Clinical Technologist

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 01 Freeman Hospital
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Northern Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering (NMPCE), based at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle upon Tyne, provides a range of scientific and technical services to NHS trusts and private organisations across the North East and North Cumbria. As part of our exciting new strategic development of NMPCE's regional quality assurance service for ultrasound equipment, we are seeking to recruit an additional Clinical Technologist to join our friendly Ultrasound Physics Team, which currently comprises three Clinical Scientists, one Clinical Technologist and three Assistant Practitioners.
  • Interview Date 22/06/2023
  • 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

The successful applicant will play an important role in NMPCE's Ultrasound Physics Team, carrying out quality assurance measurements on ultrasound equipment in hospitals and health centres across the region.

As part of this work, they will liaise with Sonographers and other clinical employees across the region and prepare draft reports for the users of the equipment. In addition, they will participate in the development of new testing techniques under the guidance of more senior colleagues. The post will involve frequent travel to other hospital sites, so a current full UK driving licence and a willingness to drive are both essential.

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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Providing technical aspects of diagnostic radiology physics services region-wide.
  • Assist in a range of specialist healthcare science activities.
  • Participate in research and development projects.

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.

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Education


  • HNC/HND or equivalent experience
  • Registration with HCPC (radiographers) or eligible to work towards membership of the Professional Standards Authority Accredited Register of Clinical Technologists
  • Full UK driving licence


  • Degree in Clinical Technology, or a degree or equivalent qualification in another relevant subject e.g., Applied Physics, Radiography or Biomedical Science

Knowledge & Experience


  • Experience carrying out scientific measurements or tests
  • Experience of analysing data and writing reports
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of all relevant safety principles, standards and legislation applied to the clinical use of ultrasound equipment
  • Basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology relevant to area of work
  • Basic knowledge of clinical hazards and infection control
  • Good knowledge of safe moving and handling techniques in non-clinical environment


  • Some knowledge of the physics and engineering principles involved in the operation of ultrasound equipment
  • Experience of working with ultrasound or radiation measuring equipment
  • in-depth specialist knowledge acquired through training courses
  • CPD evidence

Skills & Abilities


  • Numeracy and accuracy of a high order
  • Good knowledge of IT software packages (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access) and experience of applying them
  • The ability to work under pressure


  • Experience in recording data accurately to ensure documentation is maintained to a high standard

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