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Main area
Audiology
Grade
Apprenticeship
Contract
Fixed term: 30 months
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
214-SRG22-07-26
Employer
Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
King's Mill Hospital
Town
Sutton-In-Ashfield
Salary
£9,405 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
17/08/2022 23:59

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Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust logo

COVID-19 Vacancy Apprentice Associate Audiologist

Apprenticeship

Sherwood is nationally recognised as being an excellent place to work and deliver care. We are rightly proud of the 5,500 colleagues who work here and we are the Health Service Journal’s Trust of the Year in 2020.

The Care Quality Commission rated King’s Mill Hospital Outstanding and Newark, and Mansfield Community Hospitals Good. Overall we are rated Outstanding for care.

For the last three years, we have been ranked as the best NHS Trust to work for in the Midlands and in 2020 we were the third best Acute/Community NHS Trust in England.

Happy colleagues deliver better care. Our teams work in a supportive, inclusive environment, which nurtures wellbeing and has opportunities for development and progression. We do not just care for our patients, we also care for you.

We would love you to join us.

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Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Apprentice within the Audiology department at Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, working 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

The successful candidate will undertake a thirty month Apprenticeship at Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. They must be motivated with excellent communication skills, committed to providing a high standard of care and have an ability to work within a team. They will be expected to become competent in a wide range of diagnostic and rehabilitative Audiology procedures including hearing tests and the fitting of hearing aids.

They will complete a Foundation Degree in Hearing Aid Audiology at De Montfort University, with learning carried out in block weeks at the university and the majority of time spent in the Audiology departments at Kings Mill and Newark Hospitals, consolidating their knowledge and practical skills. Previous experience of dealing with the public or working within a team would be an advantage.

On successful completion of the apprenticeship, the candidate will be eligible to register with the Health and Care Professions Council with the possibility of further study at BSc level.

To become competent in a wide range of diagnostic and rehabilitative Audiological procedures including pure tone audiometry, the fitting of hearing aids and hearing aid repairs/reassessment.

Main duties of the job

In order to undertake the Foundation Degree the candidate must;

  • Be aged 18 years or above on entry to the programme.
  • Have GCSE Grade C or grade 4 in Maths, English or Level 2 equivalence prior to applying for HCPC registration and before the End Point Assessment.
  • 32 UCAS points from at least one science A level or equivalent (alternative relevant educational experience will be considered for mature students).
  • Have a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS) status or equivalent.
  • Be in sufficiently good mental and physical health to be able to practise without risk to yourself or others.
  • Applicants who have qualified outside of the UK, whose first language is not English, need to be able to demonstrate the ability to communicate in English to the standard equivalent to level 7 of the International English Language Testing System, with no element below 6.5
  • Have the right to work in England, and have resided in the UK for at least 3-years prior to the programme start date.
  • Spend at least 50% of their working hours in England.
  • Be working a minimum of 30 hours per week (in audiology) and be paid at least the minimum wage. If over 21 years old: alternative relevant educational experience will be considered for mature students, including the Hearing Care Assistant Course, experience in working with people, administration, finance and management (will need to demonstrate with an up to date CV and references).

Working for our organisation

Thank you for your interest in this role.

Sherwood is nationally recognised as being an excellent place to work and deliver care. We are rightly proud of the 5,500 colleagues who work here and we are the Health Service Journal’s Trust of the Year in 2020.

The Care Quality Commission rated King’s Mill Hospital Outstanding and Newark, and Mansfield Community Hospitals Good. Overall we are rated Outstanding for care.

For the last three years, we have been ranked as the best NHS Trust to work for in the Midlands and in 2020 we were the third best Acute/Community NHS Trust in England.

Happy colleagues deliver better care. Our teams work in a supportive, inclusive environment, which nurtures wellbeing and has opportunities for development and progression. We do not just care for our patients, we also care for you.

We would love you to join us.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

This position is full time and as such flexibility will be required from the successful candidates with regards to working hours and tasks/duties to be performed.

To see the full detailed job description and main responsibilities of the job please refer the job description attached.

Person specification

Knowledge Requirements

Essential criteria
  • Excellent communication verbal and written skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to manage self effectively
  • Computer literacy
  • Understand the need for confidentiality and health and safety
  • Friendly and approachable
Desirable criteria
  • Competent with Microsoft Office
  • Deaf Awareness
  • Knowledge or understanding of the role of the healthcare science audiology workforce

Qualifications-Academic/ Craft/Professional

Essential criteria
  • 5 GCSE’s at grade A*-C, including Maths, English and a Science
  • A level in a Science subject
  • Willing to complete Foundation Degree in Hearing Aid Audiology

Further Training

Essential criteria
  • Willingness to undergo further training as required by the department

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Experience of working as part of a team
  • Dealing with the general public
Desirable criteria
  • Ability to deal with distressed or aggressive people
  • Working in a healthcare environment

Contractual

Essential criteria
  • Professional disposition and image
Desirable criteria
  • Full driving license

Requirements

Essential criteria
  • Good manual dexterity

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

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

Name
Heather Day-Lascelles
Job title
Head of Audiology
Email address
h.day-lascelles1@nhs.net
Telephone number
01623 622515
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