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Specialised Clinical Physiologist

Employer
Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust
Location
Northampton
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum / pro rata
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Profession
Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
NGH is a busy district general hospital with a well-established regional Neurophysiology Service, which provides care for a population of 2 million people. The Department performs a range of investigations including EEG, CTS screening clinics and ambulatory monitoring. Ideal candidates should have practical experience across a range of patients including paediatrics. Knowledge of a specialist area of clinical neurophysiology is desirable.

We are looking for an enthusiastic person able to work as a team member and as an independent practitioner. You must have the appropriate recognised qualifications and voluntary state registration.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide a complex specialist Clinical Neurophysiological service to patients of all ages from a large range of specialities and suffering from a wide variety of medical disorders, including those which may be neurological and /or psychiatric in nature. They will undertake interpretation of results and provide factual reports on all areas of work. The post holder will be responsible for a specialist area of clinical neurophysiology. They will work collaboratively on a day-to-day basis with others to contribute to the smooth and efficient running of the service, participate in training, education and supervision of junior and other staff groups and participate in quality assurance, audit and research and development programmes as required.

About us

Northampton General Hospital is one of the largest employers in the area and we are on an exciting journey. All of our divisions are committed to doing things better, with more efficiency as we update, modernise, and advance. We have also entered into a Group Model with neighbouring Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and become University Hospitals of Northamptonshire.

Our Excellence Values

Compassion

Accountability

Respect

Integrity

Courage

We want to recruit the best people to deliver our services across the University Hospitals of Northamptonshire and help to unleash everyone's full potential. As an organisation, we value how we communicate and promote our vacancies to all communities.

We are a Defence positive trust, supporting our reservists, veterans, spouses and partners.

The Hospital Group encourages applications from people who identify from all protected groups, especially those from BAME, Disabled and LGBTQ+ backgrounds as these are underrepresented in our hospitals.

We understand that we need to work with colleagues from diverse backgrounds and make sure the environment they work in is inclusive and collaborative.

We have active Networks that promote and support colleagues from all backgrounds.This ensures everyone feels supported and has a sense of belonging working for Kettering and Northampton General Hospitals.

Job description

Job responsibilities

CLINICAL

Maintain high professional standards of Neurophysiological services to patients

As an independent practitioner plan, perform and interpret a range of Neurophysiological investigations to a high level of competence. This includes:

Perform Electroencephalographic (EEG) investigations employing current standard techniques, taking appropriate action(s) and making modifications as required.

Perform emergency EEGs on ITU (Intensive Care Units), SCBU (Special Care Baby Units) and general wards.

Perform EEG investigations using special techniques. These include the use of activated recordings, recordings ie: sleep deprivation, sedation etc.

Perform ambulatory EEG studies with and without home video monitoring.

Perform Nerve Conduction Studies for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome screening.

Perform multi-modality Evoked Potentials modifying where necessary.

Assist with EMG (Electromyography) examinations, NCS (Nerve Conduction Studies) in the department and on the wards.

Take responsibility for a specialist area of clinical practice.

Produce factual reports on a range of Neurophysiological investigations and provide advice to clinicians.

EDUCATION, TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

Provide clinical supervision / mentorship for other junior staff.

Participate in the teaching and training in Neurophysiology to a broad range of healthcare workers including medical, AHP, nursing, HCS etc.

Ensure personal compliance with regards to mandatory, professional and personal development according to service needs.

Ensure personal compliance with CPD guidelines, professional codes of conduct and evaluate the effect of development on service delivery.

Attend Trust, Regional and National meetings relating to issues of neurophysiological service(s) provision.

CLINICAL GOVERNANCE AND AUDIT

Participate in audit to ensure compliance with and development of professional and local policies and procedures and clinical standard/protocols/guidelines.

Support investigation of complaints regarding the service(s) and to report the findings to the line manager in accordance with local procedures.

Participate in the implementation of policies.

Work within agreed Trust and local policies and protocols.

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES

Promote and ensure equality, diversity and rights for all, according to Trust policies and guidelines.

ASSET MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES

Undertake responsibility for the efficient and effective management of physical resources.

Contribute to the effective and efficient use of information resources and data storage.

Archiving of relevant data as per department processes.

Undertake fault remedy, cleaning and maintenance of recording equipment or any apparatus within the department including care and maintenance of electrodes.

Take responsibility for the maintenance of the crash trolleys and emergency resources.

Person Specification

Key Competencies/Personal Qualities and Attributes

Essential

  • Committed to professional self-development
  • Enthusiastic and highly motivated
  • IT literate
  • Physically fit and able to move equipment and patients using safe techniques e.g. patients in wheelchairs.


Skills

Essential

  • Ability to perform a range of routine Neurophysiological investigations
  • Ability to produce factual reports for range of investigations performed.
  • Ability to interpret neurophysiological investigation results and patient conditions.
  • Able to plan and perform EEG investigations in the department and on the ward unsupervised
  • Able to communicate complex and sensitive information in appropriate forms to patients and relevant carers.
  • Able to perform complex hand/eye co-ordination tasks such as electrode placement and dexterity and co-ordination using complex diagnostic equipment
  • Able to work autonomously, prioritise and plan own work.
  • Ability to cope in highly stressful environments, working with distressed and or critically ill patients.
  • Able to work with exposure to unpleasant conditions such as body odour, body fluids, chemicals, verbal and occasional physical aggression


Knowledge and Experiance

Essential

  • Post qualification practical experience
  • Experience across a wide range of neurophysiological investigations.
  • Experience of recognising and prioritising urgency of referrals and reports
  • Experience in recommending alternative investigations to achieve best outcomes.


Desirable

  • Knowledge of an area of specialised practice.
  • Experience of teaching / training others.


Education and Qualifications

Essential

  • BSc (Hons) Clinical Physiology (Neurophysiology) or STP MSc in clinical Science (neurophysiology Pathway) or Postgraduate certificate in neurophysiology or Equivalent formal specialist training ie HNC MPPM Neurophysiology
  • ECNE / ANS Part I and II
  • Voluntary State Registration eg RCCP / AHCS


Desirable

  • Assessor qualification


Employer details

Employer name

Northampton General Hospital

Address

Northampton General Hospital

Billing Road

Northampton

NN1 5BD

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265-6210735

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