Level 6 Apprentice Healthcare Science Support Worker

Hull University Teachi
Queens Centre for Oncology, Castle Hill Hospital, Cottingham
Competitive salary
21 Jul 2021
29 Jul 2021
Role Type
Start Date
Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Radiotherapy Physics, Hull/Cottingham , Band 5 Annex U21

Apprentice Healthcare Science Support Worker (Level 6/Degree - Radiation Physics Dosimetrist)

(Specialising in Radiotherapy: Radiation Physics Treatment Planning)

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Hull Royal Infirmary (Hull) and Castle Hill Hospital (Cottingham)

(Fixed Term, 36 months) - 37.5 hours per week


Hello, we are Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. We are an extraordinary place to undertake an award winning apprenticeship programme. We have helped many people gain invaluable experience of working in the NHS along with a nationally recognised qualification.

What is the role?

We are looking for a remarkable candidate for our Radiotherapy Physics Department to undertake a fully funded degree level apprenticeship programme.

The Radiotherapy Department is located in the award winning, purpose-built Queen's Centre based at the Castle Hill Hospital in Cottingham, East Yorkshire, on the edge of the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds. The Department is equipped with four beam-matched Varian linacs with OBI and VMAT, two matched Halcyon optimised image guided radiotherapy system and ARIA Oncology Information System. The department has recently installed two new Siemens SOMATOM go CT scanners (including 4DCT). IMRT and VMAT planning techniques are routinely used for the majority of radical treatment sites and we have an established Lung SABR service. We are committed to the utilisation of technology, including extensive use of the full capabilities of ARIA which has enabled us to implement paperless working. The department also has an Xstrahl superficial x-ray unit, Papillon Contact unit and a dedicated HDR brachytherapy suite.

Radiotherapy is a multi-disciplinary environment and you will be working alongside scientists and clinical staff to provide a responsive, high-quality patient service.

Working as part of a team, your duties will include supporting the Radiotherapy Treatment Planning function, producing dosimetric treatment plans, immobilisation devices and working with dosimetric equipment. You will build up your experience to full dosimetrist duties during your apprenticeship. You will be working with sophisticated radiotherapy equipment and modern IT. The department operates normally between 0800 and 1800 and your normal working hours will be within this period.

Who are we looking for?

This apprenticeship is an outstanding opportunity for those with a passion for science and cutting edge technology to pursue a career providing excellence in patient care.

The post will be demanding so we are looking for candidates who are ready for the challenge and share our values of care, honesty, and accountability. You will need to be able to demonstrate good communication and team working skills along with an enthusiasm for science and care. A high standards of integrity, professionalism, and sensitivity, along with being respectful and courteous to our patients, visitors and colleagues is also essential. The successful candidate will need to be in post to commence degree learning by September 2021

Eligibility and entry requirements

Applicants need to hold a minimum of 3 GCSE grades A*-C including Maths and English (GCSE Grade C/new grade 5 or above) and either 128 UCAS Points (ABB equivalent) or BTEC National Extended Dip (DDM) at Level 3. These must also include at least one recognised science. At this stage we would also welcome those expecting their A Level/BTEC grades this summer.

Due to the nature of this apprenticeship you must be aged 18 or over on its commencement in September 2021 and have been resident in the UK/EU for the last three years. You must not hold a similar healthcare science degree or be in any form of formal government-funded education.

Future Prospects

During your 36 month apprenticeship you will be gaining valuable, transferable administrative skills and experiences. Upon successful completion of the accredited BSc (Hons) apprenticeship, the successful candidate will be eligible for entry on the professional register for clinical technologists (RCT). Roles within Radiotherapy Physics are currently in high demand with a national shortage of registered Treatment Planning Dosimetrists, including in the local region.

How to apply

Read our Job Description and Person Specification for further information about the role and the skills we are looking for. Apply online using the links.

If you have any questions please email Peter Colley 01482 461381 / peter.colley@nhs.net

Thank you for your interest in this fantastic opportunity, and good luck!

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