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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 31/01/2020.

Medical Information Scientist

Job Reference: 317-2020-02-12-DR

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 RDTC Poisons Unit - RVI
317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary
£30,401 - £37,267 per annum

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most successful teaching NHS Trusts in the country. We have one of the highest number of specialist services of hospitals in the UK. With around 15,000 staff, the Newcastle Hospitals is one of the region’s major employers. We have a long-standing reputation for high quality clinical care with our staff’s commitment to excellence reflected in our consistent performance at the highest level. We are committed to being an “employer of choice” offering our staff superb benefits, looking after their wellbeing, and providing access to high-quality education, training, career progression and support which enables them to provide “Healthcare at its best with people at our heart”.

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a world class health care provider, and one of the most successful teaching NHS trusts in the country. A tertiary centre, it offers the second highest number of specialist services than any other group of hospitals in the UK, with more than 1.69 million patient contacts each year, delivering innovative, high quality services locally, regionally and nationally and internationally.

The Care Quality Commission has rated us ‘Outstanding’ for the second time in a row.

We are the largest Trust in the country - and one of only five NHS organisations - to receive this accolade twice, which reaffirms our position as one of the UK’s top hospital trusts.

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.

Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding role? Would you like to take up an exciting opportunity to work for the National Poisons Information Service (NPIS) Newcastle Unit? We require enthusiastic and motivated people to come and join our like-minded team.

The NPIS is seeking to appoint a Medical Information Scientist to its offices based in the City of Newcastle upon Tyne. NPIS is a National Service, commissioned by Public Health England on behalf of all UK health departments. The service is hosted by the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust forming part of the Regional Drug and Therapeutics Centre. The NPIS provides a 24 hours a day, 365 days a year service for health care professionals on the diagnosis, treatment and management of the poisoned patient. The NPIS is also affiliated with the UK Teratology Information Service (UKTIS), based within the same unit and provides advice about exposures to drugs and chemicals during pregnancy.

Working as part of a team, the Medical Information Scientists appointed will participate in the delivery of a 24-hour, 7 day week service through shift working arrangements, and also undertake teaching and research as demanded by the needs of the service.

Applicants should have a degree in Pharmacology or biomedical subject combined with Pharmacological Sciences or a nursing qualification. Excellent communication and organizational skills, and the ability to work in a team and independently are essential. Experience in the delivery of information to health care or other professional staff and/or members of the public are also essential. Applicants must be able to participate in a 24hr rota, including night shifts and regular work at weekends, evenings and public holidays. A full comprehensive training package will be provided on appointment.

For further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact: Mrs Sonia Bradley (0191 2137855) or Mrs Shelley Handyside-Cook (0191 2137855)

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