Trainee Radiation Engineer Practitioner (Degree Apprenticeship)

Recruiter
United Lincolnshire Ho
Location
Lincoln County Hospital, Lincoln
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
29 Apr 2021
Closes
08 May 2021
Ref
357-LN-142-21
Role Type
Apprenticeship
Start Date
Ongoing
Duration
Permanent
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No DBS fees to pay: Successful candidates will have DBS applications applied for & paid by ULHT where applicable. There is no requirement to reimburse ULHT for this cost.

Trainee Radiation Engineer Practitioner

Do you have an interest in engineering and think you would like to working in radiotherapy? We are looking for someone to join the team as a trainee to learn how to maintain our high tech equipment which is used for treating cancer patients.

During the training you will complete a degree at University of West of England (UWE) Bristol as part of a level 6 apprenticeship resulting in a B.Sc.(Hons) in Healthcare Science (Clinical Engineering). The practical work will be completed mainly at Lincoln but with some short placements at other Hospitals and engineering disciplines in the East Midlands to broaden your knowledge base. Information about the programme is available through the National School for Healthcare Sciences website. Details of the degree can be found on the UWE website. The training is for a three year period starting September 2021 to August 2024. It is expected that there will be an opportunity to apply for a permanent post at the end of this period.

About the Department

Radiotherapy Physics is one of the Healthcare Science disciplines at Lincoln County Hospital. It provides a therapy service using complex equipment and software for the treatment of cancer. Over the last few years the department has had all new systems and we are looking to enhance the support provided for these systems through the new training scheme developed by the National School of Healthcare Science (NSHCS).

Staffing in Radiotherapy is a mix of physicists, dosimetrist, engineers, radiographers, consultant oncologists and clerical staff working as a multidisciplinary team. The equipment includes a 4D CT scanner, three high energy linacs fitted with kilovoltage imaging which can be interlaced with the therapy radiation and an optical system for surface monitoring and motion management during treatments. We provide HDR and LDR brachytherapy which have their own planning systems. Our comprehensive quality assurance covers all the equipment and software and we are looking at working to the level of the new BS70000 standard.

The raft of equipment and the nascent links with the local University are providing opportunities for R&D.

We are keen to use the capabilities of all the new equipment to the full and in line with the NHS England Vision 2014-24. We are continuing to build the team which will respond to the challenges ahead.

What we're looking for

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who is keen to learn, and possesses the qualifications suitable to enrol with UWE for the Healthcare Science degree apprenticeship course in radiation engineering. Interested candidates should be able to demonstrate an aptitude for engineering, and be able to commence the role from 31st August, in order to meet the University course dates. Please refer to the person specification in the Job Description for qualifications required.

Candidates MUST be able to commence in post from 31st August 2020.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Martin Cawley (01522 572281), Mohamed Metwaly (01522 573447) or Andy Smith (01522 5722150).

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ULHT is one of the largest hospital trusts in the country providing a comprehensive range of hospital based medical, surgical, paediatric, obstetric and gynaecological services to over 800,000 people across the county of Lincolnshire. The Trust's core values are:

- Patient Centred
- Safety
- Compassion
- Respect and
- Excellence

ULHT recognises that everyone is different, and values the unique contribution that individual experiences, knowledge and skills make in delivering quality healthcare and becoming a model employer. We are committed to transforming our organisational culture by actively committing to implementing the Trust Single Equality Scheme, and other policies, such as the Dignity in Care policy and the Dignity at Work policy. We will continue to promote equality and challenge discrimination in all service provision, recognising and meeting the needs of the diverse communities we serve. We will strive to provide an environment in which people want to work and to be a model employer leading in good employment practice.

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