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Clinical Technologist - Mould Room & Brachytherapy

Employer
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Middlesbrough
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 6
Hours
Full Time
The Radiotherapy Physics section of the Department of Medical Physics, based at The James Cook University Hospital has a vacancy for a clinical technologist - mould room & brachytherapy. This is a 12 month fixed term post. The successful candidate will join a team of 12 physicists and 12 technologists working in radiotherapy physics.

The post holder will contribute to the delivery all aspects of mould room and brachytherapy support, working alongside another clinical technologist and the Chief Clinical Technologist. A full range of custom immobilisation and shielding devices are produced. Brachytherapy support includes QA, theatre work and treatment delivery, alongside management of the brachytherapy applicator library.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will possess a good knowledge of the radiotherapy process, an aptitude for intricate manual work and an appetite for both personal and service development.

Applicants should possess a degree in clinical technology, physics, therapy radiography or equivalent, and should have (or be eligible for) registration under a relevant professional body. Exceptional candidates at an earlier point in their career may be suitable for appointment at a lower band.

We have an active brachytherapy service, treating a variety of sites using our Nucletron remote after-loading brachytherapy unit.The department has six Elekta linacs (three Versa HD, three Synergy with Agility MLC - all equipped with FFF technology) and one superficial/deep X-ray set. Pre-treatment imaging consists of Siemens and Toshiba wide bore CT scanners with associated ProSoma virtual simulation software. Treatment plans are produced using Raystation and Monaco.

The department prides itself on delivering state-of the-art treatment techniques to our patient population and research and development is actively encouraged. For example, the use of 3D printing technology is under active investigation and we hope to introduce it into clinical use by the end of the year.

About us

Leadership and Improvement Training

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust offers leadership and improvement training to all new staff to the Trust this training programme has been designed to support our leaders in developing their understanding of leadership and management skills. You will be expected to attend the leadership development programme, and the Quality Improvement Programme that the Trust delivers. This programme aims to

Explore leadership within the NHS

Promote Trust Values and Behaviours

Develop your Leadership effectiveness and skills

Practitioner level in quality improvement, equipping you with the skills to champion, lead and complete quality improvement within your role

After you complete this four and a half days of training you will be able to explore further leadership and improvement training opportunities, we offer further in-house courses dependent upon your role and bitesize programmes and leadership apprenticeships at level 3,5 and 7.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Details of the full job description and person specification are available to view when you click to apply for the vacancy and click on the about this job link and the documents will be attached at the bottom of the screen.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Degree in Clinical Technology/Therapeutic Radiography or equivalent


Desirable

  • Registered Clinical Technologist or registered with the HCPC as a therapy radiographer


Knowledge

Essential

  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of the team.
  • Good communication skills with all staff groups
  • Patient handling/movement skills.


Desirable

  • Knowledge of Quality Systems.


Experience

Essential

  • Specialist knowledge of Mould Room clinical techniques and practice
  • Sound working knowledge and skills in the use of aseptic techniques and theatre practices.


Desirable

  • Significant post qualification experience in the Mould Room covering a broad range of routine and non-routine/specialist and highly specialist practices


Employer details

Employer name

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

The James Cook University Hospital

Marton Road

Middlesbrough

TS4 3BW

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

328-CD-6429679

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