Associate Audiologist

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£23,949 – £26,282 a year
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An opportunity has arisen for a well-motivated Associate Audiologist to join our friendly Audiology team based at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust. We are looking for an experienced Associate Audiologist/Hearing Dispenser with a foundation audiology degree or equivalent. As part of your role, you will assist in the provision of our audiology services. You will provide support to the Audiologists in the department as well as a comprehensive hospital and community rehabilitation service across West Norfolk. Covering a number of community clinics across West Norfolk, you will work both within the team environment at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and autonomously within the community environment. We are a friendly and forward-thinking team who encourage personal development and support whilst providing all training as required. If this role fits your profile, we would love you to join our team.
  • To provide screening and diagnostic audiometry masked as necessary AC & BC and screening tympanometry on routine adult and older children during Audiology out-patients following local and national guidelines. Have the knowledge of when it is appropriate to refer on to an Audiologist for non-routine diagnostic testing.
  • Obtain the cooperation of all patients and when appropriate their relatives or carers.
  • Communicate information to patients using reasoning, reassurance, persuasion, tact, and sensitivity. Ability to obtain pertinent information from patients in order to be able to help them.
  • When appropriate and as part of a patients’ rehabilitation, issue suitable hearing aids using real ear measurements and other local and national guidelines.
  • Deal with patients who will normally have a hearing impairment, who may be anxious and/or who may be under stress.
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Kings Lynn NHS Foundation Trust is located on the outskirts of Kings Lynn. The surrounding area is predominantly rural, with local areas of outstanding natural beauty and the North Norfolk coastline nearby. There are good rail links to Cambridge (45 minutes) and London (95 minutes) The Queen Elizabeth Hospital has circa 500 beds, 28 wards and serves a population of around 278,800 people who are living in three counties of Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire. We have begun our journey of improvement, to turnaround the Trust from one with an inadequate rating (and in special measures) from the Care Quality Commission to one our local communities can be proud of. Our 2,818-strong workforce is committed to working together with partners to make the sustainable changes required of us to consistently deliver the safe and high- quality care our patients can expect of us and there are already signs of progress.