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Senior Dosimetrist

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 01 Freeman Hospital
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
25 Apr 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen within The Northern Centre for Cancer Care for an experienced Clinical Technologist, Dosimetrist or Therapeutic Radiographer to act as a Senior Dosimetrist in the Radiotherapy Centre. The post holder will be based at the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle or Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle. There will be the opportunity to participate in developments and may be required to provide supervision and training for junior staff.

Current experience of radiotherapy treatment planning is essential, and the post holder will be supported through a comprehensive in-housecompetency based training programme in treatment planning for a wide range of treatment sites.

Radiotherapy treatment planning is undertaken on Raystation. The Dosimetry teams work as a large combined service between both sites ofNCCC in Newcastle and Carlisle allowing ample opportunities for the post holder to deepen their experience of complex treatment planningtechniques.
  • Interview Date: 10 May 2024
  • 37 hours 30 minutes/week
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

Main duties of the job

Managing the daily organization of own workload to ensure the delivery of the highly specialist external beam radiotherapy doseplanning service to the Northern Centre for Cancer Care (NCCC).
  • For individual patients, designing the radiotherapy plan and determining the treatment parameters on a treatment planning system.
  • For individual patients, validating treatment data, which has been generated, to ensure its integrity and appropriateness for clinical use, then exporting it for treatment.
  • Responsible with the clinician for designing highly complex plans for individual patients with particular dosimetric problems and where appropriate communicating the complex information on the plan to other staff groups.
  • Participating in research development projects from inception to completion.Contribute to the delivery of training and education of all staff groups and visitors to the section.

About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of �1 billion.

We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 2 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

Please see attached information on what Staff Benefits we have to offer at our Trust.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Providing the technical aspects of the radiotherapy dose planning service at Freeman Hospital site
  • Performs a range of specialist healthcare science activities.
  • Involvement in research and development projects

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Person Specification



  • Up to date knowledge of relevant areas of medical physics applied to treatment planning, radiotherapy physics, imaging and treatment
  • Good understanding of 3D anatomy and physiology


  • Evidence of knowledge of clinical oncology.
  • Evidence of knowledge of current scientific and technological developments in radiotherapy treatment including imaging modalities.



  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Ability to work accurately in all areas of work.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Efficient time management and organizational skills.
  • Evidence of numerical skills and 3D spatial awareness.


  • Evidence of competence in report writing and information presentation.
  • Good data collection and analysis skills.



  • Experience of Radiotherapy Treatment, Imaging, Dose Planning or Medical Physics in previous employment


  • Experience of radiotherapy treatment planning.
  • Evidence of completed research and development projects



  • Honours degree in a related subject such as radiotherapy oncology or an equivalent qualification.
  • Registration with the HCPC or RCT.


  • Post qualification study

Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Freeman, Newcastle of Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle

317 01 Freeman Hospital


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