Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Healthcare Scientist Practitioner

Band 5

Main area
Clinical Measurement
Band 5
full time 37.5 hours per week
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The John Radcliffe Hospital
£22,128 - £28,746 per annum
25/03/2018 23:59

The Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.

Many of our recruitment programmes use values-based interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significance difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please visit  http://www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values/default.aspx


Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Clinical Measurement Group


Healthcare Scientist, Band 5, Full-time (37½ hours/week).

Salary Scale: £21,692 - £28,180 per annum.

Interview Date: Monday 9th April 2018.

The Clinical Measurement Group of the Department of Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering has an opportunity for a HealthCare Scientist Practitioner to join the group to provide expertise in fulfilling a number of diverse tasks which the department undertakes across The Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.


The role of this post is to provide professional technical support for Clinical Measurement services. The main areas of work in this post are to perform routine maintenance of blood gas analysers, train Trust staff on proper use of these analysers, and assist in the organisation of running the blood gas service. This applies across all OUH Trust sites and the post requires taking part in the out of hours’ on-call rota.


The group also provides support to other clinical services. These roles include undertaking calibration and quality control of other devices and supporting the provision of physiological measurement services (lung function, cystic fibrosis diagnostic testing and sleep studies) and in training staff in the use of infusion devices. The successful candidate will provide support in selected areas of this work dependent on competencies gained.


Candidates must have a relevant degree or equivalent knowledge. They should also have or be able to work towards registration with an appropriate professional body e.g. Register of Clinical Technologists or Health Care Professional Council. Knowledge of and experience in blood gas measurement or biomedical/ physiological measurement technique is advantageous. Training will be given in areas where expertise is required according to Trust requirements and the successful candidate will be supported in their personal development.


We are looking for motivated individuals with good communication skills who are able to work flexibly, both independently and as a member of a dedicated team.  Less experienced candidates may be considered at a lower banding.


The Clinical Measurement Group and wider department encourage personal development within a friendly and dynamic organisation, which seeks to innovate and strives for excellence in delivering first class patient care.


For further details of the work of this group please contact Rosie Steele on 01865 21595.


If you are shortlisted for this post you will have a Values Based Interview (VBI) as part of the standard selection process for this role. The aim of the VBI interview is to recruit people into the OUH who share our values and are therefore dedicated to Delivering Compassionate Excellence, the type of care you would like to receive for yourself or a member of your family.

For more information about Value Based Interviewing please visit our OUH site.

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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such 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 to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For informal enquiries contact Rosie Steele on 01865 221595

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