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Magnetic Resonance (MR) Physicist (Clinical Scientist)

Employer
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Sheffield
Salary
£35,392 to £50,056 a year Pre-registration candidates may be appointed at Band 6.
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Profession
Healthcare scientist, Clinical scientist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
You will work as part of the MR Physics team, within Radiology Physics, supporting the provision of high quality, efficient and effective MRI services within the Trust and externally. The Directorate of Medical Imaging and Medical Physics presently manage 7 scanners, while the team also supports upwards of 20 external scanners. The Directorate delivers all manner of standard and advanced MR imaging including neuro, cardiac, thoracic, vascular, orthopaedic, kidney, obstetric, whole body, quantitative imaging, functional imaging, radiotherapy planning and other services.

Main duties of the job

We are seeking a motivated, scientifically rigorous and patient-centred individual with experience of clinical MRI. You will be responsible for undertaking quality assurance across the range of routine and specialist examinations and will contribute to the safe scanning of complex medical implants.

You will play a key role in the development of MR services by supporting the introduction of novel techniques, in line with latest research, guidelines and the department's clinical priorities. Importance is given to both the optimisation of service delivery and the ability to provide world-leading specialist imaging techniques.

Applications from candidates with less experience will be considered for appointment at a lower grade in the first instance and will be required to work towards achieving HCPC registration as a Clinical Scientist.

About us

Medical Physics is one of a number of academic directorates within the Trust and as such has a vision to deliver world-leading research, with a focus on grant income.

You will be working for an organization, which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes commitments to professional development but also many policies to support employees in balancing their personal and professional lives. This includes options for hybrid and flexible working.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Applicants will possess an appropriate postgraduate qualification, have current registration with the Health and Care Professions Council, and be able to demonstrate considerable relevant experience in the clinical imaging setting.

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for full details regarding this post.

When completing your application please ensure that you clearly demonstrate how you meet the role criteria.

Please also note this vacancy is banded dependent upon applicants experience relevant to this post. The banding of the successful applicant/s will start at Band 6 unless applicants meet the necessary threshold of skills and experience required to start on Band 7.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • (Band 6 & 7) Honours degree in Physical Science at 1st or 2(i) level or equivalent
  • (Band 6 & 7) Postgraduate degree in Medical Physics or relevant subject area
  • (Band 6) Registration with the Health Professions Council as a clinical scientist (or working towards imminent registration for appointment at band 6) with MRI (INIR) physics as area of specialty


Desirable

  • (Band 6 & 7) PhD or equivalent level of knowledge/expertise in Magnetic Resonance Imaging Physics
  • (Band 6 & 7) Associate/Full Member of IPEM or other equivalent professional body


Experience

Essential

  • (Band 6 & 7) Magnetic Resonance, including the direct provision of clinical services, with a good track record of scientific activity and proven ability
  • (Band 6 & 7) Knowledge of the legislation, standards and guidelines relevant to the practice of Magnetic Resonance
  • (Band 6 & 7) Competence in scientific computing and IT
  • (Band 6 & 7) An understanding of clinical governance and its relevance to Magnetic Resonance


Desirable

  • (Band 6 & 7) Experience in implementation of quality standards and development of standard operating procedures and protocols
  • (Band 6 & 7) Experience in staff training and teaching on formal courses
  • (Band 6 & 7) Experience in clinical audit processes
  • (Band 6 & 7) Experience in research resulting in presentation of results via written scientific papers in peer reviewed journals and oral presentation at approved scientific meetings
  • (Band 7) Post registration experience supporting clinical MRI Imaging Department


Skills/Aptitudes

Essential

  • (Band 6 & 7) Good communication skills, including ability to communicate complex information and advice on any of the wide range of topics covered in the Job Description to non-specialists from junior staff up to senior management level and to patients.
  • (Band 6 & 7) Computing skills relevant to image processing of MRI scans
  • (Band 6 & 7) Ability to use and design word processing, database and other specialist software computerised packages and use and develop spreadsheet applications.
  • (Band 6 & 7) Ability to exercise own initiative when dealing with issues within own areas of competence
  • (Band 6 & 7) Expert ability in numerical and analytical skills.
  • (Band 6 & 7) Ability to concentrate intensely for long periods of time, often when subject to external distraction, and in an unpredictable working pattern.
  • (Band 6 & 7) Good organisational and management skills
  • (Band 6 & 7) Good problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • (Band 6 & 7) Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team and where appropriate to lead by example
  • (Band 6 & 7) Highly motivated and with ability to motivate others


Other Factors

Essential

  • (Band 6 & 7) Willing to occasionally work outside of core hours to access equipment.
  • (Band 6 & 7) Possess a UK applicable driving licence and have access to own transport
  • (Band 6 & 7) Able and willing to travel, alone or with other members of staff, to external sites in the region and occasionally elsewhere in the UK.


Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Royal Hallamshire Hospital

Glossop Road

Sheffield

S10 2JF

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190-7697-DIR

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