Head of CMEU (Clinical Measurement & Engineering Unit)
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
The closing date is 24 September 2023
- Interview Date Thursday 5 October 2023
- 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.
We are seeking a senior healthcare scientist to oversee and shape the future of our portfolio of services in clinical measurement and biomedical engineering. Our specialist physiological measurement services include intraoperative spinal monitoring, visual electrophysiology, microvascular measurement, upper and lower GI physiology and gait assessment. Our biomedical engineering services include medical device development, health technology consultancy, audiometry quality assurance and advice, provision of an electronics laboratory and specialist medical device management.
This is a rare opportunity to shape the future of specialist clinical measurement and clinical engineering services. These are core elements of the service offerings of NMPCE, a directorate hosted by Newcastle Hospitals with a regional and national reach.
Main duties of the job
As Unit Head you will provide guidance and support to the heads of service and sections who report to you, to ensure operational safety and effectiveness across your portfolio. You will set expectations and objectives for service improvement and work with service leads to achieve them. In line with Directorate and Trust practice, you will work with the service and section leads to manage training, recruitment, and retention of staff. You will ensure that innovation is embedded in all aspects of the activities of the Unit and develop your own portfolio of research. As a senior member of NMPCE, responsible for around one quarter of its portfolio, you will join the Directorate's Senior Management Team, contribute to decision-making at Directorate-level, represent the Directorate externally, and mutually support other Heads of Units as required.
You will have experience of: leading healthcare science services in the fields of medical physics, clinical engineering or physiological measurement; quality management systems and continuous improvement; managing through others; clinical research and innovation in the field of med-tech and diagnostics.
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.
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.
Please see attached information on what Staff Benefits we have to offer at our Trust.
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.
Responsible for the leadership and management of the Clinical Measurement and Engineering Unit. Staff are based in Newcastle (Royal Victoria Infirmary and Freeman Hospital) and University Hospital of North Durham. Provides professional leadership for the services within the Unit Maintains and develops high standards of service provision throughout the Unit. Develops, implements and monitors clinical and organisational strategies Initiates, develops and delivers research and development activities appropriate to the services provided Responsible for all staff in the Unit Responsible for all financial matters in the Unit including holding expenditure budgets for pay and non-pay items, initiating requests for capital items, and working with the NMPCE General Manager on developing agreements for service provision
As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.
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 months pay.
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