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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 11/03/2021.

NHS Wales - Trainee Clinical Scientists – Clinical Engineering

Job Reference: 082-STP-CLINENG-0221

Employer:
Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW)
Department:
Clinical Engineering
Location:
Prince Philip Hospital/Morriston Hospital
Salary:
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum

Established on 1 October 2018, Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) is the only Special Health Authority within NHS Wales. We sit alongside Health Boards and Trusts, and have a leading role in the education, training, development, and shaping of the healthcare workforce in Wales, in order to ensure high-quality care for the people of Wales.

Our key functions include:

  • Working closely with partners and key stakeholders, and planning ahead to ensure the health and care workforce meets the needs of the NHS and people of Wales, now and in the future;
  • Being a reputable source of information and intelligence on the Welsh health and care workforce;
  • Commissioning, designing, and delivering high-quality, value for money education and training, in line with standards;
  • Using education, training, and development to encourage and facilitate career progression;
  • Supporting education, training, and service regulation by playing a key role in representing Wales, and working closely with regulators;
  • Developing the healthcare leaders of today and the future;
  • Providing opportunities for the health and care workforce to develop new skills;
  • Promoting health and care careers in Wales, and Wales as a place to live;
  • Supporting the professional workforce and organisation development profession with Wales;
  • Continuously improving what we do and how we do it.

For more information on this vacancy please contact the recruiting manager, who will be pleased to discuss their employment opportunity with you.

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The organisation also reserves the right to close a vacancy early or withdraw an advertisement at any stage of the process, to enable internal staff requiring to be redeployed in suitable roles.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.


NHS Wales - Trainee Clinical Scientists – Clinical Engineering (Device Risk Management and Governance)

Exciting opportunities to use your engineering degree for patient and public benefit

Gain a masters degree and specialist work-based experience through a nationally recognised training programme

Starting salary will be on the first point of Band 6 on a 3 year fixed term contract.

Healthcare science is one of the most exciting and dynamic areas to work in. Join a unique team who are inspired to apply their exceptional scientific knowledge and skills to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease and the rehabilitation of patients.

The NHS in Wales is offering two salaried post-graduate training programmes for high calibre engineering graduates who are passionate about science, engineering and its role in patient care.

The training posts in Clinical Engineering will offer the specialism of Device risk management and governance.

  • Device risk management and governance supports an in house team of engineers, scientists, and researchers aiming to translate innovative medical technologies into patient benefit

Applicants must have a 1st or 2.1 either in an undergraduate honours degree or an integrated master’s degree in engineering. Applicants with a relevant 2.2 honours degree will also be considered if they have a higher degree in a relevant subject.

This is a three-year post-graduate programme and the successful candidates will be employed by an NHS Wales organisation for the duration of their training and will be based in Prince Philip Hospital, Hywel Dda University Health Board and Morriston Hospital, Swansea Bay University Health Board

Trainees are enrolled for a fully funded part time vocational master’s degree, currently provided at King’s College, London. Trainees may be required to rotate through other areas which will involve secondments at other locations. On completion of training, prospects for permanent employment within Wales are excellent. For individuals with aptitude and commitment there are opportunities to progress through the career pathway to Consultant Clinical Scientist. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals who are motivated to pursue their career within Wales. This HEIW fully funded programme is equivalent to that of the STP programme in England.

The training is aligned with the Scientific Training Programme (STP) and supported by the National School of Healthcare Science.

Posts are due to commence in September 2021.

For further information about these training positions, please contact Chris.L.Hopkins@wales.nhs.uk for Hywel Dda UHB and mike.rowlands@wales.nhs.uk for Swansea Bay UHB. Informal visits are highly recommended

You may apply for up to two specialisms. Your supporting information must be relevant to both specialisms if you chose to apply for more than one.

 

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Interviews will be held on remotely between 12th April and 23rd April 2021

Closing date for applications for all posts: 11th March 2021

For further details / informal visits contact:

Chris.L.Hopkins@wales.nhs.uk for Hywel Dda UHB and mike.rowlands@wales.nhs.uk for Swansea Bay UHB. Informal visits arehighly recommended.




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