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Specialist Audiologist

Band 6

Main area
Audiology
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
320-SURG-0580
Site
Royal Derby Hospital
Town
Derby
Salary
£32,306 - £39,027 pa
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
06/07/2022 23:59
Interview date
27/07/2022

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together.

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

With over 13,000 members of staff you can expect huge variety and new opportunities every day! Our staff go above and beyond and take pride in caring for our patients.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services.  The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

As a Trust we promote an inclusive environment and welcome applications from a diverse pool of talent and backgrounds.  All individuals are valued and given every opportunity to succeed based on merit.

The Trust actively encourages applications from members of our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. These groups are under-represented in our organisation, and it’s important to us that our workforce reflects the diversity of our communities as much as possible.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services.  The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

Join us and help make a real difference to our Trust.

Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for; 

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Specialist Audiologist to join our dynamic and forward thinking Audiology Team. The Audiology department at the Royal Derby Hospital provides a range of routine and specialist services, including general ENT clinics, specialist otology/tinnitus/balance assessments, hearing rehabilitation, tinnitus/balance management and therapy, and specialist audio-vestibular diagnostic investigations.

The main purpose of this role is to provide a range of clinical care working in one or more specialist areas of Adult Audiology. In addition the successful candidate will take an active role in areas of clinical audit, research and clinical governance for the Audiology service, which may include designing and completing audits, and contributing to the development of evidence based protocols.

There will also be a requirement to help with the training of students and the teaching of medical students. As a minimum, you will be expected to be an Audiologist with a BSc (Hons)/MSc in Audiology or equivalent, and demonstrable years of  post qualification experience in audiology.

Main duties of the job

Delivering specialist diagnostic investigations and rehabilitative therapy to a range of adult patients, the majority of which have more complex needs.

Working within one or more of our specialist teams (eg) tinnitus or balance Education and training of Audiology students from multiple Universities undertaking their clinical placements. Input into the delivering of educational sessions for medical students. 

Closing date of applications: 6th July 2022

Interview date: 27th July 2022

Working for our organisation

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:

  • Development opportunities, including both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support through every step of the way from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • A variety of other staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts about our Trust:

  • Our hospitals see more than 4,000 outpatients daily
  • We see more Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients than any other Trust – over 3,300 per week
  • An average 860 patients are seen in A&E every day – 6th largest in the country
  • Our hospitals admit more than 220 emergency patients daily.
  • We carry out more planned surgical operations than any other Trust in England with almost 50,000 operations taking place in our 52 operating theatres
  • We are one of only 5 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres
  • We carry out more than 300 elective procedures each working day

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and Person Specification. To apply please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB – this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account.

 

Person specification

Education, Training and Qualifications CPD Requirements

Essential criteria
  • BSc (Hons)/MSc Audiology or equivalent
  • Demonstrable post qualification experience
Desirable criteria
  • Membership of BAA and/or BSA
  • Recognised qualification in British Sign Language

Experience & Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Short courses for specialist areas eg tinnitus/balance
  • Appropriate knowledge and skills to present relevant information to other professionals and external agencies
Desirable criteria
  • Computer literate
  • Use of Auditbase

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Mr Jonathan Butler
Job title
Head of Adult Audiology (Derby)
Email address
jonathan.butler@nhs.net
Telephone number
01332 786564

If you have problems applying, contact

Address
Recruitment Team, Workforce Management
Training Centre
Rehab Block, Level 3
Royal Derby Hospital
Derby
Derbyshire
DE22 3NE
Telephone
01332 786187 / 07385 367224