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Clinical Scientist Neurophysiology

Employer
Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Birmingham
Salary
Depending on experience Dependent on experience
Closing date
6 Mar 2024

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We have an exciting opportunity to join our expert team providingadvanced specialist paediatric Clinical Neurophysiology service to neonates, infants, children, young adults and their families attending the department and across non-dedicated environments within the Birmingham Children's Hospital. Patients may suffer from a wide variety of medical disorders, a significant proportion of which are neurological or psychiatric in nature. This post has a specific role working within the video telemetry service.

You will be based within the neurophysiology department at Birmingham Children's Hospital Steelhouse Lane site, although work is undertaken across the entire hospital including ward and theatre based, and across sites/community where required. Weekend and evening work will be included within core hours, and there is a requirement for the individual to have appropriate facilities to enable work from home where required.

You will interact with scientific and medical staff within the neurophysiology team as well as wider key stakeholders including clinical referral teams, patients, families and the general public.

We will consider applications from individuals who see this as a developmental opportunity with banding commensurate to experience.

Main duties of the job

  • Specialist and advanced Paediatric Neurophysiological investigations are planned, performed and interpreted to a high level of competence.
  • Act as specialist within the Video telemetry service, including service provision, teaching, audit and quality of the specialist area of Clinical Neurophysiology service delivery.
  • Day-to-day service delivery is planned and achieved
  • R& D, audits and equipment testing are undertaken
  • Own personal development is maintained
  • To be responsible for meeting Health and Safety standards
  • Contribute to implementation, review and update of policies and procedures for the Neurophysiology service, including clinical protocols and guidelines.
  • Participate in the Trust Incident reporting system
  • Undertake audit to ensure compliance with professional guidelines and to contribute to the development and quality of the service.
  • Initiate and participate with research and development programmes.


About us

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust is the first of its type in the UK. Our Trust was formed in February 2017 to drive forward our commitment to provide the highest quality, world-class physical and mental health care for our women, children and families. Uniting our hospitals means more seamless care more investment to make greater advances in our specialist treatment and world-leading neo-natal and fetal work. Importantly, it also gives us a greater voice in shaping the future of family-centred care.

Birmingham Children's Hospital is a UK leading specialist paediatric centre with an international reputation in several areas.

Birmingham Women's Hospital is one of two dedicated women's hospitals in the UK, with the busiest single site maternity unit, delivering more than 8,200 babies a year offering a full range of gynaecological, maternity and neonatal care.

Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) Mental Health Services are a unique, innovative community and inpatient mental health partnership. Alongside partners FTB offers care pathways of mental health assessment and treatment for young people aged 0-25 years old.

Our Trust is committed to creating the best place to work. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender identity, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification to view the full details for this opportunity at Birmingham Womens and Childrens NHS Foundation Trust.

When completing your application, please ensure you have evidenced how you meet the job description and person specification to include transferable experience, qualifications, skills along with professional registration details (if applicable).

Occasionally we receive a large number of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

Person Specification

Registration

Essential

  • HCPC registration or working towards
  • RCCP/AHCS registration if not HCPC


Desirable

  • ANS membership
  • Membership of bodies related to neurophysiology
  • Chartered scientist
  • Consultant clinical scientist


Knowledge

Essential

  • Masters level academic qualification relevant to field or equivalent
  • Knowledge of EEG in relation to paediatric epilepsy
  • Knowledge of routine neurophysiology techniques


Desirable

  • Additional academic qualifications relevant to paediatric neurophysiology
  • Knowledge of paediatric EEG in relation to epilepsy surgery
  • Knowledge of advanced neurophysiology techniques


Experience

Essential

  • Experience working with children
  • Experience performing routine neurophysiology tests
  • Experience performing routine neurophysiology tests on children


Desirable

  • Experience of advanced neurophysiology tests


Managerial/leadership

Essential

  • Understanding of leadership principles in NHS
  • Understanding of management principles in NHS


Desirable

  • Experience of leadership within a neurophysiology team
  • Experience of management within the NHS


Team

Essential

  • Team player


Desirable

  • Experience in building teams


Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Birmingham Childrens Hospital

Steelhouse Lane

Birmingham

B46NH

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284-24-6070603-DMUT

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