Senior Clinical Scientist (Audiology)/Chief Audiologist (Primary Care)

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£41,659 – £47,673 a year
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Disability confident
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Are you in need of a new challenge and a change of scenery? Do you want to work autonomously as an advanced level practitioner but still be part of a dynamic team delivering a first class Audiology service to the patients of North Wales? If this sounds like you, joining our Primary Care Audiology service could be just what the doctor ordered. This is an exciting opportunity to join an established team working within GP surgeries as ‘first contact practitioners’. You will be responsible for leading the delivery of a primary care Audiology service within a specific Primary Care cluster while maintaining links with the hospital based secondary care Audiology service. Building close working relationships with several different surgeries and liaising with both primary and secondary care colleagues will be a key part of the role. Day to day work will involve seeing patients with hearing difficulty, bothersome tinnitus and treating those with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. The service is aged 7 years and upward so there will be some paediatric work. Specialised wax removal using micro-suction is part of the role and training can be arranged for the successful candidate if required. The post holder will also have the option of a regular clinical session in secondary care as part of a full time role – this will be either an advanced adult rehab, paediatric or vestibular clinic, according to the post holder’s preference. The service operates across the whole of North Wales from Wrexham to Anglesey, covering a diverse area with outstanding coastal and rural scenery. We currently have 3.0 WTE posts available. The role will also involve managing and co-ordinating the delivery of a routine wax removal service within thecluster, including line management of a Band 5 Audiologist. The successful candidate will be supported in thedevelopment of their line management skills. As this is an ‘Advanced Practice’ post, we are looking for anexperienced Audiologist who has already started working towards his/her career advancement in a senior roleand is eligible to register with the HCPC, if not already registered. The ideal candidate will have a good breadth of experience working in a secondary care Audiology Service, be confident working autonomously and ready for a new career challenge. If you are inspired by the opportunity to be involved at the start of the patient journey we would love to hear from you. If you would like to spend a day shadowing the service, please contact us to discuss prior to application. Please note, relocation expenses may be available for the successful candidate. The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply. If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and ‘Proud to Lead’ competence framework. Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the “Disability Confident Employer” scheme. Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form. Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.