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Principal Clinical Technologist Paediatric Lead posted by NHS

Full Time
Birmingham
£33,222 - £43,041 / year
NHS Band 7

Job Description

UHB is one of the largest teaching hospital trusts in England, serving a regional, national, and international population.

Our multiple sites, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Solihull Hospital and Community Services, Good Hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield and Birmingham Chest Clinic allow people to be treated as close to home as possible.

We see and treat more than 2.2 million people every year across our sites and our hospitals deliver more babies than anywhere else in Europe.

We are a regional centre for cancer, bone marrow transplants, trauma, renal dialysis, burns and plastics, HIV and AIDS, as well as respiratory conditions like cystic fibrosis; thoracic surgery and have the largest solid organ transplantation programme in Europe.

We provide a series of highly specialist cardiac, liver and neurosurgery services to patients from across the UK.

We are world-renowned for our trauma care and have developed pioneering surgical techniques in the management of ballistic and blast injuries, including bespoke surgical solutions for previously unseen injuries. We are a designated a Level 1 Trauma Centre and host of the UK’s only £20m National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre (SRMRC).

We have over 20,000 members of staff and we are committed to investing in their development and their health and wellbeing.

Please apply early as vacancies may close before the given closing date when sufficient applications are received.

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This is a fantastic opportunity to lead a specialised clinical service mainly based at Birmingham Children’s Hospital (BCH) but within the team at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB).

We are seeking a Paediatric Specialist Technologist to take the clinical lead and work with radiologists, consultants, nursing and radiography staff to provide a world class service. The unit took delivery of a new SPECT CT system a year ago and the workload has diversified and will continue to do so as new techniques and protocols are adopted. The Nuclear Medicine department based on the Queen Elizabeth Hospital site in Edgbaston includes the Birmingham PET Centre and there will be an opportunity to gain experience here if desired. We have an extensive range of imaging and non-imaging equipment and an on-site Radiopharmacy.

The post-holder is a member of a multidisciplinary team that provides diagnostic procedures and services directly to patients. Their primary responsibility is to lead the BCH service, but they will also be expected to perform some regular Nuclear Medicine scanning and possibly PET/CT. This will involve acting as RPS, administration of radioactive materials; acquisition of imaging data, analysing and calculating results and disposal of radioactive waste material (as well as submitting disposal figures to the EA). As a senior member of staff they will be required to work unsupervised at all times and also to provide direct and indirect supervision to more junior staff.

The post holder will organise and deliver the training needs of the department, assessing theoretical and practical competences.

They will have operational responsibilities for Paediatric Nuclear Medicine, will lead the expansion and assist with the growth of the service, ensuring that innovation, new techniques and up to date processes are carried out to provide a high quality service for our patients




All posts involving access to persons in receipt of health services will be subject to a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.

Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us; this will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances of your offences.

Staff recruited from outside of the NHS will usually be appointed at the bottom of the pay band.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced or skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as it is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Border Agency website.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and aims to achieve positive change for LGBTQ+ people by creating an inclusive, inspiring and equal environment for both staff and service users.

Disabled applicants, in line with our commitment to the Disability Confident Scheme, will be guaranteed an interview where they meet the essential criteria and declare their disabled status. The Trust will accept applications in other formats where applicants have disabilities that require a reasonable adjustment for them to be able to apply for vacancies; consideration in respect of additional time for postage/delivery time etc. will be given



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