007148 Principal Nuclear Medicine Physicist (Clinical Scientist) - Medical Physics
The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

Job reference: 007148

Location: The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

Job closing date: 29/10/2019

Job posted date: 15/10/2019

Salary: Band 8A (£45,446 - £51,883)

Employment type: Permanent

Job Type: Healthcare Sciences

Hours of work: 37.5

Department: Nuclear Medicine Physics

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Lothian

We are looking to appoint an HCPC Registered Clinical Scientist (AfC Band 8A) within the Nuclear Medicine Physics Section of the Department of Medical Physics, NHS Lothian.

You will join a team of 6.5 physicists providing physics support to Nuclear Medicine and related activities throughout the region. At present standard Nuclear Medicine imaging is undertaken on 6 gamma cameras (3 SPECT/CT) on 4 sites in NHS Lothian; this includes paediatric imaging at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children. PET/CT is provided on a separate site as part of a joint NHS Lothian / University of Edinburgh initiative. Nuclear Medicine therapies and laboratory studies, together with the Lothian DEXA service (supported by Clinical Technologists) are provided from within the Nuclear Medicine Physics section at the Western General Hospital. The department also provides physics support to services in Fife and Borders.

You will be involved in commissioning the new Royal Hospital for Sick Children and Young People on the same site as the Royal Infirmary, at Little France. This will include commissioning of SPECT-CT and associated equipment and ensuring suitable protocols for a new working dynamic are established.  You will be involved in the establishment of a gallium service at the Edinburgh Imaging Facility (EIF-QMRI).  You will be involved in delivering the therapeutic nuclear medicine service pan Lothian.  You will have a strong background in legislation and compliance with the radiation regulations.

This is an exciting opportunity for a Nuclear Medicine Physicist looking to progress their career working in a major teaching centre with excellent opportunities for research and development. You will be a recognised Medical Physics Expert (MPE).  Candidates who are not currently MPEs will be considered for appointment if they are close to certification via RPA2000.

Edinburgh is a beautiful and thriving city within easy reach of Scotland’s mountains, hills and glens. It regularly polls as one of the best places to live.  Recent accolades include being voted ‘The UK’s most attractive city to live and work’ by the Royal Mail (2018), ‘Best British City’ by the Telegraph Travel Awards (2017) and as 2nd in the world for quality of life by Deutsche Bank (2017).

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to Vicky Bassett-Smith on 0131 537 2156 or by e-mail to Victoria.Bassett-Smith@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk.


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