Health care science

Health Care Science

Play a vital role in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a huge number of medical conditions by becoming a Healthcare Scientist at Team North West Anglia. You will be joining a busy and innovative team where your knowledge could help save lives and deliver first class patient care.

Our fantastic Health Care Science professionals provide the scientific backbone to our Trust and their work underpins a large amount of all diagnoses. Their role stretches across the whole Trust and innovation pathway from academic research, to patient-centred service transformation. The healthcare science profession is uniquely placed to help improve patient outcomes across the Trust and help accelerate innovation.

Within healthcare sciences, there are four main areas work is grouped into, based on the type of science involved. 

Life sciences
Playing a crucial role in improving the understanding of illnesses and their diagnoses, as well as developing new treatments for medical problems, life sciences roles are often lab based.

Physical sciences and clinical engineering
Developing new techniques and technology to measure what is happening in the body and to diagnose and treat disease, as well as calibrating, maintaining and ensuring the safe usage of existing equipment.

Physiological sciences
Directly interacting with patients, you will use the latest techniques and equipment to identify abnormalities and restore body functions. You may also be providing long-term care for patients, helping to improve their quality of life.

Clinical bioinformatics
Using software tools to generate useful biological knowledge by analysing large data sets, you’ll be responsible for developing and improving methods for the acquisition, storage and analysis of biological data to support patient care.

By joining Team North West Anglia you’ll instantly belong to a community where everyone matters. You’ll receive the encouragement and opportunities you need to achieve your personal goals as well as the ones we share as a Trust.

Be the healthcare professional you want to be and join Team North West Anglia, because whatever your experience, and whatever you want from your career, it’s all here for you.

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