Specialist Radiotherapy Technician - Band 7

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Oncology and Haematology
37.5 hours per week
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University Hospital, Coventry
£31,696 - £41,787 per annum
26/07/2018 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 

Specialist Radiotherapy Technician (AfC Band 7)
Radiotherapy Physics

Full time Post
37.5 hours / week

There is an opportunity for an enthusiastic and capable service engineer to join the radiotherapy physics team at Coventry. The successful candidate will join a team of specialist engineers providing repair, maintenance and development services to the Arden Cancer Centre (ACC). Duties will include all aspects of the repair and planned maintenance of medical linear accelerators and other treatment equipment but there will be a special emphasis on working with our Computer Scientists to complete networking and computing tasks. We are therefore looking for a candidate with good ICT skills as well as mechanical skills and knowledge of electronics and electrical engineering.

The ACC is equipped with five Elekta linacs, a Gulmay orthovoltage treatment machine and Elekta HDR brachytherapy after loader. All of our linacs are equipped with Agility heads and cone beam CT.  Manufacturer and in-house technical and scientific training will be  provided as required and candidates with experience of  alternative equipment are encouraged to apply. We are 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.

A degree or HND in electronics or engineering or an equivalent technical qualification and proven experience in radiotherapy engineering is required. Experience in networking and computing is essential but formal ICT qualifications although desirable are not required. Applicants with less experience may be considered and initially appointed on a lower band.

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.

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If you are invited to attend interview you will be asked to set up an account with the Trac recruitment system in order to confirm your interview time.

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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

Bob Crichton, Radiotherapy Engineering Technical Manager (tel: Tel: 02476 967262 email: bob.crichton@uhcw.nhs.uk) or Gareth Baugh, Radiotherapy Physics Operations Lead (tel: 02476 964975, email: gareth.baugh@uhcw.nhs.uk )

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