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Radiotherapy Dosimetrist

Job Reference: 358-2721006-CHU

Employer:
University Hospitals of Leicester
Department:
Radiotherapy Dosimetrist
Location:
Leicester
Salary:
£31,365 - £37,890 pa

We are actively promoting flexible working options, helping you to manage a work / life balance”.


Radiotherapy Physics

An opportunity has arisen at University Hospitals of Leicester for a highly motivated Band 6 Dosimetrist to join our team. The post holder will require experience and registration as a clinical technologist or therapeutic radiographer. However, candidates with less experience and/or who expect to become registered within 12 months are invited to apply but may be appointed at a lower grade. Experience with the Eclipse planning system would be an advantage.

The radiotherapy department is based at the Leicester Royal Infirmary and provides state of the art treatment including SABR treatments for lung cancer and oligomets, respiratory gating, and deep inspiration breath hold for breast radiotherapy. Over 40% of all radical treatments are IMRT, of which 95% are VMAT. All IMRT patients routinely receive IGRT and we have an ongoing program to further increase utilisation. We provide Oncology services to a catchment population of approximately 1 million within Leicestershire and Rutland and are ISO 9001 certified. We fully support staff development; the department has an impressive clinical trials portfolio and established links with Leicester University.

The post holder will be primarily based in the treatment planning area of Radiotherapy Physics. Duties will include external beam treatment planning using VMAT and SABR techniques, mould room work (producing thermoplastic patient masks, wax and lead blocks), brachytherapy (attending theatre and planning), and quality control of treatment equipment. This is a permanent, full time post. Flexible working and some evening work may be required to meet the needs of the service.

 

Equipment includes 4 Varian linear accelerators (1 TrueBeam and 3 Clinac iX) with OBI, respiratory gating and RapidArc, ARIA Oncology management system, Prosoma Virtual Simulation, Varian Eclipse treatment planning system, 2 wide bore CT scanners (Canon and GE) with 4DCT, XStrahl superficial unit and Varian GammaMed brachytherapy unit.

The Leicester Radiotherapy Department is a friendly, busy and modern training department. It is housed in a purpose built Oncology Unit, which is centrally located with easy access to both road and rail connections. Leicester itself is a vibrant, friendly multicultural city within easy access to beautiful countryside.

For further information or to arrange an informal visit, please contact

Aaron Bedder, Senior Clinical Scientist, aaron.bedder@uhl-tr.nhs.uk, 01162585146




Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Applications are transferred to TRAC, by completing an application you authorise the transfer of your data. Emails regarding applications will be sent via TRAC.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS)

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order)1975 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the DBS

COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-UK candidates may not be appointed if the Trust is unable to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements or there is a appointable applicant who already holds the right to work in the UK.


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.


UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.



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