Specialist Paediatric Audiologist
Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
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Undertake a routine and a complex clinical caseload in Paediatric Audiology working autonomously and as a part of a team
Post qualification experience working in a Paediatric Audiology department.
Experience in Paediatric Audiology diagnostic testing and batteries of test
Provide expert clinical service in diagnostic testing of children from 8 months-18 years.
The successful applicant may have contact with patients or service users. As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.
Main duties of the job
The Paediatric Audiology Team is a Tier 2 Diagnostic Service looking for a motivated professional who has excellent interpersonal skills and is able to work with children in a clinical setting.
The post holder will be responsible for assessing and diagnosing hearing loss for children aged 7months -18 years old.
They will have expert clinical knowledge in Paediatric Audiology and be able to undertake full test batteries autonomously and skilfully.
Those assessments of children include routine as well as complex, and non-routine cases and informing parents/carers of the outcomes.
The post holder is expected to work in a multidisciplinary way liaising with other professionals involved in the care of the children as part of ESCAN Ealing Service for Children with Additional Needs
The post holder is expected to work mainly at one site but will be expected to work across Community sites in the Borough of Ealing if there are Service demands
It is essential for the post holder to have:
1-BSc in Audiology or other nationally recognized qualification in Audiology
2- Registration with Council for RCCP: Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists
3- The post holder will have had at least a minimum of 2 years experience in Paediatric Audiology, which needs to be demonstrated
4- The person specifications for this job description , needs to be fully met by the post holder
Community-based health care in Ealing is about to undergo a transformation. West London NHS Trust, in partnership with Central and North West London NHS Trust (CNWL), the Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Trust and some other smaller providers, including third sector, have formed a partnership, Ealing Community Partners, to provide integrated community health services in Ealing.
The Ealing Paediatric Audiology Service is an integral part of the Ealing Service for Children with Additional Needs (ESCAN) which integrates different health, education and social services for children.
There is a high level of integration and collaboration between different health, education and social care services.
- Undertake full Audiological assessments of children, to include complex and non-routine cases such as those with multiple disabilities and severe communication difficulties.
- Update own professional knowledge.
- This includes history taking , carrying all batteries of tests such as : otoscopy, Play audiometry, pure tone audiometry, tympanometry, visual reinforcement audiometry, otoacoustic emissions and speech discrimination tests.
- To efficiently manage time, prioritise tasks to ensure that service delivery is optimised
- Assist with clinical supervision , appraisal and training of junior staff.
- Need to adhere to regular peer review by the Audiology Team Lead.
- Maintain daily communication with the audiology team lead and the wider team.
- To record outcomes into the current data base System 1
- To be able to deputy on the absence of Team Lead on the main tasks in relation to the management of the Service .
- To maintain accurate clinical records in line with departmental and trust policies. To generate clinical reports for all children seen and sent to relevant specialities/parents.
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