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Radiotherapy Technology Clinical Technologist (XR06)

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
7 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We have a great opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated person to join our team of specialist electronics engineers in Radiotherapy Technology Services (RTS).

Working collaboratively with clinical and scientific staff you will be supporting the radiotherapy clinical service to treat patients through safe and effective repair and maintenance of medical equipment including 12 Elekta VersaHD linacs, 3 Philips Brilliance Big Bore CT Simulators, a Flexitron remote afterloading platform, Gamma Knife ICON, and MR simulator.

In addition to this wide variety of equipment, your good communication skills and experience in managing medical devices will serve you well as you join our multidisciplinary project teams in implementing new radiotherapy technology solutions and developing techniques and processes to support the continuous improvement of oncology services for patient benefit.

We welcome interested applicants to contact us for a departmental visit and more information on this role.

Main duties of the job

Duties of the role can include:

- Leading and participating in the diagnosis, maintenance, and repair of radiotherapy pre-treatment and treatment delivery systems.

- Leading and participating in multidisciplinary project teams to provide specialist technical support to enable the implementation of technical solutions to complex radiotherapy problems.

- Developing and updating processes that are relevant to own area of expertise.

- Actively participating in the training of medical engineering apprentices and trainees in electronics, radiotherapy equipment knowledge and medical equipment management skills.

- Maintaining accurate, detailed, and timely records of own work for medical equipment maintenance and fault resolution of radiotherapy equipment.

About us

Radiotherapy Technology Services (RTS) is a group within the Radiotherapy Physics section of the Department of Medical Physics and Engineering at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. RTS staff collaborate with clinical and scientific users of radiotherapy equipment to provide equipment management and related technical services.

The four teams in RTS Clinical Computing, Electronics, Mechanical Engineering and Technical Services, collaborate to carry out activity in multidisciplinary workgroups.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the largest and busiest acute hospital trusts in the UK. We are committed to delivering the highest quality and safest treatment and care to every patient, every time. Our staff helped to define the values and behaviours that we should work to so that we can achieve this vision. This has become known as The Leeds Way, and forms the foundation of our culture, our ethos and how we work every day.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Successful candidates will have professional registration as a clinical technologist, healthcare scientist or healthcare science practitioner.

Applications are also invited from unregistered technicians who may be appointed to a lower grade until relevant qualifications, experience and registration have been achieved, typically through the IPEM clinical technologist training scheme.


Medical Equipment Management

- Participate in the management of medical devices including installation, planned maintenance, calibration, diagnosis, repair, modification and upgrade of radiotherapy equipment.

- Provide direct technical support and advice to radiotherapy managers, key trainers, and users of the technology.

- Participate in an on-call system that provides equipment management services outside of normal working hours.

- Be aware of the safety and reliability aspects of any medical device they may be involved with and take appropriate action to deal with any discrepancies.

- Carry out risk analysis and risk management as part of medical device management.

Management of Information

- Respect patient confidentiality at all times.

- Keep accurate and timely records of work completed.

- Communicate complex technical information to a range of staff groups within the radiotherapy department and external equipment manufacturers, contractors and other personnel.

Clinical and Scientific Support

- Provide technical services to formal clinical research and development activity based on best industry practices.

Professional & Managerial

- Within their own area of expertise, supervise, mentor, teach, and train members of staff from within and outside of the group including medical engineering apprentices, trainee clinical technologists, clinical scientists and other users of radiotherapy technology.

- Produce and update procedures that are relevant to their own area of expertise to maintain the RTS ISO 9001:2015 quality management system.

- Carry out and organise internal resource management including work equipment maintenance and store area management.

- Ensure that Trust policies and safe working practices are followed by themselves and any personnel who may come under their control.

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification information pack for further detailed information regarding this role.

Person Specification



  • Practical experience and skills in the maintenance, fault diagnosis, repair & calibration of complex equipment, ideally medical or of similar complexity from other industries.
  • Understanding of safe working practices, particularly in clinical and/or engineering workshop environments.


  • Experience working with medical radiation equipment such as x-ray sets, CT scanners, linear accelerators, etc. in a technical capacity.
  • Experience working with networked or otherwise interconnected devices.
  • Experience working in a healthcare environment

Skills & Behaviours


  • Ability to communicate complex technical information to other professional groups (including equipment manufacturers) and lay persons.
  • Ability to follow technical instructions and workflows for complex equipment.
  • Computer skills including database administration, spread sheet design, and other office applications.
  • Demonstrable skills in using quality management principles, such as the PDCA cycle, to drive improvement.


  • Ability to assess the risks associated with medical equipment failure.



  • Relevant degree in Engineering, Healthcare Science, Clinical Technology (Engineering), or equivalent level of knowledge.
  • Professional registration as a Clinical Technologist, (RCT or AHCS), or having qualifications that would enable registration as a Clinical Technologist with the RCT following a suitable training programme.


  • Attendance and successful completion of manufacturer provided radiotherapy equipment training courses

Skills & Behaviours


  • Able to communicate complex information to other professional groups (including clinical staff and equipment manufacturers).
  • Computer skills including database administration, spread sheet design, and other office applications.


  • Ability to understand complex engineering schematics.

Other Criteria


  • Proficient in the use of work bench test equipment such as oscilloscopes, multimeters, etc.
  • Ability to read and understand circuit diagrams for complex circuitry.
  • Ability to use common engineering hand tools and soldering equipment.
  • Ability to manually lift medium/heavy objects as well as safe use of lifting equipment to precisely locate very heavy (500kg), yet delicate, objects.

Employer details

Employer name

Leeds Teaching Hospitals


St. James's University Hospital

Beckett Street



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