Specialist Teacher of the Deaf – Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals, London

Closes 03.09.20

Specialist Teacher of the Deaf (Habilitation)

Band 8a including high cost area supplement

Part time post – 0.4 FTE – with optional additional days to cover maternity leave until April 2021

We are seeking a qualified, experienced and enthusiastic specialist teacher of the deaf to join this well established multi-disciplinary team based in a national centre of excellence in the provision of ENT and Audiovestibular Medicine care.

You will be able to demonstrate considerable knowledge and successful experience of working with deaf children and be particularly skilled in working with the families of deaf children, babies and infants and those with complex additional needs. An in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge of approaches to auditory re/habilitation and cochlear implants, bone-conduction devices and hearing aids is required. You will be an essential resource in contributing to the comprehensive assessment of newly referred patients, selection of candidates for cochlear implantation and be particularly involved in their ongoing habilitative and diagnostic management. You will also be involved in the care and management of patients referred to the audiovestibular medicine department and the specialist MDT clinics. It is essential that you be able to work closely and jointly with colleagues from a range of professional disciplines at all times and in the development, implementation and monitoring of specialised packages of individualised patient care.

You will provide a high level of advice, support and outreach to local specialist services and be actively involved in clinical audit, research and teaching to MSc level. You will actively participate in the ongoing development of the specialist teacher of the deaf service and multi-disciplinary working which will include ongoing professional development through clinical supervision and the Trust’s performance and professional development process.

You will be expected to be well organised, work flexibly and with autonomy while calmly prioritising the needs of a complex caseload. You will also possess highly developed communication skills, including ability to use sign language, possess sound IT skills and write clinical notes and reports to a very high standard. In response to Covid19, service delivery has become more agile and is developing a range of online training and rehabilitation materials via platforms such as Attend Anywhere which you would be expected to train on and use, whilst working from the hospital and remotely where required.

This post offers excellent opportunities for a skilled and motivated qualified teacher of the deaf to work as part of a structured multi-disciplinary team in both a clinical setting as well as outreach work.

For an informal discussion please contact Steph Halder, Head of Department, Specialist Teachers of the Deaf on 020 3456 5002 or email stephanie.halder@nhs.net

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