Principal Clinical Scientist (Diagnostic Radiology & Non-Ionising)

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

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Job summary

We are looking for a adaptable scientist to join our team. We have a large team of Healthcare Scientists across all levels, and have a proven track record of provision of training and investing in staff to fulfil their career ambitions. Radiation Physics provides expert advice on diagnostic radiology, non-ionising physics, nuclear medicine physics, radiation protection and radioactive waste management to the Trust and a number of healthcare organisations in the public and private sector across Kent, London and South East England.

You will provide expert scientific and technical advice in non-ionising radiation and diagnostic radiology physics to the Trust and other healthcare providers. They will also be responsible for the development of our non-ionising radiation quality assurance programs.

It is envisaged that you will spend approximately 60% of your time supporting our non-ionising radiation service and 40% in diagnostic radiology physics.

Appointment at Band 7 for candidate with HCPC registration but no MPE will be considered.

A Relocation Package up to the value of £5000 may be offered to the successful candiate- Subject to Eligibility.

Main duties of the job

You will need to be a clear communicator, organised and flexible because you will be providing expert radiation physics advice and services to a multiplicity of users across a number of organisations - all withcompeting priorities.

You will specialise in non-ionising radiation and diagnostic radiology but you will also be supported to qualify as an RPA if this is something you would like to do.

We encourage applicants with less experience to apply as training may be provided, subject to an amended job description and banding.

You will join a friendly, supportive, multi-disciplinary team of scientific, clinical and technical experts working across the Trust and with other healthcare organisations to provide a comprehensive radiation physics service.

We are accredited as a workplace provider for HSST and would welcome applicants interested in joining this program.

About us

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is a large acute hospital Trust in the county of Kent.

The Trust provides a full range of general hospital services and some areas of specialist complex care to around 760,000 people living in the south part of West Kent and the north part of East Sussex.

The Trust's core catchment areas are Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells and their surrounding boroughs. We work from two main clinical sites: Maidstone Hospital and Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury. Tunbridge Wells Hospital opened in 2011 and provides single rooms with en-suites for all in-patients - the first of its kind in the country.

We employ more than 7,000 full and part-time staff in a huge range of clinical and non-clinical roles across both of our hospital sites.

Would you like to work flexibly? In the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement.

Date posted

10 June 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 8a

Salary

£50,952 to £57,349 a year per annum pro rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

359-6086541-T1-B

Job locations

Maidstone

Maidstone Hospital

Maidstone

ME16 9QQ


Job description

Job responsibilities

Once your pre-employment checks have been completed you will be contacted by Recruitment to arrange your start date which will be in line with one of our Corporate Inductions.

Please note that appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Check atEnhanced Level. (Enhanced level now includes regulated checks against vulnerable adults and children).

At MTW, we seek to develop a culture where everyone can reach their full potential with opportunities to grow and develop their career. We recognise and value the unique contributions that each of our staff bring, delivering the best quality care and service to our patients. We are committed to being a diverse employer and strive to reflect everyone in our local communities. We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences and celebrate the diversity of thought, viewpoints and ideas that will make our Trust the best place to work.

We support our staff with disabilities to ensure they have the adjustments they need to be the best they can be in the workplace.Collaborating with Access to Work means that our staff are assessed by experts in the workplace and we ensure that their recommendations are implemented as quickly as possible. You can find out more here: Access to Work: get support if you have a disability or health condition: What Access to Work is - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Interview Date: To be confirmed.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Once your pre-employment checks have been completed you will be contacted by Recruitment to arrange your start date which will be in line with one of our Corporate Inductions.

Please note that appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Check atEnhanced Level. (Enhanced level now includes regulated checks against vulnerable adults and children).

At MTW, we seek to develop a culture where everyone can reach their full potential with opportunities to grow and develop their career. We recognise and value the unique contributions that each of our staff bring, delivering the best quality care and service to our patients. We are committed to being a diverse employer and strive to reflect everyone in our local communities. We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences and celebrate the diversity of thought, viewpoints and ideas that will make our Trust the best place to work.

