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Clinical Technologist

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Role Description

Clinical technologists ensure that the technology and diagnostic tools used in patient treatment in hospitals and clinics is safe, accurate, well-maintained and monitored to a high standard. You’ll use your knowledge of physics or engineering in this is practical role, and your work ensures that every patient receives accurate, safe and efficient diagnosis and treatment.

Typically working in a multidisciplinary team that can include clinical scientists, radiologists and radiographers. Depending on your area of work, you may also have some contact with patients.

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Salary

Trainee: £21,000 - £24,000.
With experience: £31,000 - £37,000.

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Hours

Typically 37.5 hours a week with shift-work or core office hours (9am to 5pm) with some overtime.

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Prospects

As the vast majority of roles are within the NHS, job security, pay and benefits are generally stable.

Skills Valued by Employers

  • Verbal and written communication skills to provide clear instructions
  • Ability to handle interruptions and adapt to changing situations or workloads
  • Flexible approach to work
  • Interpersonal and teamworking skills, as well as the ability to work alone
  • Manual dexterity and attention to detail
  • Self-awareness and the confidence to ask for help when needed as you can directly affect patient health
  • Reliability and high standards to keeps patients safe
  • IT skills and the ability to handle data using a range of software packages.

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