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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 11/03/2021.

Trainee Healthcare Scientist Medical Physics - Route 2 NM

Job Reference: 082-STP-MP-NUCMED-0221

Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW)
Nuclear Medicine Physics
Glan Clwyd Hospital, Bodelwyddan
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum

Established on 1 October 2018, Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) is the only Special Health Authority within NHS Wales. We sit alongside Health Boards and Trusts, and have a leading role in the education, training, development, and shaping of the healthcare workforce in Wales, in order to ensure high-quality care for the people of Wales.

Our key functions include:

  • Working closely with partners and key stakeholders, and planning ahead to ensure the health and care workforce meets the needs of the NHS and people of Wales, now and in the future;
  • Being a reputable source of information and intelligence on the Welsh health and care workforce;
  • Commissioning, designing, and delivering high-quality, value for money education and training, in line with standards;
  • Using education, training, and development to encourage and facilitate career progression;
  • Supporting education, training, and service regulation by playing a key role in representing Wales, and working closely with regulators;
  • Developing the healthcare leaders of today and the future;
  • Providing opportunities for the health and care workforce to develop new skills;
  • Promoting health and care careers in Wales, and Wales as a place to live;
  • Supporting the professional workforce and organisation development profession with Wales;
  • Continuously improving what we do and how we do it.

For more information on this vacancy please contact the recruiting manager, who will be pleased to discuss their employment opportunity with you.

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The organisation also reserves the right to close a vacancy early or withdraw an advertisement at any stage of the process, to enable internal staff requiring to be redeployed in suitable roles.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

NHS Wales – Trainee Clinical Scientist (Route 2) - Nuclear Medicine Physics

Exciting opportunities to use your science degree for patient and public benefit

Earn a competitive salary through a 3 year, full-time, nationally recognised training programme (IPEM Route 2)

Starting salary will be on the first point of Band 6 on a 3 year fixed term contract.

The NHS in Wales is offering a salaried post-graduate training post for a high calibre science graduate who is passionate about science and its role in patient care in the field of Nuclear Medicine Physics. Please note that this post is open only to those who have been awarded or who are currently undertaking a recognised MSc in Medical Radiation Physics or equivalent

The successful candidate will follow the Route 2 IPEM pathway which will lead to HCPC registration as a Clinical Scientist. Further details are available from .

The successful candidate will be based in North Wales in the Medical Physics Department at Glan Clwyd Hospital in Bodelwyddan and employed by Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board for the duration of their training. There will also be some travel expected in order to attend other training centres, sites at which services are provided or workshops.

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) is the largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of health and hospital services for a population of around 700,000 across North Wales. Visit the following website for further information.

The Medical Physics Department provides a wide range of services including radiotherapy physics, radiation physics, radioisotope physics, clinical engineering and electro biomedical engineering (EBME). The successful candidate would be based in the Radioisotope Physics Section which is directly involved with delivery of radionuclide therapy and the provision of scientific support and radiation protection advice to other departments using radioactive substances. These include Radiology, which currently has 3 nuclear medicine departments with SPECT-CT scanners and is planning a PET-CT system in the 2-3 years, Radiopharmacy departments, Oncology, Surgery and R&D.

On completion of training, prospects for permanent employment within Wales are excellent. For individuals with aptitude and commitment there are opportunities to progress through the career pathway to Consultant Clinical Scientist. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals who are motivated to pursue their career in Medical Physics within Wales. This HEIW fully funded programme is equivalent to that of the STP programme in England.

Further information about the careers available in the Physical Sciences and Biomedical Engineering can be found at the following NHS Careers website:

The Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine is the professional body for UK medical physicists and clinical engineers and the following website may be useful.


Informal visits are encouraged and these should be arranged with Dr Julian Macdonald (

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.


Interviews will be held remotely between 12th and 23rd April 2021

Closing date for applications for all posts: 11th March 2021

For further details / informal visits contact:

Informal visits are encouraged and these should be arranged with Dr Julian Macdonald (

It is essential that your application demonstrates how you meet the job description / person specification for this post.

To work in the UK, all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship to obtain either a Health and Care visa or Skilled Worker visa, unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply should self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship by visiting Work in the UK. If you are eligible for the Health and Care visa, application costs are lower and you do not need to pay the annual Immigration Health Surcharge.

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