Allied Health Professionals - Clinical Technologist (Dosimetrist)

  • Department Radiotherapy Physics
  • Salary £31,365.00 – £37,890 per annum
  • Closing Date 30/10/2020
  • Location Radiotherapy Physics, The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 6
  • Job ref 223-CTD-562
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full-time 37.5 hours per week

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.

 

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
 
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
 
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
 
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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