Apprentice Medical Physics Technologist

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Royal Devon and Exeter
Competitive salary
16 Jul 2021
26 Jul 2021
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We offer a fantastic benefits package with competitive pay rates with annual increases, annual leave of 27 days increasing to 33 days after 10 years, access to the NHS Pension Scheme to which you and the Trust contribute. Our Medical workforce has separate arrangements. Alongside this there are extensive training development opportunities with paid mandatory training, support for flexible working and access to an On-site Ofsted graded 'Outstanding' Nursery. We promote a healthy work life balance, provide an Occupational Health Service to support you at work and have a number of NHS discounts available either directly through ourselves or online through NHS Discounts. As part of our recruitment process we can tell you more about our benefits package and you will see that we offer everything you would expect and more!

The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) provides Acute and Community services across Exeter and East Devon serving a population of more than 450,000 people. In our latest CQC full inspection of our services, the RD&E received an overall rating of "good". We were rated as "outstanding" for our Emergency and Critical Care services, and for Caring Trustwide.

The Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust has been ranked as the joint best performing non-specialist Trust in the country for overall patient experience of care in the 2016 Care Quality Commission (CQC) Adult Inpatient Survey.

The main hospital site is in the historical Cathedral city of Exeter that has abundant family amenities and beautiful surrounding countryside. It is situated in the middle of the South West Region with easy access to the countryside and coast of Devon and Cornwall. It is well served by rail, road and air links. Good educational facilities such as the University of Exeter and good Ofsted rated schools are available locally. Our Community sites are equally well positioned and are a good place to work.

Enjoy a good quality of life in the South West and be part of our caring workforce.

Radiation Physics Clinical Technologist Apprenticeship

Do you have an interest in the application of science and technology in healthcare? Do you possess good interpersonal and analytical skills? Would you like to pursue a well-paid career with good prospects helping the NHS serve patients on a daily basis? Want to earn a salary while you train? If so, this could be the position for you.

We're pleased to announce this rare and exciting opportunity to join our friendly, dedicated Clinical & Radiation Physics team as an apprentice Clinical Technologist.

This is an exciting time to join the team due to a recent restructure and the development of collaborative working across the South, East and North Devon Medical Physics network (SEND Medical Physics), which includes the Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust and North Devon Healthcare NHS Trust. The position will involve work across all three Trusts, and the post holder may be placed in any of the three main locations.

Clinical & Radiation Physics provides scientific support services to users of ionising radiations including X-Ray, CT, and Nuclear Medicine, as well as non-ionising radiations such as UV and Ultrasound. Alongside your studies you could be working on testing x-ray equipment performance one day, carrying out a radiation safety assessment the next day and calibrating equipment used for UV treatments on another.

Applicants should be numerate, computer literate and must meet the entry requirements for the degree course at the University of West of England in Bristol. This currently requires 128 UCAS points from A level (ABB, including at least one relevant science from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths or Physiology), + Maths and English GCSE Grade C (4) or equivalent'. Alternative qualifications may be accepted, subject to the UWE admissions process. Applications may be considered from candidates with a lower UCAS points score who can demonstrate a particular aptitude for the role.

You will undertake a fully funded, professionally accredited BSc (Hons) Degree qualification in Healthcare Science (Medical Physics Technology) specialising in Radiation Physics. Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship you will be eligible for entry on the professional register for clinical technologists (RCT). There may be an opportunity to join the department permanently at the end of your training but in any case, your new-found skills as a clinical technologist will be in high demand as there is a national shortage of trained staff. This post will be commencing September 2021.

Salary will be paid at agenda for change band 2 in year 1, band 3 in year 2 and band 4 in year 3.

For more information on a career as a medical physics technologist see Clinical or medical technology in medical physics | Health Careers

If you are interested and would like further information, then please get in touch.

Nick Rowles, Interim Head of Clinical & Radiation Physics, 01803 655636 / 01392 402126
Fiona Chamberlain, Physicist, 01271 337893

Our vision is to provide safe, high quality seamless services delivered with courtesy and respect. To achieve our vision we expect all our staff to uphold our Trust values. Our Trust values are:
Honesty, Openness & Integrity
Inclusion & Collaboration
Respect & Dignity

***Preference will be given to staff with 'Priority' and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.***


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This post is being offered as Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust and the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust continue to develop our long standing partnership with a view to becoming a single integrated organisation across Eastern and Northern Devon. Working together gives us the opportunity to offer unique and varied careers across our services combining the RD&E's track record of excellence in research, teaching and links to the university with NDHT's innovation and adaptability.

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