Trainee Healthcare Science Practitioner

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United Lincolnshire Ho
Lincoln County Hospital but Pan Trust working may be required., Lincoln
Competitive salary
05 Apr 2021
15 Apr 2021
Role Type
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Trainee Healthcare Science Practitioner

Do you have an interest in science and think you would like to work with patients in Nuclear Medicine?

We are looking for a someone to join the Nuclear Medicine team as a trainee technologist. The Nuclear Medicine department offers a range of services to patients including a comprehensive diagnostic service, molecular radiotherapy treatments, and we also run the Pan Trust Radiopharmacy, where we manufacture the radioactive products required for the day.

During the training, you will complete a degree at University of West of England (UWE) as part of a level 6 apprenticeship resulting in a B.Sc. (Hons) in Healthcare Science (degree apprenticeship). The practical work will be completed at Lincoln County Hospital with attendance at UWE for only a few weeks per year. Information about the programme is available through the National School for Healthcare Sciences website. Details of the degree can be found on the UWE website. The training is for a three year period starting September 2021 to August 2024.

About the Department

Nuclear Medicine is based on 3 of the Trust's sites; Grantham District Hospital; Pilgrim Hospital Boston and Lincoln County Hospital.

Nuclear Medicine imaging uses small amounts of radioactive tracers to diagnose, evaluate or treat a variety of diseases. These include many types of cancer, heart disease, gastrointestinal, endocrine or neurological disorders and other conditions.

The radiotracers are generally injected, inhaled or ingested depending on the examination required.

Staffing in Nuclear Medicine is a mix of physicists, clinical technologists, nurses and clerical staff working as a multidisciplinary team. The equipment includes a SPECT/CT gamma camera, dedicated cardiac gamma camera, Wizard sample counter, a state-of-the-art radiopharmacy.

What we're looking for

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who is keen to learn, and possesses the qualifications suitable to enrol with UWE for the Healthcare Science degree apprenticeship course in Nuclear Medicine.

Interested candidates should be able to demonstrate an aptitude for science and excellent communication skills in this patient facing discipline. They must be able to commence the role from 31st August, in order to meet the University's course dates. Please refer to the person specification in the Job Description for qualifications required.

Candidates MUST be able to commence in post from 31st August 2021.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameLuan Bartle / Laura WhiteJob titleChief Clinical TechnologistEmail addressluan.bartle@ulh.nhs.ukTelephone number01522 573103Additional contact information

Please contact Luan ( or Laura ( to discuss the post or arrange an informal visit.

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Due to the high volume of applications we receive, ULHT reserves the right to close this advert prior to the closing date.

Applications from applicants who meet the current criteria for Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome (where both the role and candidate are deemed suitable for a Tier 2 visa) and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

ULHT is one of the largest hospital trusts in the country providing a comprehensive range of hospital based medical, surgical, paediatric, obstetric and gynaecological services to over 800,000 people across the county of Lincolnshire. The Trust's core values are:

- Patient Centred
- Safety
- Compassion
- Respect and
- Excellence

ULHT recognises that everyone is different, and values the unique contribution that individual experiences, knowledge and skills make in delivering quality healthcare and becoming a model employer. We are committed to transforming our organisational culture by actively committing to implementing the Trust Single Equality Scheme, and other policies, such as the Dignity in Care policy and the Dignity at Work policy. We will continue to promote equality and challenge discrimination in all service provision, recognising and meeting the needs of the diverse communities we serve. We will strive to provide an environment in which people want to work and to be a model employer leading in good employment practice.

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