Clinical Neurophysiology is a medical discipline which provides investigations for the diagnosis of a wide range of neurological conditions. The investigations include EEGs, EMG/Nerve Conduction studies, and Evoked potentials which are undertaken on adults and children. It links a keen interest in healthcare science with a passion to work with patients and deliver an excellent service.
The role is very clinically based, and you will work closely with patients of all ages and abilities. You will need to demonstrate excellent communication skills in order to convey complex and sensitive information to patients, including those with learning or physical disabilities. It is an essential requirement that you are able to work with precision and speed and have a high level of hand- eye co-ordination.
The BSc in Healthcare Science (Neurophysiology) is delivered by the University of West England. It is primarily a distance learning course, but there is an expectation to attend some face to face learning on a block release basis, so a willingness to travel is essential. At other times you will be based within the hospital department training/working alongside a team of specialist clinical physiologists and medical consultants who will deliver the work-based training. This training will be assessed by the completion of a logbook of competence and professional exams.
The post will commence on 1st Aug 23 with the BSc in Healthcare Science starting in September 2023.
Main duties of the job
Please ensure to read the attached addendum for qualification requirements
Clinical Neurophysiology is a fascinating discipline, and for those who are fortunate to be part of the field, will have the opportunity to carve out an exciting career with lifelong learning opportunities. It is strongly recommended that you arrange a visit to the department to gain an appreciation and understanding of the clinical work undertaken by this specialism.
This is a 4-year funded training program encompassing a 3-year L6 apprenticeship leading to a BSc in Health Care Science (Neurophysiology) and undertaking specialist training to achieve competence in delivering a range of neurophysiological investigations to patients. This competence will be assessed by professional body exams.
After successful completion of the L6 apprenticeship and professional logbook and exams, there is a view to permanent employment at this grade. There will be further opportunities to study as part of continuing professional practice.
A work-based assessor and mentor will be assigned to ensure training is supervised and will provide support and guidance throughout the training program.
We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:
- Access to the NHS Pension Scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants
- 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service)
- A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave
- Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme
- NHS Car Lease scheme and Cycle to Work scheme
- An extensive range of learning and development opportunities
- Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping, motoring, cinema and finance through a of providers
For further information on the fantastic range of benefits we offer please visit the Trust’s dedicated Staff Benefits pages.
21 April 2023
Agenda for change
£20,320 to £32,934 a year The training salary is based on annex 21 A4C terms and conditions
A full description of the role is available in the attachment: job description .
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- Must hold qualification to meet entry requirement for BSC (see attached addendum)
- GCSE English and Maths grade C or above
- Experience of working in a team
- Healthcare experience – work or personal
- Attention to detail
- Excellent communication skills
- Organised/prioritise own work
- Demonstrates an interest in Neurophysiology