Clinical Scientist

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

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. The post is fixed term until March 2025.

The role is shared between two of our services: Visual Electrodiagnostics (VEDS) and Medical Device Development (MDDS).

Within VEDS, the post-holder will perform and report a range of visual electrodiagnostic tests in an outpatient environment. Patients will be both paediatrics and adults of all ages, often with a degree of visual impairment that may be undiagnosed. The role will also involve service improvement and development.

Within MDDS, the post-holder will play an important role in the development, regulation, translation and assessment of medical devices and other healthcare technologies. Recent projects include a novel haemodialyser for small babies, an electromyography system to investigate suspected motor neurone disease, and a device to preserve organs in advance of transplantation.

The role involves working with a range of teams in multiple clinical specialities, plus external stakeholders, so we are seeking a highly motivated person with excellent clinical, scientific, engineering and communication skills.

  • Interview Date: 23rd/24th August 2022
  • 37 hours, 30 minutes/week
  • 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.

Main duties of the job

Applications are welcomed from those with a Clinical Scientist qualification in Clinical Measurement and Development.

The post holder will:

  • VEDS:
    • Triage referrals for visual electrodiagnostics studies.
    • Perform and report visual electrodiagnostic tests, including visual evoked potentials and electroretinograms.
    • Liaise with members of staff from other departments and hospitals and contribute to multidisciplinary team reporting sessions.
  • MDDS:
    • Liaise with medical device users and other stakeholders to understand requirements.
    • Develop designs from concept through to detailed specification.
    • Understand and apply relevant legislation and regulatory standards.
    • Build and test designs against specifications.
    • Prepare technical documentation to demonstrate regulatory compliance.
  • General:
    • Contribute to the quality management system and research projects.
    • Contribute lectures to Newcastle University's MSc Clinical Science programme.
    • Supervise and assess Scientist Training Programme trainees.

About us

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.

Date posted

26 July 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 7

Salary

£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

31 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

317-2022-25-028

Job locations

Royal Victoria Infirmary

317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary

NE1 4LP


Job description

Job responsibilities

  • 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.

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 months pay.

Newcastle Hospitals encourages all staff and volunteers who are appointed to join the Trust to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • 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.

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 months pay.

Newcastle Hospitals encourages all staff and volunteers who are appointed to join the Trust to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • First or second class honours degree in a relevant science or engineering subject
  • Appropriate post-graduate degree at master's level, or equivalent level of specialist knowledge
  • Registered Clinical Scientist, or working towards registration

Desirable

  • Higher degree in a relevant subject

Knowledge

Essential

  • Specialist in-depth knowledge: Relevant anatomy, physiology and pathology knowledge, Relevant legislation, standards and protocols including infection control, Understanding of the functioning and safe use of physiological measurement equipment
  • Experience of working with patients
  • Knowledge of Governance issues including ethical and regulatory considerations
  • Up to date knowledge of Trust policies and procedures regarding control of infection

Desirable

  • Knowledge and experience of some of the clinical measurement services offered by the section: visual electro-diagnostic testing, intra-operative monitoring, gait analysis, microvascular assessment and GI physiology
  • Experience of working under quality management systems and experience of performing, publishing and presenting research
  • Understanding of audit, quality assurance and calibration requirements
  • Knowledge of study design and medical statistics
  • Experience in training and supervision of trainees
  • Formal presentations at local, national or international meetings
  • Use of library and information resources to find, acquire and disseminate new knowledge
  • Leadership qualities
  • Able to work independently within professional guidelines
  • Interested in working with children

Skills

Essential

  • Problem solving, good time management and organisation skills
  • Strong IT skills including database and spreadsheet use
  • Ability to communicate effectively with other health professionals and patients
  • Excellent patient and interpersonal skills/ communication skills
  • Able to work as part of multidisciplinary team
  • Able to work independently under indirect supervision
  • Able to travel between service sites
  • The ability to undertake complex calculation, data analysis and to issue reports on quantitative techniques
  • Ability to carry out research and development working as part of a team
  • Teaching, training and mentoring skills

Desirable

  • Ability to technically report physiological investigations
  • Ability to clinically report physiological investigations
  • Clinical measurement skills
  • Ability to interpret data, analyse problems and evaluate solutions by applying statistics
  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills
  • Training, teaching & mentoring skills
  • Good report writing and presentational skills, including the production of scientific papers, reports and conference presentations
  • Ability to give technical advice to colleagues, senior clinicians and other professionals
  • Ability to carry out research and development working as part of a team
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • First or second class honours degree in a relevant science or engineering subject
  • Appropriate post-graduate degree at master's level, or equivalent level of specialist knowledge
  • Registered Clinical Scientist, or working towards registration

Desirable

  • Higher degree in a relevant subject

Knowledge

Essential

  • Specialist in-depth knowledge: Relevant anatomy, physiology and pathology knowledge, Relevant legislation, standards and protocols including infection control, Understanding of the functioning and safe use of physiological measurement equipment
  • Experience of working with patients
  • Knowledge of Governance issues including ethical and regulatory considerations
  • Up to date knowledge of Trust policies and procedures regarding control of infection

Desirable

  • Knowledge and experience of some of the clinical measurement services offered by the section: visual electro-diagnostic testing, intra-operative monitoring, gait analysis, microvascular assessment and GI physiology
  • Experience of working under quality management systems and experience of performing, publishing and presenting research
  • Understanding of audit, quality assurance and calibration requirements
  • Knowledge of study design and medical statistics
  • Experience in training and supervision of trainees
  • Formal presentations at local, national or international meetings
  • Use of library and information resources to find, acquire and disseminate new knowledge
  • Leadership qualities
  • Able to work independently within professional guidelines
  • Interested in working with children

Skills

Essential

  • Problem solving, good time management and organisation skills
  • Strong IT skills including database and spreadsheet use
  • Ability to communicate effectively with other health professionals and patients
  • Excellent patient and interpersonal skills/ communication skills
  • Able to work as part of multidisciplinary team
  • Able to work independently under indirect supervision
  • Able to travel between service sites
  • The ability to undertake complex calculation, data analysis and to issue reports on quantitative techniques
  • Ability to carry out research and development working as part of a team
  • Teaching, training and mentoring skills

Desirable

  • Ability to technically report physiological investigations
  • Ability to clinically report physiological investigations
  • Clinical measurement skills
  • Ability to interpret data, analyse problems and evaluate solutions by applying statistics
  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills
  • Training, teaching & mentoring skills
  • Good report writing and presentational skills, including the production of scientific papers, reports and conference presentations
  • Ability to give technical advice to colleagues, senior clinicians and other professionals
  • Ability to carry out research and development working as part of a team

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).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

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).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Royal Victoria Infirmary

317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary

NE1 4LP


Employer's website

https://careers.nuth.nhs.uk/why-us (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Royal Victoria Infirmary

317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary

NE1 4LP


Employer's website

https://careers.nuth.nhs.uk/why-us (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Alison Bray

abray3@nhs.net

01912823823

Date posted

26 July 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 7

Salary

£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

31 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

317-2022-25-028

Job locations

Royal Victoria Infirmary

317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary

NE1 4LP


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