Clinical Support - Clinical Technologist (Dosimetrist)

  • Department Radiotherapy Physics
  • Salary £25,655.00 – £31,534 per annum
  • Closing Date 19/10/2021
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 5
  • Job ref 223-CTD-742
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Monday to Friday)

Job overview

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.

Person specification

Qualifications/Experience

Essential criteria

HNC/HND in Medical Physics or equivalent or BSc in Clinical Technology or Therapeutic Radiography.
Experience in Medical Physics Environment.

Desirable criteria

BSc(Hons) Degree in Clinical Technology (Treatment Planning and Mould-Room)
Completion of IPEM accredited in-service training.

Skills/Knowledge

Essential criteria

Working knowledge of Mould Room techniques
Working knowledge of treatment planning
Excellent communication skills

Desirable criteria

Knowledge of complex treatment planning and mould room practices.

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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