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Radiotherapy Physics Clinical Technologist (Dosimetrist)

Job Reference: 317-2020-37-024

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 Radiotherapy Dose Planning - FH
317 01 Freeman Hospital
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most successful teaching NHS Trusts in the country. We have one of the highest number of specialist services of hospitals in the UK. With around 15,000 staff, the Newcastle Hospitals is one of the region’s major employers. We have a long-standing reputation for high quality clinical care with our staff’s commitment to excellence reflected in our consistent performance at the highest level. We are committed to being an “employer of choice” offering our staff superb benefits, looking after their wellbeing, and providing access to high-quality education, training, career progression and support which enables them to provide “Healthcare at its best with people at our heart”.

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a world class health care provider, and one of the most successful teaching NHS trusts in the country. A tertiary centre, it offers the second highest number of specialist services than any other group of hospitals in the UK, with more than 1.69 million patient contacts each year, delivering innovative, high quality services locally, regionally and nationally and internationally.

The Care Quality Commission has rated us ‘Outstanding’ for the second time in a row.

We are the largest Trust in the country - and one of only five NHS organisations - to receive this accolade twice, which reaffirms our position as one of the UK’s top hospital trusts.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under represented groups.

We are seeking an enthusiastic Clinical Technologist, Dosimetrist or Therapeutic Radiographer to join our dose planning section as a Dosimetrist. The group provides the clinical dose planning service at the Northern Centre for Cancer Care. This is a temporary fixed term post for 1 year, which will provide the post holder with an excellent opportunity to gain planning experience and training.

Current experience of radiotherapy treatment planning is not necessary although desirable. The postholder will be supported through a comprehensive in-house competency based training programme in treatment planning for a wide range of treatment sites.

The Northern Centre for Cancer Care is one of the country’s leading cancer treatment facilities located in a purpose built centre at The Freeman Hospital. The Radiotherapy Department benefits from state of the art equipment which includes a dedicated planning MRI scanner, 2 Siemens CT scanners with 4D capability, access to a PETCT facility, 2 TomoTherapy treatment units, 2 Varian TrueBeam STx linacs with stereotactic capability, 5 Varian TrueBeams, a high doserate afterloader and SXT.

The Freeman Hospital dose planning section comprises of a team of 14 WTe Dosimetrists / clinical technologists. Since the introduction of Raystation treatment planning system into clinical use the section is responsible for VMAT planning for the majority of disease sites. Recent developments include the implementation of MR only prostate planning and Cardiac SABR.The centre is committed to delivering a high quality service, maintaining the highest specification equipment and contributing to radiotherapy research and development.

Applications are invited from candidates with relevant dose planning or radiotherapy experience. They should have either a BSc in radiotherapy or equivalent with current HCPC registration or a BSc (Hons) clinical technology, or a physical science and be eligible for membership of the Register of Clinical technologists (RCT).

Interview Date: 20 October 2020

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