CLINICAL TECHNOLOGIST (Dosimetrist) BAND 5 in Radiotherapy Physics.
The 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).
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, Graduate Diploma in Radiotherapy or Therapy Radiography. Applicants completing their final year of training will also be considered.
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 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.
Main duties of the job
To participate in the Treatment Planning and Mould Room service.
This service includes the fabrication of patient immobilisation shells, to prevent patient movement during treatment, other treatment accessory construction and radiotherapy plans where complex three-dimensional radiation distributions are computed to maximise therapeutic efficacy to the tumour and minimise healthy tissue damage.
To implement and support any changes or improvements in the delivery of the service. To carry out all these duties in order to provide a state-of-the-art Radiation Physics service with a national profile for the benefit of both Trusts and their patients.
The post-holder will be prepared to participate in further training and must achieve RCT registration as a Clinical Technologist or HCPC registration as a Therapy Radiographer.
To undertake other duties as directed by the Chief Dosimetrist.
Working for our organisation
The total SaTH radiotherapy physics team comprises ten Clinical Technologists and 8 Clinical Scientists supporting the radiotherapy services.
The RSH treatment centre is based around Varian networked therapy equipment and uses the Eclipse treatment planning system. There are three matched TrueBeam linear accelerators. Lung SABR has been commissioned with new sites are in clinical development. The department has moved to a paperlite system following Trust targets.
We are an accredited training centre for the Dosimetrist (Graduate Diploma) programme, STP Radiotherapy Physics and IPEM Radiation Engineering.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.
HNC/HND in Medical Physics or equivalent or BSc in Clinical Technology or Therapeutic Radiography.
Experience in Medical Physics Environment.
BSc(Hons) Degree in Clinical Technology (Treatment Planning and Mould-Room)
Completion of IPEM accredited in-service training.
Working knowledge of Mould Room techniques
Working knowledge of treatment planning
Excellent communication skills
Knowledge of complex treatment planning and mould room practices.