Exciting opportunity available in Sheffield!

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Registered Healthcare Scientist / Practitioner

Job Ref: 190-3653-LEG

Salary: Band 8a £40,028 to £48,034 pa

Hours: f/t 37.5


We have an opportunity for a HCPC registered Healthcare Scientist / Practitioner to undertake a leading role within the intraoperative monitoring clinical service.

This role would ideally suit an individual with extensive post registration experience of delivering multi-mode intraoperative monitoring for orthopaedic spinal deformity surgeries. You will be encouraged to expand into other areas of activity delivered by the SCE group, which presents an excellent opportunity to diversify and develop a range of skillsets within the registration categories of clinical engineering, physiological measurement and computing.

The post will be based at the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, but the main service delivery will be at the Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

This post may also suit individuals with less relevant experience but who are motivated to progress their career rapidly. In such cases, appointment would normally be at a lower band and we would strongly encourage an informal discussion prior to application.

For an informal discussion please contact Dr Ian Scivill via email ian.scivill@sth.nhs.uk

To apply, please click on the following Link:


Closing date: 8 March 2017

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NMUK General Meeting Edinburgh 2016

Registration for the 2016 NM UK Annual Meeting in Edinburgh is now open.

We are limited to 50 delegates so please contact our events coordinator, Rosie Steele, as soon as possible to reserve your place and avoid disappointment.

Rosie Steele
NM UK Events Coordinator
Tel: 01865 221 595

Full programme to be finalised but the 2-day event will feature:

Location: Edinburgh University Old Medical School, Teviot Place

· Neuroanatomy lecture from Professor Gordon Findlater in the historic Old Medical School Padua-style Anatomy Lecture Theatre
· Spinal deformity instrumentation and implants talk from Iain McKinnon (K2M) with demo kits
· Wet teaching in the anatomy lab with mounted television cameras above the dissections

Location: Surgeons’ Hall, Nicolson Street

· A lecture on the evolution of spinal deformity surgical techniques from Mr. Thanos Tsirikos, Clinical Lead of the Scottish National Spine Deformity Service
· Teaching from our internationally renowned keynote speaker – Dr. Francesco Sala, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Verona. Dr Sala’s main fields of interest are Paediatric Neurosurgery and Intraoperative Neurophysiology. Topics to be confirmed.
· Presentations on monitoring and mapping of the cranial nerves and locating the cord midline from Dr. Alan Forster, Consultant Clinical Neurophysiologist, Aberdeen
· A guide to neurosurgical electrodes for IOM and for invasive long term monitoring of epilepsy from Alastair Pittman at Severn Healthcare
· A talk on anaesthesia for neurophysiology cases, working together from Dr. Phil Neal, Consultant Anaesthetist, Edinburgh
· Instructional presentations on mapping and monitoring insular gliomas and AVM cases from Michael Pridgeon (Walton Centre) and Michael Owen (Bespoke Healthcare), expert Clinical Physiologists in the field
· Di Boothman (NM UK & Taunton) will be discussing EMG monitoring for tethered cord and lumbar surgery
· A look at IOM changes with osteotomies from the Royal Liverpool University Hospital
· Dr. Aisyah Yaacob, Consultant Clinical Neurophysiologist will present an audit on brainstem neurophysiological monitoring in microvascular decompression of hemifacial spasm performed in Glasgow
· Mr. Pasquale Gallo, Consultant Neurosurgeon, will discuss the value of intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring in tethered cord surgery here in Edinburgh
· Dr. Jay Shetty, Consultant Neurologist and Mr. Drahus Sokol, Consultant Neurosurgeon, will give an account of Edinburgh’s experience of using invasive & IOM in epilepsy surgery with example cases
· Mr. Jothy Kandasamy, Consultant Neurosurgeon, will share an interesting spinal tumour case study
· Informal group discussions on: recruitment and retention of experienced IOM Staff, internal/external training and qualifications in IOM and personal indemnity insurance
· Plenty of opportunity to spend time at the exhibit tables from our sponsors
· A personal talk from Scoliosis Association (UK) representative and father of scoliosis patient, Pierre Bernard about what safe surgery means to patients and families
· An opportunity to wander around the new History of Surgery Museum
· Evening networking reception (pub!)

There will be plenty of time for questions, discussion and refreshment breaks.

We very much hope to see you here in historical and vibrant Edinburgh!