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Deputy Head of Nuclear Medicine Physics

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 a year
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

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Healthcare scientist
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
We are offering a recruitment premia of �5,000 to the successful candidate of this job. Are you able to act as a Medical Physics Expert for Nuclear Medicine and PET? Do you have experience of managing projects, resources and staff? Or are interested in developing these skills?

Main duties of the job

If so, Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust are currently offering this exciting opportunity for you to join us in Nuclear Medicine Physics and Bone Densitometry, where you can make a difference to our developing service and team. Note, lower grade appointment may be considered for those demonstrably close to portfolio submission for Medical Physics Expert. Please, describe your experience in the supporting statement referring to certification competences per the RPA2000 website. To organise a visit, contact Clare Harrison by email at or telephone on 02392 286507.

About us

Here at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust, we are proud to provide expert, compassionate care for our local population. We are ranked as the third in the country for research, embedding education and training across the organisation. Our main hub is the Queen Alexandra Hospital, which is one of the largest hospitals on the south coast employing over 8,700 staff. Our patients come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds because it makes our hospital stronger. If you share our values and our enthusiasm for getting it right for patients, colleagues, and our community, you will find a home at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be deputising to the Head of Section, to ensure continuity of cover for the management of Nuclear Medicine Physics and by Medical Physics Experts for Nuclear Medicine and PET. Training is available to support the management component. As a Medical Physics Expert there are opportunities for the optimisation of new imaging equipment and radionuclide treatments. We perform both non-imaging tests and radionuclide treatments. We provide scientific support to Nuclear Medicine at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust and other external sites. Also, scientific support to PET. We collaborate with other teams, such as Endocrinology, Oncology and Theatres. The section trains Route 1 and Route 2 Trainee Clinical Scientists. Also, we provide lectures and supervise projects with academic partners. You are encouraged to explore research interests. Candidates who are interested will be supported through the HSST programme.

Person Specification



  • Undergraduate Degree (BSc or MPhys) in Physics (Or Related Physical Science)
  • Postgraduate Degree (MSc or MPhil) in Medical Physics Registration as Clinical Scientist with Health and Care Professions Council Registration as Medical Physics Expert with RPA2000


  • Postgraduate Doctorate (PhD or DPhil) in Medical Physics (Or Related Physical Science).
  • Experience of training Clinical Scientists.
  • Experience of managing Clinical Scientists.
  • Planning, performing, publishing and presenting research.



  • Advanced theoretical knowledge and practical experience of Nuclear Medicine and PET.
  • Application of radiation protection for safely working with ionising radiation.
  • Advanced computational and numerical skills.


  • Interest in research and training

Employer details

Employer name

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust


Queen Alexandra Hospital

Southwick Hill Road



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