospital are pleased to announce that following our CQC inspection has been rated ‘outstanding’ with inspectors reporting that we have made significant improvements. The Trust’s overall rating has also improved to ‘good’. This is a great opportunity to join our clinical or non-clinical teams to create a positive and motivating environment within our trust. Come and join our team in this exciting time of change as we pride ourselves, our staff and our services on excellence.

At the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust we put our patients at the heart of every element of health and care that we provide. The Trust works together as a community to deliver its vision which is “Working together to provide outstanding care for our community.”

We are Compassionate in our thoughts, words and actions

We are Aspirational and have a true desire to be dynamic and to innovate

We are Resourceful and responsible in the way we work and live

We are Excellent in our development, fairness and sharing best practice

Amazing things happen at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust; delivered by amazing people……why don’t you come and join us…….

Due to promotion, an opportunity has arisen in our Adult Rehabilitation team for a Band 5 Senior Audiologist. We’re looking for an enthusiastic individual to come join our large, friendly team.

The team work from the main base at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, but also from a network of community sites across Berkshire and Oxfordshire. The post will involve adult audiology work covering hearing assessment & rehabilitation; you will be carrying out assessment and hearing aid fittings in AQP patients but there will also be scope for complex work depending on experience. You will require a graduate (or equivalent) qualification in Audiology and experience in Adult Rehabilitation.

As a department, we are committed to providing CPD training and we have a strong focus on internal development and career pathways. This role has scope for training and development.

The Royal Berkshire Audiology Department is a busy, friendly department serving a population of over 500,000 across West Berkshire and South Oxfordshire. We provide a full range of Audiological services - Adult Hearing, Paediatric Diagnostic & Rehabilitation and Balance -delivered from its Reading central facility and across a network of community sites.

Reading itself provides an excellent location – being 20 minutes by train from London and soon to benefit from being on the Crossrail route. With fast links to the north, south and west, and the beautiful Chiltern countryside, New Forest and South Downs are all in easy reach. Reading is a lively town with the large Oracle shopping centre and a good range of bars and restaurants. Located in the Thames Valley, the lovely surrounding villages are a walk or cycle away.

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As part of our development programme, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust in collaboration with Henley Business School, Reading, offer a 3 year BA (Hons) in Applied Management. As a Trust, we are delighted to offer such prestigious programme which is accredited with Chartered Management Institutes . We are the only NHS Trust offering this programme and it is a unique opportunity for our staff. Normal application and acceptance process will apply for staff who want to undertake this course.

All new appointments, with the exception of executive positions and all medical & dental staff, are subject to a probationary period.

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4. All staff identified as AT-RISK who meets the requirements of the post will be prioritised accordingly. Priority will initially be given to Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust employees.

5. All applicants who have a disability and meet the minimum criteria for the post can opt for a guaranteed interview.

Applications from Tier 2 candidates who require Tier 2 immigration status to work in the UK are welcome but such candidates will not be appointed to the post if there are a sufficient number of suitable and available EU/EEA candidates, as the employing body will in those circumstances be unable to satisfy the Resident Market Labour Test as required by the Border Immigration Authority.

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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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