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Clinical Physiologist Advanced Specialist Practitioner

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience
Closing date
8 Dec 2023

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Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Trust, well known as a specialised children's hospital in the centre of London, has a vacancy for a Band 6 Clinical Physiologist.

The Department of Clinical Neurophysiology delivers daily outpatient clinics within the department but a high proportion of the work is carried out in the more challenging environments of the wards and Intensive Care Units. The Department also provide specialist services in EEG video telemetry and Intra-Operative Spinal Monitoring (IOM).

We are seeking an experienced Physiologist, who will be expected to work across all areas of the department, working independently performing a broad range of clinical investigations on children, rotating through the Department, wards, ICU, Video Telemetry and in the operating theatres. Many patients have complex neurological and clinical problems and have been referred from tertiary centres elsewhere.

You will be expected to provide concise factual reports and participate in training and supervision of junior members of staff, including students. Regular study and training sessions are mandatory for all staff, with the opportunity to attend courses and meetings at both national and international level.

The department has a longstanding commitment and history of new developments in the field of paediatric clinical neurophysiology.

Main duties of the job

  • Perform a broad range of clinical investigations on children working independently in the department, on wards and in operating theatres
  • Provide concise factual reports
  • The majority of these investigations are non-standard and complex.
  • Participate in training and supervision of junior members of staff, including trainees
  • Plan, perform, interpret, and provide factual reports of unsupervised neurophysiological investigations
  • To ensure accurate logging and filing of data from the neurophysiological investigations.
  • To participate in the training of junior members of staff where appropriate and of trainees and visitors to the department.
  • To participate in an on-call service to the Trust or may be expected to work extended hours (giving cover at weekends and Bank holidays)
  • Participate in weekly teaching meetings: To maintain continuous professional development appropriate to the range of neurophysiology services to patients.
  • To show flexibility in daily work to deliver the clinical needs of the department.
  • May participate, giving technical assistance in ongoing research and development studies as directed by the Clinical Physiology Service Manager.
  • Reporting faults or problems with the equipment used in any part of the service to Professional Service Manager or Clinical Engineers.
  • May undertake ordering consumables.
  • Ensure personal compliance with regards to mandatory, professional, and personal development according to service needs.

About us

GOSH is committed to recruiting the best person for the job, based solely on their ability and individual merit as measured against the criteria for the role through a process that is fair, open, consistent and free from bias and discrimination.

We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture where all staff are valued, respected and acknowledged. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, disability status or length of time spent unemployed.

We particularly welcome applications from BAME communities, people with disabilities and/or long-term health conditions and LGBT+ community members.

We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants and employees are treated fairly and consistently. We are proud to be accredited as a Disability Confident Employer, a member of Business Disability Forum and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

We have active and Executive supported BAME, LGBT+ and Allies, Disability and Long-Term Health Conditions and Women's staff networks. Staff networks are employee-led groups formed around interests, issues and a common bond or background. Staff network members create a positive and inclusive work environment at Great Ormond Street Hospital by actively contributing to the Trust's mission, values and efforts specific to inclusion. All of our staff networks are open to any employee.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification

GOSH Culture and Values


  • Our Always values
  • Knowledge and understanding of diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
  • Experience of contributing to an inclusive work place culture

Academic/Professional qualification/Training


  • BSc (Hons) Clinical Physiology or BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Neurophysiology) or equivalent specialist training
  • Neurophysiology specialist course
  • ECNE/ANS Part I and/or B-Tec/GNVQ (Neurophysiology) or equivalent


  • ECNE/ANS part II, or equivalent
  • Evidence or willingness to undertake further professional study



  • Broad experience of Clinical EEG and Evoked Potentials
  • Demonstrable grounding of Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Experience with Paediatrics


  • Interest in Epilepsy syndromes and other paroxysmal events
  • Experience of Evoked Potentials during theatre monitoring



  • To independently perform range of neurophysiological tests
  • To organise own workload to deadlines
  • To communicate with staff within the Multidisciplinary team
  • To communicate well with children, their families and/or carers sometimes in distressing /emotional situations
  • Good computer skills
  • To work well in a team
  • Flexible approach to work.
  • A sensitive understanding of children and parents
  • To participate on weekend (daytime) on-call rota

Employer details

Employer name

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust


Great Ormond Street Hospital

Great Ormond Street



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