Band 6 Healthcare Science Practitioner

Employer
Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Guildford, Surrey
Salary
Band 6
Closing date
18 Nov 2019
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Band 6 Healthcare Science Practitioner

RADIATION PROTECTION AND DIAGNOSTIC RADIOLOGY

Applications are invited for a new band 6 Healthcare Science Practitioner post in the Regional Radiation Protection Service (RRPS) within the Department of Medical Physics at the Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust, Guildford.

You will join a team of 20 medical physicists, technicians and computer scientists supported by an admin team. The service provides comprehensive radiation protection, diagnostic radiology and x-ray engineering services to a wide variety of NHS Trusts, private healthcare providers, dentists, veterinary practices and others. We are active in research, development and training, organising courses both locally and at a national level. The Service is closely involved in the University of Surrey’s MSc programmes in Medical Physics, Medical Imaging and Radiation and Environmental Protection. Opportunities to participate in teaching, research and development are encouraged.

The post holder will act as a Healthcare Science Practitioner providing wide support across a range of services, in particular to support the annual physics quality assurance programme of medical x-ray equipment and dental scheme to a wide range of clients. To assist in the provision of X-ray engineering services to the NHS and NHSBSP.

Duties will include but not limited to performing routine testing of x-ray equipment on various medical x-ray equipment such as radiographic, fluoroscopic, CT and mammography equipment as well as performing routine QC checks on non-ionising equipment such as MRI and UV. The post holder may also be involved in electrical and mechanical testing, trouble shooting, fault finding and repair of dental x-ray equipment and aiding in the electrical inspections of new / refurbished x-ray installations.

You will need to be self-motivated, enthusiastic individual with good communication and team skills. A good honours degree in physical sciences or engineering, or equivalent experience is expected but applicants with less experience may be considered at a lower grade. It is expected that the applicant will be or be able to work towards joining the Register of Clinical Technologists. Applicants with a medical engineering background may be suitable and training can be provided.

Career development is actively encouraged, providing continual learning opportunities and scope to progress into alternative training schemes.

The role will involve travel and occasional overnight stays.

Salary Scale: Band 6

Informal enquiries and visits are welcomed.  Please contact the Head of Service Matt Pryor on 01483 408395 or email rsc-tr.radprot@nhs.net .

To apply, please visit our website by clicking APPLY below, using reference number 384-RD-4803

Closing date:  18/11/2019

Interviews: w/c TBC

Royal Surrey is a clinically led NHS trust, providing joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services. 

It is also a regional cancer centre and provides many world class services, aspiring to deliver more for patients in the future. 

The compassionate, caring and friendly colleagues make up the Royal Surrey family and are at the heart of what it does. Everyone has a passion for learning, continuous improvement and excelling together through innovation, research and development. 

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