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Nuclear Medicine
Band 6
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£35,392- £37,350 per annum

Job Description

The Nuclear Medicine Section comprises approximately 40 individuals working between two sites (Queen’s Medical Centre and Nottingham City Hospital) and operates 4 gamma cameras (three of which are SPECT/CT), 4 bone densitometers, networked HERMES computer system and a radiopharmacy service. The service also manages the Nottingham PET/CT Centre.

The Nuclear Medicine clinics perform a comprehensive range of diagnostic imaging and non-imaging investigations (these include nuclear cardiology, oncology, paediatrics, gastroenterology and orthopaedics) and also provide a growing molecular radionuclide therapy service.

The Bone Densitometry Clinic performs a full range of bone densitometry investigations on behalf of various specialties within the Trust and for GPs, and is part of a fracture liaison service for the assessment and treatment of older patients with low trauma fractures.


Main duties of the job


In addition to the summary below you need to familiarise yourself with the full job description and person specification documents attached to this advert.

The duties will include supporting the provision of a diagnostic and therapeutic Nuclear Medicine service based at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.

This will include handling radioactive materials, performing QC on medical equipment, manufacturing radiopharmaceuticals, explaining investigations to patients, administering radiopharmaceuticals, performing diagnostic tests on patients using gamma cameras and bone densitometers and analysing images ready for radiologist to report.


Working for our organisation


Our Vision: Outstanding in health outcomes and patient and staff experience..

Our Promises:

Patients – We will ensure our patients receive consistently high quality, safe care with outstanding outcomes and experience

People – We will build on our position as an employer of choice; with an engaged, developed and empowered team that puts patient care at the heart of everything it does

Places – We will invest in our estate, equipment and digital infrastructure to support the delivery of high quality patient care

Performance – We will consistently achieve our performance standards and make the best use of resources to contribute to an affordable healthcare system

Partners – We will support the improvement of the health of the communities we serve through strong system leadership and innovative partnerships to deliver integrated models of care

Potential – We will deliver world-class research and education and transform health through innovation.


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To participate in the following Section activities:

Patient/Client care

Ensuring the welfare of patients within their care undergoing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in nuclear medicine section. This will in include administration of radiopharmaceuticals and management of radioactive waste in accordance to local procedures and policies. Communicate information to a range of stakeholders in the service including patients, internal medical staff and external referrers. Use a range of medical equipment to deliver patient care and perform appropriate QA procedures.

Policy and Service Development and Implementation

Participate in maintaining and improving the clinical and technical quality of the investigations carried out by the Nuclear Medicine Clinic and the quality of radiopharmaceuticals produced by the Radiopharmacy. The post holder will need to keep abreast of the latest clinical and technical developments in own specialist area.

Physical and Financial Resources

Be responsible for the operation of equipment with individual value in excess of £500,000.

Information resources

Participate in the maintenance of accurate records relating to patient investigations, the use and disposal of radioactive materials and the preparation of radiopharmaceuticals.

Assist with the maintenance of the security and integrity of computer data within the Section.

Use standard computer applications programs for the preparation, presentation and analysis of information, as required.

Research and Development

Work with other members of the nuclear medicine section to develop the service and new areas of work. Participate in research projects including the preparation of novel radiopharmaceuticals or delivery methods according to specialised procedures.

Person specification

Training & Qualifications

Essential criteria

  • Bachelors degree in clinical technology or equivalent
  • Post graduate diploma in nuclear medicine or equivalent experience

Desirable criteria

  • On the voluntary register for clinical technologist


Essential criteria

  • In depth knowledge of a wide range of Nuclear Medicine investigations and manufacture of radiopharmaceuticals
  • Experience of working with all age ranges from paediatric to geriatric.

Desirable criteria

  • Experience of a range of specialised imaging and non-imaging equipment and a range of specialised computer systems.
  • Experience in the administration of unsealed source molecular radionuclide therapy.
  • Experience of scanning Bone Densitometry patients.

