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Principal Clinical Scientist IJES-09234

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Clinical scientist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
We are advertising a Band 8A Senior Clinical Scientist post within our expanding team in the Imaging Physics and Radiation Protection group based within Oxford University NHS Foundation Trust providing services to Oxfordshire. The Group also works in collaboration with Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, with a contract is in placeto deliver Diagnostic Medical Physics services across the county of Somerset and to other service users outside Oxfordshire.

This role is a key part to help us to deliver this innovative collaboration.

The position is permanent and full-time (37.5 hours per week).

Main duties of the job

The role would suit an accredited Medical Physics Expert. We would strongly encourage development towards further Qualified Expert certification such as RPA and LPA as appropriate.

The successful candidate would work alongside a team of Scientists and Technologists to provide comprehensive scientific support in the fields of radiological imaging, supporting the use of artificial optical radiations and radiation protection services to several Trusts that include tertiary centres with large radiology and cardiology departments. The group is heavily involved in supporting academic teaching and professional training programmes and any successful candidate would be involved in this work.

About us

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trustis one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community.We call thisDelivering Compassionate Excellenceand its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence.These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via theOUH YouTube channel.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The main job role for this post is to:Support the delivery of Imaging Physics and Radiation Protection services to satellite and partnership TrustsScientific support to ethics radiation risk assessments and management of ethics research applications.Act as a Medical Physics Expert under IRMER2017Delivery of teaching and training on both internal and external courses

Person Specification



  • HCPC UK Registration as a Clinical Scientist
  • Relevant MSc or higher degree
  • Accreditation as Medical Physics Expert with RPA 2000
  • Highly developed, specialist level of theoretical and practical knowledge across the full range of working procedures and practices within diagnostic radiology physics, especially Interventional Radiology and Cardiology
  • Highly developed, specialist level of radiation research assurance processes
  • Advanced theoretical and practical knowledge of artificial optical radiations as applied to medicine to postdoctorate degree level or equivalent, including sufficient knowledge and experience to act as a safety adviser in Imaging Physics
  • Participation in the provision and development of a clinical technical service, including assessment of radiological equipment status and optimisation, patient dosimetry, and quality assurance, radiation risk assessments relating to patient or staff radiation exposures, and relating to equipment delivering radiation
  • Able to supervise projects and small groups of staff
  • Advanced theoretical and practical knowledge of relevant legislation, national standards, professional and other guidelines including: IRR17, IR(ME)R17, ISO 9001:2015, other relevant standards, professional and regulatory body reports and guidelines
  • Able to communicate highly complex information e.g. about patient examination options, equipment status or operation to other professional groups

Employer details

Employer name

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Churchill Hospital

Radiation Physics & Protection, Level 2, Cancer and Haematology Centre



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