Associate Practitioner Audiology (Fast-Track)

Permanent | Merthyr Tydfil, WALES | 12 months | Deadline: 06 Aug 2017
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Job Reference: 110-ACS241-0717
Cwm Taf University Health Board
Llantrisant & Merthyr Tydfil
£19,410 to £22,683 per anum

Cwm Taf Cares

Our philosophy Cwm Taf Cares is at the heart of everything we do as we are committed to the health, wellbeing and development of our staff.

We provide hospital and community based services to people living in Rhondda Cynon Taf and Merthyr Tydfil. Our vision is to care for our communities and patients by preventing ill-health, promoting better health, providing excellent services and reducing the need for inpatient care wherever possible through the provision of strengthened home, primary and community care.


An exciting opportunity exists to enter the NHS Audiology career pathway as an Associate Practitioner in Audiology. This would particularly suit science graduates who wish to apply science in the direct care of others. Individual posts will be based at Llantrisant and Merthyr Tydfil, within supportive Audiology departments familiar with training provision at this level. Individuals will complete a Certificate of Higher Education in Basic Audiological Practice through block release at Swansea University. However, the majority of training will be delivered in the clinical setting, supporting a range of clinical activities but primarily caring for adult patients at the base hospital. It is anticipated that employment prospects in Wales will be promising for those completing the training scheme. Work is under way nationally to facilitate next step progression through the career pathway to roles as Audiologists, for those individuals with aptitude and commitment to do so. Further information about Audiology and the training scheme is available in the accompanying document.
These fixed term training posts are part of a Welsh Government funded initiative that complements the recent launch of a new Framework of Action for hearing loss in Wales
The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post.
Closing date: 6th August 2017
For further details / informal visits contact:
Jonathan Arthur Head of Audiology 01443 443283

Cwm Taf University Health Board (UHB) reserve the right to close this vacancy after 24 hours if a large number of suitable applications are received. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post.

With effect from 1st April 2017 points 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 on AfC Pay Band 1 and Pay Band 2 will be adjusted to £16,523 to reflect the incorporation of the living wage £8.45 per hour.

All applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.

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