Career Grade / Lead Clinical Scientist

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

Northern Medical Physics & Clinical Engineering provides a range of specialist clinical measurement and scientific services to the Trust and has an active programme of health technology assessment, evidence generation and technology development. The Department focuses on meeting the needs of patients in the Trust and the NHS by delivering high quality services combined with an academic approach and a strong commercial awareness.

We are seeking a Clinical Scientist at Band 8a to lead our Clinical Bioinformatics and Computing service and take a senior role in helping to set its strategic direction. In addition to a relevant portfolio of skills and a strategic view of healthcare technology, experience in the line management of scientific and technical staff is desirable. The post-holder will be registered as a Clinical Scientist, with responsibility for the ongoing operation of our quality system in the service. The postholder will also represent the service to clinicians, scientists, academics, and commercial partners.

  • Interview Date Friday, 01 March 2024
  • 37 Hours 30 Minutes/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

The postholder will oversee effective management and operation of specialist IT support to clinical and scientific services in, and on behalf of, NMPCE. They will lead the development of procedures for information governance on behalf of NMPCE and provide support and audit functions to service leads.

The postholder will lead and participate in the development of clinical systems in accordance with applicable legislation and guidance. These will include systems for national and local use. They will take a lead role in managing big data sets, including sensitive data, for analysis of outcomes of novel clinical interventions and participate in analytical activities associated with these data.

As lead of the team, the post-holder will manage relationships with the stakeholders of the service, including the clinical scientific and technical services who rely on the postholder's service. The postholder is expected to be research-active and engaged with applicable national training schemes in clinical bioinformatics.

About us

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.

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 2 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.

Date posted

01 February 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 8a

Salary

£50,952 to £57,349 a year per annum

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

2 years

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

317-2023-44-024

Job locations

Freeman Hospital

317 01 Freeman Hospital

NE7 7DN


Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Performs a range of advanced healthcare science activities
  • Participates in the teaching and training commitments of the Service
  • Maintains and develops high standards of service provision throughout their area of responsibility
  • Contributes to the development, implementation and monitoring of clinical and organisational strategies within area of expertise
  • Initiates, in collaboration with the line manager, the development and delivery of research and development activities for healthcare advancement

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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Performs a range of advanced healthcare science activities
  • Participates in the teaching and training commitments of the Service
  • Maintains and develops high standards of service provision throughout their area of responsibility
  • Contributes to the development, implementation and monitoring of clinical and organisational strategies within area of expertise
  • Initiates, in collaboration with the line manager, the development and delivery of research and development activities for healthcare advancement

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.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Education

Essential

  • First or second class honours degree in a relevant subject
  • Appropriate post-graduate degree at Masters' level
  • HCPC Registered Clinical Scientist

Desirable

  • Higher degree in a relevant subject

Knowledge & Experience

Essential

  • In depth knowledge of all aspects of clinical bioinformatics as applied to physical sciences
  • Knowledge of legislation, standards and protocols relating to clinical bioinformatics
  • Understanding of the legislation and guidance applied to: software for medical use; use of clinical data sets for audit, service development and research; and management of national and local routine data sets
  • Good knowledge of medical statistics
  • Considerable post-registration experience in clinical bioinformatics, including application development, oversight of information governance processes, IT management and analysis of healthcare data sets
  • Experience in training and supervising trainees in Clinical Bioinformatics and other STP specialisms
  • Experience of research, service development and audit

Desirable

  • Good knowledge of a wide range other medical physics, clinical engineering and clinical services who are key users and collaborators of clinical computing and informatics services
  • Detailed knowledge of the structure, availability and utility of national routine data sets suitable for clinical outcomes analysis
  • Knowledge of current standards in IT management and support
  • Experience of leading clinical informatics services
  • Procurement, installation commissioning and acceptance testing of a range of clinical software and systems
  • Installation and commissioning of bespoke clinical software and systems
  • Formal presentations at local, national or international meetings
  • Experience of working under quality management systems

Skills & Abilities

Essential

  • Software development skills for clinical applications
  • IT skills including database and spreadsheet development
  • Ability to communicate effectively with other health professionals and patients
  • Good writing and critical appraisal skills
  • Good time management and organisational skills
  • Strong data analysis and problem solving skills
  • Skills in managing a multi-disciplinary team

Desirable

  • Software development skills in several languages, including SQL and R, and an ability to learn new languages as technology evolves and service needs change
  • Skills in the development of clinical registries for collecting bespoke outcomes in novel interventions
Person Specification

Qualifications & Education

Essential

  • First or second class honours degree in a relevant subject
  • Appropriate post-graduate degree at Masters' level
  • HCPC Registered Clinical Scientist

Desirable

  • Higher degree in a relevant subject

Knowledge & Experience

Essential

  • In depth knowledge of all aspects of clinical bioinformatics as applied to physical sciences
  • Knowledge of legislation, standards and protocols relating to clinical bioinformatics
  • Understanding of the legislation and guidance applied to: software for medical use; use of clinical data sets for audit, service development and research; and management of national and local routine data sets
  • Good knowledge of medical statistics
  • Considerable post-registration experience in clinical bioinformatics, including application development, oversight of information governance processes, IT management and analysis of healthcare data sets
  • Experience in training and supervising trainees in Clinical Bioinformatics and other STP specialisms
  • Experience of research, service development and audit

Desirable

  • Good knowledge of a wide range other medical physics, clinical engineering and clinical services who are key users and collaborators of clinical computing and informatics services
  • Detailed knowledge of the structure, availability and utility of national routine data sets suitable for clinical outcomes analysis
  • Knowledge of current standards in IT management and support
  • Experience of leading clinical informatics services
  • Procurement, installation commissioning and acceptance testing of a range of clinical software and systems
  • Installation and commissioning of bespoke clinical software and systems
  • Formal presentations at local, national or international meetings
  • Experience of working under quality management systems

Skills & Abilities

Essential

  • Software development skills for clinical applications
  • IT skills including database and spreadsheet development
  • Ability to communicate effectively with other health professionals and patients
  • Good writing and critical appraisal skills
  • Good time management and organisational skills
  • Strong data analysis and problem solving skills
  • Skills in managing a multi-disciplinary team

Desirable

  • Software development skills in several languages, including SQL and R, and an ability to learn new languages as technology evolves and service needs change
  • Skills in the development of clinical registries for collecting bespoke outcomes in novel interventions

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Freeman Hospital

317 01 Freeman Hospital

NE7 7DN


Employer's website

https://careers.nuth.nhs.uk/why-us (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Freeman Hospital

317 01 Freeman Hospital

NE7 7DN


Employer's website

https://careers.nuth.nhs.uk/why-us (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Head of Department

Andrew Sims

andrew.sims5@nhs.net

01912137167

Date posted

01 February 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 8a

Salary

£50,952 to £57,349 a year per annum

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

2 years

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

317-2023-44-024

Job locations

Freeman Hospital

317 01 Freeman Hospital

NE7 7DN


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