Sunderland Royal Hospital

Location: Sunderland


Full Time 37.5 Hours

Salary:  £25,655 to £31,534 pa

We are seeking an Audiology Healthcare Practitioner to join our friendly team. We are based at Sunderland Royal Hospital and provide Audiology services across the local area.

The Audiology Service provides a district level adult rehabilitation service to a population of approximately 450,000 covering Sunderland and South Tyneside and a sub-regional level service (including Tier 3 paediatric assessment & rehabilitation and diagnostic audiology) to a wider population of approximately 700,000.

The department has an excellent national reputation and has contributed to initiatives and guidelines development in areas including Paediatrics, Learning Disabilities, Any Qualified Provider, Clinical Networks, and use of Information Technology in Audiology.

A comprehensive range of services relating to the assessment and rehabilitation of hearing and balance problems in both adults and children are provided, including approximately 12000 adult assessments, 3500 new hearing aid pathways, 1400 paediatric and 450 balance assessments per annum.

There are a total of 27 staff in the department including 5 Clinical Scientists, up to 3 Trainee Clinical Scientists/Audiologists, 15 Audiologists, 3 Associate Practitioners / Audiology Assistants and 4 Admin & Clerical Support.

The department has accredited supervisors providing BAA Higher Training across the service.

There are good links with the University of Sunderland and the department has an active research portfolio.

The department is registered with the IQIPS quality initiative and is actively working towards accreditation for both adult and paediatric hearing services.

The postholder will contribute to the provision and development of individual management plans in the adult service. They will also be independently involved in the hearing assessment of older children.

The role may also allow skill development opportunities in the areas of Paediatrics, Balance and Non-Routine Assessment, under the supervision of senior staff.

The postholder will provide supervision for Associate Practitioners and Student Audiologists.

You must be able to demonstrate excellent clinical and communication skills both with patients and professional colleagues and excellent rapport with team members.

We pride ourselves on supporting staff development and where appropriate encourage access to the BAA Higher Training Scheme in accordance with service needs.

Where applicants do not meet the specific qualification and experience required for this post, consideration may be given to appointing as a Band 4 Associate Practitioner.

Contact details for job related candidate queries:

Deborah Heatlie

Principal Audiologist

0191 5699001

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