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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 19/06/2019.


Job Reference: 411-SURGERY-2019-080205

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
411 Audiology (912407)
£24,214 to £30,112 pa

The Alder Hey Audiovestibular service jobs are now open – we are recruiting to band 5 and band 6 posts,to come and work with our purpose built, paediatrically designed service.We want you! We are looking to recruit to Audiologists to join our busy, ever expanding paediatric Department which looks after a range of children, from the most complex patient with vestibular problems to patients who are referred into us after school entry screening. Applications are invited from enthusiastic and motivated individuals with excellent clinical and organisational skills. The successful applicants will be based at Alder Hey and in community clinics and schools across the region. The Service offers a comprehensive range of diagnostic and rehabilitative services for children from birth to 19 years of age. We work closely with colleagues across the Trust and in the community, including ENT, Neurology, and Respiratory, oncology, cleft palate, paediatricians and other disciplines. The successful candidates will join an established hardworking and committed team comprising of Consultant Audio vestibular Physicians, Audiologists and a Nurse Specialist and dedicated administrative support. The post holders will support the team in providing an Audio-vestibular Service for children of Liverpool, Sefton and West Lancashire and the rapidly expanding national tertiary and quaternary service for audiovestibular disorders in children. The Department moved to a new State of the Art Children’s Health Park in October 2015, and has 5 fully equipped sound proofed rooms. The facilities at Southport (Hoghton Street) have been updated and modernised with the full range of new equipment installed. A dedicated vestibular assessment diagnostic facility is in operation with provisions for VNG, VEMPS and vHITs in children and a new vestibular laboratory is being set up in its final stages. We provide the full range of services from new-born hearing screening follow-up, to highly specialised diagnostic audiological assessment of complex hearing losses, auditory processing disorder assessment and management and paediatric vestibular disorder assessment and management. Alder Hey is the main referral centre for diagnostic follow-up of new-borns including referrals for aetiological investigations and ABR testing of neonates. We have a regional BAHA program in conjunction with ENT and a rapidly expanding tertiary service for children with complex conditions. We receive referrals from all over the UK to the Paediatric Vestibular service, where children are assessed and managed using the latest technology. Alder Hey is leading the way for assessment of hearing in children with programmable intracranial shunts, paediatric ototoxicity monitoring and paediatric vestibular disorder 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. This is an exciting and rewarding position and the successful applicant will have opportunities for further development. The post holders will have the opportunity to join a progressive and visionary team, which is part of the Surgical Division, and will be encouraged to actively participate to the departments audit and research projects as well as an opportunity for Division and Trust interaction and collaboration. Committed to the wellbeing and development of all our staff Alder Hey is keen to meet you and welcome you to our team…….

Once we get enough applicants this post will close – so please apply now

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

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