Comms & Relationship Skills

Essential criteria

  • Able to communicate information to patients, carers and a range of clinical colleagues.
  • The range of information is from simple instructions to complex information relating to patients medical condition and investigation results
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Conscientious, empathetic, self-motivated.

Desirable criteria

  • Demonstration of ability to work within a team.

Analytical & Judgement Skills

Essential criteria

  • Able to make judgements on complex information related to patient examinations, equipment issues and radiopharmaceutical manufacture
  • Ability to respond to problem situations and resolve appropriately

Planning & Organisation Skills

Essential criteria

  • Able to accept, understand and follow procedures and instructions
  • Able to prioritise own workload and recognise, prioritise and respond appropriately to urgent and emergency situations
  • Able to support the supervision of the day to day operation of the nuclear medicine clinic

Desirable criteria

  • Demonstrate effective time management skills
  • Demonstrate effective resource management skills

Physical Skills

Essential criteria

  • Able to assist patients and carry out patient positioning for complex investigations
  • Dexterity and accuracy in undertaking clinical skills, manufacture of radiopharmaceuticals, use of equipment and documentation
  • Able to lift and move heavy objects such as shielded radiation sources (10kg)


Bring your whole self to work for us at NUH. We love diversity and we value your difference, your unique skills, knowledge and experience. Becoming one of our people may realise your potential, helping us to raise our performance in delivering world class healthcare to the diverse patient populations we serve.

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are currently under-represented at NUH.

Covid-19 vaccination: remains the best way to protect yourself, family, colleagues and our patients/service users from the Covid-19 virus. We continue to encourage our current and potential colleagues to get vaccinated. For helpful advice and information about the Covid-19 vaccination and how to access visit: https://nottsccg.nhs.uk/covid-19/covid-19-vaccinations/

Closing Dates: Please submit your application form as soon as possible to avoid disappointment; we reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

Communication: All communication related to your application will be via the email address you have provided. Please ensure you check your email account including your junk email regularly.

Easy read application: if you have a disability and find it difficult to complete our online application form, you can apply via our easy read application which you can find on the intranet https://www.nuh.nhs.uk/easy-read-job-application

Salary: The quoted salary will be on a pro rata basis for part time workers.

Disability Confidence: All applicants who have declared a disability and who meet the essential criteria for the post will be shortlisted.

At Risk of redundancy: NHS employees within the East Midlands who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy will be given a preferential interview where they meet the essential criteria of the person specification.

Skilled Workers Visa: We welcome applications from individuals who require a skilled worker visa in line with the Home Office regulations. NON-UK/NON SETTLED candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably qualified and skilled UK/SETTLED candidate is successful at interview stage as it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements

International Recruitment: If you are applying for a role with us from outside of the UK then please read the guidance on applying for a health or social care job in the UK from abroad.

ID and Right to work checks: NUH authenticate ID and right to work documentation such as passports, visas and driving license through a system called Trust ID. NUH will scan your ID and right to work documentation in to the Trust ID system at your face to face ID appointment. The system will run a check against the key security features within your documentation. The system will provide us with an outcome of your check which will be stored securely on your personal file along with all other pre-employment check documentation.


  • Transfer of information: If I have previous NHS service – I consent to the transfer of my Electronic Staff Record (ESR) data between this and other NHS Trusts. I also consent to the Occupational Health Department confidentially accessing my occupational health records from my current or previous employer in order to check the status of my vaccinations, immunisations s and screening tests as relevant to the post. I understand this is an automated process and the information will only be used for these purposes prior to me taking up the position at NUH.
  • Disclosure and Barring Service: Your post maybe subject to a DBS check which incur a cost dependent on the level of check required (£41.90 for enhanced and £21.90 for standard). I agree to reimburse Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust the cost of a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check if it is required (by deduction from first month’s pay). Should I decide to withdraw from my job offer, I agree to reimburse Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust the cost of the DBS check undertaken by cheque or other agreed method.


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