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PET-CT Procedure Quality Lead Radiographer/Imaging Technologist

London (Central), London (Greater)
£51,974 - £61,021 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
Closing date
5 May 2024

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About us

The PET Centre is part of both King's College London's (KCL’s) Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine, and Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust (GSTT). Using 3 PET-CT scanners and 1 PET-MRI scanner, our work includes providing a clinical PET service for >8,000 patients per year from across South-East London as well as national referrals from other UK centres. We also support clinical and technical research programs with collaborators from the Hospital, the Medical School and other institutions. Clinical and research imaging capabilities are greatly enhanced by our on-site cyclotrons and radiochemistry laboratories, with tracers produced to GMP standards.

About the role

The PET-CT Imaging Quality Lead Radiographer / Imaging Technologist is a specialist role where the post holder is expected to provide an exceptional level of clinical and research expertise in the specialist field of PET.

They will support the PET Centre to consistently maintain an efficient and safe day to day operation of the PET service across all sites. The post holder will be responsible for the application of standardized procedure to PET imaging, ensuring Imaging team is adequately competent and trained to perform the scanning procedures required.

The post holder will perform their duties in accordance with recognised professional and Trust standards. They will be responsible for clinical audits and data collection for monitoring safety and performance as required by accreditation and regulatory bodies. The post holder will also work with relevant professional team to ensure scanning protocols and SOPs are in place and updated regularly.

They will be an advocate for the development of the PET service for cross sites, participation in research and clinical activity, exploring new service provisions and delivering best use of the technologies and practices available including continuous advancements. To help ensure patient and stakeholders needs /expectations are met or exceeded.

This is a full time post, and you will be offered an indefinite contract.

About You

To be successful in this role, we are looking for candidates to have the following skills and experience:

Essential criteria

  1. Diploma of the College of Radiographers OR an equivalent recognised Nuclear Medicine Qualification  
  2. Significant experience in PET imaging and post graduate imaging experience with an understanding of the relationship of PET to other imaging modalities  
  3. Well-developed technical and patient care skills, including injection techniques, handling of unsealed sources, manual handling of patients (e.g.) 
  4. Development and monitoring of imaging protocols for clinical and/or research studies  
  5. Supervision and motivation of a technical team with proven leadership qualities and understanding of management principles

Desirable criteria

  1. Diploma of Radionuclide Imaging or Master level Degree  
  2. Well-ordered and accurate record keeping  
  3. Ability to work in a team, think quickly and work under pressure with excellent communication skills and a flexible approach to hours and duties 

Full details of the role and the skills and experience required, can be found in the attached job description which provided on the next page.

Further information

This post is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service and/or Occupational Health clearances.

We pride ourselves on being inclusive and welcoming. We embrace diversity and want everyone to feel that they belong and are connected to others in our community.

We are committed to working with our staff and unions on these and other issues, to continue to support our people and to develop a diverse and inclusive culture at King's. We ask all candidates to submit a copy of their CV, and a supporting statement, detailing how they meet the essential criteria listed in the advert. If we receive a strong field of candidates, we may use the desirable criteria to choose our final shortlist, so please include your evidence against these where possible.

To find out how our managers review your application, please take a look at our ‘How we Recruit’ pages.


King's College London is one of the top 20 universities in the world and among the oldest in England. King's has more than 27,600 students (of whom nearly 10,500 are graduate students) from some 150 countries worldwide, and some 6,800 staff.

King's has an outstanding reputation for world-class teaching and cutting-edge research. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) King’s was ranked 6th nationally in the ‘power’ ranking, which takes into account both the quality and quantity of research activity, and 7th for quality according to Times Higher Education rankings. Eighty-four per cent of research at King’s was deemed ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (3* and 4*). The university is in the top seven UK universities for research earnings and has an overall annual income of more than £684 million.

King's has a particularly distinguished reputation in the humanities, law, the sciences (including a wide range of health areas such as psychiatry, medicine, nursing and dentistry) and social sciences including international affairs. It has played a major role in many of the advances that have shaped modern life, such as the discovery of the structure of DNA and research that led to the development of radio, television, mobile phones and radar.

King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas', King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services. For more information, visit:

King’s £600 million campaign, World questions|KING’s answers, has delivered huge global impact in areas where King’s has particular expertise. Philanthropic support has funded new research to save young lives at Evelina London Children’s Hospital; established the King’s Dickson Poon School of Law as a worldwide leader in transnational law; built a new Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital; allowed unique collaboration between leading neuroscientists to fast-track new treatments for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, motor neurone disease, depression and schizophrenia at the new Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute; created the Cicely Saunders Institute: the first academic institution in the world dedicated to palliative care, and supported the King’s Sierra Leone Partnership in the Ebola crisis. Donations provide over 300 of the most promising students with scholarships and bursaries each year. More information about the campaign is available at

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