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NHS Grampian Department of Medical Physics Section of Radiotherapy Physics Radiotherapy Physicist Full Time: 37 hours per week Band 7: £46,244-£53,789 per annum Three-year fixed term post NHS Grampian has an opportunity for a radiotherapy...

NHS Grampian

Department of Medical Physics

Section of Radiotherapy Physics

Radiotherapy Physicist

Full Time: 37 hours per week

Band 7: £46,244-£53,789 per annum

Three-year fixed term post

NHS Grampian has an opportunity for a radiotherapy physicist to join our progressive and forward-thinking team. The successful candidate will be involved in: developing cutting-edge treatment techniques; teaching for the University of Aberdeen’s MSc in Medical Physics; undertaking research projects; and performing the full range of clinical and scientific activities required for the delivery of the routine Radiotherapy Service.

The Radiotherapy Department serves a catchment population of 630,000 people and is housed in modern purpose-built accommodation. Facilities include: a TrueBeam linear accelerator; two Ethos linear accelerators; a new Canon Aquilion Exceed CT scanner; an Aria patient information system; an Eclipse treatment planning system; and a GammaMedPlus HDR Brachytherapy Unit. The existing TrueBeam will be replaced in September with a new TrueBeam equipped with a 6-degrees-of-freedom couch and Varian’s advanced imaging system, “HyperSight”. The HDR unit will also be replaced in the financial year 2024/25.

The Department delivers SABR for all anatomical sites and it is a leading centre in Scotland for treatment of oligo-metastatic disease. In addition, we are one of only three centres worldwide that deliver CBCT-guided on-line adaptive radiotherapy for head and neck cancer. On-line adaptive treatments for bladder and cervix cancer started in May this year. All radiotherapy treatments are delivered using VMAT or IMRT and an ‘Accelerated IMRT’ process is used to achieve same-day palliative treatments.

The department is research-active and has close ties with the University of Aberdeen. Current projects are focussed on developing and refining techniques for on-line adaptive radiotherapy and SABR. The successful candidate will participate fully in the department’s research activities.

Applicants would ideally be registered as a Clinical Scientist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). However, the post may be suitable for candidates wanting to achieve registration through the STP Equivalence Scheme of the Academy for Healthcare Science (AHCS) (known as ‘route 2’). In such cases, the candidate should have either an MSc in Medical Physics from an IPEM accredited programme or significant experience in radiotherapy physics sufficient to ensure that the requirements of Equivalence will be met within the 3-year term of the offered post. Appointment in these circumstances would be at AfC band-6 (£37,831-£46,100) until HCPC registration is achieved.

We encourage informal enquiries: please contact Dr John McLellan, john.mclellan@nhs.scot to get further details or, to apply on-line, go to https://apply.jobs.scot.nhs.uk


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