Principal Clinical Scientist – Nuclear Medicine

Location East London
Discipline: Healthcare
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: George Vane
Contact email:
Job ref: J5615
Startdate: 24/06/2024

We are delighted to announce that we have a fantastic opportunity for a Principal Clinical Scientist – Nuclear Medicine to join a Secondary Care Service in East London

Job Details

Working hours: 09:00 - 17:30

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: £56,000 to £63,000 dependent on experience

Setting: Hospital

Location: East London

Clinical/operational responsibilities 

Main duties include but are not restricted to the following:

  • To take an active role in the technical and scientific work of the department, ensuring efficient patient throughput and full utilisation of equipment.
  • To plan, organise and implement a comprehensive equipment commissioning and quality assurance programme for Nuclear Medicine.
  • To assist the Nuclear Medicine consultants by developing new workflows for image acquisition and data analysis, including the maintenance and improvement of existing software.
  • To participate in agreed Trust research and development programmes.
  • To assist the Production Manager and Quality Control team in the safe running of the radiopharmacy.
  • To dispense and administer diagnostic and therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals in accordance with the Employer’s Procedures and local clinical protocols.
  • To create new clinical protocols in conjunction with the Nuclear Medicine Consultants in line with IR(ME)R requirements.
  • To participate in departmental audit of protocols and procedures.
  • To take an active role in the risk assessment of both the Nuclear Medicine department and its procedures.
  • To independently check therapy doses prior to administration.
  • To audit and regularly update waste disposal protocols in conjunction with the RWA.
  • To participate, when staffing is low, in all dispensing and scanning procedures carried out in the department.
  • To provide advice and assistance on radiation safety to patients, carers and staff in consultation with the RPA.
  • Ensure environmental monitoring and personnel monitoring is undertaken via regular audit.
  • To undergo RCA training and actively participate in Trust incident investigation

Teaching And Training

  • Participate in teaching, training and development activities for all staff and trainees.
  • Participate in staff appraisal.
  • To prioritise and manage own workload to meet agreed outcomes.
  • To maintain records for all Nuclear Medicine QA and services.
  • To assist in providing traceability of dosimetric calibrations to UK primary standards (where appropriate).


  • To maintain state registration with the HCPC and conform to the standards of conduct, performance and ethics.
  • Register and participate in an appropriate CPD scheme.
  • To work towards Nuclear Medicine MPE status by completing the required portfolio.
  • To participate in local NAIR response.
  • Attend suitable training courses, meetings and seminars to maintain CPD and keep abreast of current developments.

Job Description:

  • To plan, organise and implement a quality assurance programme for all equipment in Nuclear Medicine.
  • To play a lead role in ensuring the department maintains legislative compliance.
  • To play a lead role in the administration of radionuclide therapies.
  • To supervise and assist with the training of trainee clinical scientists, nurses, radiographers and technicians.
  • To assist in the upload and maintenance of documents within the department’s quality management software.

Essential Candidate Criteria:

  • Honours degree in Medical Physics or equivalent.
  • MSc. or other higher degree in Radiation Physics or equivalent.
  • HCPC State Registered Clinical Scientist.
  • Membership of IPEM or other relevant professional body.


  • Higher qualification
  • Experience in carrying out research and development

Blackstone Benefits 

✅Assigned specialised recruitment consultant

✅Access to exclusive and flexible UK locum and permanent jobs

✅Complete onboarding support

✅Informed tailored career advice

✅Personalised job alerts

✅Unlimited referral bonus

For further information on this role, don't hesitate to contact GEORGE at Blackstone Recruitment on the details provided or APPLY now