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Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a looking to start your career within Radiotherapy Treatment Planning? We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join the Treatment Planning group.

As one of the largest radiotherapy departments in England, Kent Oncology Centre currently has nine Varian linear accelerators across the two sites with dedicated CT-Simulators on each site. We have Eclipse for treatment planning and ARIA networked across the two sites. RapidArc VMAT, IGRT, vDIBH and SABR Lung are in routine use. KOC also provide brachytherapy services and participates in clinical trials.

This is an exciting time to join our team as we are embarking on a programme of SABR expansion and further expanding the use of Eclipse as our principle Treatment Planning System. This involves developing new techniques such as Primary Cervix VMAT and Breast SIB.

Main duties of the job

As a Dosimetrist you will participate in all aspects of the Treatment Planning section: production of complex treatment plans including VMAT planning and organs-at-risk outlining. You will also carry out Mould Room tasks including fabrication of immobilisation and shielding devices and assist Radiographers in CT simulation.

We are able to offer you continuous professional development within a supportive, collaborative working environment which will enable you to progress your skills and gain greater responsibility. We are willing to consider options such as job share or flexible working.

About us

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is a large acute hospital Trust in the county of Kent.

The Trust provides a full range of general hospital services and some areas of specialist complex care to around 760,000 people living in the south part of West Kent and the north part of East Sussex.

The Trust's core catchment areas are Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells and their surrounding boroughs. We work from two main clinical sites: Maidstone Hospital and Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury. Tunbridge Wells Hospital opened in 2011 and provides single rooms with en-suites for all in-patients - the first of its kind in the country.

We employ more than 7,000 full and part-time staff in a huge range of clinical and non-clinical roles across both of our hospital sites.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please note that appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Check at Enhanced Level. (Enhanced level now includes regulated checks against vulnerable adults and children)

At MTW, we seek to develop a culture where everyone can reach their full potential with opportunities to grow and develop their career. We recognise and value the unique contributions that each of our staff bring, delivering the best quality care and service to our patients. We are committed to being a diverse employer and strive to reflect everyone in our local communities. We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences and celebrate the diversity of thought, viewpoints and ideas that will make our Trust the best place to work.

Interview Date:TBC

Person Specification



  • oB.Sc. Honours Degree in Healthcare Science (Radiotherapy Physics) or Physics or Applied Physics or Radiotherapy or a relevant subject


  • Registered with RCT as a Clinical Technologist
  • HCPC as a Therapeutic Radiographer
  • Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Science (Radiotherapy Physics)



  • An understanding of treatment planning and patient immobilisation techniques.
  • An understanding of the risks to patients arising from treatment planning dose or positional errors.
  • Understanding of patient and staff risks arising from equipment failure and radioactive sources.
  • Understanding of hazards posed by, and precautions needed with Ionising Radiation
  • Working knowledge of relevant legislation, national standards, professional and other guidelines, in particular IRR99, IR(ME)R, ISO9001, EPR, COSHH.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Healthcare Science and its importance in patient care


  • Basic knowledge of treatment unit technology, treatment planning systems, dosimetric planning techniques for external beam megavoltage photons and quality assurance in radiotherapy.
  • Basic knowledge of imaging and computer systems used in radiotherapy treatment planning.
  • Able to make complex calculations with respect to patient treatments
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Experience of dealing with patients and carers and awareness of patient confidentiality



  • Basic computer skills including the use of Word, Excel and Windows applications.
  • Practical spatial and manipulation skills to use the equipment associated with the role


  • Trained and competent in Cannulation.

Employer details

Employer name

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust


Maidstone Hospital

Hermitage Lane


ME16 9QQ

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