Audiologist

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

Band 5 - Audiologist

The audiology team at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust (RBH) are looking for an enthusiastic audiologist with a passion for quality care to join their large, friendly, forward thinking department. As a band 5 Audiologist you will be expected to have previous clinical experience of working independently in adult audiology clinics, although this may include robust university clinical placements.

As a department, we have a strong focus on training, mentorship and continued professional development and have been IQIPS accredited since 2014.

You will have a degree (or equivalent) in Audiology and have obtained, or be working towards, professional state registration.

Main duties of the job

Clinical Role

  • You will have experience in providing adult diagnostic hearing assessment and adult rehabilitation work
  • You will have prior experience of independently providing ENT support and hearing aid repair and maintenance for service users.
  • The service is based in Reading but is delivered across a number of Berkshire and South Oxfordshire locations. The clinician will be part of the team working across these sites to support the local community.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Motivation to develop and diversify your clinical skills in order to manage a complex caseloads and potentially support other clinics within the department (i.e. paediatrics, tinnitus)
  • There will be opportunities to push service quality and the technical knowledge forward.
  • The role will involve training and supervision of internal and external students
  • You will be involved in audits and service evaluations to help with IQIPS accreditation/support research/maintain the quality of the service.

About us

Reading itself provides an excellent central location. It is a lively town with the large Oracle shopping centre, music and theatre venues, and a good range of bars and restaurants. The surrounding towns, villages and countryside give multiple options for activities and access further afield is easy, being 20 minutes by train from London and great links to the north, south and west.

Date posted

27 June 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

193-6400654NCG

Job locations

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

London Road

Reading

RG1 5AN


Job description

Job responsibilities

For more details on the job role, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification attached.

For further information, please contact Jennifer Stott, on 0118 322 7238

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more details on the job role, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification attached.

For further information, please contact Jennifer Stott, on 0118 322 7238

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • BSc Hons in Audiology or Equivalent
  • Practical competency qualification (e.g. CCC, PTP)

Experience

Essential

  • Experience in adult audiology, including assessment, hearing aid fitting and aftercare (including accurate testing and verification of hearing aids through probe mic and / or coupler measurements

Desirable

  • Experience of utilising some wider adult rehabilitation skills (i.e. some of the followingtinnitus management/speech testing/CROS fitting/BAHA fitting/non-routine hearing assessment clinics)
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • BSc Hons in Audiology or Equivalent
  • Practical competency qualification (e.g. CCC, PTP)

Experience

Essential

  • Experience in adult audiology, including assessment, hearing aid fitting and aftercare (including accurate testing and verification of hearing aids through probe mic and / or coupler measurements

Desirable

  • Experience of utilising some wider adult rehabilitation skills (i.e. some of the followingtinnitus management/speech testing/CROS fitting/BAHA fitting/non-routine hearing assessment clinics)

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

London Road

Reading

RG1 5AN


Employer's website

https://www.royalberkshire.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

London Road

Reading

RG1 5AN


Employer's website

https://www.royalberkshire.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Head of Hearing Therapy

Jennifer Stott

jennifer.stott@royalberkshire.nhs.uk

01183227238

Date posted

27 June 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

193-6400654NCG

Job locations

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

London Road

Reading

RG1 5AN


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