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Trainee Clinical Scientist

Swansea Bay University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Healthcare science is one of the most exciting and dynamic areas to work in. Join a unique team who are inspired to apply their exceptional scientific knowledge and skills to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease and the rehabilitation of patients.

The NHS in Wales is offering 1 salaried post-graduate training programmes in Clinical Scientific Computing for high-calibre science graduates who are passionate about science and its role in patient care. This is a three-year post-graduate programme and the successful candidates will be employed by Swansea Bay University Health Board.

The training is aligned with the Scientific Training Programme (STP) and supported by the National School of Healthcare Science.

Posts are due to commence in September 2024.

Main duties of the job

The trainee will undertake the full-time training programme in order to progress through the modules of the training scheme. In so doing they will learn how to perform and interpret clinical, and specialist scientific processes underpinned by theoretical and applied knowledge and practical experience and will learn how to:
  • Carry out complex scientific and clinical roles, including those working directly with patients
  • Analyse, interpret and compare investigative and clinical options
  • Make judgements, including clinical and differential judgements, involving complicated facts or situations that impact on patients
  • Initiate and undertake innovation, improvement and R& D and be involved in the education of healthcare science trainees and other learners in the workplace.

They will be expected to complete all work-based training and assessment alongside the academic master's course to exit the programme with eligibility for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and use of the protected title of Clinical Scientist. In addition, they will be expected to undertake work-based experience to enable them to communicate complex technical, scientific, and sensitive information to colleagues within their department in both verbal and written forms.

Trainees must meet the HCPC's standards for training, professional skills, behaviour, and health.

About us

We believe staff are our best asset and wewant you to be happy and confident about starting your career here in Swansea Bay University Health Board.

As one of the biggest healthcare groups in the UK we can offer a wealth of professional training and development opportunities in an innovative, forward-thinking organisation.

You might be a nurse ordoctor, maybe you specialise in a health science/therapy or can offer skills in one of our support services - wehave a job for you.

There are also apprenticeships, work placementsand volunteering roles available.

We are an inclusive employer and welcome applications from everyone whatever their sex religion or belief race age sexual orientation gender identity or, whether they are pregnant or have recently been on maternity leave, married or are in a civil partnership or, whether they are disabled.

Our values - Caring For Each Other, Working Together and Always Improving, show thatour commitment to equality is at the heart of everything we do.

If you want excellent career and training opportunities while living on the doorstep of some of Europe's most spectacular scenery,with all the benefits of a thriving and cosmopolitan city - look no further.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Trainee Clinical Scientists will:
  • Investigate clinical connectivity and clinical infrastructure for a range of medical equipment. These may include the processing patient vital signs clinical data, medical device data capture, clinical measurements on patients, and third party middleware communications.
  • Acquire and maintain a high level of professional competence in the performance of all tests, investigations and measurements carried out.
  • Adapt and integrate Cybersecurity policies for connected Medical Devices.
  • Investigate Medical devices for cybersecurity and connectivity
  • Comment and advise on new proposals and protocols, especially for service improvements.
  • Assist in the development of Medical Devices IT systems design and implementation.
  • Assist in the Data Management of Medical equipment SQL database.
  • Develop and publish apps to assist in service improvement.
  • Assist with the procurement, acceptance and use of medical devices and consumables.
  • Be responsible for the safe use of complex scientific and medical equipment, including recording all maintenance and calibration procedures performed and any corrective actions undertaken.
  • Use reagents, consumables, hazardous materials, and equipment safely and in accordance with Health and Safety policies.
  • Participate in risk management procedures including risk assessment and the investigation and reporting of adverse incidents.
  • Participate in internal and external audit processes and quality systems.
  • Undertake R& D within the department as an integral part of training and acquire relevant skills to undertake clinical audit.
  • Assist with supervision and training of support staff, students, and new appointees, and participate in departmental seminars and scientific meetings to disseminate knowledge acquired through study or research.

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification



  • Hons Degree (1st or 2.1) appropriate for the job role


  • Welsh Speaker



  • In depth interest in scientific practices and its application



  • Understanding of quality control and management assurance



  • Proficient in programming language (Python, Javascript, HTML)


  • Understanding of wireless networks

Employer details

Employer name

Swansea Bay University Health Board



Morriston Hospital



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