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Clinical Scientist

Job Reference: 358-1802324-CHU

University Hospitals of Leicester
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£37,570 - £43,772

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Clinical Scientist (Radiotherapy) Band 7

An opportunity has arisen at the University Hospitals of Leicester for a highly motivated HCPC registered Clinical Scientist to join our team. The post holder will work in all areas of radiotherapy physics to both support and develop the service. This is a full time post (37.5h/week) with some evening and weekend work required to meet the needs of the service. Applications are welcomed from those expecting to achieve State Registration within the next 12 months.

The radiotherapy department is based at 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 receive IGRT as routine 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(2015) accredited. We fully support staff development; the department has an impressive clinical trials portfolio and established links with Leicester University. Following publication of the new radiotherapy service specification, Leicester has been selected to host the East Midlands Network.

Equipment includes 3 Varian Clinac iX linear accelerators with OBI, respiratory gating and RapidArc, 1 Varian TrueBeam linac, ARIA Oncology management system, Prosoma Virtual Simulation, Varian Eclipse treatment planning system, 2 Canon wide bore CT scanner with 4DCT, XStrahl superficial unit and Varian GammaMed brachytherapy unit. A replacement programme to include 3 Varian TrueBeam linacs and a CT scanner is expected to commence in 2020.

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 beautiful countryside.



For further details / informal visits contact:

Andrea Wynn-Jones, Head of Radiotherapy Physics, 0116 258 5110,

We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

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Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

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 especially 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 for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably EU/EEA candidate is successful it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

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.

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

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