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Nuclear Medicine Technologist

Employer
South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Sunderland
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Details

This nuclear medicine Clinical Technologist post forms part of a team dedicated to providing high quality Medical Physics services across South Tyneside & Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust and Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead.

The service is managed by South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust and provides approximately 10,000 diagnostic nuclear medicine patient investigations per year, 3,500 bone density measurements per year and 100 benign radionuclide therapy administrations. Currently the service has a solid state SPECT/CT scanner, three dual detector gamma cameras, a dedicated cardiac camera and 2 bone densitometers.

The hours of the post are 37.5 hours per week, generally 7.5 hours per day, Monday to Friday and usually between 7:15 and 18:00 (depending on duties). You may be required to work on projects at any of the three units, but the main part of your role will be based at Sunderland Royal Hospital.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Mark Gannon, Head of Clinical Nuclear Medicine via mark.gannon3@nhs.net

Main duties of the job

Duties include preparation, dispensing and administration of sterile radioactive materials acquisition of imaging data, analysing and calculating results and the disposal of radioactive waste material.

You will be working within a friendly, multidisciplinary team of clinical scientists, technologists, medical, nursing and clerical staff.

About us

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One Team One Trust - There are many reasons to work at our Trust. From our commitment to putting people first to our accessible services and award winning teams. We have a passion for research, innovation and tackling inequalities. We are committed to respect, fairness and civility and promote a compassionate, caring and positive culture / working environment.

We welcome all applications irrespective of peoples race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion/belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups. Looking after our workforces health and wellbeing is a priority for STSFT. We also provide access to high quality education, training, career progression and support. Flexible working is supported via the Trust's Flexible Working Policy.

The Trust employs around 8,300 people and provides a range of hospital services to a local community of around 430,000 residents. We also provide a range of more specialised services outside this area, in some cases to a population as great as 860,000. We offer our staff outstanding benefits - Fitness Centre (SRH), libraries at both hospital sites, chaplaincy support and access to a Childcare Co-ordinator to help staff with childcare arrangements.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To obtain the optimum information from each individual patient investigation to facilitate speedy and accurate diagnosis of their clinical condition.
  • To ensure the safety, care and welfare of each patient (many being seriously ill) throughout their investigation.
  • To operate complex nuclear medicine equipment and bone densitometry X-ray equipment with precision and dexterity and in a safe manner.
  • To maintain all standards and working practices necessary for the safe handling and use of radioactive materials.

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Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Degree in Healthcare Science (Nuclear Medicine) or degree in relevant subject area for example Applied Physics, Radiography, Biomedical Science).
  • Post graduate diploma in Nuclear Medicine or relevant experience.
  • Registered with the Register for Clinical Technologists or the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working in radiology or nuclear medicine department
  • Experience of demonstrating good IT Skills


Desirable

  • Experience in Bone Densitometry
  • Experience in taking blood samples.
  • Experience in simple laboratory procedures
  • Experience of responding calmly and competently, with vital speed in the event of a patient emergency.


Skills and Knowledge

Essential

  • Detailed knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and pathology relevant to area of work.
  • A good knowledge and understanding of relevant safety principles, standards and legislation applied to the clinical use of radioisotopes.
  • Good communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good customer care skills
  • Excellent team player
  • Able to work under pressure and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Able to work on own within set boundaries.


Desirable

  • Knowledge or experience in the field of Physiological Measurement
  • Knowledge of the operation of bone densitometry equipment.


Physical Skills

Essential

  • Ability to move and handle objects safely
  • Ability to move and handle patients safely
  • Ability to meet the travel requirements of the post which will require cross site working at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, South Tyneside and SRH sites when required.


Employer details

Employer name

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Sunderland Royal Hospital

Kayll Road

Sunderland

SR4 7TP

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C9155-CSAHP-0424-52

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