We have a fantastic opportunity for a HCPC registered Clinical Scientist at the University Hospital Southampton, NHS Foundation Trust (UHS).
You will join the friendly team of Scientists, Dosimetrists and Engineers in the Radiotherapy Physics Team. The post holder will work in all areas of radiotherapy physics to both support and develop the service.
The main department is equipped with six Elekta linacs, 2 with Exactrac imaging to support our stereotactic services, 1 further linac is based at Basingstoke site. The department delivers about 3500 new courses of external beam therapy per year and supports Intraoperative radiotherapy services using a mobile electron accelerator (Mobetron) at Southampton and Intrabeam system for breast IORT at Winchester. We provide a comprehensive brachytherapy service including Gynae and prostate HDR and a prostate seed service and have an active scientific computing team developing innovative workflow solutions.
You can read an overview of the main duties of the role in the section below: Job Description and Main Responsibilities.
To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents attached.
As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.
We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.
Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.
Work will include complex treatment planning, including stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR), QA and commissioning of Linear Accelerators and a wide range of Brachytherapy techniques. Dedicated time for research and development work will be given to support the many ongoing projects in the department. Service development and innovation are at the core of our work and staff are encouraged to attend and present their work at National and International meetings. The department has a diverse, friendly workforce which actively engages in CPD such as monthly Journal Club and Departmental Seminars to share learning.
The post holder will also contribute to teaching and training.
The department is an accredited training department for Modernising Scientific Careers STP and HSST Programmes as well as IPEM training for Clinical technologists and route 2 for Clinical Scientists.
We are looking for an HCPC registered Clinical Scientist with experience in Radiotherapy Physics.
You must be able to travel between our 2 sites at Southampton General Hospital and Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital.
Flexible Working arrangements including a mix of onsite and home working are supported.
Pre-registration physicists on recognised training routes would be considered for appointment at Annex 21.
Interviews will be held on Friday, 23 April 2021
Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.