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NHS AfC: Band 5

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NHS AfC: Band 5
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Over five days per week)
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Royal Stoke, UHNM
Stoke on Trent
Dependant on experience
28/01/2022 23:59

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Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our audiology department at Royal Stoke hospital.  We are looking for a caring, motivated and passionate audiologist to join our friendly team on a full time basis.

The successful candidate will work as a Band 5 audiologist helping to deliver excellent patient centred assessments, hearing aid fittings and follow up appointments, whilst participating in the development of new ways of working in order to enhance the excellent service we currently provide.

If you have a BSC qualification in Healthcare Science Audiology or equivalent, along with NHS experience, we would be delighted to welcome you into the department.

Main duties of the job

Main duties:

  • Perform a full range of routine audiological procedures for all Audiology Clinics and pathways using BSA, BAA and trust policies and procedures
  • To perform assessment on both adults and children from around the age of 3 on ENT clinics
  • To fit and maintain a full range of hearing aids, using national and departmental guidelines and protocols, which includes verification methods
  • To undertake necessary routine audiological diagnostic tests and rehabilitation at the main site as well as working independently at local community sites
  • To counsel patients regarding their hearing loss as well as those with sometimes bothersome tinnitus
  • To take accurate impressions of patients ears and use knowledge to choose the appropriate ear mould and hearing aid for the patient’s needs
  • To use outcome forms to determine patient satisfaction
  • To provide support to audiologists, students and ATOs as required
  • Have appropriate UK registration and maintain CPD

Working for our organisation

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. We serve around three million people and we’re highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. Our 11,000 strong workforce provide emergency treatment, planned operations and care from Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital in Stafford. Located in Stoke on Trent and Stafford, UHNM is close to the M6, within commuting distance of culturally diverse major conurbations, such as Manchester and Birmingham and surrounded by rural pleasures, including the Peak District National Park.

We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales. We have put together a wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Our goal is to be a world-class centre of achievement, where patients receive the highest standards of care and the best people come to learn, work and research. It is a leading teaching hospital in partnership with Keele University and has a patient-centred clinical research facility providing state-of-the-art facilities.

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Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For more information on working for the Trust, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

For more details on the post, please contact Michaela Brogan (see contact details)



Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Experience of adult assessments
  • Experience of paediatric assessment
  • Evidence of regular, relevant CDP
Desirable criteria
  • Previous experience of working in NHS audiology department at Band 5 level
  • Previous experience of assessing children aged three years and above

Skills, ability, knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Routinely performs REMs to verify hearing aid fittings
Desirable criteria
  • Ability to successfully counsel tinnitus patients
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Michaela Brogan
Job title
Head of Audiology
Email address
Telephone number
01782 679495