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Nuclear Medicine Modality Lead

NHS AfC: Band 8a

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Nuclear Medicine, Imaging
NHS AfC: Band 8a
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
£45,753 - £51,668 per annum
09/08/2020 23:59

At NNUH it is our privilege to provide healthcare to over one million people across Norfolk and surrounding areas. Our vision is to ‘provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most’, and if this inspires you and you share our values, we really want you to join our team. 

Our values support our vision and guide the behaviour of everything we do, these are:.


We look after the needs of our patients, carers and colleagues, to provide a safe and caring experience for all.


We act with care, compassion and kindness and value others’ diverse needs.


We take an honest, open and ethical approach to everything we do.


We work as one team and support each other to maintain the highest professional standards.


We continuously learn and improve to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and our hospital. 

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The Nuclear Medicine modality of the ISAS accredited Imaging Department at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (NNUH) is looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic Nuclear Medicine Modality Lead to join and lead our multi-disciplinary team.

The Nuclear Medicine department performs approximately 5300 exams per year. We offer a wide range of diagnostic and therapy procedures to patients across Norfolk and Suffolk. The department offers a range of radionuclide therapies including I-131 for thyroid cancer and benign disease as well as Radium 223, and may wish to expand their therapeutic portfolio in the future.

We are currently in the process of replacing our current equipment with 3 Intevo Bold SPECT/CT gamma cameras and to significantly expand hybrid imaging as well as supporting an independent sector static PET/CT scanner.

We have close links with the University of East Anglia and the Institute of Food Research, being involved in numerous research projects and clinical trials. The Trust is also home to the Norwich Radiology Academy, providing training for Radiologist specialist trainees. In addition, the Nuclear Medicine modality has a vision to obtain QSI (formerly ISAS) accreditation in the future, in line with the rest of the Imaging Department.

The Trust sits at the centre of acute healthcare delivery, surrounded by the beautiful landscape of the Norfolk Broads and the sweeping sandy beaches of the Norfolk coastline. The Hospital is close to the vibrant and historical City of Norwich providing entertainment and fantastic shopping facilities

Applicants must either be registered with the HCPC or RCT/ IPEM.

At the heart of everything we do are our PRIDE values of People Focused, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence and here is why they are essential to this role:

You will work closely with the Operational team, Governance Lead, Senior/Principle Clinical Scientist and NM Radiologist team, and other Imaging modality leads considering the 4 pillars of the Imaging department service delivery under, Workforce, Governance, Performance and Finance.

You will take an active lead in both strategic and service development as well as oversight of effective workload management within the clinical areas by providing leadership and supervision to all levels of the multidisciplinary team. You will be expected to be a professional role model and demonstrate best working practice and lead by example.

We are looking for someone who has the want and the passion to support the delivery of a high quality, safe and compassionate healthcare service, and to consistently demonstrate NNUH’s ‘PRIDE’ values.

Who we are looking for?

  • an experienced person with a level head who is aware of the operational pressures for Imaging in a large acute hospital.
  • a strong and proven leader who can take responsibility for decisions and support junior members of the team.
  • someone who can communicate in a professional manner with a wide spectrum of people to achieve the best outcome.
  • Someone with excellent organisational and problem solving skills and able to work at a fast pace trying to reach the demands of many conflicting areas.
  • Someone who has exceptional people skills as this role requires you to maintain professional relationships with all levels of staff within and outside of Imaging.

In conjunction with the senior leadership team, lead Consultant Nuclear Medicine Radiologist and senior Clinical Scientist; promote continuous improvement in service delivery, quality and safety, using current methods to improve productivity, workforce transformation and quality improvement.

  • To be responsible for the Nuclear Medicine budget, capturing income and developing potential income streams through NHS, Research and Private Patient streams.
  • To be responsible for the procurement of supplies and maintenance assets, ensuring cost effective management, acting as a point of contact for the supplies teams and others for county wide contracts
  • Responsible for ensuring effective allocation and coordination of resources and staff
  • Responsible for regularly monitoring, evaluating and delivering the Nuclear Medicine service with particular regard to governance requirements, patient waiting times in line with Government and Trust targets, as well as financial directives
  • Develop annual Nuclear Medicine service action and strategic plans, business cases where required, ensuring deliverables are achieved by target dates, taking remedial action where appropriate and informing the senior leadership team on achievements and any deviation from the agreed plan
  • To work collaboratively with Nuclear Medicine Physics team on quality improvement and other projects, this includes facilities and new equipment procurement projects.

Full time: 37.5 hours per week

Interview date: W/C 17th August 2020 TBC

Open for applications: 22nd July 2020

Close for applications: 9th August 2020

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Seshni Mohammed
Additional information

Seshni Mohammed - Radiology Operations Manager

Tel: 01603 286539