Apprentice Clinical Physiologist - Neurophysiology

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South Tees Hospitals N
The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough
Competitive salary
17 Feb 2021
27 Feb 2021
Role Type
Start Date
37.5 Hours per week

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our friendly and dynamic team at James Cook University Hospital as an apprentice, delivering Neurophysiology and Sleep services in the Middlesbrough/Tees Valley area. You will be primarily working alongside 1 Principal Clinical Neurophysiologist, 1 Highly Specialised Clinical Physiologist, 6 Specialised Clinical Physiologists, 1 Clinical Physiologists, 4 Consultant Neurophysiologists and an Administration Team.

The successful candidate will be supported by the team through in-house training, and opportunity will be given to gain experience and develop skills. Some travel to other hospital sites may be required.

The department of Neurophysiology is responsible for providing a comprehensive, highly specialist clinical diagnostic service to patients of all ages from a range of specialities suffering from a wide range of medical disorders including those which may be neurological and/or psychiatric in nature.

This position is a full time 3 year 6 month fixed term contract, with a substantive post available following successful completion of the degree apprenticeship in Healthcare Science level 6, specialising in Neurophysiology which is delivered at Bristol University for which you will need to travel, and attaining the ANS part 1 professional examination. The degree is funded and the successful candidate will be given a fixed amount for travel and subsistence. The ANS part 1 professional examination will be self-funded.

The post holder will be involved in all aspects of clinical Neurophysiology, including Electroencephalography (EEG), Evoked Potentials (EP) and Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS), Sleep studies including Polysomnography (PSG) and Multiple Sleep Latency Testing (MLST).

The successful candidate must possess:
  • The candidate must have GCSE Grade C or above in English Language, Mathematics and Double Science, plus A-level Grade C or above in Chemistry or Biology, and a pass in another science subject.
  • Equivalent qualifications or professional experience may also be accepted.
  • You must not hold a similar qualification (including apprenticeship) and you must not be in any form of formal government-funded education.

You will be expected to have excellent communication skills, IT skills, enthusiasm for making a difference to patients and clients along with a friendly and understanding disposition, this is essential for this role. Previous experience of working with the general public in a caring capacity would be an advantage.

The post will be remunerated on a band 5 less Annex 21 which is a training salary.

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.

Short listed candidates will be invited to an open day prior to the actual interview.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Helen Brown (Principal Clinical Neurophysiologist)


Tel: 01642 835543

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Please be aware, there are occasions where some vacancies may close prior to the closing date advertised. This will only happen where sufficient applications are received AND will be made evident on the job advert.

Please note if you are successfully shortlisted, we will contact you via the email address that you have applied from so please ensure you check your emails regularly.

Existing employees of South Tees NHS Foundation Trust currently on the Redeployment Register, who meet the essential criteria for this post, will be shortlisted and interviewed prior to all other applicants.

IMPORTANT - Please ensure you read the 'Guidance Notes for Applicants' document attached to this advert before you start to complete your application form. This document provides detailed advice regarding the completion of your application form. The guidance document also provides in detail what identification and certificates you must provide at interview should you be shortlisted. As part of our pre-employment screening process, all applicants are required to provide references from their last continuous 3 year employment and/or training/education. The referees MUST be a Line Manager/Supervisor. Applicants are requested to ensure email addresses for all referees are included on their application form. Personal references and references from colleagues are not acceptable.
Unfortunately we are unable to respond to all applicants and those who are not contacted within six weeks of the closing date should assume that their application has been unsuccessful.

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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