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Healthcare Science Practitioner / Healthcare Scientist

Job Reference: 234-18-CS2660

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Norfolk and Norwich University Hopsital, Norwich
£30,401 - £43,772 per annum

At NNUH it is our privilege to provide healthcare to over one million people across Norfolk and surrounding areas. Our vision is to ‘provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most’, and if this inspires you and you share our values, we really want you to join our team.

Our values support our vision and guide the behaviour of everything we do, these are:

People-focused: We look after the needs of our patients, carers and colleagues, to provide a safe and caring experience for all.

Respect: We act with care, compassion and kindness and value others’ diverse needs.

Integrity: We take an honest, open and ethical approach to everything we do.

Dedication: We work as one team and support each other to maintain the highest professional standards.

Excellence: We continuously learn and improve to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and our hospital.

Wish you were here..? Take a look at our recruitment brochure under the 'Further links' section to find out more about our Hospital and what we have to offer

Applications are invited for the position of Healthcare Science Practitioner (Band 6) or Healthcare Scientist (Band 7) to join our friendly team in the Neurophysiology Department at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. This is a substantive post. Please note on your application which post you are applying for. All shortlisted applicants are encouraged to arrange an informal visit to the Department of Clinical Neurophysiology. We expect the successful candidate to be confident, organised, have good people skills, work confidentially within a team and to use their initiative.

The Norfolk and Norwich Hospital is an academic teaching hospital located in the Science Park to the south of Norwich city center. The hospital is just 16 years old and as such the Neurophysiology Department has enviable resources. The team comprises of 8 Science Practitioners / Scientists, two Consultant Neurophysiologists and 3 administrative staff. Our Department performs a full modality of Neurophysiological investigations, including EEG’s (routine, sleep, portable and ambulatory, all with video), Nerve Conduction Studies (for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Ulnar Neuropathy and Peripheral Neuropathy), Evoked Potentials (VEP, ERG (pattern and flash), EOG (all visual testing is to ISCEV standard) and SEP) and Intra Operative Monitoring for Orthopaedic Spinal Surgery. We will also be expanding our service by performing telemetry recordings from the last quarter of this year.


Healthcare Science Practitioner / Healthcare Scientist

This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic person to join our Neurophysiology team as a Healthcare Science Practitioner or Healthcare Scientist. The job role consists of performing all routine testing, including EEG’s, NCS for CTS and VEP’s, on patients of all ages and abilities. The job also involves contribution to the day to day running of the department and training of the junior members of the team. If you as the successful candidate is employed into the Healthcare Science Practitioner position, there is the objective to train you so that you become proficient in performing our specialist investigations (Ambulatory EEG, ERG, EOG and IOM), with a view to you working towards the position of Healthcare Scientist.

You will be fully supported by a highly skilled team during this time and there will be many opportunities (and an expectation!) for you to undertake all suitable training courses. If you as the successful candidate is employed into the Healthcare Scientist position, you will be expected to already have proficiency in performing all or the majority of the specialist investigations (Ambulatory EEG, ERG, EOG and IOM).

This post is open to all qualified individuals, whether experienced or newly qualified.


  • BSc (Hons) Clinical Physiology (Neurophysiology) or STP MSc in Clinical Science or Post Graduate Certificate in Neurophysiology or equivalent formal specialist training (e.g., BTEC HNC in MPPM) or equivalent experience and professional exams (e.g. ANS EEG and ANS NCS&EP, or equivalents) or equivalent knowledge and experience.
  • RCCP registration (or requirement to register within 8 months of starting in post)
  • Knowledge of specialist procedures acquired through specialist courses or training/experience equivalent to postgraduate level

The department is operational from 0800 to 1800 on weekdays; there is no evening, weekend or on-call work, with the exception of occasional late working on Wednesdays for long IOM cases. We are happy to consider flexible working patterns, such as a four day week. We actively encourage CPD and have a significant training budget.

We are able to offer a package to cover relocation expenses up to £8000 (terms and conditions apply) to each successful candidate.

Previous applicants need not apply

Full Time: 37.5 hours per week

Applications Open: 27th June 2019

Applications Close: 25th July 2019

Interview Date: 12th August 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

Adrian Tearle, Lead Healthcare Scientist (Neurophysiology)

Tel: 01603 287149


The Job Description provides details of responsibilities and requirements for this role. Please use your supporting statement to demonstrate how you meet the person specification.

DBS: If this post involves working with children or vulnerable adults the application form will ask for information regarding previous convictions as you will be required to undertake a Criminal Record and Barring Check known as a DBS check.

If you are a new employee or registering with the Staff Bank you will need to meet the cost of this unless your salary is less than point 9 of AfC.

NHS Service: Should you be appointed to the post we will need to establish any previous NHS service via the ESR IAT and we will accept the submission of your application as your agreement to this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship – (not apprenticeships): We are pleased to consider applicants who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK but it is unlikely that we would be able to appoint if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available.

UK Registration: You will need to have current UK professional registration where this is a requirement of the role.

Application: All our communication with you regarding your application will be by e-mail so please check your e-mails (and Spam) regularly.

We value equality in our team and recruit from all sections of the community. We recognise there is a wealth of talent among people who have a disability and if you meet the minimum criteria detailed in the person specification and have a disability, you may wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme by indicating this in the relevant section on your application.

Data Protection: A privacy notice detailing how we will handle your data is attached to this advert as a document. Your application will be transferred to our recruitment management system (Trac) once the advert has closed and you will receive notification then detailing how Trac will handle your data.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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