Clinical Scientist/Pre-Registrant Clinical Scientist
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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We have an exciting opportunity to join our team of Healthcare Scientists working in the Clinical Measurement and Engineering Unit of Northern Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering. This role involves working clinically with a range of teams in multiple specialities (ophthalmology, orthopaedics, anaesthetics) and consequently we're looking for a highly motivated person with excellent clinical, scientific and communication skills.
The role is based between two clinical services, visual electrodiagnostics (VED) and intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM). The post-holder will perform VED tests on patients in an outpatient environment and report these investigations clinically. Separately, they will also deliver intraoperative neuromonitoring for patients undergoing spinal surgery.
- Interview Date 26/05/2022
- 37 Hours 30 Minutes/Week (we would consider applications from candidates who prefer to work part time)
- You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.
Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month's pay.
Main duties of the job
The post-holder will be responsible for performing and reporting visual electrodiagnostic investigations such as visual evoked potentials and electroretinograms. For intraoperative neuromonitoring, we use multimodal techniques including somatosensory evoked potentials and transcranial motor evoked potentials. Training in some of these aspects of the role is expected to be required. Additionally, the post-holder will support service leads by reviewing referrals, and developing and maintaining procedures in the Department's quality system as we are seeking accreditation with the IQIPS scheme.
The ideal candidate will have completed the scientist training programme in neurophysiology, ophthalmic and vision science or clinical engineering. They will have experience of delivering clinical services and research and development projects, a good knowledge of anatomy, physiology and statistics, and be eager to work in a busy clinic.
A contribution to the Department's wider activities and its research, development and training activities is also encouraged. The post-holder is expected to hold, or to work towards and achieve, relevant professional registration, usually as a Clinical Scientist. Consequently, experience of physiological measurement, excellent patient handling and inter-personal skills, and an enthusiasm to extend one's knowledge and skills, are essential.
Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.
Rated 'Outstanding' by theCQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.
We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.
Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.
We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.
- Contributes to the delivery of the service in their specialist area.
- Supports the development, implementation and audit of clinical andorganisational strategies within the Service via the quality management system.
- Performs a range of advanced healthcare science activities.
- Provide highly specialist advice and training to staff within own area and other professionals.
- Actively involved in research and development projects.
- Supervises and trains less experienced staff and trainees.
Our service receives approximately 1000 referrals for VED and covers around 100 surgical lists annually. The role is based at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle upon Tyne and part of the VED service is delivered at Sunderland Eye Infirmary in Sunderland. Travel between both sites is required.
Newcastle Hospitals encourages all staff and volunteers who are appointed to join the Trust to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
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Disclosure and Barring Service Check
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).
From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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22 April 2022
Agenda for change
£40,057 to £45,839 a year pro rata