Clinical Technologist

We have an exciting opportunity for a Band 5 Clinical Technologist to join our friendly and dynamic team in the Osteoporosis Centre at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS). This is a fixed term post, 37.5 hours per week.

This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic and well-motivated individual who can work well as part of a team as well as independently. The role involves close patient contact therefore good communication skills are essential.


The osteoporosis centre houses two high specification bone densitometers a HRpQCT scanner and two ultrasound machines and provides bone density, bone quality, body composition and vertebral assessment scans for in/out patients and private patients. Approximately 5000 patients are seen each year. The centre also offers technical services to clinical and scientific research.


You will undertake DXA, HRpQCT and ultrasound investigations to determine bone density , bone quality and body composition in adults and children.

You will analyse the results of the scans and provide detailed reports to clinical and research teams.


You will need to have:

  • Competent computer skills for precision measurements.
  • Educated to degree level or have equivalent and relevant knowledge/qualifications.
  • Experience in bone densitometry would be an advantage but is not essential, as full training will be provided.
  • Experience working within a health care environment with an interest in bone health would be beneficial and the post may interest appropriately qualified allied health professionals e.g. nurses or radiographers as well as scientists and technologists.


As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.

As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.

UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.


UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.


Interviews will be held on Monday, 12 October 2020.


If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit. Alternatively, if you’re ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete an application.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Alison Beaumont

DXA Lead Healthcare Scientist

Reference: 40881999

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