Specialist Audiologist – Paediatrics

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£33,706 – £40,588 a year
Job type
Fixed term contract

Full Job Description

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) brings together staff and services from the former Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. The sheer size, scale and potential of our combined service is huge. Together, we’ve a wealth of skills and resources to share and tap into and, a wide range of career paths for you to develop and explore. If you want to join a team of around 20,000 NHS experts in delivering high-quality, local care across Salford, Oldham, Bury and Rochdale and beyond – come and take your place with us.

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for Band 6 Specialist Paediatric Audiology Practitioner to join Salford Audiology Service for 12 months Maternity Leave Cover. This is an opportunity for an enthusiastic, proactive, dynamic and forward thinking individual to join Salford Paediatric Audiology Service. Salford Audiology Service is a multi-site integrated service, which is provided across Acute, Community and Educational settings. We provide a full range of Adult and Paediatric Audiology Services, including NHSP, Diagnostics and Rehabilitation, Baha, Comprehensive Vestibular Assessment, Hearing Therapy and Learning Disability Service. The Paediatric Audiology Service is a non-consultant led service and clinically led by Paediatric Clinical Principal. Ability to attend multiple locations across the community setting in Salford is essential.

Main duties of the job

The Practitioner will be required to work autonomously undertaking new and follow-up Paediatric audiological assessments of pre-school and school age children on Audiology led Clinics, following referral from professionals and formulating individualised care plans. Previous experience of ABR and electrophysiological assessment following referral from the newborn hearing screening program would be beneficial. The role will include hearing aid rehabilitation, liaising with Teacher of the Deaf. You will work under direct and indirect supervision of the Paediatric Clinical Principal to support service and staff development . You will be required to demonstrate excellent communication and leadership skills. You will have a flexible and adaptable approach to your work load. For this post you will be qualified to BSc (Hons) / MSc / STP Audiology or equivalent BAA Part I and II and you should be registered with RCCP and eligible to work within the UK. Evidence of higher training in Paediatric Audiology is desirable.

Working for our organisation

Salford Care Organisation is part of the Northern Care Alliance, one of the largest NHS organisations in the country. A place with an outstanding reputation. Salford is the place which is taking bold, pioneering steps towards delivering a world class, fully integrated care system for adults. Twice rated Outstanding by the CQC, Salford Care Organisation is responsible for delivering a range of community and primary care services and specialist services to Greater Manchester and beyond.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website: www.careers.northerncarealliance.nhs.uk In line with the Trust’s Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership. However, as members of ethnicity minority groups and individuals with disabilities are currently under-represented at this level of post, we would encourage applications from members of these groups. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • BSc / MSc or equivalent
  • Registration RCCP / HCPC

Leadership / Higher Training

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of leadership / Student mentorship / qualifications
Desirable criteria
  • HTS qualification or MSc Modules


Essential criteria
  • Evidence of working towards band 6 or working at Band 6 level
  • Post qualification experience in Paediatrics
  • Experience in assessment procedures – VRA/OAE/Performance
  • Paediatric rehabilitation (hearing aids)
Desirable criteria
  • ABR or Electrophysiological measurments
COVID-19 Vaccination Information
COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment at this time, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. We will be checking the vaccination status of all new starters so that we can manage individual and environmental risks, and so that we can support those who may be undecided about vaccination. If you are unvaccinated there is helpful advice and information at https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/covid-19-vaccination-programme where you can also find out more about how to access vaccination. There is a current Government consultation underway which will determine whether some new starters may need to be vaccinated.