As a new member of the healthcare sciences team at UHS, you can look forward to a comprehensive induction and supervision package to support you in your first few weeks with us.
The recruitment team will invite you to take part in a Trust induction programme. For this, you’ll need to complete or demonstrate evidence of your understanding of statutory and mandatory requirements. You’ll complete your local induction checklist over the course of your first three months at UHS.
Our teams and local support arrangements will help you settle quickly and feel confident in your new environment and role.
Practitioner Training Programme
The Practitioner Training Programme (PTP) is an undergraduate training scheme that includes work-based and academic learning. Once you have graduated from the programme you will be a qualified healthcare science practitioner and you will be eligible to apply for professional registration.
You can read more about the programme on the National School of Healthcare Science website, or get in touch with our team on HCSAHPeducation@uhs.nhs.uk to find out more about the PTP at UHS.
SCIENTIST TRAINING PROGRAMME
The Scientist Training Programme (STP) is a three year training programme that includes work-based and academic learning. Whilst on the programme you will also complete a part-time master's degree at the university offering your chosen specialism.
We offer a range of programmes across the disciplines including:
- CVRS – cardiac science
- CVRS – critical care science
- CVRS – vascular science
- medical physics – radiotherapy physics
- blood science – clinical biochemistry
- neurosensory science – neurophysiology.
Please note, all programmes are subject to funding from Health Education England Wessex.
if you have any questions about the Scientist Training Programme at UHS, please email HCSAHPeducation@uhs.nhs.uk to get in touch with the team.
RETURN TO PRACTICE
If you have been out of practice, your registration has lapsed and you no longer meet HCPC requirements, you will need to undertake a period of updating your skills and knowledge before you can become re-registered – and we can provide you with the support and assistance you need to return to practice.
Currently this involves completion of a university-based component and a placement within the Trust on an honorary contract.
Please e-mail email@example.com if you would like further information.
POST-REGISTRATION EDUCATION, LEADERSHIP AND ADVANCED PRACTICE
We offer healthcare scientists the opportunity to undertake specialist education and training within their chosen area. Information about learning opportunities will be available from the care group’s local education leads. They’ll form part of an annual training needs analysis and appraisal processes, linked to individual development plans.
At UHS, we’re very supportive of staff members who wish to progress their career along the leadership route or into advanced practice roles. Academic courses are available that support these opportunities via higher education institutes. We also provide some accredited in-house education and training that is delivered by our dedicated team of education leads.
To find out more, view and apply for our latest healthcare science vacancies or get in touch with our recruitment team at firstname.lastname@example.org