Healthcare Scientist - Clinical Scientist (Radiotherapy Physicist)

  • Department Radiotherapy Physics
  • Salary £40,057.00 – £45,839 per annum
  • Closing Date 21/10/2021
  • Location Lingen Davies Centre, RSH
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 7
  • Job ref 223-CSR-759
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Four long days of 08:00 to 18:00 per week with one flexible day off.)

Job overview

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 r.beddows@nhs.net.

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.

Person specification

Skills & knowledge

Essential criteria

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)

Desirable criteria

PhD in physics subject

Experience

Essential criteria

Previous experience in radiotherapy physics

Desirable criteria

Wider experience of Medical Physics

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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