NHS AfC: Band 5
37.5 hour per week
£24,214 - £30,112
Are you an outstanding Audiologist?
If so we would love you to join our small team of enthusiastic and committed audiologists working in one of the only outstanding outpatients departments in the country.
The Audiology service is located in the newly built diagnostic and treatment centre at St Helens Hospital. This comprises of a suite of four sound proof booths, four sound treated fitting rooms, four ENT consult exam rooms and admin/workroom facilities.
We have been an AQP provider for several years but also provide direct access for local GPs for anyone over 18. This means clinics are anything but routine and staff are expected to deal with a wide mixed case load.
We also support ENT clinics at a number of other sites and provide hearing aid services in community health centres. Although we are an “adult only site” we do liaise with the community based Paediatric Audiology service on a regular basis and provide audiometric support for paediatric ENT clinics and transition clinics.
We offer a wide range of services, including;
Diagnostic support and rehabilitative services to 4 ENT consultants
Direct GP referrals for Adult hearing aid provision.
Hearing aid work within MHAS guidelines/protocols with local adjustments.
It is hoped that the services provided by the department will be expanded shortly to include provision of services for tinnitus patients
The post holder must have excellent communication skills and be able to work in a team environment as well as being able to work using your own initiative. You must be flexible to adapt to the changing demands of the service and keen to develop yourself.
The successful applicant will also be expected to work on all sites.
Applicants should hold an MSc, BSc or Diploma in Audiology and hold a completed log book giving evidence of practical experience, or equivalent. However, applications will also be accepted from final year BSc students who have a real commitment to developing themselves into successful practitioners.
All Audiologists (including newly qualified) will be expected to be able to manage their own case load and assist in the provision of clinical education for student placements.
St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is the BEST acute Trusts in England for the THIRD year running!
The Trust is currently the only acute Trust in Cheshire and Merseyside, and is one of nine in the entire country, to achieve the title of OUTSTANDING, rated by the Care Quality Commission.
We provide a full range of acute adult services to our local population of circa 350,000 and provide tertiary services across a much wider area in the North West, North Wales and Isle of Man. We are a Major Trauma Unit and the Mersey Regional Burns Unit.
Our '5 Star Patient Care' strategy is at the heart of all that we do; supporting our vision to provide world class services for all our patients by getting it right for every patient, every time.
Our latest achievements include:
Trust rates Outstanding by the CQC – Inspection August 2018
Best in the NHS, Patient Led Assessment of the Care Environment 2017 and 2018
The Trust achieved top marks in the country for areas including; cleanliness, food, privacy and dignity, facilities for patients living with dementia and disabilities, conditions, appearance and maintenance of the hospital buildings.
Top 100 places to work in the NHS (NHS Employers and Health Service Journal)
Best acute Trust in England (NHS Staff Survey 2017 and 2018)
Best Patient Experience in the NHS (CHKS Top Hospitals Awards 2015)
In the NHS Staff Survey 2018 the Trust scored the highest marks in the following areas;
Positive organisation culture of safety
Quality of care
Equality, diversity and inclusion
Providing a safe environment for staff
Our staff rated our Trust as the best place to work and receive treatment. The Trust has also been recognised, for the third year running, as being the top acute Trust in the entire country for staff engagement, staff motivation, and pride in the quality of care we provide to patients.
St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust are committed to providing an environment and services which embrace diversity and which promote equality of opportunity, we welcome applications from all sections of the communities we serve to enable us to reflect their diversity and improve the delivery of the services we provide.
Any information gathered during the application process relating to protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010, is gathered for statistical purposes only and is not made available to recruiting managers at any stage of the recruitment process.
As a ‘Disability Confident Employer’ we offer a guaranteed interview scheme for applicants who consider themselves to have a disability and who meet the minimum selection criteria (essential) at each stage of the selection process. you can indicate your wish submit an application under the Trust's guaranteed interview scheme in the personal information section of the online application form.
If you consider yourself to be disabled or have any other long term health issues and have special support needs in applying for a job, attending for an interview or in undertaking any tests as part of a selection process, please inform us of any reasonable adjustments you require in order for us to support you in maximising your ability to gain employment with us.
The Trust is a non-smoking site. Failure to follow this rule could lead to disciplinary action.
If you are experiencing difficulties in accessing the electronic application form. Please email the team, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please be aware, that we may close a vacancy earlier than stated, should a sufficient number of applications be received from which a shortlist can be confirmed therefore you are advised to apply at your earliest convenience.