Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Radiopharmacy Technician

Band 4

Main area
Band 4
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Churchill Hospital
£19,409 to £22,683 pa
30/04/2018 23:59

The Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.

Many of our recruitment programmes use values-based interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significance difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please visit  http://www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values/default.aspx


Post holder will participate in the aseptic preparation, radiolabelling and dispensing of a range of diagnostic and therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals. This is the core activity of the department that ensures patients receive correct radioactivity at correct time in correct dosage form.

Post holder is also involved with safely and accurately undertaking regular quality control of radiopharmaceuticals and specialist equipment, ensuring that product released under the specials license are fit for use, ultimately ensuring patient safety.

Post holder performs a range of in vitro diagnostic radionuclide investigations undertaking the accurate manipulation of blood or other bodily fluid patient samples and cell radiolabelling as per departmental protocols, this is essential to determine the organ functions whilst patients are getting prepared for transplant surgery.

This person will share the radiation exposure with other colleagues during production session so that overall exposure of team will stay below the legal limits.

Post holder is also involved with manufacturing of hyperpolarized xenon, a research project requiring a high level of attention to detail and impeccable punctuality that involves handling liquid nitrogen and pressurised gases. Xenon gas is used for diagnosing lung disorders.

Post holder will be working in a very fast paced environment and previous Radiopharmacy or radiation handling experience is essential.

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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome 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. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) 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 UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Chaudhry Abbas ( Radiopharmacy Production Manager)

01865 235342

If you have problems applying, contact

01865 2 28726