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Lead Clinical Scientist

Band 8a

Main area
317 NMPCE - Physicist Trainer
Grade
Band 8a
Contract
26 months (Fixed term: until 5th September 2024)
Hours
Part time - 15 hours per week
Job ref
317-2022-22-022
Site
Trustwide
Town
317 Trustwide
Salary
£47,126 - £53,219 pro rata
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
03/07/2022 23:59
Interview date
22/07/2022

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We’re also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients ‘contacts’ each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

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.

Newcastle Hospitals are proud to be one of the exemplar organisations across the NHS on sustainability, with a long history of delivering Sustainable Healthcare in Newcastle (Shine) and the first healthcare organisation in the world to declare a climate emergency. Our strategy includes commitments to being Net Zero by 2030, for our direct carbon footprint, and Net Zero by 2040 for our footprint plus. Delivering these ambitions will not be possible without the help, support and action of every single member of our team.

Job overview

Are you passionate about developing the healthcare science workforce of the future? The Northern Training Consortium (NTC) has a temporary, part-time post until 5th September 2024, opportunity to co-ordinate work based training across the healthcare science career framework principally within the Division of Physical Sciences and Biomedical Engineering. The NTC is considered an exemplar training consortium by the National School of Healthcare Science. This post is also available on a secondment basis. A successful candidate already working in an NTC Partner Trust would be able to fulfil the requirements of the post from their current hospital base.

You must be an HCPC Registered Clinical Scientist or on a pathway to achieve this within 6 months of appointment, in a specialism supported by the NTC, have in depth knowledge of the requirements of the Scientist Training Programme, and broader knowledge of the healthcare science career framework.

For informal enquiries please contact Rachel O’Leary (current post holder), Tel 0191 2231853 or rachel.oleary1@nhs.net, or Alison Mackie (NTC Training Coordinator), Tel 0191 3332219 or alison.mackie@nhs.net.

  • Interview Date: 22nd July 2022
  • 15 hours/week
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

Main duties of the job

As Deputy Training Coordinator you will be working with the Training Coordinator, Training Officers and Partners to ensure NTC objectives are met, trainees are supported, and training accreditation is maintained. You will also be the Training Officer for the Scientist Training Programme (STP) for all specialisms supported by the NTC, and the Training Officer for Higher Specialist Scientist Training (HSST) in medical physics. There will be dedicated administrative support for this post.

Working for our organisation

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We’re also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients ‘contacts’ each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

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.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • Responsible for the day-to-day running of the NTC.
  • Training Officer (Scientist Training Programme).
  • Training Officer (Higher Scientist Specialist Training).

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month’s pay.

Newcastle Hospitals encourages all staff and volunteers who are appointed to join the Trust to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Honours degree in a physical science relevant to one of the specialisms associated with the Training Officer (STP) component of this post
  • HCPC Registered Clinical Scientist (relevant specialism) or on a pathway to achieve this within 6 months of appointment
Desirable criteria
  • Higher degree in a physical science

Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • In depth knowledge of the requirements of the Scientist Training Programme
  • Experience in training and/or supervision of trainees
Desirable criteria
  • Knowledge of the structure and function of the Northern Training Consortium
  • Knowledge of the specialisms supported within the NTC across the healthcare science career framework
  • Wider knowledge concerning all matters associated with pathways to achieving registration as a clinical scientist with the HCPC
  • Knowledge of quality management principles
  • Line management experience
  • Experience delivering formal presentations

Skills

Essential criteria
  • Organised and able to manage own workload and meet deadlines
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to negotiate solutions to problems
  • IT skills including spreadsheet use
  • Able to work as part of multidisciplinary team
Desirable criteria
  • Comfortable negotiating with senior colleagues to deliver targets
  • Calm under pressure

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Veteran AwareApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleInvestors in People: GoldMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Age positiveDisability confident employerCare quality commission - OutstandingDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - GoldArmed Forces Covenant Gold AwardRIDI Awards Finalist 2021Stonewall Gold 2022

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Alison Mackie
Job title
Head of Unit
Email address
alison.mackie@nhs.net
Telephone number
01913332219