The radiotherapy physics service is seeking an enthusiastic medical physicist 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. Quality of life in and around the county town is very high with excellent schools and amazing local food grown right on our doorstep.
Applicants should possess a good honours degree in physics with relevant postgraduate experience including a relevant higher degree. Candidates should also have obtained HCPC state registration as a Clinical Scientist or expect to do so in the near future. STP or route 2 trainees in radiotherapy physics, expecting to complete in 2022, are most welcome to apply.
Main duties of the job
The core purpose of the post is to support the scientific leadership and development of the Radiotherapy Physics service at RSH. This includes routine QA, dosimetry and treatment planning activities, commissioning of new equipment and techniques and participation in R&D projects to facilitate a state-of-the-art service.
For any additional information, please contact Dr. Ruth Beddows, Interim Head of Radiotherapy Physics on 01743 492380 or email@example.com.
Working for our organisation
The radiotherapy service provides an extended treatment day of 08:00 to 18:00. This would be worked over four days with one day off per week, taken flexibly within an agreed pattern.
The RSH treatment centre is based around three Varian Truebeam linacs and uses an Eclipse/ARIA networked system. The linacs are aged 8, 4 and 3 years and permit us to offer innovative radiotherapy to our catchment population of Shropshire and mid Wales. The total SaTH radiotherapy physics team comprises twelve Clinical Technologists and ten Clinical Scientists supporting radiotherapy services.
The total SaTH radiotherapy physics team comprises twelve Clinical Technologists and ten Clinical Scientists supporting radiotherapy services.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.
Skills & knowledge
Relevant degree in Physics
Relevant MSc in Medical Physics or knowledge equivalent to the level of an MSc.
Completed STP/route 2 training (or on route)
HCPC registration as a Clinical Scientist (radiotherapy physics)
PhD in physics subject
Previous experience in radiotherapy physics
Wider experience of Medical Physics