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Specialised Clinical Physiologist (Neurophysiology)

Employer
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Profession
Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Clinical Physiologist to join our friendly Neurophysiology team as Specialised Clinical Physiologist. The department is in the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle. This permanent position would be well suited to an individual who is looking to advance their career in Neurophysiology and gain experience in a wide range of diagnostic investigations.

You should be a qualified Clinical Physiologist in Neurophysiology with experience at an Associate Clinical Physiologist level as a minimum. You are expected to have or be waiting for AHCS or HCPC registration. STP and PTP applicants who are expected to qualify this year will be given full consideration.
  • Interview date: 6th June 2024
  • The post is for 37 hours 30 minutes/week
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy


Main duties of the job

As a Specialised Clinical Physiologist you will be involved in an extensive range of clinical investigations including:
  • EEGs - routine, sleep, and portable recordings on patients of all ages with a wide variety of medical conditions.
  • Multi-modality evoked potentials
  • Nerve conduction studies
  • Ambulatory EEG
  • Video-telemetry EEG both in-patient and home video-telemetry
  • Intracranial video-telemetry EEG
  • PSG and MSLT
  • Intra-operative monitoring.

Full training will be given for more complex investigations.

The department is actively involved in student training at STP and apprenticeship levels and you would be expected to be part of this.

An on-call rota operates at weekend and bank holidays between the hours of 9am-5pm.

About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of �1 billion.

We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 2 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

Please see attached information on what Staff Benefits we have to offer at our Trust.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Performs a range of complex and highly complex diagnostic neurophysiological investigations on patients of all ages from a range of specialities suffering from a wide variety of medical disorders including those, which may be neurological, psychiatric and/or learning difficult in nature.
  • This may be in the dedicated environment of the department or in a non-dedicated environment i.e. wards and Intensive Therapy Unit in the Trust or other hospitals in the region.

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.

Person Specification

KNOWLEDGE

Essential

  • Carry out a range of basic and complex neurophysiological investigations.


Desirable

  • Trust / NHS Structures
  • Clinical Governance
  • Experience of Video-telemetry.
  • Experience of Physiologist led Carpal Tunnel Clinics


SKILLS

Essential

  • Ability to work in a team
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Decision making skills


Desirable

  • Managerial skills, problem solving skills
  • Clean driving licence


EXPERIENCE

Essential

  • Experience at Associate Clinical Physiologist level in Neurophysiology


Desirable

  • Teaching / training
  • WBA /Mentorship qualification


QUALIFICATIONS

Essential

  • At least one of the following: o BSc (Hons) Clinical Physiology (Neurophysiology) o MSc in Neurosensory Science (Neurophysiology) o BTEC ONC / HNC / HND in MPPM or equivalent experience + Association of Neurophysiological Scientists (ANS) Part I Examination o PG Cert in Neurophysiology + Association of Neurophysiological Scientists (ANS) Part I Examination
  • AHCS registration or Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration.


Desirable

  • Member ANS
  • Driving licence
  • ECNE/ANS Board Part 1 Examination


Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Royal Victoria Infirmary

317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary

NE1 4LP

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317-2024-16-48-DR

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