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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/09/2020.

Lead Clinical Scientist - Nuclear Medicine

Job Reference: 361-MV-2542777-A

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
Nuclear Medicine
Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, Northwood
£53,168 - £62,001 pa + High Cost Area Supplement

At East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust we are proud of the range of services we provide. As a result, we need amazing people to help us deliver these services and provide excellent care to our community.

Our benefits

We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:

  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants
  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service)
  • A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave
  • Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme
  • NHS Car Lease scheme and Cycle to Work scheme
  • An extensive range of learning and development opportunities
  • Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping, motoring, cinema and finance through a of providers

Are you looking for a new challenge within an amazing team?

If so, come and join us as a Lead Clinical Scientist here in our dedicated Nuclear Medicine Team at the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, situated in a pleasant residential area on the borders of the Home Counties and only a short tube ride into Central London.

Who are we?

We are a multi-professional team of clinical scientists, radiographers/clinical technologists, radiologists, trainee healthcare scientists, nuclear medicine assistants and an administrator. Whilst each role is very different, we all share one vision – we put our patients at the heart of the outstanding care we provide and we’re now looking for someone who shares our values and who can help develop the service even further.

We provide a clinical service comprising diagnostic imaging, in-vitro studies and radionuclide therapies, including iodine-131 and radium-223. We have a dedicated two room annex within the Cancer Centre for therapy which is managed by Nuclear Medicine. The department operates a licensed radiopharmacy that provides radiopharmaceuticals daily to a number of other nuclear medicine departments. We are about to install a SPECT/CT imaging system and it is expected that this will be operational at the end of the year.

In addition to involvement in the clinical nuclear medicine service, this role will lead a small team of clinical scientists who deliver radiation protection services and scientific support to East & North Hertfordshire NHS Trust and other healthcare providers and academic organisations who use radioactive sources in North West London, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire. We work closely with our clinical scientist colleagues from the Radiation Protection Department who provide radiation protection services and scientific support to diagnostic radiology departments. We also work closely with the Paul Strickland Scanner Centre which is situated on the same site.

We hold accreditation for the National School of Healthcare Science as a training centre and are proud of the high standard of training of our healthcare scientists on a range of national and other accredited training programs and this role will lead on training within the department.

What are we looking for?

An experienced Clinical Scientist, you’ll hold all the relevant and appropriate registrations and experience in this field. We are also looking for someone to be able to act as MPE in Nuclear Medicine and who holds accreditation as a Radiation Protection Advisor and Radioactive Waste Advisor, as well as have experience of working at this level. However, if you are intending to submit a portfolio for RPA/RWA accreditation in the next twelve months, we would also love to hear from you as we would be happy to consider a developmental role – we have a wealth of opportunities that would help you achieve this.

Lastly, but just as important, we want someone who shares our Trust values and our passion in what we do!

This may well be an ideal step up for someone who is working at band 8A level and we would provide you with all the relevant experience and training to progress into your new role.

What can we offer you?

  • As well as being part of our amazing team, we can also offer you: Up to three month’s rent paid, plus support in helping you find suitable accommodation and settle in
  • A variety of working patterns to suit – we are happy to consider flexible arrangements that will enable you to carry out the role on a full time basis
  • A fantastic leadership and development pathway programme that provides a wide range of tailored opportunities for leaders and aspiring leaders at all stages of their career
  • A wealth of opportunities to gain experience and add to your portfolio due to the large number of healthcare and academic organisations who we support with RPA, RWA and MPE services
  • The chance to retain direct patient contact as part of the clinical nuclear medicine team, striking a great balance
  • An opportunity to register for the Higher Specialist Scientist Training (HSST) training program (subject to selection at national interview and a commissioned training post being available)

Want to know more?

Let us tell you more about our exciting service and what we can offer you – we would welcome a chat over the phone or a visit to the department. Contact Dr Sue Douglas, Head of Nuclear Medicine by telephone on 020 3826 2269 or by email at We would love to hear from you.

Mount Vernon Cancer Centre is a well-respected, non-surgical cancer centre based in Northwood in Middlesex – providing chemotherapy, radiotherapy and immunotherapy treatments to over 5,000 patients a year. It is currently run by East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust (ENHT) and consistently receives positive patient feedback.

We are seeking to maintain and expand the Cancer Centre staff as we move to an exciting new future.

We welcome applications from those who would relish the opportunity to be part of new and developing cancer service, building on the excellent reputation, research and patient experience the Cancer Centre already delivers.

You can find out about the recent review of services and what this means in the attached files section.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Sue Douglas

Head of Nuclear Medicine

020 3826 2269

Committed to our Community

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion for all job applicants, staff, patients and the wider community.

We are also proud to support our UK armed forces by supporting Reservists, Cadet Instructors, Veterans and military spouses/partners into employment and offering supportive policies that value their contribution to the community and to our Trust.

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