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Clinical Scientists - Radiotherapy

Employer
The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
Location
Wolverhampton
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
20 Jul 2024

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Profession
Healthcare scientist, Clinical scientist
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This is a rotational post in a busy purpose-built Deanesly Cancer Centre Wolverhampton, covering all aspects of radiotherapy physics specialty and further training will be provided in external beam treatment planning, brachytherapy, dosimetry, and machine QA.

Applicants should be HCPC Registered Clinical Scientists or expected to complete their National School of Healthcare Science -Training (NSHCS STP) shortly.

Applicants looking for 'route 2' to further their career as a clinical scientist will also be considered at a lower band.

This is an outstanding opportunity to be involved with several new developments including SABR and brachytherapy to further your career in these exciting times.

We are a dedicated and experienced, diverse team, working together to provide the highest standard of radiotherapy physics support. We have an excellent working relationship with the wider MDT locally as well as close collaboration amongst the radiotherapy centres within the region, headed by the West Midlands Cancer Alliance.

The department equipment includes 4 Elekta Versa HD linear accelerators with IGRT, VMAT, FFF and EPID dosimetry capability. There are two wide bore 4D CT scanners, Xstrahl orthovoltage and Flexitron HDR.

Supporting software currently includes Pinnacle TPS, Mosaiq Record and Verify system, Prosoma Virtual Simulator, Oncentra Masterplan Brachytherapy TPS, IMSure QA Software and Sun Nuclear ArcCHECK verification system. ProsomaCore secondary MU check software.

Main duties of the job

To provide support to all aspects of work in the Radiotherapy Physics Group covering radiotherapy treatment planning and checking, treatment machine calibrations, quality assurance procedures and carrying out dosimetry inter-comparisons to the relevant standard. Be familiar with radiotherapy imaging, specialised software packages and their uses. Assist with the commissioning of new radiotherapy equipment and the development of new techniques. Job holder is expected to rotate between treatment planning, dosimetry and Machine QA. At all times maintain high standards and safe practices as applicable to radiotherapy and participate in research and development.

About us

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust is one of the largest NHS trusts in the West Midlands providing primary, acute and community services and we are incredibly proud of the diversity of both our staff and the communities we serve. We are building a workforce that can help us to fulfil our values, improve the quality of care for patients, and solve the health care problems of tomorrow. We're passionate about the value that diversity of thinking and lived experience brings in enabling us to become a learning organisation and leader in delivering compassionate care for our patients.

We are delighted that we have been rated as Good by CQC. We have achieved numerous awards The Nursing Times Best Diversity and Inclusion Practice and Best UK Employer of the Year for Nursing Staff in 2020.

The Trust is a supportive working environment committed to creating flexible working arrangements that suit your needs and as such will consider all requests from applicants who wish to work flexibly.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see full list of duties and responsibilities in the full job description and personal specification.

Person Specification

HCPC Registration

Essential

  • HCPC Registration


Qualifications

Essential

  • Completed Relevant MSc/ STP training/ Training through 'route 2'


Experience

Essential

  • Dosimetry Experience (Linacs) including inter-comparison
  • Dosimetry Experience specific to orthovoltage including inter-comparison
  • Dosimetry Experience, HDR, including inter-comparison
  • Dosimetry / QA Experience CT/ CBCT
  • External beam treatment planning experience
  • Patient specific Dosimetry QA


Desirable

  • Commissioning of radiotherapy treatment machines, dosimetry equipment
  • Treatment plan checking
  • Brachytherapy treatment planning / checking
  • Research and Development


Communication skills

Essential

  • Excellent verbal and written communication


Employer details

Employer name

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

Address

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

Wolverhampton Road

Wolverhampton

WV69PB

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225-EST-6238323-A

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