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Clinical Scientist

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317 Radiotherapy Physics - FH
Band 7
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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317 01 Freeman Hospital
£40,057 - £45,839 per annum
Salary period
31/10/2021 23:59
Interview date

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We’re also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients ‘contacts’ each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Newcastle Hospitals are proud to be one of the exemplar organisations across the NHS on sustainability, with a long history of delivering Sustainable Healthcare in Newcastle (Shine) and the first healthcare organisation in the world to declare a climate emergency. Our strategy includes commitments to being Net Zero by 2030, for our direct carbon footprint, and Net Zero by 2040 for our footprint plus. Delivering these ambitions will not be possible without the help, support and action of every single member of our team.

The Radiotherapy Physics team in the Northern Centre for Cancer Care (NCCC) is seeking a talented and energetic clinical scientist. The successful candidate will contribute to a wide range of radiotherapy physics clinical and scientific services and research and development, including brachytherapy, planning, imaging, radiation dosimetry, quality assurance, radiobiology and radiation protection.

The NCCC is expanding and developing its advanced treatment services and its position as one of the leading radiotherapy imaging centres in the UK. We are the first to use MR-only planning for radiotherapy and are one of the few radiotherapy centres with a dedicated MR scanner. We are expanding our range of stereotactic treatments and we are the first centre in the UK to treat multiple mets using the new Brainlab Elements software. Our range of advanced treatment methods including SRS, SABR, VMAT, IMRT, TBI, TSEI on our state of the art fleet of Varian and Tomotherapy units and we have a strong and developing brachytherapy service.

NCCC is a reference site for advanced practices such as Varian verification, stereotactic Elements and we have an excellent culture of clinical trials involvement. We have a strong teaching pedigree linked with Newcastle University delivering the national Medical Physics MSc training, oncologist FRCR teaching and local STP and route-2 physicist training.

Newcastle upon Tyne is an exciting place to live with easy access to city, coast and country. The nightlife is lively, there is plenty of sport, culture and a good transport network.

Applications are welcome from experienced clinical scientists who are already registered with the HCPC or from pre-registrant trainees who have completed or are about to complete their training.

Full Time 37 Hours 30 Minutes/Week

Interview Date:- 18 November 2021

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Chris Walker
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0191 2448729