Band 6 Senior Nuclear Medicine Practitioner
The Nuclear Medicine department at the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, highly motivated and dedicated Clinical Technologist or Radiographer to join our team. The successful applicant may be expected to rotate through all aspects of the department including diagnostic nuclear medicine, radiopharmacy and PET-CT. Experience in all of these areas is desirable but not essential, however the applicant must either be HCPC registered or eligible for the Register of Clinical Technologists (RCT). Consideration will also be given to offer this post on a band 5 development opportunity if a suitable applicant does not meet the full specification of the band 6 position.
The Nuclear Medicine department is part of the Imaging Directorate at the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust (UHNM). The department consists of a diverse staffing group comprising of technologists and radiographers, assistant technologists, nursing staff and integrated radiology and physics support. Such a combination of staff ensures a ready availability of expertise when and where it is required and allow us to perform the full breadth of Nuclear Medicine services including radiopharmacy work and SPECT-CT investigations.Main duties of the job
To work as a senior nuclear medicine practitioner, actively involved in all aspects of technical work required for imaging, non-imaging, in-vitro counting, therapeutic and radiopharmacy procedures. The post holder will work as part of a multidisciplinary team within Nuclear Medicine, consisting of admin and clerical staff, technologists, radiographers, nurses, physicists and clinicians.
The post holder may be required to rotate through all areas of the department including radiopharmacy and PET-CT. They will be required to work without supervision and will be expected to participate in the supervision of more junior qualified and unqualified staff. Flexible working practices within the department require that all staff work as a team to ensure that daily workload is fully covered.
The post holder is expected to take part in the organisation of the workload, providing guidance to more junior staff and liaising with other senior technologists, medical, nursing and secretarial staff as necessary. On occasion, the postholder may be the most senior practitioner in the department and will be expected to act as the daily operational lead for the department.About us
University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. We serve around three million people and we're highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. The Trust has around 1,450 inpatient beds across two sites in Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. Our 11,000 strong workforce provide emergency treatment, planned operations and medical care from Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital in Stafford.
We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales. We have put together a wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Our goal is to be a world-class centre of achievement, where patients receive the highest standards of care and the best people come to learn, work and research.
Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff is really important to us.We offer a range of options for our staff to help maintain a good work-life balance including full time, part time hours and bank hours.We are also committed to offering flexible working wherever we can and where relevant to the role and the service, agile working.You can select your preferences upon application.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
For further information on this vacancy, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification or contact the Hiring Manager.Person SpecificationExperienceEssential
- Experience working in Nuclear Medicine
- Experience working in radiopharmacy
- Experience working in PET-CT
- Experienced in SPECT-CT imaging
ExperienceEssential Employer detailsEmployer name
- Experience acting as a senior member of a Nuclear Medicine department
University Hospital of North Midlands NHS TrustAddress
Royal Stoke University Hospital
Stoke on Trent
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