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Head of Nuclear Medicine

Job Reference: 358-3458005-SR

University Hospitals of Leicester
Nuclear Medicine
LRI, Leicester
£78,192 - £90,387 pa

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University Hospitals of Leicester

Medical Physics Department

Clinical Support and Imaging Clinical Management Group

Head of Nuclear Medicine

Band 8d

The University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust is one of the largest Trusts in the country and we are looking for an extremely talented, enthusiastic and highly motivated individual to act as Head of Nuclear Medicine within the Department of Medical Physics and to provide clear and innovative leadership to their staff.

The post holder will have extensive experience in all areas of Nuclear Medicine, proven management and leadership skills and will act as a Medical Physics Expert (MPE). Registration as a Radiation Protection Advisor (RPA) and/or Radioactive Waste Advisor (RWA) is highly desirable.

The Nuclear Medicine service is provided over 2 sites, the Leicester Royal Infirmary and the Glenfield Hospital, and covers a wide range of diagnostic tests and therapeutic services (approximately 7,000 studies per year). There are 4 gamma cameras, 1 dedicated cardiac, 2 others with CT capability and the 3rd is due for replacement with hybrid CT in the next financial year. There is an onsite Radiopharmacy at the Leicester Royal Infirmary, which also supplies the Glenfield Hospital. The molecular radiotherapy service has expanded in recent years and includes Lu-177 Dotatate therapy, iodine ablation therapy, thyrotoxicosis therapy and Xofigo. The department participates in a number of clinical research trials and works with clinicians and colleagues across the Trust to provide a forward looking and responsive service.

PET-CT is provided at the Glenfield site by Alliance Medical Ltd for which UHL provide RPA, RWA and MPE services.

Leicester is a vibrant multicultural city with good transport links and is within easy reach of the Peak District countryside and London by train.

For further information or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Mark Norton, General Manager for Medical Physics 0116 258 6793, email


For further details / informal visits contact:

NameMark NortonJob titleGeneral ManagerEmail number0116 258 6793

Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

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UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS)

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COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-UK candidates may not be appointed if the Trust is unable to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements or there is a appointable applicant who already holds the right to work in the UK.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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