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Lead clinical technologist

Job Reference: 188-OTH1127

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Osteoporosis Centre
Southampton General Hospital, Southampton
£37,570 - £43,772 pa

We have an exciting opportunity for a senior clinical technologist to lead our friendly, dynamic team of clinical technologists in the osteoporosis centre at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS).

This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic, well-motivated team leader to manage the clinical and research service provided by the osteoporosis centre. The role will involve close patient contact therefore good communication skills are essential.

You will need to have:

  • Great team leading skills.
  • Experience in bone densitometry.
  • Registration with the RCT or HCPC.
  • Competent computer skills for precision measurements.
  • BSc degree in a relevant subject.
  • Experience working within a health care environment the post may interest appropriately qualified allied health professionals e.g. nurses or radiographers as well as scientists.

The osteoporosis centre houses two high specification bone densitometers a HRpQCT scanner and two ultrasound machines and provides bone density, bone quality, body composition and vertebral assessment scans for in/out patients and private patients. Approximately 5000 patients are seen each year. The centre also offers technical services to clinical and scientific research.


University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust is one of England's largest acute teaching trusts. We've been rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission and in the national NHS Staff Survey we ranked seventh in the country for staff engagement and fourth best nationally for our proportion of staff saying that they 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.

For informal enquiries please use the contract details below.

Interviews for this position will take place week commencing Monday, 15 July 2019.

Closing date for applications will be Sunday, 7 July 2019.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Pat Taylor

Emma Chalmers


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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