We support our staff with disabilities to ensure they have the adjustments they need to be the best they can be in the workplace.Collaborating with Access to Work means that our staff are assessed by experts in the workplace and we ensure that their recommendations are implemented as quickly as possible. You can find out more here: Access to Work: get support if you have a disability or health condition: What Access to Work is - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Interview Date: To be confirmed.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • 1st or 2nd class Honours degree in physics or a relevant subject
  • Relevant accredited MSc or higher degree
  • HCPC registration as a Clinical Scientist
  • RPA2000 certification as a Medical Physics Expert in DR
  • RPA2000 certification as an LPA (or working towards within next 12-months)

Desirable

  • Certification as a Radiation Protection Adviser
  • Working towards certification as an Medical Physics Expert

Experience / Knowledge

Essential

  • Expert knowledge of ultrasound and laser radiation.
  • In depth knowledge of radiology physics.
  • High level of understanding of patient and staff risks arising from ionising and non-ionising radiation.
  • High level of understanding of patient and staff risks arising from equipment failure.
  • In-depth understanding of relevant legislation, national standards, professional and other guidelines (CAORW, IRR2017, IR(ME)R, ISO 9001, RIDDOR, NAIR, COSHH, EPR, MHRA guidance, ADR Transport Regulations for example).

Desirable

  • Specialist Knowledge of MRI
  • Specialist knowledge of UV
  • Experience of teaching and training others
  • Working knowledge of QMS
  • Understanding of HR policies and procedures

Skills / Attributes

Essential

  • Able to act as a Trust expert in areas of specialist expertise and communicate to all grades of Trust employees and management.
  • Able to write complex information in an accurate and concise way.
  • Able to present scientific papers at national and international conferences.
  • Able to train groups of other professional staff.
  • Able to deliver teaching and training on complex subjects.
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • 1st or 2nd class Honours degree in physics or a relevant subject
  • Relevant accredited MSc or higher degree
  • HCPC registration as a Clinical Scientist
  • RPA2000 certification as a Medical Physics Expert in DR
  • RPA2000 certification as an LPA (or working towards within next 12-months)

Desirable

  • Certification as a Radiation Protection Adviser
  • Working towards certification as an Medical Physics Expert

Experience / Knowledge

Essential

  • Expert knowledge of ultrasound and laser radiation.
  • In depth knowledge of radiology physics.
  • High level of understanding of patient and staff risks arising from ionising and non-ionising radiation.
  • High level of understanding of patient and staff risks arising from equipment failure.
  • In-depth understanding of relevant legislation, national standards, professional and other guidelines (CAORW, IRR2017, IR(ME)R, ISO 9001, RIDDOR, NAIR, COSHH, EPR, MHRA guidance, ADR Transport Regulations for example).

Desirable

  • Specialist Knowledge of MRI
  • Specialist knowledge of UV
  • Experience of teaching and training others
  • Working knowledge of QMS
  • Understanding of HR policies and procedures

Skills / Attributes

Essential

  • Able to act as a Trust expert in areas of specialist expertise and communicate to all grades of Trust employees and management.
  • Able to write complex information in an accurate and concise way.
  • Able to present scientific papers at national and international conferences.
  • Able to train groups of other professional staff.
  • Able to deliver teaching and training on complex subjects.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

Address

Maidstone

Maidstone Hospital

Maidstone

ME16 9QQ


Employer's website

https://www.mtw.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

Address

Maidstone

Maidstone Hospital

Maidstone

ME16 9QQ


Employer's website

https://www.mtw.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Head of Radiation Physics

Katy Fleckney

katy.fleckney@nhs.net

01622226151

Date posted

10 June 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 8a

Salary

£50,952 to £57,349 a year per annum pro rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

359-6086541-T1-B

Job locations

Maidstone

Maidstone Hospital

Maidstone

ME16 9QQ


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