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Job reference: 118911
Location: Royal Hospital for Children and Young People
Job closing date: 07/10/2022
Job posted date: 12/09/2022
Salary: Band 8A (£50,965 - £55,016)
Job Type: Healthcare Sciences
Employment type: Permanent
Hours Per Week: 37.5
Department: Paediatric Audiology
Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Lothian

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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.

This post requires the post holder to have a PVG Scheme membership/ record. If the post holder is not a current PVG member for the required regulatory group (i.e. child and/or adult) then an application will need to be made to Disclosure Scotland and deemed satisfactory before they can begin in post. 

The purpose of this post is:

  • To be responsible and accountable for the effective operational and professional management and development of the paediatric audiology service, ensuring it provides the highest standard of clinical care in a wide range of specialist Audiology fields. This includes in-patient, outpatient and community services, on an NHS Lothian wide basis, supporting the division to achieve its objectives and operational targets.
  • To provide effective leadership and direction to all paediatric audiology staff within the service taking responsibility for all aspects of personnel and staff management issues.
  • To act as professional advisor for paediatric audiology within the Division.
  • To be responsible for setting strategic direction for services by advising on and participating in a range of National groups / sub-groups e.g. QIS.
  • To provide clinical leadership and high quality, expert direct clinical care, encompassing highly specialised paediatric audiology assessment, treatment, advice and management of children referred to the service.
  • To maintain the effective management of the devolved budget and maximise available resources to ensure the financial viability of the paediatric audiology service, highlighting service pressures and development needs and negotiating resource requirements for effective future service delivery.
  • To develop, implement and manage an appropriate Clinical Governance Strategy to extend professional practice and promote the clinical effectiveness and research capability of the paediatric audiology service, to ensure the delivery of equitable, high quality evidenced based patient care across all service areas.

​​​​​​​For further information on what is included in the role and what skills/experience are being looked for, click on the links at the bottom of the screen to the job description and person specification. If after reading this information you have any questions please contact Fiona Schofield on 01313120733 or email

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