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Nuclear Medicine Therapy Lead, Band 7

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting time to join the Nuclear Medicine team at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, as we have received the financial backing to be able to expand the Therapy and Radiopharmacy teams. This role is looking for an enthusiastic and proactive person to lead the Therapy Team, which sits as part of the wider Nuclear Medicine department. Part of this interesting leadership role includes providing practical support to the Radiopharmacy dispensing rota, with both teams working in close collaboration.

Working hours Monday to Friday 0730-1530 hours, with occasional weekend on call.

The proposed interview date is: 7th August

Main duties of the job

- To lead and be responsible for the safe running and management of Nuclear Medicine Therapy, taking into consideration the holistic needs of the patient and staffing skill mix.

- To deliver treatments as an operator under IR(ME)R 17.

- To be the appointed Radiation Protection Supervision under IRR17 for the department.

- To manage the storage and disposal of waste in accordance with EPR(16)

- To ensure that accurate capture of data from the treatment of patients both for Radiation Protection, Trending and Business Information.

- The post holder will have the responsibility to co-ordinate with Radiopharmacy manager to help support Radiopharmaceutical production.

- To provide training to staff both within or outside of the department.

- Perform Staff appraisals.

- The post holder will have influence over the non-pay budget and will be responsible for authorising purchases of radiopharmaceutical.

About us

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the largest employer in the county and with over 8,000 staff, we are one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK. We offer a generous annual leave allowance, discounts for local shops, restaurants and services, access to our health and well-being hub, access to our two on-site nurseries, flexible working options, discounted public transport, reward and recognition schemes, exercise and activity classes and membership to our popular hospital choir. Both hospitals are located in the city centres.

Gloucestershire NHS Foundation Trust is following a Strategic Vision on the Journey towards Outstanding . Our Radiopharmacy embodies this vision and we are looking for a motivated, dynamic person to support this vision. Our Radiopharmacy operates from 7:30 to 3:30 and works under Section 10 of Cheltenham General Pharmacy Licences. We have a strong working relationship with Pharmacy, Radiology and Oncology.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Key Results Area

1. Lead a team inclusively and to encourage the contribution of all team members and support them in a complex environment.

2. Provide specialist advice in all areas of Nuclear Medicine Therapy including facilities, equipment and Radiopharmaceuticals.

3. Prepare procedures/protocols/competencies documentation for different Nuclear Medicine treatments.

4. Work with Medical Physics to ensure there is maintenance of equipment and facilities.

5. Supervision and participation in the treatment of Iodine-131, Radium-223 patients.

6. Be responsible for Imaging of Therapy Patients

7. Be responsible for providing GFR tests. This includes: coordination of the service for timely delivery with the correct skill mix supervision and participation checking and reporting results.

8. Participate in the development of the service to introduce new treatments.

9. To attend internal and external meetings on behalf of the Trust and feedback actions to the Nuclear Medicine leadership team.

10. To participate in scientific problem solving and troubleshooting problems.

11. To provide and sign off competency training for the team. Perform annual appraisals for the team.

12. To perform the role of Radiation Protection Supervisor, including writing Local Rules and Risk Assessment following the advice from the Trust Radiation Protection Adviser to comply with the Ionising Radiations Regulations (2017)

13. The post holder will be an operator as defined by the Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations (2017).

14. Manage the ordering, storage and the waste disposal in accordance with site permit to comply with Environmental Permitting Regulation (2016), taking guidance from the Radiation Waste Adviser

15. Provide training for stakeholder staff groups.

16. Participate in the Radiopharmacy Rota as part of Contingency Planning to maintain staff resilience across the department.

Please see attached Job Description for more information.

Person Specification



  • Relevant scientific BSc or equivalent
  • HCPC Radiographer registration OR RCT registration for Nuclear Medicine or Radiotherapy
  • Leadership Training



  • Extensive years' senior work experience in Nuclear Medicine or Radiotherapy

Knowledge and Skills


  • Demonstrates good working knowledge of Radiation Protection
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft packages
  • Ability to manage own work and team work
  • Ability to establish good working relationships with staff in and outside of the department.


  • Ability to deliver presentations or tutorials
  • Demonstrates knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practice



  • Enthusiastic and self-aware
  • Creative and Flexible
  • Resilient under pressure
  • Team focused
  • Reliable, Adaptable and Dependable

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Cheltenham General Hospital


GL53 7AN

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