Band 8A/8B Deputy Head of Nuclear Medicine

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £68,525 per annum
Closing date
3 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 8A/8B Deputy Head of Nuclear Medicine

For appointment at Band 8B, the successful applicant will be on the list of MPEs, will have substantial experience in Nuclear Medicine.

For appointment at Band 8A, the successful applicant will be a registered Clinical Scientist and either be listed as an MPE or be in the process of attaining MPE status, with good experience in Nuclear Medicine.

Nuclear Medicine is part of the Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering (MPCE) Department within the Berkshire Cancer Centre.

We have excellent links with Reading University, where teaching and research opportunities abound.

You should be a Medical Physics Expert, with extensive experience in clinical nuclear medicine.

There will be considerable involvement in all aspects of the clinical service as well as radiation protection applications for Nuclear Medicine.

There will be opportunities to study for a higher qualifications.

The post holder will be encouraged to maintain professional and research links with other centres.

There will be significant involvement in the training of Clinical and Healthcare Scientists as they pass through the section, and of other staff.

MPCE is involved in numerous outreach programmes to increase awareness of science in the population and particularly in schools and colleges.

Main duties of the job

To assist the Head of Section in the provision of a high quality Nuclear Medicine service including determining, controlling and maintaining the scientific standards associated with this imaging service and other in-vivo radioisotope investigations and treatments.

To deputise for the Head of section as appropriate. The post-holder will be required to act as MPE in the absence of the head of section.

About us

Reading is situated on the Thames between London and Oxford, bordering the Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Reading is a modern, thriving centre of high-tech industry and commerce, with fantastic leisure and culture, and great travel and communication links.

The CQC recently rated the care provided by the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust as Good.

Our values:Compassionate,Aspirational,Resourceful,Excellent, reflect the type of Trust we aspire to be and you can join our dedicated and talented staff to make this happen.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for further details of the post.

Person Specification



  • MSc in Medical Physics
  • Holds State Registration as a Clinical Scientist


  • Holds MPE Registration

Knowledge and Experience


  • Practical experience in Nuclear Medicine Physics
  • Specific training in clinical Nuclear Medicine

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Berkshire Hospital

London Road



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