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Principal Nuclear Medicine Physicist / Radiation Safety Lead

Barts Health NHS Trust
£58,698 to £65,095 a year Per annum inc
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen for an experienced and highly motivated Band 8A Nuclear Medicine Clinical Scientist to join our friendly and dedicated team at St Bartholomew's Hospital. The postholder will take a leading role in the management and organisation of radiation safety compliance for the department. This is an excellent opportunity to develop clinical and management skills in a challenging but rewarding job

The Nuclear Medicine Department at Barts Health carries out in excess of 10000 imaging investigations at three sites on five gamma cameras and two PET CT cameras. It also offers a full suite of in-vitro tests and supports a wide range of nuclear medicine therapy services. We are committed to providing our patients with outstanding care and seek a clinical scientist who shares this vision

Main duties of the job

The postholder will participate in and assist with the management of provision of high standard scientific and technical service to Nuclear Medicine and PET/CT, ensuring that all activities are carried out within a quality framework and meet regulatory requirements. They will take a major role in ensuring compliance with radiation safety legislation and guidance, and will also be expected to assist with the unsealed radionuclide therapy service, carry out quality assurance measurements on imaging and other radiation detecting equipment and assist in commissioning of major imaging equipment.

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 where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Keep careful records of all work performed and complete other appropriate records in keeping with Nuclear Medicine Quality System.

Prioritise own work in accordance with section policies.

Carry out work according to section policies and procedures

Assist in the supervision of Registered Clinical Scientists (Band 7) and trainee Clinical Scientists on placement

Person Specification



  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to communicate complex information to many different groups of staff, i.e. at a range of levels
  • Able to present scientific papers at national conferences



  • BSc (Hons) Physics or equivalent
  • MSc in Medical Physics or equivalent experience
  • MSC STP or equivalent experience.
  • Registered Clinical Scientist
  • Must already have achieved or be close to achieving Medical Physics Expert (MPE) status. As a minimum they must be in a position to submit a portfolio within the next 3-6 months



  • Experience in the areas of the use of ionising radiation in medical physics, medical imaging evaluation, radiation detection and measurement.
  • Practical handling of unsealed radioactive sources.
  • Able to perform standard Nuclear Medicine equipment quality control performance tests.
  • Proficient in Excel, Word, and Access: able to set up databases and spreadsheets and extract information
  • Understanding 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



  • Specialist knowledge in radiation and imaging physics as applied in medicine
  • Specialist knowledge of the techniques employed to measure the performance of a range of Nuclear Medicine & PET imaging equipment.
  • Knowledge of radiation protection legislation in healthcare and biomedical research
  • Awareness of national standards, professional and other guidelines relevant to the specialist area


  • Knowledge of a programming language such as IDL, Visual Basic, C



  • Able to understand and operate a range of Nuclear Medicine equipment
  • Able to analyse complex data
  • Able to devise methods of analysing data
  • Able to work off-site alone according to SOPs and to use initiative in non-standard conditions

Personal and people development


  • Ability to prioritise work
  • Able to work effectively as a member of a team

Specific Requirements


  • Occasional requirement to work extended hours
  • Professional approach
  • Sufficient to perform the duties of the post with any aids and adaptions

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


St Bartholomew's Hospital



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