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Healthcare Scientist

Employer
University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust
Location
Southampton
Salary
Depending on experience £43,742.00 - £50,056.00 Per Annum (PA) Pro Rata
Closing date
18 Jun 2024

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Profession
Healthcare scientist
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to offer a fantastic opportunity to work with us.

Please see below for detailed job description of the role.

Main duties of the job

We have a unique opportunity for a permanent Band 7 Clinical Scientist to join our Nuclear Medicine Physics team at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. We are looking for an HCPC Registered Clinical Scientist to join our team in the Nuclear Medicine Physics section of the Department of Medical Physics. This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and ambitious Nuclear Medicine Physicist to work in a major teaching centre with excellent opportunities for research and development.

About us

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated 'Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Job description

Job responsibilities

ABOUT THE TEAM

The successful candidate will work as a member of a friendly team of clinical scientists responsible for the medical physics provision of work with unsealed radioactive substances, primarily at UHS, and on occasion supporting outside centres.

Southampton has an Imaging Infrastructure Support Service partnership with Siemens Healthcare, which has seen over 130 imaging systems replaced and our radiology services expanded. For molecular imaging, two new SPECT/CT systems were recently installed in our refurbished Nuclear Medicine Department. PET/CT services are provided on site by Alliance Medical with MPE and RPA support from UHS Medical Physics.

The clinical services we support provide a wide range of diagnostic imaging and non-imaging procedures. We also support a range of radionuclide therapies, including PRRT, PSMA, Radium, SIRT and radioiodine treatments. We are a European Neuroendocrine Tumours Centre of Excellence and were awarded the 2021 BNMS Innovation Award for our outpatient therapy service during the Covid-19 pandemic. We support approximately 20 new clinical a year across diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine and PET.

In addition to our imaging facilities, Southamptons modern radiopharmacy facility serves multiple regional Nuclear Medicine departments and also holds a Manufacturers Authorisation for Investigational Medicinal Products from the MHRA. This allows us to pursue a wide range of clinical trial work, including the development and translation of novel radiotracers, currently focussed on neurological, respiratory, and molecular radiotherapy. This is an excellent opportunity to join a collaborative group of clinical scientists with strong links to the University of Southampton.

ABOUT OUR TRUST AND SOUTHAMPTONAs one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated Good by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park is on our doorstep and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also close by. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.
WHAT YOULL DO You will support our clinical diagnostic and Molecular Radiotherapy (MRT) services and contribute to the groups growing involvement in research. This role is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to help deliver Nuclear Medicine services at Southampton and the surrounding areas. We offer the successful candidate flexible working hours, with the potential for a mixture of on-site and remote working. We provide ongoing development opportunities with involvement in research, academic and clinical teaching and supervision, encouraging continuous professional development. WHAT WERE LOOKING FOR Ideally you will be an HCPC Registered Clinical Scientist for Nuclear Medicine Physics. It is anticipated that you will have in depth knowledge of current practice in diagnostic and therapeutic Nuclear Medicine and experience of providing scientific advice. Experience of practical Radiation Protection and radionuclide therapy dosimetry are also essential. On occasion, you will be expected to travel between customers by car, ferry and/or plane. Candidates working towards HCPC registration will be considered for appointment at an appropriate band and are encouraged get in touch by email or telephone to discuss their situation. For all informal enquiries please contact Anna Chilcott, Deputy Lead for Nuclear Medicine Physics at anna.chilcott@uhs.nhs.uk. WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability. As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. Youll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health. UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Person Specification

Trust Values

Essential

  • Patient First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together


Qualifications, knowledge and experience

Essential

  • Willingness to learn new skills. Ability to work as part of a team but also having the ability to work on their own
  • Ability to cope with work pressures when working in high care areas when having difficulty in collecting blood sample from patients
  • Ability to work in multi-disciplinary environment
  • Ability to complete all training packages including Venesection and cannulation course and ANTT course within 2 months.


Desirable

  • Experience in providing healthcare
  • Experience preferred but not essential, as full in house training given
  • NVQ3, or willing to undertake NVQ training
  • Basic Life Support training
  • Previous clinical experience in a hospital setting
  • Experience in Venesection in an acute setting
  • Experience in hospital IT systems


Skills and competencies

Essential

  • Ability to learn and assimilate information quickly
  • Communication
  • General IT skills
  • Prioritisation
  • Record keeping
  • Working autonomously


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust

Address

University Hospital Southampton

Tremona Road

Southampton

SO14 2AA

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