Band 6 Senior Audiologist

Job details

£33,706 – £40,588 a year
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Full Job Description

Job overview

  We are striving to deliver excellence in patient care and management and are looking for a highly motivated full-time or part-time Audiologists to complement our busy friendly Adult and Paediatric Audiology Team. The successful candidates should be flexible, possess excellent organisational and communication skills and provide a professional service in this varied and challenging role. Working on their own initiative combined with the ability to prioritise changing workloads is a must. An understanding for the need for discretion and diplomacy in a confidential setting are also essential. The department comprises of adults, implantable devices, paediatrics, balance, hearing therapy and complex needs. Duties will include the assessment and rehabilitation of children and adults with balance and hearing problems including ENT support. There are opportunities to receive training within these specialist areas. The post holders will be based at Heartlands Hospital but also cover Solihull and Good Hope Hospitals and some Community settings. We have 1 vacancy (1.0wte) so the hours per week are 37.5hours. Job share may be considered. It is a very exciting time to join the team as the department will be moving to a new state of the art Heartlands Treatment Centre in January 2023.  

Main duties, tasks & skills required

  The post holder will work autonomously and perform advanced audiological assessment and rehabilitation on adult audiology patients with complex needs. Practice in a holistic, non-judgmental, caring and compassionate manner that avoids assumptions, supports social inclusion and recognises and respects individual choice and acknowledges diversity (recognising and respecting protected characteristics) Assess and fit patients who require Bone Conduction Hearing Implants (BCHI) and hearing aids that require contralateral routing of sound (CROS/bi-CROS aids). Responsibility for ordering and maintaining stock. Demonstrate leadership within the Adult Audiology team and support the band 7 Audiology Leads in service development and IQIPs accreditation. Select, order and take impressions and modify earmoulds Counsel patients regarding a range of treatment options Possess highly developed co-ordination skills with good dexterity and hand-eye co-ordination Work under pressure (emotional resilience and ability to prioritise and plan work) Explain patients hearing pathologies in a sensitive and clear way Have good IT skills Be an effective team worker, willing to adopt a role working in collaboration with others Have a good attendance record Meet the travel requirements of the role Excellent Time management Excellent communication  

About us

  We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this. Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to: Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can; Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives. UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity; removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their ‘whole self’ to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.  

Job description

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Person specification



  BSc (Hons) Audiology or equivalent OR- MSc or equivalent level qualification in Audiology with Certificate of Competence in Audiology (CAC or equivalent).
  • Registration on a UK professional
board (RCCP or HCPC)  



  Appropriate post graduate audiology experience
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Demonstrable knowledge and
experience of clinical competency in Audiology with a complex patient caseload.
  • Experience of assessment and
rehabilitation of patients with intellectual disabilities  

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. 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.