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Diagnostic Radiological Physicist

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year pa inclusive
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We have a new vacancy for a diagnostic radiology (DR) physicist within the Radiological Sciences Unit of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (ICHNT), due to the expansion of our team. This role provides support to senior physicists including those certificated as RPAs and MPEs, whilst building on the experience gained through training. The successful applicants will work in a helpful, friendly and dynamic team, delivering scientific advice and technical support in diagnostic radiology and radiation safety to ICHNT and external organisations.

The position offers excellent opportunities for learning and developing skills, and will broaden your experience across all aspects of Diagnostic Radiology and Ionising Radiation Protection.

Ideally, you will have working experience in some or all of the areas of quality assurance, radiation safety, teaching and training and will be a clinical scientist registered with HCPC.

Candidates with less experience or who are working towards registration are encouraged to apply as training and support will be available (subject to an amended job description and salary band), including support to complete STP training.

The Trust has a full range of state-of-the-art imaging equipment and a dose management system. The Radiological Sciences Unit provides a broad range of clinical service support, teaching and research in all imaging modalities at Hammersmith, Charing Cross and St Mary's Hospitals as well as other Trusts in and around the London area

Main duties of the job

  • To provide scientific and technical expertise in Radiological Physics to the Trust and other organisations, in line with service requirements.
  • To contribute to the provision of Service Level Agreements with other Trusts and external organisations in line with the policies of the Radiological Sciences Unit and the Imaging Directorate.
  • To carry out teaching and training activities in line with the strategy of the Head of RSU and Head of Radiological Physics.

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



  • BSc (Hons) in Physics or equivalent
  • MSc in Medical Physics or equivalent


  • Registered Clinical Scientist (HCPC), or expectation to achieve registration within 1 year

Skills/ Abilities


  • Proven competence in understanding and application of DR physics and radiation safety
  • Specialist knowledge and understanding of radiation regulations, recommendations and guidelines.
  • Self-motivated/ability for problem solving and decision making
  • Able to produce written reports within a defined timescale.


  • Able to prioritise and manage own work
  • Experience of computer programming e.g. ImageJ



  • Relevant experience in radiation safety applied to use of ionising radiation in medicine and of diagnostic radiology physics
  • Able to performance test a wide range of diagnostic x-ray imaging equipment - simple to mid-range systems on own, more complex systems with supervision.
  • Proficient in Excel, Word, 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


  • Teaching experience (preferably 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) .

Employer details

Employer name

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust




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