Highly Specialist Clinical Physiologist

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum
Closing date
22 Oct 2023

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Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The Neurophysiology department offers a range of investigations including EEG, ambulatory EEG, NCS/EMG and practitioner led CTS/ULNAR clinics, we cover all age groups and abilities and offer both IP/OP investigations including studies in ITU and SCBU. A visiting consultant from Poole provides clinical support for the service.

Main duties of the job

We are seeking an enthusiastic, motivated, and organised Clinical Physiologist to participate in the running and further development of the service. Future plans for the department include training of students to develop the team further. You will possess a minimum of BSc in Clinical Physiology (Neurophysiology) or equivalent, specialist training (ECNE/ANS Part 1/HNC MPPM or equivalent) together with 5 years post qualification experience and knowledge of specialist procedures at an advanced level.

If a return to practice, or you do not have the full skill set for a band 7 we are happy to consider options on Band 6 scale whilst these skills were obtained.

About us

We pride ourselves on a supportive environment for all Neurophysiology staff with a cohesive, friendly, and forward-looking department. We are constantly striving to improve the service we offer our patients.

Our busy, modern hospital provides a full range of district general services and links with satellite units in five community hospitals. We are a designated trauma unit and part of the Wessex Trauma network. Dorset County Hospital is the provider of renal services to the region. The hospital consistently receives the CHKS Top Hospital Awards and is nationally recognised for research and audit activity.

Dorset is a delightful place to live and work with the choice of coast or country for leisure activities. Dorset County Hospital is in the county town of Dorchester which has good rail links to Southampton, Bristol and London and highly rated schools.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • As a Highly Specialist (Neurophysiology) Physiologist you will be responsible for performing and reporting a wide range of investigations. You will also be responsible for the supervision and training of, Physiologists and Student (Neurophysiology) Physiologists.
  • Undertakes responsibility for the provision and quality of a specialist area of Clinical Neurophysiology service delivery.
  • Work collaboratively on a day-to-day basis with others to ensure the service needs are met.
  • Provide assistance the Neurophysiology Manager in the day to day running of the department and deputise for him/her during periods of absence.
  • Provides neurophysiology diagnostic procedures to patients of all ages from a range of specialities, as requested by medical staff, including those which may be neurological or psychiatric in nature.
  • Undertakes interpretation of results and provision of reports, guided by the consultant. Provides advice to clinicians guided by consultant neurophysiologist.
  • Responsible for the quality of the Neurophysiology service provision, including audit, research, development, and quality assurance.

  • Monitor and maintain high professional standards neurophysiology services to patients and may initiate remedial action were necessary.
  • Worked collaboratively with other professionals and agencies to ensure services meet challenging healthcare needs.
  • Provide support and assistance neurophysiological staff in dealing with difficult and conflicting situations including those that are clinical and professional in nature.
  • May initiate and participate in the implementation of policies
  • Plan, perform and interpret a range of basic and advanced neurophysiological investigations to a high level of competence to patients.
  • Provided reports on a range of neurophysiology investigations.
  • May initiate and participate with research and development programmes.
  • Maintain continuous professional development appropriate to the range of neurophysiology services to the patient's.
  • May provide on-call neurophysiology services to the trust/district/regional/area.

  • Support the department manager with general management and leadership of the team acting as deputy in his/her absence.
  • Contribute to the management and leadership for neurophysiologist and other staff groups.
  • Undertake responsibility for the efficient and effective management of physical resources in the section.
  • Contributes the planning and organisation of information resources, ensuring effective and that administrative patient reporting and data storage.
  • To provide and maintain statistical information is required for statistical and other management purposes.
  • Contribute to the formulation of health and safety and quality assurance policies to the patient's staff and visitors.
  • Contribute to the development of strategic business plans for the neurophysiology services.

Contributes the analysis and work for supplying aids of the neurophysiology establishment and skill mix is appropriate with safe provision of services to patients.

Person Specification

Education, qualifications and training


  • HTEC MPPM or BSc (Hons) MPPM or equivalent in Neurophysiology
  • Specialist training courses and/or qualifications


  • ECNE/ANS Part I
  • ECNE/ANS Part II (or equivalent particularly for band 7 applications)
  • Supervisory experience
  • Training experience/Assessment Experience

Knowledge and Experience


  • Significant and recent experience at Neurophysiology Physiologist level (minimum 5 years)
  • Practical experience and familiarity with the range of basic and advanced Neurophysiological investigations i.e. EEG, including ambulatory Evoked Potentials Nerve Conduction studies Assisting EMG
  • Neurophysiology experience in adult and paediatric practice (neonatal experience desirable but not essential)
  • Evidence of ability to communicate with patients, relatives, and all levels of staff throughout the organisation.


  • Supervisory experience
  • Training experience/Assessment Experience
  • Evidence of 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 work autonomously, co-ordinate, plan and prioritise.
  • Good IT skills. Evidence of the ability to use Information Technology to analyse data, and produce word documents.
  • Independent reporting of NCS

Employer details

Employer name

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Dorset County Hospital NHS Trust

Williams Avenue, Dorchester Dorset DT1 2JY



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