Clinical Scientist (Audiology)/ Advanced Specialist Audiologist

Job details

£40,057 – £45,839 a year
Work Settings
Disability confident
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Full Job Description

Band 7
Main area
Band 7
Full time – 37.5 hours per week
Ropewalk House
£40,057 – £45,839 Per Annum
Salary period
Job overview   An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly skilled Clinical Scientist or Advanced Audiologist to join the Nottingham Auditory Implant Programme (NAIP). This is a permanent full-time position (37 ½ hours per week). NAIP is a nationally and internationally recognised programme of excellence and the post holder will have opportunity to develop their skills in the field of cochlear implantation. Whilst experience of working with children or adults who have cochlear implants would be highly desirable training can be provided as required. Significant experience in working with either adult or paediatric patients is essential.  
Main duties of the job   The post holder will participate in the multidisciplinary assessment of patients for suitability for cochlear implantation, and support following treatment including programming and troubleshooting. Working within a multi-disciplinary team, we are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic team worker, with a record of excellent communication and organisational skills, together with a high level of analytical and professional report writing abilities. The post holder typically carries out clinical work for 80-90% of the time involving a combination of face-to face visits at Ropewalk House and virtual appointments.  
Working for our organisation   NAIP is a nationally and internationally recognised centre for auditory implantation. The programme provides cochlear implants and other hearing implants to hearing-impaired children and adults of all ages who do not receive adequate benefit from hearing aids. We work as a multidisciplinary team to provide a holistic service for our client group, with a strong focus on service development, research and audit. We work closely with the Nottingham Biomedical Research Unit in Nottingham. NHS Terms and conditions apply. NUH supports flexible working within the requirements of effective service provision.  
Detailed job description and main responsibilities In addition to the below summary you need to familiarise yourself with full Job Description and Person Specification documents attached to this advert. Whilst exact clinical duties will be dependent on the experience of the successful candidate, the responsibilities of this advanced post will include assessment and post implant audiological management of paediatric and adult patients including complex case management.
Person specification
Training & Qualifications
Essential criteria
  • BSc Audiology or equivalent
  • Evidence of working in one or more specialist areas in audiology
  • State registration as appropriate
Desirable criteria
  • MSc in Audiology
  • STP in Audiology or HTS module completed
  • British Sign Language qualification
Essential criteria
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in audiology post qualification
  • Significant experience of adult and paediatric audiological assessment
  • Experience of working with complex adult and paediatric case loads
  • Experience of working with the hearing impaired
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of cochlear implant work
  • Experience of research and development
  • Experience in clinical supervision
Communication and relationship skills
Essential criteria
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to include ability to communicate with the hearing impaired including the profoundly deaf
  • Excellent written communications and presentation skills
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