Clinical and Professional Lead Adult Audiology

Band 8B

Main area
Surgery and Anesthetics
Grade
Band 8B
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time 37.5 Hours Per Week
Job ref
435-1094-17-B-A
Site
Royal Blackburn Hospital
Town
Blackburn
Salary
£47,092 to £58,217 pa
Closing
28/02/2018 23:59

At East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care.  We currently provide high quality services and treat over 600,000 people across East Lancashire and the surrounding area. We employ over 7,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

We are seeking an experienced, highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to lead our busy team of adult audiologists. Our work covers 11 sites across East Lancashire in both hospital and community settings. The appointee will be an experienced practitioner with decision making autonomy, responsibility and accountability for the day to day clinical and administrative management of the Adult Audiology Service

As a key departmental leader you will work closely with the Head of Paediatric Audiology, audiology staff and ENT to lead and develop the service, maximising opportunities to drive innovation in clinical care delivery as well as developing sustainable efficient and effective services. The post holder will be an influential member of the audiology service leadership. In addition to working clinically and having managerial responsibility for the service they will be expected to lead on projects and priorities across the service as a whole.

Using your breadth of knowledge and experience across all areas of diagnostic audio-vestibular investigations and rehabilitation you will provide professional and clinical leadership to audiologists and assistant practitioners.

Applicants must have the ability to prioritize their time and work schedule effectively, be flexible, have excellent written and oral communication, excellent management skills, ability to meet deadlines and be a team player with a multidisciplinary team, with a knowledge and acceptance of diverse populations. Applicants should be able to evidence their ability to work in partnership with external stakeholders and possess the ability to negotiate and influence outcomes.

In addition to audiological assessment, hearing aid fitting and re-evaluation clinics, Adult audiology provide specialist vestibular clinics and a hearing therapy service. We work closely with our colleagues in ENT and Paediatric Audiology.

This post is open to candidates who are qualified Clinical Scientists in Audiology with a complete CAC / CCC and registration with their professional body.
Previous experience of leading a service and line management of staff is required.

If you have proven leadership skill and are the right clinical leader to take on this challenging but rewarding position, we would welcome informal visits and discussions regarding the role.

Dear Potential Applicant,

It is important you are made aware of the changes which East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust has implemented with regard to charging for the cost of undertaking Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) Checks (previously known as Criminal Records Bureau or CRB) and how this may impact upon you.

As this position is exempted from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and involves work that is identified as a regulated activity as defined in the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (2006), any offer of employment is provisional upon a satisfactory DBS check being obtained.
The cost of an Enhanced Disclosure will be £48.00, which includes a small handling fee.

In line with other NHS organisations in the North West Region, the Trust is now passing the charge for undertaking a DBS check on to candidates in the event they are successfully appointed into the post for which they have applied. Candidates can choose whether to pay this over 1-3 months as a deduction from the monthly salary. By applying for this vacancy you are agreeing to this undertaking in the event you are successfully appointed.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Debra Wyld - 01254 733289