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Band 6 Clinical Physiologist - Neurophysiology/OPD Area 1B

Employer
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Birmingham
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
11 Jun 2024

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Profession
Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for 2 full time Band 6 Clinical Physiologists (Neurophysiology), in a dynamic and busy department at the regional Neuroscience centre at the New Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB). Neurophysiology QEHB is largely a non-paediatric department with integral involvement in epilepsy surgery program as well as delivering a comprehensive spinal cord monitoring service at the QEHB and The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital and Birmingham Children's Hospital.

The candidates will support the services undertaken at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. It is desirable the post holder has experience in some of the specialised techniques the department offers, but training will be given. You will also have the opportunity to experience a wide range of advanced and specialised neurophysiology procedures. The applicants should be both enthusiastic and flexible with excellent communication skills to meet the many needs of the department and contribute to service improvement.

You will be expected to participate in the on-call service. There may be a requirement to work away from the main site.

The successful candidates will join a team supported by 5 consultants and a large team of senior physiologists with the opportunity for career development and access to higher education.

The candidates should possess:

ANS Part One and Two or equivalent

BSc Clinical Physiology (Neurophysiology) or equivalent

Candidates are expected to have ANS membership and RCCP registration.

Main duties of the job

*Prepare the environment for recording of neurophysiological procedures.

*Prepare patients for routine Electroencephalogram (EEG) recording in a dedicated environment and on inpatient wards, including head measurement and the application of electrodes and provide factual report.

*Perform routine, sleep, ward, intensive care and 24 - hour EEGs independently and to a high quality, according to departmental protocols including annotation of the record as appropriate.

*Scanning Ambulatory-EEG under supervision

*Prepare patients for Evoked Potential (EP) tests, Carpal Tunnel Screening (CTS) and Electromyography (EMG) clinics.

*Perform routine EP tests to include somatosensory, visual and brainstem auditory evoked potentials.

*Perform non-complex peripheral neurophysiology (CTS) and produce a report. Record findings as appropriate to the referral and recognise the need for additional testing which may need doing by a senior physiologist or consultant.

*Assist consultants in EMG clinics.

*Remove electrodes from the patient and clean the applied area if necessary.

*Tend to their individual needs where necessary whilst maintaining dignity when in the care of the department and always showing empathy.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • *BSc (Hons) Clinical Physiology or equivalent formal specialist training plus additional training to post graduate diploma or equivalent level of knowledge.
  • *Current registration with RCCP / HCPC
  • *Evidence of CPD.


Experience

Essential

  • *Experience in neurophysiology.
  • *Experience in performing a full range of complex investigations in all modalities.
  • *Experience in performing EEG and EP.
  • *Experience in the teaching / training of others.
  • *Experience in handling investigation requests and determining priority.
  • *Knowledge of a full range of physiology procedures.
  • *Knowledge if IT systems and keyboard skills e.g. Microsoft Word, Teams, Excel.


Desirable

  • *Experience of Video Telemetry


Additional Criteria

Essential

  • *Able to analyse data and produce high quality and accurate technical reporting of test results.
  • *Ability to communicate with patients, relatives, and all levels of staff throughout the organisation.
  • *Ability to perform a wide range of Neurophysiological investigations.
  • *Ability to work autonomously, co-ordinate, plan and prioritise.
  • *Good IT skills, ability to analyse data and produce Word documents.
  • *Ability to interpret specialist investigation results and patient conditions
  • *Able to undertake complex hand to eye-hand co-ordination tasks such as electrode placement and dexterity and co-ordination for use of diagnostic equipment.
  • *Ability to work extended hours as required or flexible hours depending on service needs eg monitoring, EEG'S, Polysomnography PSG'S.
  • *Able to take part in the on call rota.
  • *Able to travel across all UHB sites as required.


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Mindelsohn Way

Birmingham

West Midlands

B15 2TH

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304-1081081DO

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