Clinical Scientist Radiotherapy Physics | East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust

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Posting date: 15 May 2024
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £43,742 - £50,056 Per annum
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 14 June 2024
Location: Northwood, HA6 2RN
Company: East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 6242930/361-CAN-6242930

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We are recruiting for a Clinical Scientist Radiotherapy Physics who shares our vision to be trusted to provide consistently outstanding care and exemplary service to our patients.

Due to continued expansion we have a vacancy in our Radiotherapy Physics team at Mount Vernon Cancer Centre. You will be joining an enthusiastic, dedicated and friendly team from both radiographic and physics backgrounds who create a dynamic, vibrant working environment that focuses on patient-centred care. The multi-professional team constantly strive to improve patient treatments through the application of cutting-edge techniques and the latest radiotherapy technology.

This is an exciting time for the department as we await the installation of two Varian Halycon and one Varian Ethos linacs, to enhance our existing treatment machine portfolio. Hypersight and Identify are also being commissioned.

The treatment planning team utilise AI and script automation technology to ensure radiotherapy patients receive optimal, high quality treatment plans with minimal delays to their cancer treatment pathways.

In addition, you will receive a High CostArea Supplementof15% of basic salary, subject to a minimum payment of £4,314 and a maximum payment of £5,436

Our Values areInclude,RespectandImprove. It is important that you understand and refer to our values during your recruitment process and beyond!

Our internationally recognised Brachytherapy department undertakes a range of treatments using both LDR and HDR techniques.

In Dosimetry and QA, you will work with an extensive library of modern dosimetry equipment and detector technology. Modern trend analysis through QATrack has recently been implemented and Per Fraction secondary MU check is being rolled out.

This post is suitable for candidates who are due to complete STP/Route 2 within 6 months. Applicants who have not yet completed their training may be considered for appointment via annex 21.

You will provide support to all aspects of the work of Radiotherapy Physics (acting as duty Physicist), and in areas of research and development, which may be designated from time to time by the Head of Radiotherapy Physics

You will work over a range of areas in Radiotherapy Physics - treatment planning, undertake routine and complex treatment planning for external beam radiotherapy.

Check routine treatment plans produced by other staff, analysing options and appraising whether plans are clinically acceptable.

Assist with the provision of routine physics support to brachytherapy treatments.

Assist with the provision of routine physics support to stereotactic physics service, including treatment planning and machine QA.

Assist with providing routine support for physics dosimetry and quality control in radiotherapy, according to established protocols.

At East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, we are proud of the range of general and specialist services we provide and our 6,000 or so dedicated staff ensure our patients get the best care. Our ability to be flexible and innovative in the way in which we work and deliver our services to our catchment has never been more important than it is now.

We run the following hospitals:
• The Lister Hospital, Stevenage
• New Queen Elizabeth II (New QEII), Welwyn Garden City
• Hertford County, Hertford
• Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC), Northwood

We have ambitious plans to become an outstanding, patient-led Trust where dedicated staff provide high-quality, compassionate care to our patients. We continue to undergo significant transformation and our staff and patients are at the heart of delivering this ambitious agenda.

We are committed to a positive work life balance for our employees. This means that any employee is entitled to seek to work flexible working patterns and we are committed to listen and consider all requests. Such requests, of course, have to be made and considered formally, and will need to be balanced against service needs, but our starting point will always be to find ways to support making them happen.

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specificationapplicantpack for further detailed informationregardingthis role.

This advert closes on Wednesday 29 May 2024

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