Senior Audiologist

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£40,448 – £47,965 a year
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Full Job Description

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For more information regarding the main responsibilities of the role, please refer to the attached Job Description.

Person specification

Knowledge and Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Bsc in Clinical Audiology/ Hearing Therapy or equivalent level of knowledge/ expertise in field. CAC or equivalent post graduate experience.
  • Registered to practice as an Audiologist/ Clinical Scientist/ Hearing Therapist with either Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) or Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists (RCCP
  • Significant postgraduate experience in relevant clinical area.
  • Evidence of post graduate CPD.
  • Applied theoretical knowledge of the relevant assessment and therapeutic/ rehabilitative procedures for the management of audiological or vestibular conditions in adults.
  • Knowledge of the impact of comorbidities such as global delay or neurological conditions in the management of adults.
Desirable criteria
  • MSc in Clinical Audiology/ Hearing Therapy or equivalent
  • Post graduate management
  • Membership of BSA/BAA


Essential criteria
  • Demonstrable experience in the relevant clinical area and evidence of clinical competency with a complex patient caseload.
  • Specialist knowledge of routine and non – routine diagnostic/ therapeutic audiological assessment procedures, their interpretation and their implications for patient management
  • Experience in formulating comprehensive management plans based on case history information and diagnostic test results where management decisions may or may not be straightforward
  • Experience of working with hearing impaired patients/ parents/ carers and associated professionals
  • Evidence of participation in clinical audit, research, and/ or presentation at scientific meetings.
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of financial or stock management.

Skills and Abilities

Essential criteria
  • Ability to work in a team and to independently deliver clinical and non -clinical tasks
  • Ability to work with a level of autonomy to assess, diagnose, differentially diagnose and manage patients and their families
  • Participation in research and development activities, including audit of clinical outcomes as required
  • Ability to work calmly and methodically when under pressure from a busy and varied caseload, demonstrating good prioritisation and organisational skills
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non – professional groups
  • Ability to monitor outcomes using clinical and non -clinical data
  • Advanced signal processing hearing aids including fitting, verification and evaluation methods
  • Theoretical knowledge of advanced electrophysiological and neurovestibular assessments in adults
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of teaching students and groups of staff
  • Evidence of working within the designated specialist area, e.g. diagnostics


Essential criteria
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Ability to effectively and accurately communicate sensitive information to staff, patients and relatives
  • Ability to overcome barriers to communication in patients of all ages, especially with the profoundly deaf and patients reliant on sign or language interpreters
  • Able to adapt communication to meet the needs of the situation, including in stressful or conflict clinical and non -clinical situations
  • Ability to effectively communicate highly technical and/or condition related information to patients and/or carers
  • Managing daily communication and interaction with staff and colleagues
  • Good presentation skills at all levels including facilitating patient groups
  • Able to build rapport and credibility with team, senior clinical and management colleagues
  • Ability to deal regularly and appropriately with angry and frustrated individuals

Personal and People Development

Essential criteria
  • Experience in leading staff using motivation and enthusiasm
  • Experience of managing staff in a hierarchical structure
  • Experience of working within services in line with performance targets
  • Participating in service improvements and clinical audit of services/ pathways
  • Experience in participating in appraisal process and setting personal objectives.

Specific Requirements

Essential criteria
  • Excellent time management, planning and organisational skills within a clinical service
  • Effective IT skills including experience of using Microsoft Office and Audiology software systems.
  • Highly developed skills where accuracy is important, such as taking ear impressions, use of probe tube microphone measurements, application of electrodes near eyes.
  • High degree of dexterity, coordination and sensory skills.
  • Regular visual display unit work.
  • Ability to assist all patient groups (such as patients with physical limitations and a variety of complex needs) into and out of sound proofed rooms.
We are committed to ensuring that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation or is disadvantaged by requirements that cannot be justified. UCLH recognises the benefits of flexible working for staff and has a dedicated policy which allows staff to apply for flexible working right from the beginning of employment. We offer our permanent staff an interest free season ticket loan for travel, all our staff have access to free independent and confidential support, large retail discounts, a staff discount platform, cycle to work scheme and on-site accommodation to name a few. Additionally, UCLH Arts and Heritage’s staff wellbeing programme, Creative Comfort, offers a variety of ways to engage with the arts as a member of UCLH staff. You can try out the weekly choir, weekly art club and join the Culture Club for exclusive access to free and discounted tickets for opera, exhibitions, theatre and more. We recognise, reward and thank colleagues by nominating them for our annual Celebrating Excellence Awards, which are funded by UCLH Charity. We are also members of which offers discounts on high street retail stores, offers on travel deals, and also to take advantage of cash back schemes. This vacancy may close before the current listed closing date. You are advised not to delay submitting your completed application. Please note that all correspondence regarding your application will be via email. The emails will be sent to you via and not via NHS Jobs, we encourage you to check your inbox regularly. Please note that if you are at present in a training position on the 2016 new junior doctor’s contract and are applying for a Trust doctor role your salary will not be pay protected. You will be placed on the appropriate point of the Trust Doctor pay scale based on your previous experience. Please note that if you have not heard from us within 3 weeks of the closing date of the advert to assume that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion.
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You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.