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Summary A new opportunity has become available in Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, for you to train and achieve a degree in Audiology (based at Cheltenham General Hospital). We are looking for a caring individual who wants to develop advanced communication skills. The post holder will have to demonstrate commitment to the apprenticeship training study requirements and complete training activities and assessments, in the given timescales, which is 4 to 5 years. Work and liaise with the University and academic team. You will need to fully engage in clinical and academic work to enable you to achieve the full range of competences, skills and behaviours within the job description, by the end of the degree programme. Your apprenticeship in BSc (Hons) in Healthcare Science (Audiology) will enable registration as an Audiologist on completion of the degree. Audiology is a very rewarding career. You will be working with hearing impaired people as part of an enthusiastic team that diagnoses hearing impairment and offers solutions for rehabilitation including hearing aids. We also provide a complete Paediatric service, as well as a balance assessment and a rehabilitation service and a tinnitus counselling service. The Department serves a population of 617,200 and offers its services to 7 ENT Consultants, over 7 outreach clinics and 2 acute sites. We work in collaboration with Aston University to provide support to Trainee Audiologists at both PTP and STP levels. The Department offers a direct referral service for the over 50's, as well as the following: Hearing Therapy, Tinnitus management, BAHA fittings, specialist hearing aid clinics. We also have a very strong Paediatric Team looking after 300-350 children with PCHI. The Trust introduced flexible working, such as 4 long days worked over 5 days. Future service needs may involve evening and Saturday working. For further information, please contact the Head of service, Anne-Marie B-Mitchell on 0300 422 8350. Interviews are expected to take place on 8th July 2019. A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO THE SERVICE BY ANNE-MARIE BOISRIVEAU-MITCHELL The Department serves a population of 617,200 with approximately 40,000 hearing aid users. The Gloucestershire population of over 55's is currently 32% and it is estimated that by 2031, the over 55's will represent over 39% of the total population. This increase will inevitably have an impact on the workload currently undertaken by the Department which is described below. The Gloucestershire Hearing Services department offers its services to 7 ENT Consultants, over 7 outreach clinics and 2 Acute sites. We work in collaboration with Aston University to provide training to Student Audiologists. For Gloucestershire referred patients, we currently provide a Direct referral service for the over 50's. The Department also offers the following services: Hearing Therapy, Tinnitus management, BAHA fittings, specialist hearing aid clinics, etc... Neighbouring Counties (Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, South Gloucestershire...) have started to take the opportunity to continue to refer patients as part of the new AQP pathway. The Department is based on 2 main sites: Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and Cheltenham General Hospital. However, because the County is deemed as being semi-rural, we have strived to expend our services to deliver to as many local communities as possible; we are currently able to offer selected Audiology and Hearing Aid Services in 7 localities, and battery provision in 27 sites across the County in collaboration with local health providers and charities. The services we offer range from community-based Neonatal Screening, to Hearing Therapy. We also provide: - Adult hearing aid fitting/ re-assessment, - Scheduled repair Clinics, - Adult rehabilitation, - Hearing Therapy, - Student training - Health workers hearing education courses/ training, - Diagnostic testing, - Tinnitus Management, - Personal and professional development. - SCBU/ advanced Neonatal testing, - Paediatric assessment/ hearing aid fitting, Our skill mixes are constantly reviewed, and we currently have the following complement of staff (not WTE): · 1 Head of Service · 2 Professional Leads (Paediatrics, Adults) · 11 Advanced Audiologists · 1 Advanced Hearing Therapist · 10 Audiologists · 2 Audiology Apprentices · 3 Senior Assistant Technical Officer (ATO) · 1 Trainee Scientist (STP) · 1 Student Audiologist (PTP) · 3 Admin & Clerical It is expected that all Audiologists take part in all aspects of the running of the Department, depending on their grade and abilities. Training is encouraged through the Trust IPR process to benefit the individual, the Department, and ultimately, the patient.