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Principal Medical Physicist

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience pro rata pa
Closing date
6 Aug 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are lookingfor an enthusiastic Clinical Scientist to act as Principal Medical Physicist in the Nuclear Medicine department. You will provide general scientific support for Molecular Radiotherapy and Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine services alongside other members of the Nuclear Medicine Physicsteam. You will act as one of the Medical Physics Experts (MPE) in Nuclear Medicine under the IRMER regulations.

Main duties of the job

You will act as an MPE in Nuclear Medicine and play a key role in the day to day running of the Molecular Radiotherapy service. You will be part of a small team of Nuclear Medicine Physics staff and help to supervise junior members of the team. The post-holder will also work closely with the Principal Clinical Technologist and ARSAC licence holders.

There are potential opportunities to be involved in a range of development activities, including reporting and Radiopharmacy, depending on the experience and interests of the candidate.

The Nuclear Medicine Service sits with the Imaging Business Unit at UHDB and is progressive and friendly. It provides a full range of diagnostic imaging and non-imaging studies along with a number of molecular radiotherapy treatments. The department has modern facilities with three gamma cameras, two with SPECT-CT, and its own dedicated Radiopharmacy manufacturing unit. There are also plans to install a new gamma camera with diagnostic CT capacity in the next 12 months.

The department has a strong track record of developing and training staff and therefore we would welcome applications from candidates who might not fully meet the job specification as yet, but have the energy and enthusiasm to develop into the role. In this case, we would consider appointing at a lower grade if required, such as Band 7 or B8a Annex 21 depending on experience.

Closing Date: 6 August 2024

Interview Date: 20 August 2024

About us

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:
  • Development opportunities, both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • Staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts:
  • We see on average 4810 OP appointments a day.
  • We are the 4 th busiest Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients department in England - an average of 2077 per week.
  • An average of 1115 patients are seen in A& Es across our network every day - 3rd largest in the country.
  • Our hospitals admit an average of 195 emergency patients daily.
  • Last year we undertook almost 33,700 planned surgical operations in our 57 operating theatres.
  • We are one of only 7 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres.
  • We carry out more than 140 elective procedures each working day.
  • UHDB is a research active University Hospital with a large and varied portfolio of clinical trials and research opportunities for all staff.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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The department is keen to hear from candidates seeking to develop their career in Nuclear Medicine and work with them in a flexible and supportive way in achieving this.

Person Specification



  • HCPC as Clinical Scientist
  • BSc/MSc Physics or Medical Physics



  • Experience of working in Nuclear Medicine as a Clinical Scientist
  • Knowledge and experience of applying IRMER2017 and IRR2017 in nuclear medicine
  • Experience in Quality Assurance of Nuclear Medicine equipment


  • Evidence of working at MPE level in Diagnostic/Therapeutic Nuclear Medicine
  • Experience in Radionuclide therapy and dosimetry

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Derby Hospital

Uttoxeter Road


DE22 3NE

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