We have a unique opportunity for a permanent Band 8B Clinical Scientist in Nuclear Medicine Physics at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS). We are looking for a dynamic and ambitious scientist to act as a Deputy Lead and Medical Physics Expert in our growing Nuclear Medicine Physics team.
ABOUT THE TEAM
The successful candidate will work as a member of a friendly team of clinical scientists responsible for the medical physics provision of work with unsealed radioactive substances, primarily at UHS, and on occasion support outside centres.
Southampton has an Imaging Infrastructure Support Service partnership with Siemens Healthcare, which saw over a 130 imaging systems replaced and our radiology services expanded. For molecular imaging, two new SPECT/CT systems were recently put in operation in the Nuclear Medicine Department. PET/CT services are provided on site by Alliance Medical with MPE and RPA support from UHS Medical Physics.
You can read an overview of the main duties of the role in the section below: Job Description and Main Responsibilities.
To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents attached.
As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.
We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.
Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.
WHAT YOU’LL DO
You will help lead, support and develop our clinical services, particularly our expanding Molecular Radiotherapy (MRT) service and also to contribute to the group’s growing involvement in diagnostic and molecular radiotherapy research. This new role is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to help deliver and develop Nuclear Medicine services at Southampton and the surrounding areas.
We offer the successful candidate flexible working hours, with the potential for a mixture of on-site and remote working. We provide ongoing development opportunities with involvement in research, academic and clinical teaching and supervision, encouraging continuous professional development.
The clinical services we support provide a wide range of diagnostic imaging and non-imaging procedures. We also support a range of radionuclide therapies in outpatient or inpatient basis and we are a European Neuroendocrine Tumours Centre of Excellence.
In addition to our imaging facilities, Southampton also recently invested in a new radiopharmacy facility, which serves multiple regional Nuclear Medicine departments and also holds a Manufacturer’s Authorisation for Investigational Medicinal Products from the MHRA. These facilities, and the expertise of the radiopharmacy group, allow us to pursue a wide-range of clinical trial work, including the development and translation of novel radiotracers, currently focussed on neurological, respiratory and molecular radiotherapy. This is an excellent opportunity to join a collaborative group of clinical scientists with strong links to the University of Southampton.
WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR
You must be State Registered Clinical Scientist and ideally certified Medical Physics Expert for Nuclear Medicine physics services. You’ll be committed in wanting to help lead development of both clinical services and that of our growing team. It is anticipated that you will have in depth knowledge of current practice in diagnostic and therapeutic Nuclear Medicine and experience of providing complex scientific advice. Experience of practical Radiation Protection and radionuclide therapy dosimetry are also essential. On occasion, you will be expected to travel between customers by car and ferry / plane.
Candidates expecting to obtain the required level of experience imminently (or with experience over and above that asked for) are invited and encouraged to get in touch to discuss their potential contribution and development within the team.
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.