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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 29/12/2019.

Healthcare Scientist (Medical Physics)

Job Reference: 428-ATR10949-A

Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Medical Physics
Poole Hospital, Poole, Dorset
£37,570.00 - £43,772.00 pa pr

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Poole Hospital offers all you need to start or develop your career

Come and join us at Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Not only is it a great place to work; it's also a wonderful place to live. The town has great transport links, a bustling quay and some of the best beaches in England. You’ll also have easy access to the Dorset countryside, renowned for its areas of outstanding natural beauty and the spectacular Jurassic Coast, ideal for sports and outdoor activities.

Poole Hospital is one of the largest employers in the region and highly regarded across the NHS, consistently featuring within the top twenty per cent in both national patient and staff satisfaction surveys. We pride ourselves on positive team work, professional development and support staff to reach their fullest potential. All of this is underpinned by our unique philosophy, The Poole Approach, which pledges that we will strive at all times to provide friendly, professional, person-centred care with dignity and respect for all.

This is an exciting time for our staff, following a recent review of healthcare services in Dorset which will see major changes to the way healthcare is provided in our region. As one of the two acute NHS providers in the east of the county, our services will be closely linked to those provided at the Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. We’re working in close collaboration to deliver excellent emergency and planned care over the two sites, for the people of east Dorset.

It is anticipated that the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust will merge in October 2020 to form University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust. It is a condition of employment that all staff being recruited in the period before merger will work across all sites pre and post-merger.

Medical Physics Department, Poole Hospital NHS Trust

Healthcare Scientist – Radiation Physics

(Ionising radiations / Non-ionising radiations)

The Medical Physics Department is looking for a motivated, keen and versatile Clinical Scientist to work in the Medical Physics Department at Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, providing services throughout Dorset. The department currently comprises a team of Clinical Scientists & Clinical Technologists supporting clinical services across 3 NHS Trusts. This is an exciting time for the Medical Physics Department which is expanding, including the creation of a new non-ionising group over the next year.

The post holder will work in either ionising radiations or non-ionising radiations, dependent upon the applicants’ knowledge and experience. The ionising radiations role will involve procurement, commissioning, provision of QC, dosimetry, optimisation & radiation protection support to a wide range of state of the art diagnostic imaging equipment, including CT scanners, general X-Ray, cardiac imaging, interventional radiology, dental radiology and the Dorset Breast Screening Service. The non-ionising radiations role will involve procurement, commissioning and provision of QC, dosimetry, optimisation & radiation safety for MRI, ultrasound imaging, lasers, UV phototherapy and other appropriate EMF areas. An interest in audiology would also be welcomed. Both roles will involve training / teaching other staff and there will be opportunities to develop services.

Further opportunities for professional development will be provided for the appropriate candidate. Good working facilities and modern equipment are also provided, together with a friendly, inclusive team spirit, where everyone is expected to contribute to the development of services.

As a HCPC registered Clinical Scientist you should have appropriate experience in diagnostic radiology physics and / or in non-ionising radiations (MRI, ultrasound, UV phototherapy, lasers). Applicants should have successfully completed the STP training scheme, or equivalent.

Poole is situated on the south coast, with the beautiful Dorset coastline and countryside on its doorstep.

Please note: if this job requires you to have a DBS check to enable you to properly fulfil the requirements of the job, on appointment you will be required to repay the cost of obtaining a DBS check and this amount will be reclaimed from your salary.


Closing date: 29-Dec-19

Proposed Interview date: 23-Jan-20


For further details / informal visits contact:

For more information, or to arrange a visit, please contact Dr. Michael Brooks, Head of Diagnostic Radiology Physics, tel. 01202 442589, email

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