Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Specialist Audiologist. Band 6

Main area: Division D-Audiology
Grade: Band 6
Contract: Permanent
Hours: Full time – 37.5 hours per week
Job ref: 180-D-244079
Employer: Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type: NHS
Site: Addenbrookes Hospital-Division B
Town: Cambridge
Salary: £35,392 – £42,618 p.a. pro rata
Salary period: Yearly

Closing: 01/04/2024 23:59

Interview date: 18/04/2024

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and enthusiastic individual with extensive audiological experience to join the Emmeline Centre, a well-established Hearing Implant Service, providing all types of hearing implants. The Emmeline Team is friendly and dedicated towards the delivery of an excellent service for all our users, as well as constantly looking at better ways to provide a service. The Centre is purpose-built, located within Addenbrooke’s Hospital, in Cambridge.

This vacancy will close at midnight on 1st April 2024

Interviews are due to be held on 18th April 2024

Main duties of the job

Job role will include working within a multidisciplinary team, undertaking assessments for cochlear implants, review of middle ear implants and bone conductive hearing devices for adults and children. You will participate in departmental projects, including staff training, audit and research.

Bone conductive hearing devices for adults and children. You will participate in departmental projects, including staff training, audit and research.

Experience in working with complex audiological caseload, with different hearing aids fittings and all types of hearing losses. Knowledge in hearing implant systems is preferable but not essential, as training will be provided

Working for our organisation

Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 12000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people – patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing ‘outstanding’ care to our patients and rated ‘Good’ overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH’s values – Together – Safe, Kind, Excellent – are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people’s age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases, alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria

  • BSc Audiology and demonstrate equivalent experience.
  • AHCS (used to be RCCP), HCPC registration (Hearing aid dispenser) or overseas equivalent.

Desirable criteria

  • British Sign Language: Level 1
  • Counselling/coaching qualification (Introductory level)
  • Training with auditory implants

Experience

Essential criteria

  • Clinical experience in audiology; including identification of patients requiring further specialist intervention.
  • Evidence of autonomous and unsupervised working.

Desirable criteria

  • Experience as a paediatric audiologist
  • Experience working with auditory implants
  • Experience of contributing to research/ audit activities

Knowledge

Essential criteria

  • Understands the workings of a broad range of hearing aids.
  • Advanced skills in behavioural testing of adult and paediatric patients.
  • Knowledge of other diagnostic tests such as TEN testing, speech testing and aided sound field audiometry.
  • Understands the different types of hearing implants.

Desirable criteria

  • Awareness of Deaf culture and its politics/ values relating to cochlear implantation
  • Knowledge of national policies and best practices relevant to hearing implant recipients

Skills

Essential criteria

  • Able to determine appropriate rehabilitative interventions from a range of options for complex patients with profound, sometimes multiple disabilities.
  • Able to communicate effectively with patients, in particular when explaining complex information about hearing loss and management options
  • Excellent prioritization, organisational and problem-solving skills
  • Capable of working as an integral member of a multidisciplinary team
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing situations due to both workload and colleagues needs
  • Ability to work unsupervised and manage own workload

Desirable criteria

  • Able to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Able to give short presentations in informal settings to colleagues
  • Able to collect, analyse and interpret complex technical data

Additional Requirements

Essential criteria

  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of safe, kind, excellent.

Desirable criteria

  • Willingness to attend off-site visits from time-to-time
  • Able to transport delicate expensive diagnostic equipment & implant to theatre and elsewhere.
  • Computer-literate, with good keyboard skills.

To apply visit this link https://careers.cuh.nhs.uk/current-vacancies/#!/job/UK/Cambridgeshire/Cambridge/Cambridge_University_Hospitals_NHS_Foundation_Trust/Division_DAudiology/Division_DAudiology-v6138537?_ts=353

Contact point:

Name: Zebunnisa Vanat

Job title: Lead Audiologist

Email address: zebunnisa.vanat@nhs.net