Clinical Scientist - Band 7

Main area
Oncology and Haematology
37.5 hours per week
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University Hospital, Coventry
£31,696 - £41,787 per annum
21/06/2018 23:59

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire is located in the West Midlands and is home to one of the largest teaching hospitals in England. Our mission to Care, Achieve and Innovate is demonstrated in our reputation for innovation, teaching and research and high quality patient care. University Hospital in Coventry is one of the most modern healthcare facilities in Western Europe with £200 million of new medical and research equipment and a hospital that is at the forefront of digital imaging and technology.

We provide general acute hospital services to approximately 500,000 people from Coventry and Rugby and specialist hospital services to over one million people from Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond. The Trust has a revenue budget of approximately £473 million, we employ 5,639 staff, manage 1,380 beds and 32 operating theatres.

The Trust is made up of the following hospitals:
University Hospital Coventry 
Hospital of St Cross – Rugby 

Registered Clinical Scientist (AfC Band 7)
Radiotherapy Physics

Full time Post
37.5 hours / week

There is an opportunity for an enthusiastic clinical scientist to join the radiotherapy physics team at the Arden Cancer Centre (ACC) Coventry. The successful candidate will work on all routine aspects of the service as well as undertaking specialised service development work. Routine aspects include treatment planning, machine QC and brachytherapy, ensuring that a broad range of expertise is developed and maintained.

The ACC is equipped with five Elekta linacs and two CT scanners. All of our linacs are equipped with Agility heads and cone beam CT . We use RayStation for treatment planning with a high proportion of patients receiving inverse planned VMAT treatment. Gynaecological brachytherapy is planned using MR imaging, the Oncentra TPS and microSelectron HDR.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to attend scientific conferences and partake in research and innovation projects. There is an active research and development programme at the ACC supported by enthusiastic clinicians and linked to local universities.

The ACC is located on the University Hospital site at Walsgrave which is on the edge of historic Coventry with convenient transport to the city and easy access to rural Warwickshire, the M6 and the M69 motorways.

Applicants should either have state-registration as a Clinical Scientist or be about to complete their training as a Clinical Scientist with Radiotherapy Physics as a specialty.

Recruiting to Values

To ensure that we provide world-class patient care, UHCW recruits people that can demonstrate the Trust’s Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment, which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trust’s Values and Behaviours Framework and Values Based Recruitment Factsheet which can be accessed on the right side of this page.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trust’s Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

No smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleImproving working livesAge positive

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Gareth Baugh, Radiotherapy Physics Operations Lead (tel: 02476 964975, email: ) or John Sage, Head of Radiotherapy Physics (tel: Tel: 02476 967296 email:

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