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Medical Physicist in Imaging and Radiation Safety

Please Note: The application deadline for this vacancy has now passed.

Role Summary

The main role of this position is to participate in all aspects of the work of the Clinical & Radiation Physics Groups which provide highly specialist clinical technical services.

Responsibilities are across both the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (0.5 wte) and Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust (0.5 wte). Services are also provided to Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust, and other customers including the University of Exeter PET-CT.

The position will be based at either the Royal Devon & Exeter (Wonford) site, or at Torbay Hospital, with opportunity to travel to other NHS and private customers as required.

The major component of this position is scientific services to Diagnostic Radiology.

About the Role

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role

The post holder will act as a Clinical Scientist in Diagnostic Radiology, and be involved in both our Diagnostic Radiology Physics and Radiation Protection teams. Services are provided to clinical departments, including Radiology, Cardiology, Breast Care and Theatres, as well as private dental and veterinary customers across the SEND (South, East and North Devon) area.

The successful candidate will be based primarily at the Exeter and Torquay sites, but off-site work will be expected across the Devon area providing support to both NHS Foundation Trust services as well as to our private customers. The department actively encourages staff training and development and is an accredited training centre for the NSHCS training scheme for both the STP and HSST schemes. This role will therefore be involved in providing training and the supervision of trainees.

Working Pattern: full time, 37.5 hours per week

Interview Date: To be confirmed

For further information please contact Jackie Hoare, Lead Physicist for Diagnostic Radiology Physics (RDUH), at or on 01392 402328; or

Katrin Bell, Clinical Scientist, (South Devon) at or on 01803 655636; or

Nick Rowles, Interim Head of Clinical & Radiation Physics,

Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

About Us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford). Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within people’s own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Our values are at the heart of everything we do, click here to find out more

It has never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as you will help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.


Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you are starting out in the NHS, you’ll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You will benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we will help you get there.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You will have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers. You will also have access to other benefits including:

  • National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.
  • Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter
  • Car lease schemes.
  • The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).
  • Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available – if the role is something you are interested in, we would love to hear from you.

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