CLINICAL TECHNOLOGIST (DOSIMETRIST) BAND 6 (or 5) IN RADIOTHERAPY PHYSICS
The Radiotherapy Physics Service is seeking an enthusiastic Clinical Technologist/ Radiographer to join a team providing a scientific and technical service to the Radiotherapy department at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH). Shrewsbury and the surrounding Shropshire county area provide a pleasant rural environment with affordable housing and motorway access to nearby city amenities.
The applicant should have a minimum of 2 years post qualification knowledge of treatment planning and mould room practice in radiotherapy. The candidate should also possess an accredited Degree in Clinical Technology (Radiotherapy Physics), or Therapy Radiography.
Applicants completing their final year of appropriate Graduate Diploma or Qualified Therapy Radiographers will be considered on a lower band.
The successful applicant will be required to participate in the development and implementation of new techniques and work as a team member in a multi-disciplinary clinical environment. Mentoring and training of other staff members is an essential part of this role.
The Radiotherapy Service has implemented an extended treatment day of 08:00 to 18:00. This is usually worked over four days with one day off per week. The post holder would be expected, at a suitable time and by agreement, to participate flexibly in this initiative.
The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital Treatment Centre is based around Varian networked therapy equipment and uses the Eclipse treatment planning system. IMRT/VMAT & IGRT are in routine clinical use at the centre above target levels, with new clinical sites in development. SABR is currently being commissioned on site. The Trust's Radiotherapy physics team comprises eleven clinical technologists and nine clinical scientists supporting radiotherapy services.
We are an accredited training centre for the Dosimetrist (Graduate Diploma) programme, STP/HSST Radiotherapy Physics and IPEM Radiation Engineering.