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Senior Dosimetrist posted by Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

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Full Time
£37,570 - £43,772 / year

Job Description

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the largest acute hospital trusts in the country. We provide a full range of services to more than 675,000 people across Portsmouth, South East Hampshire and West Sussex. Most services are provided at Queen Alexandra Hospital but we also offer a range of outpatient and diagnostic facilities closer to patients’ homes. We handle around 142,000 Emergency Department admissions a year and have the busiest maternity department on the South Coast. The Trust employs around 6,480 staff and is the largest employer in Portsmouth.

Our Trust Vision is Working Together to drive excellence in care for our patients and communties.

The Radiotherapy Physics Section of the Portsmouth Medical Physics Department is seeking to appoint a Radiographer, or Dosimetrist, to join the established, friendly and enthusiastic team of 19 staff. The post has been established to undertake specialist contouring of radiotherapy images instead of, and under close supervision from, Consultant Clinical Oncologists (CCOs) and for service developments initially related to auto-contouring. This post would also contribute to the dosimetric treatment planning service provided by the Radiotherapy Physics Section, and cover other service functions, as appropriate. Close working between radiotherapy physics and the oncology department would be required. The post holder would also undertake development projects, depending on the experience and aspirations of the successful candidates. Experience of radiotherapy treatment planning and contouring would be an advantage.

The radiotherapy department is half-way through a replacement programme of its four linacs, having installed two state-of-the-art Trubeam linacs over the last 6 months; a great time to join the team and take part in this project, optimising the use of 6dof couches, 4DCBCT, etc. The department has Pinnacle, Prosoma, Diamond and Compass systems. Seed LDR brachytherapy, Co-60 HDR brachytherapy and kV treatments are also undertaken. The department has good links with Universities of Surrey and Portsmouth.

Portsmouth is an attractive and historical seaside city with an enviable south coast location opposite the Isle of Wight, with mild sunny climate, miles of beaches, many cultural, sporting and leisure amenities. The city has excellent road and rail links to London, ferries to the continent, and a nearby international airport.

For further information, please contact Sarah Muscat, Head of Radiotherapy Treatment Planning, via email ( Email address removed ).

Closing Date 07/11/2019

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