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Clinical Scientist - Non-Ionising Radiation Specialist

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year p.a.
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Healthcare scientist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Leicester Radiation Safety Service is looking for a band 7 Clinical Scientist to work as part of a team delivering non-ionising radiation safety services across Leicestershire. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a dynamic and forwards looking team with a strong focus on training for all staff as well as bringing on the next generation of staff.

An individual with an interest in MRI is sought to meet the needs of the role however, the team also covers lasers, UV and ultrasound and work in these areas will also be undertaken. Training will be provided in any areas that the individual does not already have experience of.

Leicester is a wonderful place to live with strong transport links to areas across the midlands and to London, diverse cultural offerings and, of course, the National Space Centre!

Main duties of the job

The role is aimed at either a state registered clinical scientist or an individual close to qualifying as a clinical scientist in non-ionising radiation (in which case appointment will be at a lower banding until the point of registration).

The post holder will apply a broad range of scientific skills, knowledge and experience and will liaise closely with scientific, medical, technical, nursing and other staff, to ensure the delivery of safe services using Non-Ionising radiation. The post holder will be expected liaise with staff in a large number of departments across the Trust, will visit external organisations, and will work to develop research interests in their area of specialism.

About us

We are one of the biggest and busiest NHS trusts in the country, incorporating the General, Glenfield and Royal Infirmary hospitals. We have our very own Children's Hospital and run one of the country's leading heart centres.

Our team is made up of more than 17,000 staff providing a range of services primarily for the one million residents of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

We work with partners at the University of Leicester and De Montfort University providing world-class teaching to nurture and develop the next generation of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals, many of whom go on to spend their working lives with us.

Our purpose is to provide 'Caring at its best' and our staff have helped us create a set of values that embody who we are and what we're here to do. They are:
  • We focus on what matters most
  • We treat others how we would like to be treated
  • We are passionate and creative in our work
  • We do what we say we are going to do
  • We are one team and we are best when we work together

Our patients are at the heart of all we do and we believe that 'Caring at its best' is not just about the treatments and services we provide, but about giving our patients the best possible experience.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

The detailed job description and main responsibilities are included as an attachment to this advert.

Person Specification

Training and Qualifications


  • Good honors degree in physics and MSc


  • Able to work towards registration within a year.



  • Good knowledge of non-ionising legislation and basic techniques and practial experiance in the role.


  • Experiance with NIR and software and programming skills.

Communication and relationship


  • Present complex scientific concepts to national/international audiences and hospital staff. Maintain effective working relationships.


  • Teaching experiance

Analytical and judgement skills


  • Understand range of work procedures and practices and risk assessment. Able to deal with complex and unpredictable situations.

Planning and organisation


  • Prioritises and manage own work, uses initiative

Equality, diversity and inclusion


  • Demonstrate commitment to and understanding of treating all individuals with dignity and respect. Compassionate and inclusive leadership.

Values and Behavious


  • Able to demonstrate behaviors consistent with the Trust's values



  • Manual dexterity, ability to make accurate measurements, able to lift equipment, concentrate for long periods.

Other requirements


  • Able to cope with distressing circumstances. Understanding of hazards of NIR.

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust



Leicester Royal Infirmary



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