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Principal clinical scientist (radiation protection)

Job Reference: 188-OTH1065-A

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Medical Physics
Southampton general hospital, Southampton
£ 44,606 - £50,819 pa

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated clinical scientist to join our radiation protection group as a medical physics expert. As a key member of the team you will provide professional support to trust departments and client organisations.

Radiation protection group is an expanding group within the medical physics department. Our role is to support the trust and clients in ionising and non-ionising radiation protection and diagnostic radiology physics. The group currently supports a large teaching hospital, two district general hospitals, a large community hospital and various smaller establishments including vets and dentists across Hampshire, Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands. We work closely with trust departments using X-ray, radioactive materials, lasers and UV systems. We are also actively working with our MES partner to install a wide range of new X-ray equipment.


The principal clinical scientist role focuses on MPE support in the areas of CT and interventional radiology but you may also be involved in other areas we cover. On any day you might be working with clinical staff on X-ray optimisation projects, leading X-ray equipment performance testing, auditing laser equipment, training a variety of staff groups in radiation safety or auditing compliance with IRR, IRMER and EPR regulations. We are a research active department and encourage staff to pursue their own research interests where these align with our department goals.


Ideally you will have experience of working in some or all of the areas described above and will be a clinical scientist registered with HCPC and either on the MPE register or ready to apply. Candidates close to not yet ready for MPE registration will be considered for appointment at a lower grade. Anyone with a strong scientific background in diagnostic radiology physics and excellent interpersonal and communication skills is encouraged to apply.


UHS, rated ‘Good’ by the CQC, is one of England's largest acute teaching trusts. In the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff would recommend the hospital as a place to work or to receive care.


Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep.

The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.


The closing date for applications is the 8 July


The interview date will be the 29 July


For further details / informal visits contact:

Ben Johnson, Head of Radiation Protection

023 8120 6882

Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.


We offer parking on site at UHS or through one of our park-and-ride schemes on a limited basis, based on specific eligibility criteria. We encourage our staff to utilise other green methods of getting to work such as cycling or walking where possible, and our Trust is well connected through bus services to the city centre and other areas.


Equality remains at the centre of our policymaking, service delivery, and employment practice, giving all employees equal opportunity to develop, apply for promotions, and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

UHS actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. We also closely monitor recruitment activity, training, development, and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.


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