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Senior Dosimetrist SRS/SABR

£31,383 - £41,373 / year
Full Time

Job Description

QEHB provides direct clinical services to nearly 900,000 patients every year, serving a regional, national and international population. We are a regional centre for cancer, trauma, renal dialysis, burns and plastics and have the largest solid organ transplantation programme in Europe. The Trust has the largest kidney programme in the UK and is a major specialist centre for burns and plastic surgery.

We provide a series of highly specialist cardiac, liver, oncology and neurosurgery services to patients from across the UK.

We are world-renowned for our trauma care and have developed pioneering surgical techniques in the management of ballistic and blast injuries, including bespoke surgical solutions for previously unseen injuries. As a result of its clinical expertise in treating trauma patients and military casualties, QEHB has been designated both a Level 1 Trauma Centre and host of the UK’s only £20m National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre (SRMRC).

We have just over 9000 members of staff and we are committed to investing in their development and their health and wellbeing.

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.

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

For specific enquiries regarding this vacancy, please see the Contact Details section below in the first instance. For general enquiries, please use Switchboard:  ( Phone number removed )  and for Non-Medical (inc. Nursing) Ext. 16800, Doctors & Dentists Ext. 18384 or 18395, Bank posts  ( Phone number removed ) .

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The post-holder will be a senior dosimetrist within the stereotactic radiosurgery team, which currently treats around 300 patients per year on the CyberKnife system. As such, applicants should have extensive experience in SRS and SRT planning techniques.

The Radiotherapy Physics Service has 48 WTE scientific and technical staff working to treat approximately 4300 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, I-125 service, and Monaco, TomoTherapy and CK planning systems. The department currently delivers IMRT to approx.. 55% of radical patients, with a planned expansion to 65% this year with the introduction of our new TPS, RayStation. 4DCT and SABR techniques are in routine use, as is a well developed adaptive planning service.

The post holder will participate primarily within the treatment planning section of the radiotherapy department, and should have extensive experience in IMRT and SRS/SABR planning techniques. Knowledge of the CyberKnife or Monaco treatment planning systems would be an advantage but is not essential.

UHB Trust has great clinical strengths in H&N, neurosurgery and base of skull surgery leading to strong and well developed MDTs. With our partners at Birmingham Children’s Hospital and the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, we have large practices for paediatric and sarcoma radiotherapy, and Birmingham has developed an advanced radiotherapy service to complement these clinical specialties. UHB also has a large multi-disciplinary trials team leading to a wide portfolio of research and is a leading contributor to national radiotherapy clinical trials.

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 Dr Geoff Heyes, SRS Lead physicist Lead (( Email address removed )) on on +44 (0) ( Phone number removed )  or Gurnaik Sangha, Technical Manager (( Email address removed )) on +44 (0) ( Phone number removed ) .

All posts involving access to persons in receipt of health services will be subject to a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check. However, 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. Disabled applicants, in line with our commitment to 'Two Ticks', 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.

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.

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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