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Progressive Band 5-6 Dosimetrist (Radiotherapy)

Employer
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Southampton
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum - Pro rata
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Details

We are looking for HCPC registered Radiographers or RCT registered Clinical Technologists to join the Radiotherapy Physics team at Southampton. This is a progressive post suitable for newly qualified applicants appointed at Band 5 or staff with relevant experience will be appointed at Band 6. Newly qualified staff will have set competencies to become a Band 6 which you will be expected to complete within 12 months.

Radiotherapy physics supports services which include SRS, SABR, IntraOperative Radiotherapy and Brachytherapy. We have a comprehensive clinical trials portfolio and research projects ongoing in areas of imaging and dosimetry. Services are delivered across sites at Southampton General Hospital (SGH) and Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital (BNHH). Southampton is equipped with 6 linacs and 2 dedicated planning CTs and Basingstoke is equipped with a further linac and dedicated planning CT and HDR brachythery equipment.

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the 'Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

About us

What we can offer you

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated 'Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Your Responsibilities What youll do'

The post holder will have a significant role in provision of mould room services and should have a strong interest in this area of the role. They will work directly with patients to deliver bespoke immobilisation solutions as well as supporting evaluation and procurement of optimal solutions and teaching and training. Outside of mould room there will be the opportunity to work across other areas of radiotherapy physics to meet the needs to of the service.

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What were looking for
Applicants need to be eligible to be registered as an HCPC registered Therapy Radiographer or Clinical Technologist (Radiotherapy)

Training will be delivered to develop specialist skills in Radiotherapy Physics.
Additional information
Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.

Person Specification

Trust Values

Essential

  • Patient First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together


Qualifications / training required

Essential

  • Suitable qualifications(Typically BSc in science based subject or Therapeutic Radiography or equiv) and experience to have achieved State Registration as a Therapeutic Radiographer or eligibility for registration on the Voluntary Register for Technologists as a Radiotherapy Physics Technologist.
  • Specialist knowledge of anatomy and physiology, radiation interactions and advanced radiotherapy techniques, Practical training in complex treatment planning and mould room skills.


Desirable

  • Vocational degree in Therapeutic Radiography or Medical Technology


Previous or relevant experience necessary

Essential

  • Training as a Clinical Technologist in Radiotherapy Physics or as a Therapeutic Radiographer supplemented by significant expertise in radiotherapy planning techniques gained through CPD and work based training. Broad knowledge of anatomy, physiology radiotherapy treatment planning, mould room skills and dosimetry
  • Experience of IMRT / IMAT


Aptitudes and skills required

Essential

  • Work well as part of team
  • Positive attitude
  • Sympathetic/Empathetic


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust

Address

University Hospital Southampton

Tremona Road

Southampton

SO14 2AA

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