Healthcare Scientist - Radiotherapy Physicist

  • Department Radiotherapy Physics
  • Salary £33,222 - £43,041 per annum
  • Closing Date 24/02/2019
  • Interview Date 13/03/2019
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 7
  • Job ref 223-SRP-724
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full Time 37.5 Hours
  • Contact Mr. Paul Evans, Head of Radiotherapy Physics. If unavailable please ask for either Ruth Beddows or Mike Alexander.
  • Email
  • Telephone 01743 492380

Medical Physics Team, Radiotherapy Department 

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 good schools and excellent local food grown on our doorstep.  There is a vibrant cultural scene with a well regarded local theatre and varied musical entertainments available. 

Applicants should possess an Honours Degree in Physics with appropriate 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.

The core purpose of the post is to support the scientific leadership and development of the Radiotherapy Physics service at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.  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.

The radiotherapy service provides an extended treatment day of 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.  This would be worked over four days.  The post holder would also be expected to work flexibly within this pattern. 

The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital treatment centre is based around three Varian Truebeam linacs and uses an Eclipse/ARIA networked system.  The linacs are aged 5, 1 and 0 years and permit us to offer innovative radiotherapy to our catchment population of Shropshire and Mid Wales.  The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust radiotherapy physics team comprises nine Clinical Technologists and eight Clinical Scientists supporting radiotherapy services.

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