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Advanced Dosimetrist

Band 7

Main area
Clinical Support
Grade
Band 7
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
188-OTH2951
Site
Southampton General Hospital
Town
Southampton
Salary
£40,057 - £45,839 pa
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
07/07/2022 23:59
Interview date
19/07/2022

Job overview

This would be a fantastic opportunity for an RCT registered clinical technologist or HCPC registered radiographer to take a lead role in the delivery and development of radiotherapy treatment planning services. We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and enthusiastic advanced dosimetrist to join our forward thinking radiotherapy physics team at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS).  

You will join the friendly team of Scientists, Dosimetrists and Engineers in the Radiotherapy Physics Group. UHS Radiotherapy Department includes 7 linear accelerators (with SGRT, CBCT), 3 CT scanners, an HDR brachytherapy system, an intraoperative radiotherapy system and a superficial unit across 2 sites (Southampton and satellite centre in Basingstoke). Our services/techniques include SABR, SRS/SRT, TBI, a comprehensive brachytherapy service (HDR prostate and gynae and LDR prostate seeds), breast IORT (delivered at Winchester), and IOeRT (the only one in the UK).

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the ‘Job Description and Main Responsibilities’ section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

Working for our organisation

What we can offer you

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. 

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. 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.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Your Responsibilities

You will have the opportunity to contribute to the development and delivery of our comprehensive radiotherapy services which include stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR), intraoperative electron and intraoperative photon radiotherapy, brachytherapy (including magnetic resonance (MR) guided interstitial high-dose rate (HDR) treatments for gynaecological malignancies, HDR and seed treatments for prostate malignancies). As well as helping to drive forward our intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT)/ surface guided (SGRT)  and adaptive radiotherapy programme to ensure the best treatment option is available to all patients. You will be encouraged to develop site specific expertise in an area of interest and will also contribute to teaching and training of other staff.

What we’re looking for

We are looking for individuals with State Registration as a Therapeutic Radiographer or eligibility for registration on the Voluntary Register for Clinical Technologists as a Radiotherapy Physics Technologist.   

You should have significant experience of advanced radiotherapy treatment planning and of immobilisation techniques.

You will be required to work shifts and may be required to work both at Southampton and at the Basingstoke satellite.  Flexible Working arrangements including a mix of onsite and home working are supported.

Additional information

Interviews will be held on Tuesday, 19 July 2022

Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.

Person specification

Skills

Desirable criteria
  • Counselling skills

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • BSc in Therapeutic Radiography, Clinical Technology or other science based subject (or equiv)
  • State Registration as a Therapeutic Radiographer or eligibility for registration on the Voluntary Register for Technologists as a Radiotherapy Physics Technologist
  • Significant knowledge and experience at specialist level of anatomy and physiology radiation interactions, advanced treatment planning and mould room skills through degree and supplemented with CPD, short specialist co
Desirable criteria
  • MSc Radiotherapy
  • Management based qualification

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Significant experience of advanced radiotherapy planning techniques gained through CPD and work based training
  • Broad knowledge of anatomy, physiology radiotherapy mould room and dosimetry
Desirable criteria
  • Practical experience in radiotherapy quality control and dosimetry measurements.

Skills

Essential criteria
  • Able to show a knowledge of current legislation
  • Able to show a knowledge of up to date trends in radiotherapy practice
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to self motivate and prioritise own work load
  • Ability to motivate others
  • Ability to use own initiative,
  • Able to concentrate for long periods of time and Able to cope with frequent interruptions requiring change in activity.
  • Good time management.
  • Ability to work with patients with terminal illness
  • Strong arithmetical skills.
  • Attention to detail

Values

Essential criteria
  • Able to demonstrate behaviours that meet the Trust Values Patients First
  • Able to demonstrate behaviours that meet the Trust Values Always Improving
  • Able to demonstrate behaviours that meet the Trust Values Working Together

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

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.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Lulianna Craciun
Job title
Head of External Beam Radiotherapy Physics
Email address
Iulianna.craciun@uhs.hs.uk
Telephone number
02381208503

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