We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated Clinical scientist to join our Radiation protection group. As a key member of the team you will help provide professional support to Trust departments and client organisations.
Radiation protection group is an expanding group within the Medical physics department. Our role is to support the Trust and clients in ionising and non-ionising radiation protection and diagnostic radiology physics. The group currently supports a large teaching hospital, two district general hospitals, a large community hospital and various smaller establishments including vets and dentists across Hampshire and the Channel Islands. We work closely with Trust departments using X-ray, radioactive materials, lasers and UV systems. We are also actively working with our MES partner to install a wide range of new X-ray equipment at the moment.
The Band 7 clinical scientist role covers all areas of the groups activity including performance testing X-ray, laser and ultrasound equipment, working with clinical staff on X-ray optimisation projects, training a variety of staff groups in radiation safety and auditing compliance with IRR, IRMER and EPR regulations. Whilst Band 7s are expected to be competent in all areas, there is also opportunity to specialise. We are a research active department and encourage staff to pursue their own research interests where these align with our department goals.
Ideally you will have experience of working in the areas described above and will be a clinical scientist registered with HCPC. Candidates close to completing registration will be considered for appointment. Anyone with a strong scientific background in diagnostic radiology physics and excellent interpersonal and communication skills is encouraged to apply.
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) is one of England's largest acute teaching trusts. We've recently been rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey we ranked seventh in the country for staff engagement, and fourth best nationally for our proportion of staff saying that they would recommend the hospital as a place to work or to receive care
Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep.
The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.
Closing date for applications Sunday 21 October.
Interviews for this post will take place on Wednesday 31 October
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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Ben Johnson, Head of Radiation Protection
023 8120 6882v