Healthcare Scientist - Healthcare Science Practitioner Apprentice (Radiotherapy)

  • Department Medical Physics Team (RSH)
  • Salary £28,407.00 – £34,581 per annum
  • Closing Date 16/06/2023
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 5
  • Job ref 223-HSP-805
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Fixed Term - 3 Years (Including training under AfC Annex 21)
  • Hours 37.5

The post-holder will participate in a three year, apprenticeship programme.   This will focus on aspects of the work of the Radiotherapy Physics service but will also introduce the trainee to all aspects of medical physics.

The trainee will be expected to attend an accredited, part-time BSc Healthcare Science degree (Radiotherapy Physics).  The work requires close collaboration with other staff involved with the provision of Radiotherapy Physics service and other medical physics colleagues.   The post-holder will carry out the duties in accordance with the written policies and procedures of the department.

The post holder will be paid under Agenda for Change Annex 21 (Band 5).

Outlining anatomical structures for standard situations.
Design individual treatment plans for standard treatment techniques.
To support the design and fabrication of customised.
Radiotherapy and Physics aids adhering to all procedures and
health and safety protocols.
Provide treatment parameters and dosimetric data for patients to undergo radiotherapy.
To continually monitor personal and departmental activity to
ensure the health and safety of the individual, team colleagues
and Trust patients.
To communicate dosimetric information to more senior staff
within the department.
To communicate and work effectively with other professionals
i.e. hospital physicists, dosimetrists and therapy radiographers.
To attend training events and sessions as agreed through the
Trust's personal review process to ensure professiona
development is continually maintained.

The department consists of 3 Varian Truebeam Linear Accelerators;  a Gulmay Unit and a Canon wide bore CT scanner. The treatment planning system in place is Eclipse.

A new Canon Exceed LB CT scanner has just been installed.

We are planning to extend the SABR service to include bone and nodes soon.   

We have an active Clinical Trials department and participate in a number of  trials.

Time away from work is just as important and Shropshire is a beautiful, mostly rural county where we enjoy a high quality of life. 

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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