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Senior Paediatric Audiologist

NHS AfC: Band 6

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Senior Paediatric Audiologist
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 6
Contract
8 months (SECONDMENT - 8 MONTHS)
Hours
  • Part time
  • Compressed hours
22.5 hours per week (22.5 (3 days 9am-5pm, or 2.5 days 8am-6pm))
Job ref
220-CYP-3453821-A
Employer
Whittington Health NHS Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Cross-site, please see JD
Town
Barnet and Enfield
Salary
£32,306 - £39,027 Per annum pro rata
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
27/10/2021 23:59

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Job overview

This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic Senior Paediatric Audiologist to join our friendly team for 8 months to cover maternity leave.

We are a community-based,  consultant-led NHS audiology department working across 3 sites covering  Barnet and Enfield. The posts involves rotation across our 3 sites at Edgware Community Hospital, Oak Lane Clinic (East Finchley), and St Michael's Hospital (Enfield). We are looking for an innovative, passionate team player to help us continue to provide an excellent paediatric Audiology service.  

The post holder is expected to complete full diagnostic assessments with children aged from 6 months-18 with varying different levels of complexities from a culturally diverse population with a multi-ethnic, bilingual and multilingual speaking communities as is the case across London.

There will also be opportunities to be involved with our ongoing service development. 


Main duties of the job

Please see the Job Description and the Persons Specification for further details about the job role. If you are unable to access the PDF, the details of the job description can also be found in the 'Detailed Job Description and Main responsibilities' section.

Working for our organisation

Working for your organisation (‘About Us’)


Whittington Health serves a richly diverse population and works hard to ensure that all our services are fair and equally accessible to everyone. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the way we look after our staff.  We aim to employ a workforce which is as representative as possible of this population, so we are open to the value of differences in age, disability, gender, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, race, sexual orientation, and religion or belief.  The Trust  believes that as a public sector organisation we have an obligation to have recruitment, training, promotion and other formal employment policies and procedures that are sensitive to these differences. We think that by doing so, we are better able to treat our patients as well as being a better place to work.

 

 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The post holder will be part of the multi-disciplinary team responsible for the provision of a wide range of Audiology services across Whittington Health. 

The post holder will ensure that a consistently high quality, complex and sophisticated clinical service is provided, meeting the highest national and international standards.  This includes maintaining continuous professional development, clinical supervision and training of junior members of staff, working autonomously, managing own caseload and demonstration of initiative.

Key working relationships

The post holder will work alongside Consultant Paediatric Audiological Physicians, Clinical Service Manager, Audiologists, Audiology Technician Officers/School screeners, and administrative staff.  They will report to the Chief Audiologist. Other major working relationships include Speech and Language Therapy, Sensory Support Services, other hospital departments and GP Surgeries. There are close links with the Education Department and Social Services.

Key result areas

To provide a diagnostic service for the Paediatric Audiology Department performing Audiological assessment on children aged from 6 months-18 years. To include children with learning disabilities, challenging behaviour and additional disabilities or special needs.

To provide patient management plans including referring to other services or hospitals for provisions that are not met under this service.

To be involved in the education and training requirements of the department and provide clinical supervision of trainee and assistant audiologists in Audiological techniques to trainees studying for professional exams and existing staff

To carry out general duties and maintain a programme of continuing professional development working towards high levels of professional competence.

Please see the Job Description and the Persons Specification for further details about the job role. If you are unable to access the PDF, the details of the job description can also be found in the 'Detailed Job Description and Main responsibilities' section.

Person specification

Knowledge and experience

Essential criteria
  • At least 2 years recent Post graduate experience of Paediatric Audiological assessment
  • Experience in working with children with special needs and social communication difficulties
  • Knowledge of the fundamentals of normal child development
  • Knowledge of the causes and appropriate management of hearing impairment in children
  • Up to date knowledge of national test protocols
  • Experience of staff management and supervision/training clinical staff
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of working in the community setting
  • Testing children with additional needs
  • IQIPS

Skills and Abilities

Essential criteria
  • Competent at performing a full range of Audiological tests on children
  • Ability to communicate effectively with parents/carers/children
  • Ability to communicate effectively and appropriately with patients with learning and social communication difficulties
  • Excellent verbal and written presentation skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of health professionals
Desirable criteria
  • Familiar with Audiology databases e.g. Auditbase/S4H

Education

Essential criteria
  • BSc or MSc in Clinical Audiology or equivalent qualification & level of knowledge
  • State registration as Clinical Physiologist in Audiology. (RCCP/HCPC)
  • CAC/Diploma in Clinical Competency in Audiology/equivalent
  • Evidence of CPD
Desirable criteria
  • Membership of BAA, BSA (British Society of Audiologists)
  • BSL Qualifications

Personal qualities

Essential criteria
  • Able to show understanding and empathy
  • Supportive to peers and junior staff
  • Ability to work co-operatively within a team
  • Dedicated to improving Audiology services for children and their families
  • Motivated and proactive
  • Flexible, patient and reliable

Communication skills

Essential criteria
  • At least 2 years recent Post graduate experience of Paediatric Audiological assessment
  • Experience in working with children with special needs and social communication difficulties
  • Knowledge of the fundamentals of normal child development
  • Knowledge of the causes and appropriate management of hearing impairment in children
  • Up to date knowledge of national test protocols
  • Experience of staff management and supervision/training clinical staff
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Reena Patel
Job title
Clinical Service Manager
Email address
reena.patel10@nhs.net
Telephone number
07787 845 525
Additional information

Hita Mamtora-Mistry, Chief Paediatric Audiologist - 07950159512

Vibha Mistry , Chief Paediatric Audiologist - 020 3316 8080

 

 

 

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Whittington Health NHS Trust
Magdala Avenue
London
N19 5NF
Telephone
0207 288 3241