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Job reference: 160679
Salary: Band 7 (£46,244 - £53,789)
Job closing date: 06/09/2023
Job Type: Allied Health Professions
Location: University Hospital Crosshouse
Employment type: Permanent
Hours Per Week: 37.5
Job posted date: 16/08/2023
Employer (NHS Board): NHS Ayrshire & Arran
Department: Scottish Cochlear Implant Programme

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NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

Who we are:

NHS Ayrshire and Arran is one of 14 territorial NHS Boards within NHS Scotland. 

Our purpose: 

Working together to achieve the healthiest life possible for everyone in Ayrshire and Arran.

Our values:

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What you will do:

Working within our busy and dynamic multidisciplinary team which provides a national cochlear implant service for profoundly deaf adults and children in Scotland, you will participate in the management of cochlear implant patients based at our modern, well established clinic at University Hospital Crosshouse and at outreach clinics in specific locations in other parts of Scotland. Joining our team will give you the opportunity to build on your skill set to work within this exciting and fast moving field.  You will have the opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of Deaf children and their families throughout Scotland. 

For further information on the role please click the link below to view the job description

Knowledge, training and/or experience required to do the job:

A Degree in Speech & Language Therapy or in Primary School Education with a postgraduate Teacher of the Deaf qualification is essential.   Registration with the Health & Care Professions Council or General Teaching Council is also required.

Experience in the assessment and support of hearing impaired children, including those using cochlear implants, in the pre-school and primary school age range is essential. In addition, you should have an in-depth knowledge of approaches to auditory habilitation and an active interest in promoting listening and spoken language development.

You must possess highly developed communication skills and be able to work closely with colleagues from a range of different professional groups and in a variety of settings.

For further information on the requirements for the role please click the link below to view the person specification

Hours: 37.5 per week working Monday to Friday

Driving Licence/Car Ownership:

Car licence/Car ownership is essential to this role as you will be required to drive long distances on a regular basis to outreach clinics that are provided in other parts of Scotland.

​​​​​​​Interviews will take place week commencing 2nd October 2023.

If you want to find out more about the role, please contact Jane Gallacher, Head of Service / Consultant Speech and Language Therapist, Scottish Cochlear Implant Programme, University Hospital Crosshouse on 01563 827080 or 01563 826994 (Maxine Love, PA).


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