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Specialist Neurophysiological Scientist / Advanced Practitioner

Employer
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts
Location
Nottingham
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 Per annum
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Profession
Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are looking for a band 7 Specialist Neurophysiological Scientist or Advanced Neurophysiology Science Practitioner (dependent on registration) to join a team with passion, enthusiasm, commitment and a forward-thinking and progressive attitude towards all things Neurophysiology. We aim to provide a wide range of opportunities to develop both professionally and personally within a supportive and nurturing environment.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate would be expected to work across all areas of the department but will have a special interest and expertise in paediatric EEG and sleep studies. The successful candidate will be expected to carry out routine, sleep deprived, melatonin and ambulatory EEG recordings on children and young people in both an outpatient and inpatient setting including on the paediatric and neonatal critical care units. Some patients will have highly complex needs and the post holder will be required to have patience, empathy and a creative outlook to ensure the highest quality recording is achieved. In addition, the post holder will carry out sleep studies such as multiple sleep latency testing and polysomnography. The post holder will be expected to provide a quality factual report on all investigations, progressing to reporting normal EEGs in patients over two years and reporting MSLT.

Experience in intraoperative spinal cord monitoring and upper and lower limb nerve conductions studies will be a bonus. The department currently has a 24/7 on call service which requires competency in cerebral function monitoring but training for this, and any other procedures the candidate is unfamiliar with, will be provided.

Regular self-directed CPD sessions will be allocated. There are regular department CPD and interesting case meetings plus access to paediatric neurology and paediatric sleep MDT.

About us

With over 20,000 staff, we are one of the biggest employers in the city with a central role in supporting the health and wellbeing of our local population. We play a leading role in research, education and innovation.

Come and join our wonderful team at NUH. We are big believers in diversity and welcome new ideas to help develop our team in order to deliver world class healthcare to the vast patient populations we serve. With endless personal development opportunities available, at NUH we will endeavour to turn your job into a career!

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are striving to be better represented at NUH.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the job description and person specification for full details of the post.

We strongly recommend getting in touch for an informal visit or chat with some of our existing staff.

Person Specification

Training and qualifications

Essential

  • BSc Neurosensory Science or equivalent
  • AHCS or RCCP registration minimum
  • Part 1 or EEG exam


Desirable

  • HCPC registration
  • MSc in Neurosensory science or equivalent
  • Part 2 or other ANS exams
  • Teaching and / or assessing qualification (inc ANS WBA)
  • Leadership qualification e.g. Edward Jenner


Experience

Essential

  • Approx 2 years post qualification experience in paed EEG
  • IOM
  • Sleep studies (MSLOT, PSG, actigraphy etc)


Desirable

  • Research and Audit
  • Teaching, training or assessing
  • Experience of managing equipment e.g. scoping, evaluation, disposal


Communication and Relationship Skills

Essential

  • Provide and receive complex information
  • Cope with barriers to understanding
  • High standard of written and spoken English


Analytical and Judgment Skills

Desirable

  • Proficient with Microsoft packages
  • Experience of producing promotional materials for training, patients etc


Planning and Organisational Skills

Essential

  • Evidence of planning workload, planning own time.


Desirable

  • Experience of managing junior staff and peers.


Employer details

Employer name

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts

Address

QMC Campus

Derby Road

Nottingham

NG7 2UH

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164-6272559

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