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NHS AfC: Band 5
Part time - 18 hours per week
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Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust
Employer type
Southport District Hospital
£25,655 - £31,534 per annum, pro rata
Salary period
21/08/2022 23:59

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NHS AfC: Band 5

Working for Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust offers all the benefits of coast and country living with the convenience of big city life.

We have miles of unspoilt coastline on our doorstep, attractive commuter towns, picturesque villages and stunning countryside all within easy reach. Excellent transport links mean the vibrant, historic city of Liverpool is only a short journey away. Shops, bars, restaurants, museums, galleries, a World Heritage listed waterfront and, of course, two Premiership football teams makes this a destination for travellers from across the world.

The University of Liverpool has awarded us the status of University Clinical Education Centre in recognition of the high standard of training provided for students on placement to the Trust.

We pride ourselves in providing safe, clean and friendly care, and recruit to our SCOPE values. We also offer a range of family friendly options to staff.


Job overview

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person to join our Audiology team of 12 qualified audiologists, 4 new born hearing screeners, 2 audiology assistant practitioner and 3 clerical officers.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will provide hearing assessments  for adults and children over the age of three years of age and hearing rehabilitation for adults. The post is based across both Southport and Ormskirk hospitals and one community site.

The successful candidate must hold a BSc/MSc in Audiology or equivalent. Strong communication skills are required due to the nature of our client base.


The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate experience of working in an audiology environment and knowledge of NHS systems is desirable.

Working for our organisation

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust provides healthcare in hospital and the community to 258,000 people across Southport, Formby and West Lancashire.

Acute care is provided at Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk District General Hospital. This includes adults’ and children’s accident and emergency services, intensive care and a range of medical and surgical specialities. Women’s and children’s services, including maternity, are provided at Ormskirk hospital.

The North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre at Southport hospital provides specialist care for spinal patients from across the North West, North Wales and the Isle of Man.

The Trust also provides sexual health services for the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The main duties are to include hearing tests, hearing aid fittings, follow ups and hearing aid repairs as well as supporting our admin staff and student placements.

Advert date: 06/08/2022

Closing date: 21/08/2022

Shortlisting date: 24/08/2022

Proposed Interview date: 19/09/2022

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • BSc Audiology degree or equivalent

Knowledge and Experience

Essential criteria
  • Relevant Audiological Experience
  • Evidence of Clinical Competence
Desirable criteria
  • Knowledge of complex hearing needs
  • Knowledge of either Tinnitus Retraining Therapy or Vestibular Function Testing
  • Paediatric Experience

Skills and Abilities

Essential criteria
  • Analysis of standard Audiological test results
  • Competence use of Audiological test equipment and software
  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Good I.T Skills

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 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

Francis Williams
Job title
Audiology Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01704 705233
Additional information

Brendan Crann, Deputy Audiology Manager, Tel 01704  705234

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