Clinical Support - Clinical Technologist (Dosimetrist)

  • Department Radiotherapy
  • Salary £26,565-£35,577 per annum, pro rata
  • Closing Date 27/06/2018
  • Location Shrewsbury
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 6
  • Job ref 223-SCT-252
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full Time 37.5 hours per week

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 sound 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.

The applicant should have 2 years post qualification experience as a Clinical Technologist in Radiotherapy Physics treatment planning or 5 years experience in a Radiotherapy environment

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.

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 postholder would be expected, at a suitable time and by agreement, to participate flexibly in  this initiative.

The RSH treatment centre is based around Varian networked therapy equipment and uses the Eclipse treatment planning system. A third Truebeam linac will be installed later this year. IMRT/VMAT & IGRT are in routine clinical use at the centre above target levels, with new clinical sites in development. The total SaTH radiotherapy physics team comprises ten clinical technologists and eight clinical scientists supporting radiotherapy services.

We are an accredited training centre for the Dosimetrist (Graduate Diploma) programme, STP Radiotherapy Physics and IPEM Radiation Engineering.

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