Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Specialist Audiologist. Band 7

Main area: Division D-Audiology
Grade: Band 7
Contract: Permanent
Hours: Full time – 37.5 hours per week
Job ref: 180-D-244080
Employer: Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type: NHS
Site: Addenbrookes Hospital-Division B
Town: Cambridge
Salary: £43,742 – £50,056 p.a. pro rata
Salary period: Yearly

Closing: 01/04/2024 23:59

Interview date: 11/04/2024

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and enthusiastic individual with cochlear implant and electrophysiology 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 11th April 2024

Main duties of the job

Job role will include working within a multidisciplinary team, undertaking electrophysiological assessment, intraoperative implant testing and programming for adults and children with cochlear implants. You will participate in departmental projects, including staff training, audit and research.

Experience in electrophysiology and complex adult/paediatric audiology clinics is expected. Knowledge of cochlear implant programming is essential and a strong understanding of computer systems and software application is desirable. Knowledge in other 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/MSc in Clinical Audiology or MSc Medical Physics and equivalent knowledge/expertise in field.
  • Registered or working toward registration to practice as an Audiologist/Clinical Scientist with either Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) or registration Council for Clinical Physiologists

Desirable criteria

  • Doctorate/ PhD in Audiology or related field
  • Sign Language: stage 1
  • Counselling/coaching qualification (basic)
  • Membership of BAA, BSA
  • Training with auditory implants

Experience

Essential criteria

  • Extensive experience in the relevant clinical area and evidence of clinical competency with complex patient caseload.

Desirable criteria

  • Leadership experience, including record of successful supervision and training
  • Evidence of autonomous and unsupervised working
  • Working with auditory implants

Knowledge

Essential criteria

  • Advanced skills in behavioural testing of full patient age-range.
  • Advanced skills in performing and interpreting physiological measures (SRT; ESRT; NRT; ECochG; ABR; ASSR; eABR, eCAER).
  • Ability to extract clinical information from and communicate complex technical explanations to, deaf and deafened persons, including carers.
  • Ability to work with adults/children with profound, sometimes multiple, disabilities, who exhibit challenging behaviour, sometimes highly emotive or aggressive.
  • Computer-literate, with good keyboard skills.
  • Ability to collect, analyse and interpret complex technical data whilst under pressure (e.g. .in the operating theatre; communicating with deaf person)

Desirable criteria

  • Advanced research skills and evidence of an active published research niche.

Skills

Essential criteria

  • Strong ability to work effectively within a Multi-disciplinary team and assume leadership responsibilities.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills- including ability to interact sensitively with emotionally vulnerable patients and their families.
  • Excellent prioritisation, organisational and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work calmly and logically whilst under pressure from a busy and varied case-load, with frequent interruptions

Desirable criteria

  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills.

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.

To apply please visit this link https://careers.cuh.nhs.uk/current-vacancies/#!/job/UK/Cambridgeshire/Cambridge/Cambridge_University_Hospitals_NHS_Foundation_Trust/Division_DAudiology/Division_DAudiology-v6138752?_ts=11715

Contact point:

Name: Zebunnisa Vanat

Job title: Lead Audiologist

Email address: zebunnisa.vanat@nhs.net