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1. Perform audiological investigations for adults including those with special educational needs, including assessing general auditory rehabilitative needs.
2. To perform audiological investigations on children, including those with special educational needs.
3. Undertake differential diagnosis of auditory dysfunction.
4. To recommend further investigations as required (OAE, obscure auditory dysfunction testing, vestibular assessment, ERA) and perform these as trained appropriately.
5. Agree, implement and review care plans with parents/guardians for children of all ages, including making referrals to other professionals as appropriate.
6. Select, fit, verify, evaluate and exchange appropriate hearing aids to adults, (using MHAS protocols) and to offer ongoing support and assessment.
7. Liaise with colleagues in education services, health services and voluntary sector agencies.
8. Provide cover for colleagues as required.
9. Ensure accurate and timely data entry in relation to own clinical caseload.
10. Generate reports for own clinical caseload.
11. Assist in the ordering of stock and non-stock assets, ensuring the maintenance of adequate stock levels.
12. Assist in the receipt/despatch of aural impressions/ear moulds.
Full registration with RCCP.
BSc degree in Audiology or BTEC in MPPM and BAAT part I and II.
Experience Minimum four years ORGANISATION experience, including two years post graduate qualification.
Experience supporting students on clinical placements as part of BSc in Audiology award.
Experience performing behavioural/performance testing in paediatric population.
Experience of electrophysiological diagnostic and vestibular assessment procedures with an adult population
Experience of multi-agency working.
Evidence of continuing professional development.
Skills / Abilities/-Audiologist
Knowledge Good persuasive, organisational, motivational, empathetic and reassurance skills.
Ability to exercise good judgement based on up-to-date knowledge and experience.
Ability to deal with children and adults with challenging behaviour.
Demonstrates good communication/inter-personal skills.
Ability to work as part of multidisciplinary team.
Ability to work calmly & methodically when under pressure from a busy and varied caseload.
Demonstrates good organisational/prioritising skills.
Excellent computer skills.
Well developed communication skills
Ability to carry out duties with due regard to Organisation’s policy on equal opportunities.
This post has been established to meet the needs of the local and specialist Adult and Children’s Hearing Service. The post-holder will provide a range of routine and specialist diagnostic and rehabilitative procedures to both adults and children. The Audiology Department provides integrated services to people with hearing and balance disorders. We endeavour to provide specialist services which are responsive to and focused on the needs of individuals and their families.
13. Assist in the repair/reconditioning of ORGANISATION hearing aid systems.
14. Ensure that all referrals received by the department are prioritised and actioned in accordance with local policy.
15. Generate daily crystal reports from Patient Management System to support achievement of national performance targets.
16. Assist in the maintenance and calibration of audiological equipment.
17. Work in accordance with local protocols to ensure that clinical and professional standards are maintained
18. Support departmental clinical audit programme.
19. Actively participate in management, expert clinical and peer supervision meetings.
20. Support the Deputy Head of Audiology Service in the supervision and education of students on clinical placements.
21. Support the Deputy Head of Audiology Service in the induction and supervision of pre-graduate and post-graduate team members.
22. Promote a professional, welcoming and caring environment.
23. Liaise with colleagues regarding general departmental upkeep, liaising with estates department as necessary and ensuring the working environment is clean and tidy.
24. To promote the audiology service to internal departments and external organisations, providing teaching and training of audiology staff, nurse practitioners and other groups requiring audiological training as required
25 Develop professional identity/accountability through continued professional development, maintaining a portfolio of evidence and undertaking annual personal development reviews.
26 Access professional supervision to support professional registration.