Diagnostic Radiology and Radiation Protection Physicist (RLH)

Barts Health NHS Trust
£49,036 to £55,049 a year per annum inc
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Barts Health NHS Trust has a vision to be a high performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond.

The Trust includes St Bartholomew's Hospital, The Royal London Hospital, Newham University Hospital , Whipps Cross University Hospital and Mile End Hospital. A brand new hospital is being developed at the Whipps Cross site with Government investment, offering new and exciting opportunities for service development and delivery. We provide radiation safety support for all uses of ionising radiation in the Trust. The Barts and the Royal London sites have been built and equipped under a PFI and have a wide range of digital imaging equipment. The Barts Heart Centre, a new state of the art cardiac facility, has 10 cardiac angiography labs and 1 interventional theatre, with space for a further theatre. We also provide services to a specialist paediatric hospital and to other external clients

Main duties of the job

This permanent post is part of expanding the team to provide closer MPE / RPA working with the clinical departments and being more integrated into the clinical teams

You must be registered with the HCPC as a Clinical Scientist 0r close to achieving registration

The Radiation Safety Section is based at the Royal London Hospital. You will be expected to work on all Trust and client sites.

Informal enquiries and visits are welcome and can be arranged by contacting Julie Horrocks at j.horrocks@nhs.net

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To support and assist with the management and provision of specialised diagnostic radiology physics support, radiation safety services, patient and personal dosimetry to the Trust and to other organisations who have contracts with Clinical Physics. The post holder will be expected to work on all Trust sites and to travel to sites where external contracts are held. The post will report to one of the designated site lead 8B/8C physicists

Would be expected to supervise some aspects of the Band 5 and Band 6 work. Would assist with supervision of clinical scientist trainees

Person Specification



  • oBSc (Hons) Physics or equivalent
  • oMSc in Radiation Physics or equivalent experience.
  • oNHS STP training in medical physics or equivalent experience
  • oRegistered Clinical Scientist, or expectation to achieve registration within 1 year



  • Relevant experience in radiation safety applied to use of ionising radiation in medicine and of diagnostic radiology physics
  • oAble to performance test a wide range of diagnostic x-ray imaging equipment - simple to mid-range systems on own, more complex systems with supervision
  • oProficient in Excel, Word, Access: able to set up databases and spreadsheets and extract information.
  • oUnderstanding of patient and staff risks arising from radiation exposure and of the image quality requirements for a range of diagnostic imaging procedures Able to produce written reports within a defined timescale.



  • oSpecialist knowledge in radiation and imaging physics as applied in medicine
  • oSpecialist knowledge of the techniques employed to measure the performance and radiological safety of a range of X-ray imaging equipment.
  • oKnowledge of radiation protection legislation in healthcare and biomedical research


  • oAwareness of national standards, professional and other guidelines relevant to the specialist area
  • oKnowledge of a programming language such as IDL, VisualBasic, C, or experience with database design and use



  • oAble to understand and operate a wide range of diagnostic imaging equipment
  • oAble to analyse complex data
  • oAble to devise methods of analysing data
  • oAble to interpret and apply relevant guidance and legislation
  • oAble to work off-site alone according to SOPs and to use initiative in non-standard conditions
  • oGood verbal and written communication skills
  • oAble to communicate complex information to many different groups of staff, i.e. at a range of levels.

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