Clinical Physiology (Neurophysiology) Professional Service Manager

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
The Neurophysiology service at York provides a wide range of diagnostic procedures including routine, sleep, portable, ambulatory EEGs, Video-Telemetry and Home Video Ambulatory EEGs, EMG/ NCS, SEPs (department and ICU based) pattern and flash ERGs.

A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen within the Clinical Neurophysiology Department for a Clinical Physiology (Neuro) Professional Services Manager. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to lead and manage the Neurophysiology service at York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The Neurophysiology Service sits within Care Group 6 - Specialised Medicine, Outpatients, Ophthalmology and Orthopaedics and the post holder will work closely with and be supported by other operational service managers within the care group. You will report to the Care Group 6 Associate Chief Operating Officer.

The department has recently achieved National School of Healthcare Science Work Based Training Provider Accreditation (STP in Clinical Neurophysiology) and are hosting our first trainee healthcare scientist.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will lead a fantastic small team of Clinical Physiologist, Assistants and Trainees, and will work closely with Consultant Clinical Neurophysiologists and collaboratively with other services in particular Neurology and Paediatrics.

You will be self-motivated and have excellent interpersonal skills. You will have the ability to work under pressure, autonomously and prioritise your individual workload, as well as be able to work effectively within a team and support development of staff and trainees. You must be able to provide evidence of continuing professional development and have experience in a wide range of diagnostic neurophysiology investigations.

Although the service is situated on the York site, there is expectation in the future that services will be provided at other sites so a willingness to travel is required.

About us

Our benefits

We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:
  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants
  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service)
  • A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave
  • Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme
  • NHS Car Lease scheme and Cycle to Work scheme
  • An extensive range of learning and development opportunities
  • Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping, motoring, cinema and finance from a range of providers

For further information on the fantastic range of benefits we offer please visit the Trust's dedicated Staff Benefits pages.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A full description of the role is available in the attachment: job description.

Working for the Trust

Across our organisation, people are guided by values that were co-developed with staff: we are kind we are open and we pursue excellence.

Our values play into our ambition to develop a more diverse workforce, truly representative of our communities. We welcome applications from everyone, while working with our Staff Networks - including our Race Equality, LGBTQ+, Disability and Carers Networks - to increase the number of applications we receive from different backgrounds. If there is anything we can do to make our application process more accessible to you, please contact:

As part of seeking to become more inclusive, we will consider requests for flexible working from the start of your employment. It may not be suitable for every role, but we will try and be supportive where we can. We would encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.

Armed Forces Friendly Employer

We are holders of the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE - Supporting Britains Reservists and Employers. This means that we have made a statement of intent to support all Defence personnel, including with applications for employment.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

Our Trust continues to strongly encourage our staff to be vaccinated against COVID19, this remains our best defence to protect our patients, ourselves and everyone else.

Person Specification

Education, Qualifications and Training


  • BSc (Hons) Clinical Physiology (Neurophysiology) or equivalent formal specialist training. (i.e other appropriate qualifications e.g. BTEC HNC/D in MPPM /or equivalent experience + professional exam ECNE Part I)ANS Part I and/or Part II professional body exams (or equivalent)
  • RCCP or AHCS registration


  • ECNE - part 2
  • Management training
  • Neurophysiology specialist courses
  • Training and assessing qualifications

Experience and Knowledge Required


  • MSc level knowledge of specialist procedures acquired through specialist/management courses or training experience
  • Understanding of local and national initiatives related to Neurophysiology
  • Knowledge of national guidelines
  • Practical experience and familiarity with the range of basic and advance/complex investigations.
  • Post graduate experience, supervisory experience, management experience
  • Training and assessment of Clinical Physiologists (Neurophysiologist)


  • Experience as an advanced/specialist team leader
  • Broad experience of managing others
  • Proven leadership skills

Skills and Attributes


  • Experience in handling investigation requests and determining priority.
  • Ability to perform a wide range of Neurophysiological investigations and/or to have the highest level of specialist skills and knowledge within the relevant field.
  • Ability to interpret specialist Neurophysiological investigation results and patient conditions. Ability to communicate complex and sensitive information in a variety of forms to patients, relatives and carers including children and patients with learning or physical disabilities.
  • Ability to work autonomously, coordinate, plan and prioritise
  • Ability to communicate complex and sensitive information in a variety of forms to patients, relatives and cares including children and patients with learning or physical disabilities.
  • Manual dexterity and ability to work in physically demanding environments with precision, speed and high level levels of hand, eye and sensory co-ordination
  • Ability to multi-task, requiring high levels of concentration and cope with interruptions
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Presentation Skills


  • Ability to assess and adapt to new techniques and technologies

Aptitude and Personal Qualities


  • Sensitive understanding of children as well as adults who may be suffering from a wide variety of medical disorders including those which may be neurological or psychiatric in nature
  • To deal compassionately with patient relatives or carers who maybe distressed due to receiving a diagnosis of serious /grave consequences
  • Cope with exposure to unpleasant working conditions such as body odours, body fluids, aggression (verbal and occasionally physical) and contained chemicals.
  • Innovative, forward looking, organized, flexible.
  • Willing and able to learn new skills through practical experience
  • Ability to demonstrate our organisational values and behaviours


  • Able to motivate and lead
  • Manage change

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.

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

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust




YO31 8HE

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