NHS AYRSHIRE & ARRAN

Reference: 181765
Contract: Permanent – Full Time
Salary: £46,244 – £53,789
Location: University Hospital Crosshouse

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

Who we are: NHS Ayrshire and Arran is one of 14 territorial NHS Boards within NHS Scotland.

Our purpose: Working together to achieve the healthiest life possible for everyone in Ayrshire and Arran.

Our values: Caring, safe, respectful.

Positions: An opportunity has arisen for a permanent band 7 Audiologist and Hearing Rehabilitationist as part of the Cochlear Implant Team based in University Hospital Crosshouse.

What you will do:

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Audiologist to work within our busy, friendly, and dynamic multidisciplinary team, which provides a national cochlear implant service for profoundly deaf adults and children in Scotland. You will be based primarily at our modern, well-established clinic at Crosshouse Hospital and also in outreach clinics in specific locations in other parts of Scotland.

You will play a key role in the pre-implant assessment of both adults and paediatrics to determine candidacy for cochlear implant – providing full audiological assessment (including pure tone audiometry and functional speech perception testing).

Post implant, you will have a rehabilitation role for adults and older children, providing auditory training and rehabilitation strategies on a one to one and group basis.

Knowledge, training and/or experience required to do the job:

You will have a BSc in Audiology, Speech and Language Pathology or other relevant physical science and MSc in Rehabilitation Audiology or further theoretical training (recognised short courses) or experience to master’s level equivalence.

You will be registered with Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) or Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists (RCCP) or Academy of Healthcare Scientists (AHCS).

You will have in-depth experience of Hearing Impairment obtained through working in a Specialist Role e.g., as a Specialist Audiologist managing a specialist caseload (preferably including both adults and paediatrics).

You will possess highly developed communication skills and be able to work closely with colleagues from a range of different professional groups and in a variety of settings.

We are looking to recruit someone with enthusiasm and interest in working within a cochlear implant service. Further specialist training will be provided where necessary. If you would like to discuss any specifics of the key roles or qualifications required, please make informal contact as below.

Informal enquiries to Jane Gallacher, Head of, Scottish Cochlear Implant Programme, University Hospital Crosshouse, Kilmarnock, Tel: 01563 827080 or 01563 826994 (Maxine Love, PA)

Closing date: 8 April 2024.

Apply link: https://apply.jobs.scot.nhs.uk/Job/JobDetail?JobId=182131