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Senior Dosimetrist – Treatment Planning posted by University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Full Time
Birmingham
£30,401 - £37,267 / year
NHS Band 6/7

Job Description

“Defined by our people”

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) is one of the largest NHS Trusts in the country, employing over 20,000 staff and treating over 2.8 million people per year. We have more than 2,700 beds across all our sites with the main hospital services being based at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Solihull Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and other services based at Birmingham Chest Clinic and Solihull community health premises.

As the Trust is a multi-site organisation you may be required to work at any of the Trust sites and you may need to change your normal place of work, either temporarily or on a permanent basis, as a result of development or reorganisation of Trust services.

UHB has an international reputation for its quality of care, information technology, clinical education and training and research and provides a wide range of services including highly specialised regional and national services. The Trust is a designated Major Trauma Centre, operates Europe’s largest Critical Care Unit and Organ Transplant Service and, through its hosting of the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, provides a full range of medical services to injured military personnel.

Our core purposes are excellent clinical quality, patient experience, workforce, research and innovation and our vision is “To Build Healthier Lives”.

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Please apply early as vacancies may close before the given closing date when sufficient applications are received.

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We are looking to recruit an experienced Dosimetrist (Clinical Technologist or Therapeutic Radiographer), with particular skills and interest in Treatment Planning and Mould room duties. The post holder will participate largely in these areas but experience in Brachytherapy or Linac QA and Dosimetry would be beneficial.

The Radiotherapy Physics Service has ~48 scientific and technical staff working to treat approximately 4000 new patients per year on 6 linear accelerators, 2 TomoTherapy HD units, and a CyberKnife unit. The department has 2 wide-bore CT scanners, a dedicated HDR suite, and Raystation, Monaco, TomoTherapy and CK planning systems.

The post holder will participate primarily within the Treatment Planning and Mould Room sections of the radiotherapy department, and should have extensive experience in 3DCRT and IMRT planning techniques. UHB currently delivers IMRT to 60% of radical patients. 4DCT and SABR techniques are in routine use, as is a well developed adaptive planning service. UHB has been designated as a SABR Commissioning through Evaluation centre for all current clinical indications, with delivery on CyberKnife and Elekta Versa FFF platforms. Participation in these services, clinical trials and in technical developments across the department would be expected.

Due to the nature of the role the post holder will be expected to work flexibly as the service requires. Applications from less experienced candidates would be considered for appointment at a lower band.

For further information on the above position please contact Matthew Brennan, Technical Manager on +44 (0)[Click here to apply] (( Email address removed )).




All posts involving access to persons in receipt of health services will be subject to a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.

Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us; this will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances of your offences.

Staff recruited from outside of the NHS will usually be appointed at the bottom of the pay band.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced or skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as it is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Border Agency website.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and aims to achieve positive change for LGBTQ+ people by creating an inclusive, inspiring and equal environment for both staff and service users.

Disabled applicants, in line with our commitment to the Disability Confident Scheme, will be guaranteed an interview where they meet the essential criteria and declare their disabled status. The Trust will accept applications in other formats where applicants have disabilities that require a reasonable adjustment for them to be able to apply for vacancies; consideration in respect of additional time for postage/delivery time etc. will be given




Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.




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304-A-19-79874

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