Associate Audiologist |

Type: Apprentice
Region: South West

We are looking for an enthusiastic colleague to join our hard working team. This post is to undertake the FdSC Hearing Aid Dispenser apprenticeship (20 months course in total) at South Devon College. Once the qualification is achieved the successful applicant will be required to work with hearing impaired adults and school age children working to agreed protocols and procedures.

As an Associate Audiologist you will carry out: Otoscopy, Pure Tone Diagnostic or Screening Audiometry and Tympanometry.

As part of the treatment plan, undertake interventions to include:

Taking of aural impressions and modification of ear moulds.

Selecting, programming and evaluating hearing aid systems.

Verifying hearing aid performance and appropriateness of selection.

Evaluating patient performance with hearing aid systems, making modifications according to patients needs.

Undertaking hearing aid reprogramming, maintenance, repairs and adjustments.

Advising on additional assistive technology.

Referring to ENT as appropriate

Upon completion of the FdSC Hearing Aid Dispenser apprenticeship:

Utilise effective communication with patients/clients, their carers, relatives and relevant others.

Perform investigations following recommended procedures including: Otoscopy, Pure Tone Diagnostic or Screening Audiometry and Tympanometry.

Refer onto senior colleagues and services as indicated (eg where more complex issues are identified) with agreement from patients/clients, their carers, relatives and relevant others.

Following protocols, record and report results to patients/clients, their carers, relatives and relevant others and professional colleagues including directly into data management systems.

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust is the biggest provider of healthcare services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Our three main sites are Royal Cornwall Hospital Truro, St Michael’s Hospital Hayle and West Cornwall Hospital Penzance, our staff and services are available across the region.

The Trust employs 5,000+ staff, has a budget of £380 million and 750 beds. We work with health and social care organisations -including NHS Kernow and NHS England- to ensure local healthcare needs are met. We provide acute medical, surgical and specialist services to around 500,000- which can increase significantly during busy holiday periods.

The Trust has teaching hospitals status as part of the University of Exeter Medical School. Keeping at the forefront of medical advances, we continually develop clinical services and are committed to maximising the range of specialist care offered locally.

We can offer you a rewarding career in a supportive working environment. We have extensive educational links to help you realise your full potential and develop skills to provide outstanding healthcare to the local community.

Enjoy an outstanding quality of life in a place that offers surfing beaches and fishing harbours to beautiful countryside and historic towns. With clean air, plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities and excellent schools, colleges and universities (including adult education) it is the ideal place for families and for you to develop your own career.

PLEASE NOTE: To view the full Job Description and Person Specification, please click the supporting document on the right-hand side.?

To be an employee of the NHS you need to successfully complete the following:?

? Identity Checks?

? Professional registration and qualification checks?

? Employment history and reference checks?

? Work health assessments?

? Criminal record check standards?

? Right to work checks

For further information please visit:?

https://www.nhsemployers.org/topics-networks/employment-standards-and-regulation?

Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways. Please talk to us at interview about any flexible working arrangements you would prefer or require. While we may not be able to fully accommodate all requests, such requests will not be referenced during the interview scoring process, and we will fully consider and try to accommodate them for successful applicants.

We reserve the right to close this advert early, or when the allocated number of applications has been reached. Please submit your application at the earliest opportunity.?

This advert closes on Sunday 26 May 2024

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