Registered Clinical Scientist

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
£45,753 to £52,067 a year depending on experience, includes (HCAS)
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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Healthcare scientist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a Clinical Scientist with a passion for delivering a high quality radiotherapy service? Are you ready to take on a role to support and develop services within a forward-thinking and technically-advanced department? If so, then why not become part of our excellent Radiotherapy Physics team at St Lukes Cancer Centre?

St Lukes Cancer Centre is focused on providing excellent patient pathways and patient-centred care. We strive to continuously evolve to reflect the technical advances within Radiotherapy, and work closely as a multi-professional team to achieve this. We are one of the first UK departments to have a Varian ETHOS which enables us to deliver daily online adaptive radiotherapy. This unit complements our six Varian TrueBeams and 3 CT Scanners across the two sites, within an Aria environment. External beam treatment planning is carried out using the Varian Eclipse system, and includes use of knowledge-based automated planning, machine learning autosegmentation and scripting for automated workflows. We use MR imaging in treatment planning and further development of PET/CT is underway. The Guildford site additionally has an orthovoltage unit, a Papillon unit for contact radiotherapy and a comprehensive, highly-renowned brachytherapy service including both HDR and LDR treatments. The successful candidate will provide scientific support across the range of radiotherapy and brachytherapy services.

Main duties of the job

The post is based in our main site at the Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford. Guildford gives easy access to the beautiful North & South Downs Way, is an hour from the coast and has great transport links to the surrounding counties of Berkshire, Hampshire and Sussex. The city offers cultural diversity, is home to the University of Surrey and it is great place to reside and explore. Attendance at our satellite centre at East Surrey Hospital in Redhill will be required on rotation.

You will be encouraged to learn, grow and progress your career. We offer a variety of CPD opportunities, including through our strong links with the National Physical Laboratory and University of Surrey, and participation in a number of external consortia. Staff wellbeing is important to us and as such we offer staff the opportunity to work from home for part of the time.

Whilst HCPC registration is required for the position, applications are also welcome from candidates soon to complete the NHS Scientist Training Programme or who wish to pursue a suitable equivalence route, for appointment at a lower grade pending registration.

Should you require more information or have any questions regarding this role please contact Liz Adams, Head of Radiotherapy Physics (

About us

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust is a friendly, supportive, busy but welcoming acute and community Trust that is ambitious about developing our services and your career.

Our compassionate, caring and friendly colleagues make up our Royal Surrey family and are at the heart of what we do. We all have a passion for learning, continuous improvement and excelling together through innovation, research and development. There are over 4,500 members of our Royal Surrey family.

We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in the community and homes across Guildford and Waverley.

We have received an overall Good rating from the CQC with Medical care (including older peoples care), End of Life Care and Maternity services being deemed Outstanding by the CQC. We are investing in our colleagues through our health and wellbeing programme and a commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than �45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years.

There has never been a better time to join us.

Job description

Job responsibilities


To provide scientific support for radiotherapy clinical services in the areas of Treatment Planning, Brachytherapy and Dosimetry/QA.


The postholder is responsible for:

Participating in the provision of routine physics support to brachytherapy treatments

Participating in radiation dosimetry, quality assurance and calibration of radiotherapy equipment.

Participating in the provision of the Radiotherapy Treatment Planning service.

Exercising responsibilities in accordance with the Ionising Radiation Regulations 2017 (IRR17) and the Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2017 (IRMER2017).

Participating in the research and development activities of the department

Participating in teaching, training and staff development

Person Specification



  • Specialist theoretical and practical knowledge of a wide area of radiotherapy physics (for example that accrued from national 3 year training scheme or equivalent demonstrable experience)
  • Specialised theoretical and practical knowledge of the field of ionising radiation
  • In depth experience of modern external beam radiotherapy and brachytherapy techniques
  • Knowledge and experience in the use of specialist testing and measurement equipment to monitor the performance and safety of modern radiotherapy treatment machines.
  • Specialist Knowledge of clinical issues and their implications for radiotherapy physics practices.
  • Specialist Knowledge of clinical procedures in radiotherapy
  • Knowledge of physical and radiological anatomy and disease states relevant to Oncology practice
  • Knowledge of patient and staff risks arising from exposure to ionising radiation
  • Broad knowledge of other areas of medical physics e.g. Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, MRI and Ultrasound
  • Understanding of patient and staff risks arising from equipment failure or operator error
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation, regulations, national standards, professional codes of practice and other guidelines.
  • Understanding of hazards posed by and precautions needed with ionising and non-ionising radiation and electrical, material, biological and mechanical hazards
  • Knowledge of external beam treatment planning systems and algorithms, including necessary quality assurance procedures.


  • Experience of various Radiotherapy Clinical Trials
  • Experience of managing projects
  • Experience of working in or supporting research in the clinical environment
  • Experience in teaching and training.
  • Aria/Eclipse experience
  • Corporate Member of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (or equivalent)



  • Good B.Sc.(Hons) degree
  • MSc in Medical Physics (or related subject)
  • IPEM Part II training, STP training or ACS certificate of attainment, or equivalent.
  • HCPC registered Clinical Scientist


  • PhD in Radiotherapy Physics, or equivalent scientific experience

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust


Egerton Road




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