Clinical Scientist GI Physiology | University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Job details
Posting date: 01 October 2020
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £38,890 - £44,503 per annum
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 31 October 2020
Location: Southampton, SO14 2AA
Company: University Hospital Southampton NHS FT
Job type: Contract
Job reference: 2674086/188-OTH1727

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University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust is (UHS) one of the most successful teaching NHS Trusts in the country. We are looking for an enthusiastic qualified and experienced Clinical Scientist / GI Physiologist to support the clinical and research portfolio in the GI physiology unit on a 12 months fixed term contract for 30 hours per week.


The GI Physiology department is a busy, friendly, multi-disciplinary service comprising of scientists, specialist nurses and other health care professional providing high quality care in gastroenterology and colorectal surgery.

The service runs Monday to Friday 8-6pm with a view to providing services over seven days in the future. Part time hours may be considered.


You will assist with the provision of adult and paediatric GI Motility investigations including scheduling appointments, performing procedures and reporting investigations. You will need to demonstrate a range of practical skills required to provide the service and also be competent to provide training and supervision to all levels in gastro-intestinal and urodynamic specialisms.

You will undertake a variety of gastrointestinal and other clinical measurement procedures to include: High resolution oesophageal and anorectal manometry, ambulatory intra-oesophageal pH and impedance monitoring, laryngo-pharyngeal reflux assessment, endoanal ultrasound, PTNS, hydrogen / methane breath testing, capsule endoscopy, sacral nerve neuromodulation programming and delivering behavioural therapy. The unit is based within the Endoscopy Department of UHS, but this role may also involve working at our other local hospitals close to the main site.


You will be educated to a minimum of degree level and have gained post graduate experience in the field. You will have some experience of research and be interested in continued research activity. The successful candidate will be HCPC registered or working towards registration and an accredited independent practitioner with the Association of GI Physiologists (AGIP) or will be supported to achieve this once in post.

You will possess excellent written communication skills, have the ability to lead and train junior staff and be able to organise a busy workload whilst remaining calm under pressure. You must be self-motivated and able to motivate other team members to meet service needs and demands, and be flexible to the needs of the service with a positive attitude. You must also be a strong team player with plenty of initiative, imagination and determination to make a difference. Opportunities for development will be encouraged and supported for the successful candidate.

Applications will be considered from applicants with differing levels of experience who can demonstrate a willingness to learn and enthusiasm to work in GI Physiology. Comprehensive training will be provided where necessary. If you have the skills and motivation to succeed in this role we are keen to hear from you.


As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.

As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.

UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.


UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.


Interviews will be held on Monday, 19 October 2020.

This advert closes on Wednesday 14 Oct 2020

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