Position title
Lead radiotherapy imaging physicist
Organisation

The London Clinic

Description

We have an exciting opportunity for a lead radiotherapy imaging physicist to join our medical physics team based at The London Clinic in Central London, W1G 6BW, with a competitive salary range on offer.

The London Clinic has a supportive and warm working culture where your contribution is valued, and you can help us provide the best, personalised healthcare, and deliver our three core values of; caring, inspiring and pioneering. 

Established in 1932 and situated in the heart of London’s medical community, The London Clinic is one of the UK’s largest private hospitals, a non-profit organisation, dedicated to providing the best, personalised healthcare with a breadth of surgical and medical expertise. The radiotherapy service is CHKS accredited and is physically located within the Duchess of Devonshire Wing at 22 Devonshire Place. It has been operational since 2009. Its external beam radiotherapy units include two Varian TrueBeams and an Accuray CyberKnife.  Imaging support is provided by existing in-house dedicated CT Sim, 3T MRI, and PETCT (including choline and PSMA).  Treatment planning systems include Eclipse and Precision systems. Aria and MOSAIQ record and verify patient management systems are used in this truly paperless treatment facility.  Conformal radiotherapy, VMAT / IGRT, DIBH, SRS, SABR and CT planned TBI are offered.  SNC SunCheck is utilised for in-vivo first fraction measurements and for individual plan QA other services include a successful radionuclide therapy service including Radium, SIRTEX and Lu177 PSMA for prostate as well as an IORT breast service for breast l and colorecta indications.

Job profile

As lead radiotherapy imaging physicist, you will work as part of a team providing medical physics support services including routine machine QA (Cyberknife, CTSim and Varian TrueBeams), treatment planning system (TPS) QA and general day to day physics support.

  • Job Type:  This is a full-time, permanent position working 37.5 hours per week.
  • Shifts: Monday to Friday.
  • Benefits package:
    • Contributory pension scheme (total annual contribution up to 20%).
    • Private medical healthcare.
    • 33 days annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays).
    • Season ticket travel loan, family friendly benefits, and a wide range of discounts with a variety of retailers/services, plus much more.
    • We also offer excellent career development; with clear career pathways and access to further education.

Key duties

  • Responsible for the calibration of imaging equipment within the department (e.g. dedicated CT Simulator, Varian OBI, CyberKnife imaging) and development of the appropriate policies and protocols.
  • Take responsibility for the work of the more junior medical physics and technical staff when they are performing work under the post holder’s supervision.
  • Teach, train and supervise junior physicists, dosimetrists and other trainees working within the department.
  • Provide physics support for other services and personnel within the clinic to include, for example, consultant medical staff, technologists and radiographers.

Skills and experience

  • Accredited MSc in Medical Physics or equivalent.
  • State registration as a Clinical Scientist (with HPC).
  • Qualified as a Medical Physics Expert (MPE) as certified by RPA 2000 (desirable).
  • Eligibility for membership within the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM) and/or Institute of Physics (InstP).
  • Practical experience with a range of radiotherapy equipment, ideally including Varian.
  • Experience in devising, performing and recording quality assurance in radiotherapy.

To apply, please send your CV to Katherine Turpie at K.Turpie@thelondonclinic.co.uk

We are an organisation that has charitable status and this helps us to drive forward our mission of reinvesting our income to deliver better patient outcomes.

The London Clinic is proud of its diverse workforce and is committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We absolutely welcome applicants from underrepresented groups; if you think you have the skills and experience for the job, please apply - we would love to hear from you regardless of your background.

 

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Job location
London
Date posted
May 4, 2022
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