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Healthcare Science Assistant Practitioner

Band 4

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317 NMPCE - FH Diag Rad Protection
Band 4
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (37 Hours 30 Minutes/Week)
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317 01 Freeman Hospital
£21,892 - £24,157 per annum
Salary period
16/05/2021 23:59
Interview date

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most successful teaching NHS Trusts in the country. We have one of the highest number of specialist services of hospitals in the UK. With around 15,000 staff, the Newcastle Hospitals is one of the region’s major employers. We have a long-standing reputation for high quality clinical care with our staff’s commitment to excellence reflected in our consistent performance at the highest level. We are committed to being an “employer of choice” offering our staff superb benefits, looking after their wellbeing, and providing access to high-quality education, training, career progression and support which enables them to provide “Healthcare at its best with people at our heart”.

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a world class health care provider, and one of the most successful teaching NHS trusts in the country. A tertiary centre, it offers the second highest number of specialist services than any other group of hospitals in the UK, with more than 1.72 million patient contacts each year, delivering innovative, high quality services locally, regionally, nationally and internationally and has been twice rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC.

We are the largest Trust in the country - and one of only five NHS organisations - to receive this accolade twice, which reaffirms our position as one of the UK’s top hospital trusts.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under represented groups.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a small professional team, based in the Northern Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering department at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle upon Tyne. The team provides a well-regarded quality assurance programme for ultrasound equipment in over 50 hospitals and health centres across the North East and Cumbria.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated Healthcare Science Assistant Practitioner to play a major role in the delivery of our quality assurance programme for ultrasound equipment used in Radiology Departments, Antenatal Clinics, Echocardiography units and other clinical departments across the region.

If you’re successful in your application, you’ll perform quality assurance measurements on ultrasound equipment in hospitals and health centres throughout the region, liaise with Sonographers and other clinical employees in those hospitals and health centres and, together with more senior colleagues, prepare draft reports for the users of the equipment.

For appointment at Band 4, you’ll need a minimum of an NVQ Level 3 qualification or equivalent in a science, engineering or radiography-related subject, together with additional training to diploma level or equivalent.

Furthermore, the job requires frequent travel to other hospital sites across the region, so you’ll need to hold a full valid UK driving licence.

Full time 37 hours 30 minutes/week

Interview Date:- 26/05/2021

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Barry Ward
Job title
Head of Ultrasound Physics Service
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Telephone number
0191 213 8627