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Clinical Scientist or Pre-Registrant

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

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An opportunity has arisen for a motivated individual to join the Nuclear Medicine Physics team within the Durham, Darlington and Hartlepool unit of Northern Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering.

The unit performs approximately 7,000 nuclear medicine imaging, non-imaging and therapy investigations across the three departments. SPECT-CT is undertaken in an expanding number of examinations at the University Hospital of Hartlepool, and Darlington Memorial Hospital and University Hospital of North Durham have recently installed new gamma cameras at both sites. Bone densitometry is also performed at University Hospital of North Durham and Darlington Memorial Hospital. The unit provides specialist advice and support to other centres, including the Breast Unit at University Hospital of North Tees where radioactive Iodine-125 seeds are used for breast tumour and nodal localisation prior to excision surgery. Work to build a new state-of-the-art central radiopharmacy at the University Hospital of North Durham is underway and the new unit is anticipated to open at the end of the year.
  • Interview date: 24th May 2024
  • 37 hours 30 minutes /week
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

Main duties of the job

This post will provide the successful applicant an excellent opportunity to work with a friendly team and develop their nuclear medicine specialist knowledge supporting the work of 6 other Clinical Scientists within the unit.

The successful applicant will participate in all aspects of service provision, including equipment commissioning and testing, providing sound scientific advice to clinical technologists and trainees, and promoting research and development within the unit.

Working base will be the University Hospital of Hartlepool, however the successful applicant will be expected to travel between 4 hospital sites (University Hospital of Hartlepool, University Hospital of North Tees, University Hospital of North Durham and Darlington Memorial Hospital) to aid in service provision.

Applicants should have achieved state registration or be eligible to register with the HCPC as a clinical scientist within a suitable timeframe. Trainees nearing the end of their training are encouraged to apply.

Prospective applicants are welcome to discuss the post and/or visit the department.

About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of �1 billion.

We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 2 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

Please see attached information on what Staff Benefits we have to offer at our Trust.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Performs a range of advanced healthcare science activities
  • Provide highly specialist advice and training to staff within own area and other professionals.
  • Actively involved in research and development projects.
  • Supervises and trains less experienced staff and trainees

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Person Specification



  • Knowledge of a range of nuclear medicine procedures
  • Knowledge of legislation, standards and protocols relating to clinical nuclear medicine work.
  • Understanding of the functioning and safe use of common nuclear medicine equipment.


  • Clinical relevance of nuclear medicine investigations.
  • Standards for radiopharmaceutical production.
  • Knowledge of bone densitometry.
  • Wider knowledge in radiation protection.



  • IT skills including databases and spreadsheets.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with other health professionals and patients.
  • Good writing skills.
  • Good time management and organisational skills.


  • Nuclear medicine software applications development.
  • Technical reporting of nuclear medicine studies.
  • Patient handling skills including IV administration of radiopharmaceuticals



  • Experience in nuclear medicine.


  • Quality assurance and calibration procedures relating to a range of nuclear medicine equipment.
  • Experience in Radiation Protection
  • Manufacture of radiopharmaceuticals.
  • Experience in training and supervision of trainees
  • Audit, research and development.
  • Formal presentations at national and local meetings.



  • First or second class honours degree in physics or related physical science.
  • Working towards HCPC Registration as a Clinical Scientist (appropriate specialism).


  • Higher degree in Medical Physics or related subject.
  • Corporate membership of IPEM
  • HCPC Registered Clinical Scientist.

Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


University Hospital of Hartlepool

Holdforth Road


TS24 9AH

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