082600 Senior Clinical Scientist - Dosimetry/Imaging
Western General Hospital

Job reference: 082600

Location: Western General Hospital

Job closing date: 31/01/2022

Job posted date: 21/12/2021

Salary: Band 8A (£50,965 - £55,016)

Employment type: Permanent

Job Type: Healthcare Sciences

Hours of work: 37.5

Department: Oncology Physics Department

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Lothian

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This post requires the post holder to have a PVG Scheme membership/ record. If the post holder is not a current PVG member for the required regulatory group (i.e. child and/or adult) then an application will need to be made to Disclosure Scotland and deemed satisfactory before they can begin in post. 

The use of the term “Senior” or “Junior” in this post refers only to the level of experience and responsibility required for this post rather than age.   As such, applications from people of all ages are welcomed, subject to meeting the relevant criteria.

Applications are invited for the post of Senior Clinical Scientist in Dosimetry with input into imaging in the Oncology Physics Department in Edinburgh Cancer Centre (ECC), which is one of the leading cancer treatment centres in the United Kingdom.

ECC provides a comprehensive clinical/technical and scientific service for all their patients, working as part of a fully integrated team. We have 6 Varian linear accelerators all with Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT) and Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) capabilities including 2 stereotactic machines with the additional specialized imaging system, ExacTrac, installed. Pre-treatment imaging includes 2 Philips Big-Bore CT scanners and access to PET-CT and MRI scanners. We expect to have a 7th service efficiency linac in early 2022 and an MR-simulator in the near future.

Under IRMER, the post holder acts as a Operator for Dosimetry and for a defined work area within Imaging. Medical Physics Expert certification with RPA 2000 is preferred, but opportunity and support to work towards this will be given for the right candidate. All modern treatment techniques like VMAT, IGRT, Intra-cranial Stereotactic Radiotherapy and SBRT are currently practiced as are patient-specific Dosimetry QA including EPID based transit dosimetry, and a wide range of Imaging QA. Active participation is expected from the post-holder for the department’s teaching, training and research programs.

It is mandatory to register with Health and Care Professions Council [HCPC] to practice as a Clinical Scientist in United Kingdom.  Please visit ‘http://www.hcpc-uk.org’ for more information on registration.

Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland, a vibrant, cosmopolitan city with centuries of history. It has stunning scenery and architecture and is surrounded by beautiful countryside and coastlines. It is the world’s festival capital and the Old and the New Towns are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. There are many other world-class visitor attractions and outdoor pursuits.

It is intended that interviews will be held on 10th and/or 11th February 2022. Removal expenses may be available for eligible candidates in line with NHS Lothian policy.

For further information on what is included in the role and what skills/experience are being looked for, click on the links at the bottom of the screen to the job description and person specification. If after reading this information you have any questions please contact John Frame, Head of Dosimetry (john.frame@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk)


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