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Lead Healthcare Scientist

NHS AfC: Band 8b

Main area
Neurophysiology
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 8b
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
234-19-M022
Site
Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital
Town
Norwich
Salary
£52,306 - £60,983 per annum
Closing
12/05/2019 23:59

At NNUH it is our privilege to provide healthcare to over one million people across Norfolk and surrounding areas. Our vision is to ‘provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most’, and if this inspires you and you share our values, we really want you to join our team. 

Our values support our vision and guide the behaviour of everything we do, these are:.

People-focused

We look after the needs of our patients, carers and colleagues, to provide a safe and caring experience for all.

Respect

We act with care, compassion and kindness and value others’ diverse needs.

Integrity

We take an honest, open and ethical approach to everything we do.

Dedication

We work as one team and support each other to maintain the highest professional standards.

Excellence

We continuously learn and improve to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and our hospital. 

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Exciting Developments are happening in Neuroscience at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals. We want you to come and join us to help deliver our plan to become a recognised centre of excellence for neuroscience. 

We are confident that we will realise our ambition of becoming a recognised centre of excellence for neuroscience within five years. Our plan includes: integrating our stroke and neurology directorates into a Neurosciences Centre; developing our regional networks to support the establishment of new services (e.g. video telemetry suite, mechanical thrombectomy, and neuro-surgery outpatient follow-up clinics); and achieving and maintaining an A rated Stroke Service. Our plan will benefit our patients by significantly improving the quality and range of services we offer to the population of Norfolk and Norwich. 

Why Neurophysiology at NNUH?

We are inviting applications for the position of Lead Healthcare Scientist to join our friendly and forward looking team in the Neurophysiology Department. The team is comprised of eight Science Practitioners / Scientists, a Consultant Neurophysiologist (soon to become two) and three administrative staff. Our Department performs a full modality of Neurophysiological investigations, including: 

  • EEG’s (routine, sleep deprived, melatonin sleep, portable, ambulatory and telemetry; all with video)
  • Nerve Conduction Studies (for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Ulnar Neuropathy and Peripheral Neuropathy)
  • Evoked Potentials (VEP, ERG (pattern and flash) and EOG (all visual testing is to ISCEV standard)
  • SEPs
  • Intra Operative Monitoring for Orthopaedic Spinal Surgery. 

We will also be imminently expanding our service by performing telemetry. The department is operational from 0800 to 1800 on weekdays; there is no evening, weekend or on-call work, with the exception of occasional late working on Wednesdays for long IOM cases. We are happy to consider flexible working patterns, such as a four day week. We actively support and encourage Continuing Professional Development.  

This is a rare opportunity for an enthusiastic person to manage our Neurophysiology team as the Lead Healthcare Scientist in Neurophysiology. The job role consists of both managerial and clinical responsibilities and the successful candidate will need to be able to perform all investigations undertaken within the department. These investigations are undertaken on patients of all ages and abilities. Managerial responsibilities encompass accountability for the management and development of the Clinical Neurophysiology Service and Team. This encompasses service planning, policy developments, financial planning, budget management, the organisation of clinical and non-clinical work, education and training of the Team and other professionals, accountability for the quality of the clinical neurophysiology service provision including audit, research and development, procurement and quality assurance of all equipment and accountability for ensuring effective resource and personnel management. 

Why NNUH?

Norwich is home to our beautiful, purpose built hospital which is the 6th largest Acute Trust in the UK. Located on the same site as Norwich Research Park and next to world renowned University of East Anglia (UEA), we are a teaching hospital with a strong focus around career development. For details please see the documents in the further links.

As Post holder you will:

  • Accountable for the management and development of the Clinical Neurophysiology Service, to include service planning, policy developments, financial planning and budget management.
  • Provide highly complex specialist Clinical Neurophysiology diagnostic procedures to patients of all ages from a range of specialties suffering from a wide variety of medical disorders, including those of which may be neurological and/or psychiatric in nature.
  • Undertake interpretation of results and provision of reports.
  • Accountable for the management and development of the Healthcare Scientists and Healthcare Science Practitioners (Neurophysiology), including the organisation of clinical and non-clinical work.
  • Undertake education and training of the Healthcare Scientists and Healthcare Science Practitioners (Neurophysiology) and other professionals.
  • Accountable for the quality of the Clinical Neurophysiology service provision including audit, research and development, procurement and quality assurance of all equipment.
  • Accountable for ensuring effective resource and personnel management.
  • Provide advice to clinicians.
  • Work collaboratively and co-operatively with others to lead development of the Neurophysiology Service provided within the region.

Full time: 37.5 hours per week

Open for applications: 11th April 2019

Close for applications: 12th May 2019

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Jonathan Harrowven, Senior Operations Manager Medicine 1 / Stroke & Neurology: 01603 646016, jonathan.harrowven@nnuh.nhs.uk

or

Adrian Tearle, Lead Healthcare Scientist: 01603 287149, adrian.tearle@nnuh.nhs.uk