Clinical Technologist, Band 5

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum
Closing date
11 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We provide physics and engineering services throughout the Trust, including the two large district general hospitals, Cheltenham General Hospital and Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. Radiotherapy is carried out both at Cheltenham General and our satellite centre in Hereford.

We are seeking a Clinical technologist for this permanent position to participate in the radiotherapy physics service. (Some Saturday working is required)

We are a friendly team, working closely with clinical colleagues to deliver excellent care for our patients. There are always development projects on the go, and staff have the opportunity to be involved in many of the projects in the department. Last year we installed the 4th Truebeam in the department, part of the ongoing programme to ensure a modern fleet of Linacs. Current focus is on improving our imaging capabilities, extending 4D work and streamlining the planning process with AI autocontouring and Radcalc montecarlo plan checking being introduced.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will contribute to the services provided across the department including treatment plan checking and QC of various pieces of equipment including multimodality Linacs, as well as new projects as they arise. Our work requires flexibility to support the evolving needs of the department and effective communication with clinicians and treatment staff.

About us

The team is part of the larger physics department. We work together in a friendly and supportive way to deliver an excellent service

The radiotherapy service at Cheltenham combines a team of physicists, technologists, engineers, radiographers and clinicians to plan and deliver treatments. We deliver radiotherapy to patients across Gloucestershire with Varian linacs (Clinac iXs & TrueBeams), an Xstrahl superficial unit, an Elekta Flexitron HDR afterloader, and a Canon CT scanner. Treatment planning is carried out with the Pinnacle treatment planning system for external beam radiotherapy and Oncentra for brachytherapy cervix treatments.

We work closely with the diagnostic and nuclear medicine physics teams who operate across Cheltenham and Gloucester, and also provide a service to Hereford County Hospital as a single machine satellite centre for patients across Hereford.

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the largest employer in the county and with over 8,000 staff, we are one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK. We offer a generous annual leave allowance, excellent bank rates, access to the excellent NHS Pension Scheme, discounts for local shops, restaurants and services, access to our health and well-being hub, access to our two on-site nurseries, flexible working options, discounted public transport, reward and recognition schemes, exercise and activity classes and membership to our popular hospital choir.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be responsible for their contribution to routine work provided by the department in accordance with approved protocols and the health and safety policy of the trust. In their duties, they will be responsible for their actions under the terms of their registration and only practice in areas they are trained and authorized to do so. The full job description provides more details.

Person Specification

Knowledge and experience


  • Degree level education in science
  • Appropriate years experience in medical physics


  • Demonstrates a good all-round knowledge of Radiotherapy Physics
  • Demonstrates a clear understanding of what Medical Physics is and the post on offer
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Flexible attitude towards working hours
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft packages including spreadsheets
  • Ability to deliver presentations or tutorials
  • Ability to lift Phantoms (20kg)
  • HCPC register of clinical technologists

team working


  • Ability to manage own work and project work
  • Ability to establish good working relationships with other people in the department including other physicists, clinical staff, and patients
  • Team focused
  • Reliable, Adaptable and Dependable

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Cheltenham General Hospital

Sandford Road


GL53 7AN

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