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Radiotherapy Technologist - Band 5 Medical Physics

Job Reference: 318-19-R3236GW

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Medical Physicists
Cheltenham, Gloucester
£23,023 to £29,608 pa

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest hospital trusts in England, delivering services from two general hospitals in thriving Gloucester and beautiful regency Cheltenham. Gloucestershire has excellent transport links and stunning countryside, and was recently ranked in the top three places to live in the UK. Gloucestershire Hospitals has a £500m annual operating income, 960 beds, over 125,000 emergency attendances and nearly 800,000 outpatient appointments each year. We have over 8,000 members of staff who are committed to providing high quality acute elective and specialist services under our vision of ‘Best Care For Everyone’ to a diverse population of almost 620,000.

We have a vacancy for a permanent full time radiotherapy technologist, based at Cheltenham General Hospital. This position is suitable for an enthusiastic team player with experience within medical physics, who is interested in developing a career as a healthcare science practitioner in radiotherapy physics. Ideally, the candidate will be on the register of clinical technologists or expect to be eligible to apply to that register within 6 months.

Suitable applications without Clinical Technologist Training but with a degree in Physics are welcomed. This appointment would involve the successful applicant participating in an approved Training Programme which may combine workplace learning with block study placements

Cheltenham Oncology Centre has a full range of radiotherapy services; 4 multimode Linear Accelerators, a KV treatment unit, a CT Scanner, and HDR brachytherapy. Planning is carried out using the Pinnacle treatment planning system. A satellite unit opened at Hereford in 2014 which is equipped with a Varian Truebeam Linac. Planned developments over the next year include the replacement of an existing Linac. The post-holder will be expected to work on all sites and should hold a valid UK driving licence.

The hospital is close to the centre of Cheltenham, which is a pleasant Cotswold town surrounded by beautiful countryside.

Visit by prospective candidates prior to interview would be welcomed.

For more information about the Department please contact Tony Dix, Head of Medical Physics, on 03004 224051, Penny Latimer, Head of Radiotherapy Physics on 03004 223235.

Please note that this vacancy may close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, so please apply as soon as possible if you are interested. The Recruitment Team are unable to accept any applications after the position has closed on NHS Jobs.

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If applicable for the post, all successful candidates will be required to pay for their own Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The cost will be £32 (standard checks) or £50 (enhanced checks), and will be recovered through two instalments from the candidate's salary. Please contact for further information.

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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.

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