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Band 8a Principal Physicist, Diagnostic Radiology Physics

Band 8a

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Diagnostic Radiology Physics
Band 8a
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
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Royal Free Hospital
£49,077 - £56,632 pa inclusive
01/02/2019 23:59

Our trust has around 10,000 staff serving 1.6 million patients. It comprises Barnet Hospital, Chase Farm Hospital, the Royal Free Hospital and more than 30 services in the community.  This larger scale organisation provides an unprecedented opportunity for us to continue our pioneering work, particularly in finding ways to deliver even better care to our patients.

 Our mission is to deliver world class care and expertise in our clinical services, underpinned by world class teaching and research and we will continue to measure our progress against our five governing objectives: excellent outcomes, excellent patient and staff experience, excellent value for taxpayers’ money, being safe and meeting our external duties, and building a strong organisation.

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We are seeking a Principal Physicist to support the work of the Radiological Physics and Radiation Safety team. This is a newly created post in recognition of the expansion of services provided by the team, and comes at an exciting time with many opportunities for developing our services. You will contribute to the development of optimisation strategies for radiological imaging; play a lead role in the procurement, acceptance, commissioning and routine quality assurance of X-ray equipment; and provide support for IRR17 and IR(ME)R 2017 compliance. You will serve as a Medical Physics Expert for diagnostic and interventional radiology for the trust and a number of other healthcare organisations. A substantial part of the team’s work is providing services to the London and East of England regions’ Breast Screening Programmes. There will be opportunities for research and development within diagnostic radiology physics.

The successful candidate is required to be able demonstrate the Trust values, the responsibilities of the job description and the person specification. In particular you should have a relevant MSc or higher degree or equivalent in medical or radiation physics, be HCPC registered as a Clinical Scientist and must have the knowledge, skills and experience to serve as a Medical Physics Expert.

If you believe you meet the criteria of the person specification and would like to join the Royal Free at this time, we would be interested in receiving your application. Applicants with less experience may be considered for appointment on a lower band and are encouraged to apply.

To find out more about working at the Royal Free please visit our website.


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such 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 to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Claire Skinner, Head of Radiological Physics and Radiation Safety on 0207 830 2158 or by email at:;

Chris Baker, Principal Physicist on 0207 830 2158 or by email at:

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