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Band 7 Diagnostic Radiology and Radiation Protection Physicist (RLH)

Barts Health NHS Trust
£42,471 to £57,802 per annum inc
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Barts Health NHS Trust has a vision 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.

The Trust includes St Bartholomew's Hospital, The Royal London Hospital, Newham University Hospital , Whipps Cross University Hospital and Mile End Hospital. A brand new hospital is being developed at the Whipps Cross site with Government investment, offering new and exciting opportunities for service development and delivery. We provide radiation safety support for all uses of ionising radiation in the Trust. The Barts and the Royal London sites have been built and equipped under a PFI and have a wide range of digital imaging equipment. The Barts Heart Centre, a new state of the art cardiac facility, has 10 cardiac angiography labs and 1 interventional theatre, with space for a further theatre. We also provide services to a specialist paediatric hospital and to other external clients.

You will have the opportunity to gain experience across a wide range of imaging modalities and areas of radiation protection support.

Main duties of the job

We have several band 7 posts available due to recent internal promotions. We are currently expanding the Radiation Safety team to provide closer MPE / RPA working with the clinical departments and being more integrated into the clinical teams.

You must be registered with the HCPC as a Clinical Scientist or be able to apply for registration within a year of appointment.

If you don't have sufficient experience we will also consider appointing at Band 6. Candidates appointed to the Band 6 role will be given support and development opportunities to reach agreed competencies, level of knowledge and skills to be able to progress to the Band 7 post

The Radiation Safety Section is based at the Royal London Hospital. You will be expected to work on all Trust and client sites.

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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

o support and assist with the management and provision of specialised diagnostic radiology physics support, radiation safety services, patient and personal dosimetry to the Trust and to other organisations who have contracts with Clinical Physics. The post holder will be expected to work on all Trust sites and to travel to sites where external contracts are held. The post will report to one of the designated site lead 8B/8C physicists

Would be expected to supervise some aspects of the Band 5 and Band 6 work. Would assist with supervision of clinical scientist trainees.

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 documents, please view the attachment/s below

We are dedicated to being an outstanding place to work and will work with you to get the best experience. We know flexible working is not a one size fits all and will mean something different to everyone. We are inclusive, so if you are interested in flexible working, please speak to the recruiting manager.

Person Specification



  • oBSc (Hons) Physics or equivalent
  • oMSc in Radiation Physics or equivalent experience.
  • oNHS STP training in medical physics or equivalent experience
  • oRegistered Clinical Scientist, or expectation to achieve registration within 1 year



  • Relevant experience in radiation safety applied to use of ionising radiation in medicine and of diagnostic radiology physics
  • oAble to performance test a wide range of diagnostic x-ray imaging equipment - simple to mid-range systems on own, more complex systems with supervision
  • oProficient in Excel, Word, Access: able to set up databases and spreadsheets and extract information
  • oUnderstanding of patient and staff risks arising from radiation exposure and of the image quality requirements for a range of diagnostic imaging procedures Able to produce written reports within a defined timescale.



  • oAble to understand and operate a wide range of diagnostic imaging equipment
  • oAble to analyse complex data
  • oAble to devise methods of analysing data
  • oAble to interpret and apply relevant guidance and legislation
  • oAble to work off-site alone according to SOPs and to use initiative in non-standard conditions
  • oGood verbal and written communication skills
  • oAble to communicate complex information to many different groups of staff, i.e. at a range of levels

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


The Royal London Hospital


E1 1BB

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