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Lead Clinical Scientist Treatment Planning - Radiotherapy Physics

Job details
Posting date: 20 May 2024
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £50,952 - £57,349 per annum pro rata + High Cost Area Supplement
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 19 June 2024
Location: Northwood, HA6 2RN
Company: East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 6279592/361-6279592

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Summary

A Vacancy at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust.


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

The Radiotherapy Physics department provides a specialist technical radiotherapy physics service to the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, contributing to safe treatment of patients for radiotherapy. It is responsible for ensuring the accurate calibration, according to national recommendations, of all radiotherapy treatment machines and providing a routine quality control service for all equipment used in planning, verifying and treating radiotherapy patients.

We are at an exciting time with the recent purchase of 2 Halcyons and an Ethos that will be delivered and commissioned during 2024. These machines come with Hypersight and Identify, enabling the accurate visulisation of stereotactic targets. We will also be retrofitting one of our TrueBeam linacs with Hyperarc and Identify.

The aim of this post is to act as a lead physicist in the Treatment planning section.

This post is split with approximately 70% of the time in treatment planning and 30% of time in another section within the radiotherapy physics team.

Our Values are Include, Respect and Improve. It is important that you understand and refer to our values during your recruitment process and beyond!

To perform treatment planning and checking the department (external beam, brachytherapy, cyberknife).

To provide appropriate training for physics and radiography staff with respect to treatment planning and to assist in the assessment of staff competency for staff both within the physics team and beyond.

To liaise with clinical staff about complex treatment plans and support the development of complex techniques

To line manage staff this may include some supervision of STP trainees and those on route 2.

Many applicants at Band 8A are looking to complete their MPE portfolio within the next year and we are happy to support you with that. There are plenty of opportunities to gain experience that would contribute to an MPE portfolio and senior staff within the team will be available to provide encouragement and ideas.

At this stage of your career you may be looking to increase your management skills and the trust offers a number of training opportunities in this respect. These include healthy leadership, the Mary Seacole programme and the Edward Jenner programme. You will have plenty of opportunities to manage staff as the department is currently accredited for STP training and also has a number of staff Route 2. The department is supported by the regional medical physics training lead who can provide additional training for training officers to complement that provided by the national school.

At East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, we are proud of the range of general & specialist services we provide & our 6,000 or so dedicated staff ensure our patients get the best care. Our ability to be flexible & 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; our staff & patients are at the heart of delivering this ambitious agenda.

We understand that finding and starting a new job is an important life decision. If you need reasonable adjustments for a disability, or a life event, such as menopause - so that we can consider your application fairly & to get the best out of you during the selection process, please let us know.

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

ENHT is seeking to maintain and expand the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre staff as we move to an exciting new future.

We welcome applications from those who would relish the opportunity to be part of new and developing cancer service, building on the excellent reputation, research and patient experience the Cancer Centre already delivers.

In addition, you will receive a High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of your basic salary, subject to a minimum payment of £4,314 and a maximum payment of £5,436 per annum pro rata.

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification applicant pack for further detailed information regarding this role.


This advert closes on Monday 3 Jun 2024

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