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Senior Radioisotope and Imaging Physicist

NHS AfC: Band 7

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NHS AfC: Band 7
Fixed Term - 3 years
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
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The Royal Marsden Hospital
£42,313 - £48,515 pa inc
20/02/2020 23:59

Applications are invited for a three year fixed term, Band 7 Radioisotope Physicist in the Radioisotope Physics group of the Royal Marsden NHSFT at Sutton in Surrey. The successful candidate will join a team of clinical and research physicists providing support to the Nuclear Medicine and Radiotherapy departments of the Trust, particularly in the areas of imaging, targeted radionuclide therapy and radiation protection.

The Nuclear Medicine Department carries out over 10000 imaging procedures annually over the two Royal Marsden sites (Sutton and Chelsea). At the Sutton branch of the Trust there are two Siemens Biograph PET/CT systems and two Siemens Intevo SPECT/CT systems. At the London branch there are a Siemens Biograph Horizon PET/CT and a Philips Brightview SPECT/CT. In addition there is a network of Hermes nuclear medicine processing systems.

The trust carries out a variety of targeted radionuclide therapy administrations including Y-90 Dotatate and I-131 mIBG for neuroendocrine tumours and over 100 radioiodine treatments for thyroid cancer each year. The post-holder will have the opportunity to be involved in aspects of radionuclide therapy procedures including patient administrations and measurements, dosimetry calculations and radiation protection procedures.

The post-holder will carry out both research and development pertaining to specific research projects and also day-to-day physics support services for nuclear medicine and radiotherapy acting as an operator under the ionising radiations (medical exposure) regulations 2017 [IR(ME)R 2017]. The post-holder will rotate between these two roles. The post is primarily based at the Sutton site although it is anticipated that work could also be carried out at the Chelsea site, as well as at collaborating centres. The post holder will work in a shift pattern to support departmental service hours.

Applicants should hold a postgraduate degree in a relevant subject and will be registered with the UK Health Professionals Council or working towards registration. Good communication skills are an essential requirement of this post. Less experienced candidates will be considered for appointment at a lower grade.

The Sutton branch of the Trust is situated on the edge of the Surrey countryside within a few miles of the M25 and with fast rail links into London. There is an active Sports and Social Club on site. The Chelsea site has excellent transport links and is within easy walking distance of South Kensington tube station. A shuttle bus runs at regular intervals between the two Trust sites.


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Applicant requirements

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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Further details / informal visits contact

Iain Murray, Principle PET/CT Physicist, on 0208 661 3715, Sarah Chittenden, Deputy Head of Radioisotope Physics, on 0208 661 3288 or Glenn Flux, Head of Radioisotope Physics, on 0208 661 3485.

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01629 690825