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Career Grade / Lead Clinical Scientist

Job Reference: 317-2021-02-014

Employer:
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
317 Radiotherapy Physics - FH
Location:
317 01 Freeman Hospital
Salary:
£45,753 - £51,668 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 1.72 million patient contacts each year, delivering innovative, high quality services locally, regionally, nationally and internationally and has been twice rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC.

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 and experienced Clinical Scientist to act as treatment planning lead for the Radiotherapy service in Carlisle. You will be employed by Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust who have recently begun management of the Carlisle service. The post will be based both in Newcastle and Carlisle with time split approximately equally between the two sites. As the successful candidate, you will play a major role in leading the Radiotherapy Planning service in Carlisle. You would be expected to work closely with colleagues in both Newcastle and Carlisle to harmonise delivery of the Treatment Planning service across the two sites.

You will be capable of working at MPE level and if not already appointed as an MPE you will be expected to work towards MPE registration. You will be able to demonstrate leadership skills including leading on a major project and show that you can provide clinical, scientific and technical advice to a wide range of other professional groups including clinical, technical, managerial staff both within and outside of Carlisle.

The Radiotherapy Service in Carlisle is due to relocate to a brand new, purpose built department on the Cumberland Infirmary site in autumn 2021. This will house two Varian TrueBeam linacs, matched to the five in Newcastle, Aria oncology management system and a Siemens CT scanner with 4D capabilities. Radiotherapy treatment planning is undertaken on Raystation which is hosted in Newcastle.

If you would like to discuss this post and feel that you have the necessary experience and skills please contact Chris Walker, Head of Radiotherapy Physics, NCCC on 0191 2448729 or email Christopher.Walker3@nhs.net.

Full Time 37 Hours 30 Minutes/Week

 

 

 

 




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