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Lead Specialist Technologist for Radiotherapy Equipment

NHS AfC: Band 7

Main area
Radiotherapy Physics
NHS AfC: Band 7
Full Time 37.5 Hours per Week
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Castle Hill Hospital
Band 7
16/12/2019 23:59

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic Lead Radiotherapy Equipment Specialist Technician to join our hard working and friendly technical support team. The post-holder will be responsible for the provision of servicing, maintenance and repair of sophisticated radiotherapy equipment. Radiotherapy is a multi-disciplinary environment and you will be working alongside scientists and clinical staff to provide a responsive, high-quality patient service. Participation in out-of-hours arrangement will be expected in support of the service.

The post-holder will be a senior member of the leadership team, and provide technical and managerial oversight for their specialist area and be accountable for ensuring high quality patient care.

The Radiotherapy Department is located in the award winning, purpose-built Queen’s Centre building based at the Castle Hill Hospital in Cottingham, East Yorkshire, on the edge of the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds. The Department is equipped with 6 beam-matched Varian linacs, including 4 machines with OBI and VMAT, and ARIA Oncology Information System. The department also has two dedicated Philips Big Bore CT (including 4DCT). IMRT and VMAT planning techniques are routinely used for the majority of radical treatment sites and we have an established Lung SABR service. We are committed to the utilisation of technology, including extensive use of the full capabilities of ARIA which has enabled us to implement paperless working. The department also has an Xstrahl superficial x-ray unit, Papillon Contact unit and a dedicated HDR brachytherapy suite.

We offer:

  • A forward thinking department with good personal development and leadership opportunities.
  • Strong academic links with University of Hull, the local medical school (HYMS) and various international departments and institutions.
  • A (continuing) history of swiftly adopting new techniques and technology
  • Beautiful countryside, affordable housing, coastal areas and historic towns.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, competent and flexible technician, with formal training to HNC/degree level or equivalent and experience of working with major systems and modern IT. Previous medical or radiotherapy experience is essential. The successful candidate be registered as a Clinical Technologist or eligible for registration via an equivalence route within their first year in the role. Applicants who do not meet the essential criteria may be considered for appointment at a lower band/training position.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

If you are interested in joining our team and would like further information on the above position, please contact:

Nick Harding, Principal Physicist for Equipment and Dosimetry

Peter Colley, Consultant Physicist Lead for Radiotherapy Physics

Tel: 01482 461377