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Clinical Scientist - Nuclear Medicine

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
£45,753 to £52,067 per annum pro rata for part time INC HCAS
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Clinical scientist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking a Clinical Scientist to work full-time in Nuclear Medicine Physics at the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford. The post is offered at Band 7 for appointment as a Clinical Scientist, but applications are encouraged from trainees working towards registration for appointment to a Development post.

You will join our existing team of 20 dynamic and friendly medical physicists, technologists, nurses, trainees, and administrators who provide scientific and clinical support to the Royal Surrey County Hospital, three regional NHS Nuclear Medicine Departments and a number of private clients. At the Royal Surrey the Physics team supports three modern SPECT/CT gamma cameras (including one digital CZT system), as well as running a comprehensive Molecular Radiotherapy service (including I-131 for benign and malignant thyroid disease, Y-90 SIRT, Y-90 synovectomy, Lu-177 DOTATATE, Ra-223 Xofigo and Lu-177 PSMA). We act as MPEs for the privately-run local PET/CT unit, which houses a new digital PET/CT system. Through our external contracts, we currently support a further eight gamma cameras (including two SPECT/CT systems), eight PET/CT scanners, as well as cutting-edge private molecular radiotherapy services. We are active in clinical and academic research, participating in a number of molecular radiotherapy clinical trials. We also have a joint post with the National Physical Laboratory within the team, and close links to the University of Surrey.

Main duties of the job

You will be knowledgeable and enthusiastic about Nuclear Medicine, have a flexible approach to your duties and the ability to work both as part of the team as well as independently in a busy clinical environment.

Working in the main department at Guildford and also providing support to the outside centres, you will be involved in all aspects of the clinical service including equipment quality assurance, imaging, in-vitro tests, molecular radiotherapy and support for the PET/CT units. Training, professional development and involvement in research and development projects will be actively encouraged.

About us

Royal Surrey is a compassionate and collaborative acute and community Trust. Recognising that our 5000 colleagues are our greatest strength, we offer a comprehensive health and wellbeing program along with a commitment to developing and advancing your career. Our diverse and welcoming Royal Surrey family will ensure you that you feel valued from your initial interview through your entire tenure.

We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in homes across Guildford and Waverley.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) have given us an overall rating of Outstanding.

Royal Surrey has a strong reputation and history to build on. We are proud of our achievements and we are investing in our colleagues through our commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than �45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years. There has never been a better time to join us.

Although it isn't the Trusts normal practice, adverts may close early, so you are encouraged to submit an application as soon as possible.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

This post is central to ensuring that a safe, high quality and proactive Nuclear Medicine service is provided at RSCH, and also at other nuclear medicine and PET units supported by the Medical Physics department at RSCH. The role encompasses all aspects of diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine and the post holder will assist in development of the service in response to scientific and clinical demand. The post holder will assume a lead role for at least one area within Nuclear Medicine Physics (see section 4.7 below).

Person Specification



  • Good (1st or 2nd class) Honours degree or equivalent in Physics, Medical Physics or equivalent Physical Science subject


  • Relevant MSc in Physical science or Medical Physics
  • HCPC Registration as a Clinical Scientist.

Knowledge and skills


  • Specialist knowledge across the full range of working procedures and practices in the field of Nuclear Medicine, building on theoretical knowledge and practical experience
  • Specialist training on and practical experience with a wide range of Nuclear Medicine equipment and computer applications.
  • Specialised knowledge of clinical issues and their implications for Nuclear Medicine diagnosis and therapy
  • Expert knowledge of Nuclear Medicine Physics, including therapy procedures and practices.
  • High level of understanding of patient and staff risks arising from use of radioactive materials and equipment failure.
  • In-depth understanding of relevant legislation, national standards, professional and other guidelines, including: IRR, IR(ME)R, MARS (ARSAC), EPR


  • Knowledge of research techniques

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Surrey Hospital



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