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Apprentice Medical Physics Technologist

Job Reference: 387-DT-1849-HP

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
Diagnostic Radiology Physics and Radiation Protection
Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol
£17,787 - £23,363 pa pro rata

We are offering an exciting opportunity to develop the skills to become a medical physics technologist. This will include studying healthcare science to degree level.

We provide scientific and technical support to all users of x-rays and radioactive materials within hospitals. X-rays are hazardous and their use needs to be careful monitored and regulated. For patients, the key to successful imaging is the balance between gaining the necessary information required to diagnose the disease, whilst using the lowest amount of radiation possible.

As an apprentice medical physics technologist you will

    • be involved in the provision of radiation protection services to users of ionising radiation, which will include measurements around x-ray facilities and of dose to patients and staff.
    • be involved in the performance testing of a range of imaging equipment used in the hospital

This linked progression post includes a 3 year apprenticeship, which is supported with a fully funded BSc degree program in Healthcare Science (Medical Physics) offered by the University of the West of England (UWE). This is a full time post however there is an equivalent of 1 day per week protected study leave once the course begins in September 2019.

This position will lead onto a full substantive post at Agenda for Change Band 4 within the department upon successful graduation and completion of the apprenticeship.

The successful candidate should have 120 new UCAS points including physics or chemistry, or an equivalent level of knowledge. A high level of manual dexterity and ability to use test equipment are required. Those with existing STEM degrees are not eligible.

For further information and an informal discussion, please contact Marian Thomas, Lead Clinical Technologist, 0117 3421661 or Ian Negus, Head of Radiation Science Services, 0117 3421663.

This job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. Applications will be shortlisted against the requirements of the person specification. Please provide relevant information on the online application form.

We hope to hold the interviews on the 27th March 2019

Salary increments will be annual, in line with Agenda For Change terms and conditions.

Year one £17787 (2018/19 scale)

Year two £18812 (2019/20 scale)

Year three £21142 (2020/21 scale)


For further details / informal visits contact:

Marian Thomas, Lead Clinical Technologist, 0117 3421661 or Ian Negus, Head of Radiation Science Services, 0117 3421663.

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country and the major teaching and research centre for the South West. With over 9,500 staff, over 100 different clinical services, working in nine hospitals in the centre and to the south of Bristol, we offer a wide range of careers and jobs. Together we support the delivery of excellent care to the people of Bristol and beyond.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust is an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we’re meeting our pledge.

To comply with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 all applicants must be able to speak fluent English to an appropriate standard which will be assessed at Interview.


  1. Please ensure you check your emails regularly as this is how we will communicate with you throughout the recruitment process. We may also contact you by texting the mobile number, if provided, on the application form. Due to high volumes of applications, vacancies may be closed before the closing date.
  2. As a guide interviews should usually take place within 3 weeks of the closing date.
  3. When providing employment reference details, please provide correct work related email addresses so references can be sought promptly when we are looking to progress your application. Your referee must all be known to you in a line manager or professional lead capacity.
  4. All staff identified as AT-RISK who meets the requirements of the post will be prioritised accordingly. Priority will initially be given to University Hospital Bristol employees.
  5. The Trust uses the recruitment platform TRAC systems to administer all stages of the recruitment process meaning that information in regard to shortlisting will not be communicated via NHS Jobs.

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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.

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