Head of Nuclear Medicine Physics

Barts Health NHS Trust
£78,163 to £88,884 a year Per annum inc
Closing date
9 Jun 2023

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Healthcare scientist
Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen for an experienced and highly motivated Band 8C Nuclear Medicine Clinical Scientist to join our friendly and dedicated team at St Bartholomew's Hospital. The postholder will lead of all aspects of the Nuclear Medicine Physics group alongside supporting the routine nuclear medicine responsibilities of the team. This is an excellent opportunity to develop clinical and management skills in a challenging but rewarding job.

Main duties of the job

  • The postholder will lead the Trust wide Nuclear Medicine Physics service and take joint responsibility with the Nuclear Medicine management team for the delivery of the complete clinical service.They will provide Nuclear Medicine Physics support for a comprehensive range of scientific, technical, computing and clinical services, undertaking and leading scientific and technical research and development, teaching and training in the field of Nuclear Medicine Physics.

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

To take responsibility as the Consultant in charge of the Nuclear Medicine Physics team and thereby provide a highly developed specialised comprehensive scientific and technical support service to the Trust wide service and external contracts.

To provide advice to medical consultants on the clinical effect of radiation on patients by undertaking highly complex analysis and judgement.

To be responsible to the Director of Clinical Physics on all matters relating to Nuclear Medicine Physics, staff, finance and resource management of the section.

To provide advice to management to ensure complete compliance of Barts Health with current Ionising Radiation regulations

To initiate and lead the research strategy of the Nuclear Medicine Physics section, including securing grant funding for projects and posts and to support such research strategies in Nuclear Medicine and Clinical Physics

Person Specification



  • Extensive knowedge of the techniques employed to measure the performance and radiological safety of state of the art, highly complex Nuclear Medicine Imaging Equipment
  • Specialist Knowledge of all areas of radiation protection legislation in healthcare and biomedical research
  • High level of understanding of patient and staff risks arising from radiation exposure and of the image quality requirements for a range of nuclear medicine procedures
  • In depth understanding of relevant legislation, national standards, professional and other guidelines eg IRR2017, IR(ME)R 2017, EPR 2016

Personal and people development


  • Able to deal with complex and unpredictable situations
  • Good negotiation skills Experienced in working with senior clinical and technical colleagues in the management of a broad Nuclear Medicine clinical service
  • Experienced in managing and developing a team of Clinical Scientists



  • BSc (hons) Physics or equivalent
  • MSc in Medical Phyiscs or equivalent experience
  • PhD in Physics / Medical Physics oRegistered Clinical Scientist



  • Sufficient knowledge and experience to act as an appointed Medical Physics Expert under the Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposures) Regulations 2000 within the field of Nuclear Medicine
  • Significant experience in interpreting different situations and judging measures required to ensure compliance in areas relating to radiation legislation (IR(ME)R, IRR and EPR)



  • Proficient in Excel, Word:able to set up databases and spreadsheets and extract information.
  • Knowledge of Access and a programming language such as Matlab, IDL, VisualBasic, C. Able to develop programs to carry out complex calculations ie image quality analysis



  • Communicating radiation risks to staff and patients
  • Able to present complex information to many different groups of staff i.e. at a range of levels
  • Able to present scientific papers at National and International conferences

Specific Requirements


  • Manual dexterity: ability to make measurements with a high degree of accuracy using sophisticated testing equipment
  • Sufficient to perform the duties of the post with any aids and adaptations
  • Frequent work in areas where special precautions are needed to reduce radiation exposure. Dealing with high activity unsealed sources, radioactive contamination, radioactive waste, radioactive patient fluids
  • Understanding of hazards posed by, and precautions needed with: Ionising radiation, Unsealed

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

Barts Health NHS Trust


St Bartholomew's Hospital



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