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Specialist audiologist

Job Reference: 188-OTH1190

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Royal South Hants Hospital, Southampton
£30,401 - £37,267 pa pro rata

We’re looking for a specialist audiologist to join our team at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) on a part time basis of 30 hours per week. This would be a great opportunity for someone who is keen to work in a challenging role, which includes dealing with a variety of work in a continually developing audiology service.

Apply now to join our small, friendly, specialist audiology team, carrying out paediatric assessment and rehabilitation, ears, nose and throat (ENT) support and assisting in adult vestibular clinics.

The role is currently offered at 30 hours per week; however we would consider applications from individuals who would prefer other part time hours.


We provide a high quality diagnostic and rehabilitation service for adults and children at the Royal South Hants (RSH) Hospital, where our specialist paediatric and vestibular services are based. Our ENT support is delivered across sites in the Hampshire area, including the RSH, Lymington, Hythe, and Romsey Hospitals. Our service is able to specialise in complex work, without adult hearing aid services as part of our specification.

This is an exciting time to join our team as we are seeking to grow and progress the service under a recently appointed head of service. We have recently had new equipment installed for vestibular testing, ERA and for paediatrics.


In this post you’ll provide support to ENT clinics and undertake routine diagnostic testing and rehabilitation in children both as part of a team and independently, with support of senior staff as required. For adults we carry out vestibular assessment and rehabilitation and diagnostic assessment such as speech audiometry, evoked response audiometry and acoustic reflexes and you will also assist in the provision of this service. You’ll provide relevant reports based on those findings to medical and other professionals; make onward referrals as appropriate and liaise with other teams to ensure the best care for our patients.

  • You will also have the opportunity to participate in research and deliver quality assurance.
  • You’ll be expected to maintain and develop your own professional knowledge and may be involved in delivering teaching and training to in-house and visiting students.
  • You will be responsible for an area of the service e.g. Health and Safety/ Infection Prevention.

We have links to the University of Southampton, Institute of Sound and Vibration research and also the Auditory Implant Service. This is an area we would look to progress in the near future.

You can read more about the duties in the attached job description.


You’ll have a BSc in audiology. You’ll also ideally have state registration with RCCP although we will consider unregistered candidates who have significant clinical experience in routine and advanced audiology.

In addition, we’re looking for you to:

  • Be passionate about developing our service and keen to inject new ideas.
  • Have clinical experience of working in paediatric and/or vestibular services.
  • Have experience of programming current NHS hearing aids and verification with real ear measurements.

You’ll also need great communication skills with patients and peers, the ability to write accurate and comprehensive reports, and the ability to cope with occasional pressure and stressful situations.


Our staff have a high level of job satisfaction and we have a brilliant team ethic, with plenty of fun and regular social activities.


We can offer opportunities to develop both clinically and professionally within a supportive environment. For example, as well as more local opportunities, we regularly send staff on the ‘Sharing the News’ and aetiology courses, to the BAA conference, and we have paid to accredit a member of our team for ABR peer review.

As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.

As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.

UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme


The RSH hospital is part of University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) and is based within the centre of Southampton – a lively city, steeped in history, with plenty to see and do. The New Forest is just a short drive away and London is just an hour on the train, direct from Southampton stations. There is also an international airport. The coast and sandy beaches are easily accessible in either direction with ferries to the Isle of Wight leaving from the Southampton dock. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.


Interviews will be held on Friday, 13 September 2019.


Bernard Watson

Service manager

023 8054 0188


Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies under any circumstances.


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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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