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Clinical Scientist Healthcare Scientist Specialist Band 8A

Employer
United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Location
Lincoln
Salary
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
26 Jul 2024

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Profession
Healthcare scientist, Clinical scientist
Grade
Band 8A
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are seeking to appoint a clinical scientist specialist and Radiation Protection Adviser (RPA) for ionising imagingfor the Trust.

Main duties of the job

The post holder's main role will be providing expert advice on safety, QA and imaging protocols for medical equipment emitting ionising radiation, including dose optimisation. The post holder will have the opportunity to participate in radiation protection services for both ionising and non-ionising, including ultrasound and MRI.

The successful candidate will join a friendly team of scientists and technologists providing comprehensive diagnostic radiology and radiation protection support to users of radiation. All staff within the team are encouraged to contribute towards the development of the service and the introduction of new imaging technologies and techniques. The department actively encourages scientific development and professional activities. You will need excellent communication and organisational skills, together with a demonstrable ability to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team. The post holder will be based at Lincoln and be able to travel to other hospitals in the area.

About us

Our Trust is situated in the beautiful county of Lincolnshire and is one of the biggest acute hospital trusts in England, serving a population of more than 700,000 people. We provide acute and specialist services to people in Lincolnshire and neighbouring counties. We have an annual income of �643 million (20/21) and we employ nearly 8,500 people.

Our Board have recently agreed a new vision statement - Outstanding Care Personally Delivered - stating their ambition for our Trust to be among the best.

We also have a five year Integrated Improvement Plan setting out how we will achieve our strategic objectives, for patients, services, people and partners, the last recognising that our future success depends on our ability to ensure the Lincolnshire healthcare system is successful in achieving its ambition to help people live healthier lives and provide care closer to where people live.

Our latest CQC report increased our ratings for being effective and well-led from 'Requires Improvement' to 'Good'. Our rating for caring remained as 'Good'.

This is in recognition of the huge amount of work that our amazing staff have done to improve the quality of care for our patients in recent years.

We are committed to helping our staff balance their work and home lives and ensure they feel supported, valued and appreciated.

Job description

Job responsibilities

What should you do next?

Have a look at the job description, and if you like what you see, then apply today. Dont miss this fantastic opportunity to work with a great team in a supportive environment within a great institution. Your NHS needs you!

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • MSc in Medical Physics or equivalent plus further specialist training
  • HCPC registration as a clinical scientist
  • RPA certification with RPA2000 and competence to advice on diagnostic radiology


Desirable

  • Fellowship of IPEM
  • MPE certification
  • RWA certification
  • LPA certification
  • RPA competence to advise on radiotherapy or nuclear medicine


Previous Experience

Essential

  • Evidence of experience at post registration level as a Clinical Scientist in radiation protection and radiological physics


Desirable

  • Experience of ionising radiation, including work within diagnostic radiology and work with radioactive substances
  • Experience in the provision of a medical physics service
  • Experience in business planning
  • Experience of budget management


Knowledge, skills, aptitudes

Essential

  • Extensive specialist knowledge of radiological physics
  • Ability to communicate scientific concepts to other staff
  • Ability to work with other staff in different disciplines
  • Good organisational skills


Desirable

  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Range of IT skills including image analysis and DICOM tools


Other requirements

Essential

  • Knowledge of radiation protection legislation in healthcare and biomedical research
  • Ability to use own initiative


Employer details

Employer name

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Address

Lincoln County Hospital

Greetwell Rd

Lincoln

LN2 5QY

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357-LN-487-24

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