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Band 8B Principal Physicist, Radiological Physics and Radiation Safety

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
£66,718 to £76,271 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Healthcare scientist
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

The Radiological Physics and Radiation Safety team at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust are looking to recruit a Band 8b Principal Physicist. This is an exciting new post created due to expansion of our services. We are a friendly and dynamic team based at the Royal Free Hospital in central London, delivering diagnostic radiology physics services to our trust and several other NHS organisations. Working closely with our clinical colleagues, our aim is to provide a responsive, effective and high quality service for the benefit of patients and staff.

Main duties of the job

You must be an HCPC registered Clinical Scientist and hold a certificate of competence to act as a Medical Physics Expert for diagnostic radiology. The team actively supports training and development and there will be plenty of opportunities for these activities. We are a forward-thinking department, with team members involved in innovative work both locally and nationally. We support flexible, hybrid and part-time working.

About us

The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's biggest and most innovative trusts. Across three main hospitals, our dedicated army of staff care for over 1.6million patients, treat more than 200,000 in A& E, deliver over 8,000 babies and carry out more than 17million tests.

Our size, scale and influence offer you unrivalled career opportunities and a forward-thinking approach to working that works around your lifestyle. From flexible hours and generous benefits, to next level training, we make it easier to take your career to the top

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Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be involved in the collation and analysis of patient doses including the implementation of dose management systems optimisation of patient radiological procedures play a lead role in the procurement, acceptance, commissioning and routine quality assurance of X-ray equipment and provide general support for IR(ME)R 2017 and IRR17 compliance. A substantial part of the teams work is providing services to the London and East of England regions Breast Screening Programmes and you will be actively involved in these activities.

Person Specification

Royal Free World Class Values


  • Demonstrable ability to meet the Trust Values

Education & professional qualifications


  • Honours First Degree in Physics or equivalent, or containing a major physics component
  • Postgraduate degree or equivalent in medical or radiation physics
  • Successful completion of the MSC Scientist Training Programme in either Radiation Safety or Imaging with Ionising Radiation, or equivalent
  • HCPC registered as a Clinical Scientist
  • Certificate of competence to act as a Medical Physics Expert


  • Certificate of competence to act as a Radiation Protection Adviser



  • Appropriate and sufficient experience to be appointable as an MPE for the group's work
  • Appropriate and sufficient experience to be appointable as an operator under IR(ME)R
  • Active evidence of pursuing professional advancement (CPD)
  • Experience of supervising other staff and trainees
  • Experience of training a wide range of professionals in radiation safety


  • Appropriate and sufficient experience to be appointable as an RPA for the group's work
  • Experience of setting up and supervising research projects

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Free Hospital

Pond Street



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