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Consultant in Neurophysiology

Employer
University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
Location
Plymouth
Salary
£99,532 to £131,964 per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Profession
Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Grade
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Details

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust (UHPNT) wishes to appoint a replacement Neurophysiology Consultant to replace our clinicians who retired in November 2023. These are replacement substantive posts to help our current establishment of Neurophysiology scientists to meet the demands of an increasing in- and out-patient workload, and to contribute to the development of a forward-thinking and ambitious department.

The UHPNT Neurophysiology Department is a dynamic and welcoming team with a clear vision to provide the best care possible to our patients. We would encourage applicants to collaborate in the development of a Neurophysiology Service that is fit for purpose and sustainable in the new NHS environment. The appointee will also be encouraged to take an active and enthusiastic part in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research.

We will, however, work with any successful candidate to develop a job plan that meets their needs and interests, whilst complementing the expertise of colleagues within the department and supporting the continued delivery of a high-quality service for our patients. Flexible and/or less than full time working, including job sharing, will be accommodated for any candidate(s) to whom this is important, with arrangements to be discussed and agreed on an individual basis.

Main duties of the job

The Neurophysiology department is part of the wider Medicine Care Group, situated within the Cluster of Neurology & Stroke, Neurophysiology, Neuropsychology and Respiratory Medicine.

The Services provided include diagnostic testing on adults and children for the following conditions:
  • EEG: epilepsy, genetic disorders, memory disorders, acute meningitis, encephalitis, status epilepticus, post neurosurgical procedures and in critical care.
  • Prolonged EEG/video Telemetry & Ambulatory EEG studies: disorders of consciousness including epilepsy and complex epilepsy syndromes.
  • EMG/NCS: neurological, neuromuscular, rheumatological disease and trauma
  • Evoked Potentials: optic nerve disorders, spinal cord compression, congenital disorders, multiple sclerosis and other inflammatory conditions.
  • Visual electrodiagnostics: genetic and acquired retinal disorders.
  • Daytime and nocturnal sleep studies: narcolepsy, insomnia, hypersomnolence and parasomnias.


About us

We are a people business - where every member of staff matters and can make a difference. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Joining University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust means becoming part of a team of dedicated staff, who are committed to leading the way through innovation, clinical excellence and great customer care. The Trust has great opportunities for career development in a highly progressive working environment. We offer all of this in a vibrant, modern city with a historic reputation for adventure. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL COMMUNICATION WILL BE ELECTRONIC, PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL ACCOUNT REGULARLY. If you have any issues with applying online and need additional support including reasonable adjustments with the application process please contact the recruitment team on 01752 432100. We recognise that work life balance is important for our colleagues and so we invite requests from applicants around less than full time/flexible working for our advertised roles. Please contact the recruiting manager to discuss this prior to your application submission. We commit to giving this full consideration in each case. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles, as diversity strengthens our teams. It is sometimes necessary to close vacancies before the closing date. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted.Recruitment Template - Medical - 1 (pagetiger.com)

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Services provided include diagnostic testing on adults and children for the following conditions:
  • EEG: epilepsy, genetic disorders, memory disorders, acute meningitis, encephalitis, status epilepticus, post neurosurgical procedures and in critical care.
  • Prolonged EEG/video Telemetry & Ambulatory EEG studies: disorders of consciousness including epilepsy and complex epilepsy syndromes.
  • EMG/NCS: neurological, neuromuscular, rheumatological disease and trauma
  • Evoked Potentials: optic nerve disorders, spinal cord compression, congenital disorders, multiple sclerosis and other inflammatory conditions.
  • Visual electrodiagnostics: genetic and acquired retinal disorders.
  • Daytime and nocturnal sleep studies: narcolepsy, insomnia, hypersomnolence and parasomnias.

The successful candidate will work constructively with the clinical physiologists to develop the service in a multidisciplinary fashion. UHP is one of the Early Adopters of the Modernising Scientific Careers agenda. This is a national initiative, led by the NHS Chief Scientific Officer Prof Sue Hill and it aims to re-structure the training programmes for Healthcare Scientists in all disciplines within the NHS. Neurophysiology falls with the Physiological Sciences division and the subdivision of Neurosensory Sciences. This subdivision includes three specialties: Audiology, Neurophysiology and Vision Science.There are training programmes at undergraduate, Masters (MSc) and Doctorate levels (DClinSci), with the Scientists Training Programme (STP) and Higher Specialist Scientific Training (HSST) that aims to produce Clinical Scientists and Consultant Scientists respectively, who will carry out independent work equivalent to that of consultant medical staff. The success of this project depends on the active co-operation of existing medical consultants to impart knowledge and skills to senior physiologists to enable them to achieve competence in complex nerve conduction studies and EMG. This is a long-term project which is envisaged to be approximately 4-years post MSc and will incorporate a doctoral level qualification. It will be expected that the successful candidate will contribute to this project by engaging in training, research supervision and assessment.

Person Specification

Education, qualifications & special training

Essential

  • Successfully completed an ATLS and APLS provider course. Level 3 child protection training. To be on the appropriate GMC Specialist Register or eligible for admission within six months of interview. To be registered (or eligible for registration), with the General Medical Council and hold a current Licence to Practice. To be on the Specialist Registrar for neurophysiology


Desirable

  • Higher degree. Current ATLS provider status. Postgraduate prizes and awards. Other medical qualifications. Experience outside specialty.


Particular skills and experience

Essential

  • Demonstrate evidence of good general training. Attended appropriate basic specialty courses. Demonstratable evidence of good specialty training in neurophysiology. Evidence of ability to perform advanced neurophysiological procedures relevant to the post. Evidence of Ability to lead a team. Previous experience of working as a neurophysiology consultant


Desirable

  • Understanding of NHS. Good time management. Demonstrate evidence of wide based knowledge. Attended appropriate courses/meetings in the last 6 years covering the spectrum of the entire specialty. Comprehensive knowledge of Neurophysiology specialty. Attended appropriate courses, fellowships or equivalent. Attended advanced courses in neurophysiology. Comprehensive knowledge of neurophysiology


Research & clinical audit

Essential

  • Presentations or publications in peer reviewed journals. Evidence of ability to conduct clinical audit. Evidence of a research interest and clinical audit Presentations at local/regional/ national/international meetings. Publications and presentations in area of neurophysiology. Desire to develop a collaborative research output with the scientists.


Desirable

  • Current research. Research in a specialty interest or trauma. Extensively published. Presentations at local/ regional/national/ international meetings. Demonstrate an enthusiasm to continue with research and clinical audit. Relevant audit projects. Statistical knowledge.


Teaching

Essential

  • Evidence of ability to teach clinical and practical skills. Demonstrable experience in teaching junior doctors and scientists.


Desirable

  • Evidence of experience and ability in teaching. Supervision of projects. ATLS instructor. Training the trainers course or equivalent. Teaching qualification. Evidence of enthusiasm and experience in teaching


Communication & interpersonal skills

Essential

  • Well-presented CV. Ability to work in a team. Ability to delegate appropriately.


Desirable

  • Evidence of good communication skills. Information technology skills. Leadership skills.


Management

Essential

  • Willingness to participate in management process. Participated in some sort of management process (i.e. service evaluation or research).


Desirable

  • Evidence of interest and ability in management. Recognised management qualifications. Experience of departmental accreditation processes.


Practical Requirements

Essential

  • Full UK Driving Licence Ability and willingness to work hours of the job, shifts, on-call with any reasonable adjustments to take into account local requirements or disability.


Desirable

  • To have access to own transport to fulfil duties on the role.


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

Address

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

Derriford Road

Plymouth

PL6 8DH

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