Career Grade / Lead Clinical Scientist
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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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.
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.
- 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.
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