Clinical Scientist / Audiologist

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

The closing date is 21 January 2022

Job summary

Clinical Scientist or Audiologist

Band 7 - £40,057 - £45,839

Hours Full-time permanent

Relocation package available for this role

The Centre for Hearing and Balance Disorders in Coventry has an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Clinical Scientist or Audiologist with experience in providing vestibular assessment and rehabilitation and with a passion for adult hearing rehabilitation.

If you wish to call us for further detailsor wish to come for an informal visit, pleasecontact:

Ann-Marie Hawkins, Verity Hill or Bernadette Parkeron 02476 966444.

Main duties of the job

Our Adult Services include a comprehensive range of diagnostic assessment services and hearing rehabilitation including a new BAHA service, Tinnitus support services and balance assessment and rehabilitation. We liaise with a variety of services including ENT, neurology and physiotherapy. The department is a joint adult/paediatric service and this role is predominantly within the adult service but with some scope for paediatric work.

As the training lead, you will support both external and internal training opportunities and coordinate our clinical placements. There are many opportunities to develop and lead research and innovative projects within the team and, as a senior clinician, we will support your leadership development through training and development opportunities.

You must have NHS experience and Masters level qualification in Audiology and HCPC or RCCP registration to apply for this role. The role may be offered as a Band 6 role progressing to Band 7 following the completion of any essential training required if you do not meet the essential criteria in the job description.

About us

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

From 1st April 2022 all NHS workers in England with face to face contact with patients must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Only those with medical exemptions will be excluded from this requirement. Please consider this mandatory requirement when applying for this position.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Individual Management Plan (IMP) Development

The development of the IMP should include a range of investigations, procedures or processes in consultation with patients and relevant others, based on individual patient needs and wishes and accepted good practice.

The IMP should be monitored and progress reported, reviewing the need for further intervention as appropriate.

Develops and delivers IMPs for adults within specialist Audiology services e.g. balance, tinnitus

Diagnostic Assessments

The Advanced Healthcare Scientist in Audiology undertakes the full range of available Audiological tests, including advanced diagnostic testing, unsupervised.

Communication

Highly developed specialist advice, which may be complex, sensitive and delivered within an emotive atmosphere, must be given to patients regarding their auditory or vestibular status and its management

Multi-Agency Working without supervision or restriction

The need for liaison with to other agencies or specialists must be recognised and referral, as appropriate, made. Involvement in multi-disciplinary meetings, where required, should occur. Supporting joint appointments for specialist services is required e.g. with physiotherapy

Clinic Administration

Clinical reports/letters to referrers, other agencies or professionals

Arranging joint appointments with other agencies/professionals as required

For further details of the role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

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Experience

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Knowledge

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Skills

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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).

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

Address

University Hospitals Coventry

Clifford Bridge Road

Coventry

CV2 2DX


Employer's website

https://www.jobsatuhcw.co.uk (Opens in a new tab)

For help with your application, contact:

Ann-Marie Hawkins

audiology.correspondence@uhcw.nhs.uk

02476966444

Date posted

20 December 2021

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 7

Salary

£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

218-HCS-B7-3690017

Job locations

University Hospitals Coventry

Clifford Bridge Road

Coventry

CV2 2DX


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