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Clinical Scientist - Radiotherapy Physics

Employer
University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust
Location
Stoke-on-Trent
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 a year PA
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Profession
Healthcare scientist, Clinical scientist
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Details

This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated medical physicist to join our Radiotherapy team. The replacement of our fleet of linacs was concluded following the installation of our second Halcyon in 2022. Additionally, the Trust is working closely with local charities to upgrade one of our Halcyon linacs so that adaptive radiotherapy can be delivered to the patients of Staffordshire through Varian's Ethos Adaptive Therapy System. Plans are also in place for the expansion of our brachytherapy service to include prostate needle therapy.

Applicants should possess a good honours degree in physics with relevant postgraduate experience preferably including a higher degree. Preference will be given to candidates who are HCPC registered with Radiotherapy Physics as their specialty however consideration will also be given to pre-registered candidates who will be eligible for registration within 18 months.

Main duties of the job

The postholder will be expected to
  • be part of a team who carry out the performance assessment, dosimetry and quality assurance of all Radiotherapy treatment equipment, supporting planning computers and procedures at the University Hospitals of North Midlands.
  • provide scientific support and training to scientists and radiographers
  • sustain any strategic change or improvements in the delivery of the service as agreed with line managers.
  • promote research and development in order to provide a state of the art radiotherapy physics service with a national profile for the benefit of the Trust and patients.


About us

The University Hospitals of North Midlands (UHNM) is one of the largest Trusts in the country, and a teaching hospital in collaboration with nearby Keele University. Extensive transformation and development projects have been completed in recent years. The main site is situated just 5 minutes from Junction 15 of the M6, providing excellent transport links north, south and east, together with immediate access to the beautiful countryside of Staffordshire, Shropshire and the Peak District

The Cancer Centre opened its doors in 2009 and offers advanced radiotherapy treatment from its 4 Varian linear accelerators and HDR brachytherapy service. Imaging support is provided by an in-house Siemens CT scanner and the treatment planning is performed using the Eclipse system. The Centre is determined to meet its aspiration of being a Centre of Excellence for cancer care.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For greater detail of the post, please see the accompanying job description and person specification.

Person Specification

Education

Essential

  • Degree
  • Masters
  • Recognised training scheme


Desirable

  • HCPC registered
  • PhD


Experience

Essential

  • Radiotherapy experience
  • Extensive Radiotherapy experience
  • Experience compatible with HCPC registration


Desirable

  • Completion of UK based training scheme


Personal Qualities

Essential

  • High quality application form
  • Effective team work


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust

Address

Royal Stoke

Newcastle Road

Stoke-on-Trent

ST4 6QG

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205-6212960

Company

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