Healthcare Scientist - Audiologist Band 5

  • Department Audiology Department (RSH)
  • Salary £28,407.00 – £34,581 per annum
  • Closing Date 25/06/2024
  • Location The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 5
  • Job ref 223-AGT-362
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full time 37.5 hours per week

Job overview

This is a great opportunity for a qualified Audiologist to work in a forward thinking department and have great support in developing themselves further.

This Band 5 post which is being advertised at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals will be predominantly based at The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford.

Shropshire Audiology provides services for a population of 500.000 people where we see approximately 60,000 people in a year.  We are proud to be able to offer a range of services to our patients such as, Adult Hearing Aid work; ENT support; Paediatric Audiology; the  Shropshire Implant Service; Hearing Therapy and Rehabilitation clinics; Tinnitus and Hyperacusis and Balance. 

Shropshire NHS Audiology is IQIPS accredited, so monitoring quality and developing our service is high on our agenda, we expect the post holder to be passionate about clinical quality.  Our service has a strong record of staff development, we believe that it is important to invest in our staff. 

Main duties

  • To undertake routine adult audiological procedures, including direct referrals from the GP and reassessment of existing hearing aid patients.
  • Our department serves a rural population so the post holder would be expected to travel to our Audiology community sites in Shropshire.
  • Shropshire Audiology believes strongly in multidisciplinary working for the benefit of the patient, this role will involve work with ENT, Social Services, local volunteer groups, education.
  • To undertake fitting of digital hearing aids and provide patients with appropriate counselling and rehabilitation including individual management plans.
  • To work autonomously, with regard to good/best practice codes and guidelines. To have excellent communication skills and able to manage own time effectively and use own initiative to manage caseload.

Working for your organisation

Within Audiology we believe strongly in delivering high quality care and have a dedicated, friendly and helpful team. We work closely with multi agency organisations which is key to giving our patients the best care. It is important that we provide a professional and efficient service.

Residential accommodation is provided at SATH by a local Housing Group Rooftops. The accommodation is fully furnished and within easy reachof the town centre, local schools, supermarkets and leisure facilities. Other existing Audiology staff live locally or commute to Shropshire from across the West Midlands.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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