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Senior Radiological Physicist

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
£58,698 to £65,095 a year pa Inclusive
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
We have a new post for a diagnostic physicist (DR) with experience and a good background in Quality Assurance and radiation protection/safety to work within the Radiological Sciences Unit (RSU) at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (ICHNT). The successful candidate will join a friendly and dynamic team delivering scientific and technical support and radiation safety services to ICHNT and a number of external organisations.

The post holder is expected to be a registered HCPC clinical scientist who will play a key role in acceptance, commissioning and routine quality assurance of x-ray diagnostic equipment. They will be appointed as MPEs and expected to provide MPE support in Diagnostic Radiology and contribute to the development and optimisation of examination protocols, providing compliance with IRMER legislation. It would be advantageous if the applicant also has some teaching experience as they will be supporting STP training and lecturing at MSc level.

Candidates with less experience who are working towards gaining Medical Physics Expert (MPE) status in Diagnostic Radiology are encouraged to apply as training and support will be available (subject to an amended job description and salary band).

The Trust has a full range of state-of-the-art imaging equipment and a dose management system and RSU provides a broad range of clinical service support, teaching and research in all imaging modalities at Hammersmith, Charing Cross and St Mary's Hospitals.

Main duties of the job

  • To act as the Senior Radiological Physicist for Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and other trusts covered by Service Level Agreements (SLA).
  • To be responsible for the development and provision of highly complex and specialised radiological physics support and scientific and technical expertise to the trust and SLA customers.
  • To act as the Medical Physics Expert for specified areas of work for the Trust and the Service Level Agreement customers.
  • To deputise for the RPAs as appropriate.
  • To implement and maintain systems for radiographer Quality Assurance
  • To participate in Research & Development projects in Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and at SLA customers.
  • To participate in teaching, training, research and development activities within Radiological Sciences Unit (including MSc teaching and training of Clinical Scientists on the National Training Scheme)
  • To ensure patient and staff safety through the formulation and maintenance of policies, procedures and local rules to achieve compliance with appropriate legislation/guidelines and professional standards.
  • Keep abreast of developments in Radiographic Imaging

About us

At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities. We encourage staff to have the Covid vaccination to protect themselves, patients, other colleagues as well as the wider community. Please note it is an operational requirement to comply with infection prevention and control procedures within the Trust such as lateral flow testing, handwashing and the wearing of masks, according to the procedures in place at any time or location. As part of our continued response to Covid19 we are still conducting the majority of our interviews virtually.

We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and will consider applications to work flexibly, part-time or job share.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both overviews please view the Job Description attachment with the job advert.

Person Specification



  • Honours degree in a relevant subject
  • MSC in Medical Physics or equivalent
  • Registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)


  • Working towards RPA 2000 accreditation as an RPA



  • Knowledge and understanding of regulations, recommendations and guidelines.
  • Proven competence and experience to act as a Medical Physics Expert under IRMER
  • Specialist training and practical experience in a wide range of Radiological equipment
  • Good computer skills with Microsoft Office specifically Word & Excel)
  • Able to work independently providing specialist advice to the Trust
  • Good communication skills


  • Experience of computer programming e.g. ImageJ, Matlab, IDL, python.
  • Statistical analysis techniques
  • Knowledge of wider clinical issues and their implications



  • High level of understanding of patient and staff risks arising from radiation exposure
  • Experience in Radiological Physics Quality Assurance, for a minimum of 4 years.


  • Teaching at a postgraduate level

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

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust




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