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Band 8b - Senior Audiologist/NHSP Team Lead, WACS

Band 8b

Main area
Women's and Children's Services
Grade
Band 8b
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Part time - 3.5 hours per week
Job ref
360-D-9744
Department name
West Herts - General Staffing
Site
Watford General Hospital
Town
Watford
Salary
£54,959 - £63,792 pa pro rata inc HCA
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
20/04/2021 23:59

There has never been a more exciting time to join West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust!

Major redevelopment works are due for completion by 2025 or soon after. These will be most dramatic at Watford General Hospital where up to 90% of buildings will be new.

There are also plans for a digital transformation, new models of care and a multi-storey car park. As well as this, the trust – which won the UK Best Employer Award (Nursing Times 2019) – is applying for teaching hospital status in recognition of its wide and well-renowned role in educating doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals.

 

Job overview

Senior Pediatric audiologist/ Newborn Hearing Screening Programme Team Leader - NHSP

Band 8b - Substantive

0.1WTE (This can be achieved by working 7.5 hours alternate weeks (twice a month).

 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a part time senior pediatric audiologist / NHSP Team leader to join West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust Newborn Hearing screening team. If you are passionate about Newborn Hearing Screening and wish to influence the development of our service within the context of the Trust’s core values, we would like to hear from you.

For this post you will be qualified to BSc/ MSc Audiology or equivalent. You should be registered with RCCP.

The Newborn Hearing Screening services is multi-site service which is provided across hospital and outpatient services. You will be working in collaboration with the Paediatric Audiologists at Peace Children’s Centre (Children’s audiology)- Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust

 

Main duties of the job

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust provides Antenatal services across three sites: Watford, Hemel Hempstead and St Albans. The Trust also provides care for women from neighbouring areas including North London and Bedfordshire.  The population served by the West Hertfordshire Hospitals Trust Maternity and Diagnostic Imaging services is diverse and lives in both urban and rural areas. The Trust provides the full range of antenatal, labour, birth and postnatal care. All ANNB screening programmes are offered.

 

 

Working for our organisation

There has never been a more exciting time to join West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust! Major redevelopment works are due for completion by 2025 or soon after. These will be most dramatic at Watford General Hospital where up to 90% of buildings will be new.

There are also plans for a digital transformation, new models of care and a multi-storey car park. As well as this, the trust – which won the UK Best Employer Award (Nursing Times 2019) – is applying for teaching hospital status in recognition of its wide and well-renowned role in educating doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals.

We encourage and welcome people with disabilities if you need help please ask.

We reserve the right to close this advert early due to the volume of applicants. Please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

If you do not hear back within 3 weeks of your application, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

 The post holder will fulfil the NHSP Team leader position for West Hertfordshire Hospitals as detailed in Service specification No.20 -NHS Newborn Hearing Screening Programme.

 https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Service-Specification-No.20-NHS-Newborn-Hearing.pdf

The post holder takes professional and operational responsibility for organising the Newborn Hearing Screening Programme at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust. This includes training and development of the Newborn Hearing screening team, managing quality improvement and governance of the programme in accordance with the policies of the National Newborn Hearing Screening Programme.

Person specification

Your application will be scored against the Job Descrption

Essential criteria
  • Please see attached Job Description
Committed to being an Inclusive EmployerApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyDisability confident employer

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have regular contact with vulnerable people 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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Benedic
Job title
Consultant Midwife
Email address
benedicta.agbagwara-osuji@nhs.net
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