Got a physics degree? Consider a rewarding career in medicine at Gloucestershire Hospitals
We have an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Technologist to get experience in radiological and radiation protection services such as diagnostic x-ray, ultrasound and MRI as a key part of our Diagnostic Radiology Physics team at Gloucestershire Royal and Cheltenham General Hospitals.
Radiation protection services, under the commercial GlosRad section, are also provided to other private healthcare organisations and to industry, so this is a genuine opportunity for someone with a physics or science degree (with physics as a major component) to get practical hands-on experience as a Clinical Technologist.
Healthcare Science is an exciting career that enables people with an interest in science to contribute to the success of the NHS and has a direct influence on the quality of care received by patients. It is a field that is constantly changing and one that offers an immense amount of job satisfaction. Head of Medical Physics Tony Dix explains why:
“It’s the ability to use your passion about science to enrich people’s lives; to do something worthwhile by improving patient care and working together to achieve the same goal.
“As healthcare scientists we play a big part in providing innovative solutions and we can, as a part of the NHS community, make a real difference to people’s lives.”
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What our Diagnostic Radiology Physics team say about working for us
25 year old Luke Collett works with the team as a Trainee Clinical Scientist and is enjoying it:
“I did a physics degree and did a module in medicine and it was a fit for me as I wanted a career that was more worthwhile than working in finance or for the MOD and would recommend it to anyone.”
Chief Clinical Technical Officer Sara Knapp originally worked in the British coal and nuclear energy sector before joining the NHS:
“I work within diagnostic radiology and I like that the work is really varied and not just office-based. I interact with radiologists, engineers and a lot of other teams and a lot of my work is about problem-solving, finding faults and resolving them to get the best images for our patients”.
Jane Stock is the Head of Diagnostic Radiology Physics and her role also provides the opportunity to problem-solve:
“I like that nothing is the same everyday: there are always lots of problems to solve and challenges and that can be really satisfying, as well as opportunities to develop your skills through training.”
Medical Physicist Nicola Hill works within Diagnostic X-ray and ultrasound:
“I have variety and am really using the skills I trained for to make a difference for our patients. It is a really friendly place to work and I get to meet a range of people. We are a small team but we are always busy and there’s lots to do; it is never boring.”