The post holder will act as a Medical Physics Expert in Diagnostic Radiology, and be involved in both our Diagnostic Radiology Physics and Radiation Protection teams . Services are provided to clinical departments, including Radiology, Cardiology, Breast Care and Theatres, as well as private dental and veterinary customers across the SEND area.
The successful candidate will be based primarily at the Exeter site, but off-site work will be expected across the Devon area providing support to Northern and Community Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust services as well as to our private customers. The department actively encourages staff training and development and is an accredited training centre for the NSHCS training scheme for both the STP and HSST schemes. This role will therefore be involved in providing training and the supervision of trainees.
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Due to team expansion we are looking to recruit a permanent full time Band 8a Clinical Scientist to join the Diagnostic Radiology Physics (DRP) team at the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. DRP sits within the Clinical Radiation Physics (CRP) team and the post is based in the beautiful city of Exeter.
This is an exciting time to join the Medical Physics team at this Trust due to a recent restructure and the development of collaborative working across the SEND (South, East and North Devon) Medical Physics network, which includes the Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust and North Devon Healthcare NHS Trust. Our friendly CRP team currently is made of up 12 physicists/technologists, plus two apprentices, and forms part of the wider Medical Physics department with a team of over 40.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual who can work autonomously but also as part of a wider team. Suitable candidates will preferably have attained HCPC registration and Medical Physics Expert accreditation, but consideration will be given to the right candidate for appointment at a lower grade with support to get them to the required level.
The post holder will be involved in both our Diagnostic Radiology Physics and Radiation Protection teams providing services to clinical departments, including Radiology, Cardiology, Breast Care and Theatres, as well as private dental and veterinary customers across the SEND area. The successful candidate will be based primarily at the Exeter site, but off-site work will be expected across the Devon area providing support to Northern and Community Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS services as well as to our private customers. The department actively encourages staff training and development and is an accredited training centre for the NSHCS training scheme for both the STP and HSST schemes. This role will therefore be involved in providing training and the supervision of trainees. All staff are also involved in continuing development and improvement of the service and are encouraged to challenge and question the way things are done with the aim of providing a service which can be described as “best in class”.
The department has a developing relationship with the University of Exeter for both Medical Physics services and academic partnership.
In October 2020 the Trust become the first in the country to implement a single electronic patient record system across both its acute and community settings, allowing for joined up care and a chance to change the way in which healthcare is delivered.
The beautiful cathedral city of Exeter is named as one of the best 20 places to live in the UK. Set in the midst of glorious Devon countryside and close to the English Riviera, South West coastline and stunning beaches, the city boasts excellent links by road, rail and air to the rest of the country, Europe and further afield, whilst being within easy reaches of picturesque Dartmoor and Exmoor scenery. The area provides endless possibilities for outdoor leisure and pursuits, quite literally at your door.
A full driving licence and access to a car would be highly advantageous but not essential.
If you’re interested and would like further information, the please do get in touch.
Working Pattern: Full time 37.5 hours
Interview Date: To be confirmed
For further information please contact Jackie Hoare (Lead Physicist for Diagnostic Radiology Physics) email@example.com or on 01392 402328 or Helen O’Brien (Lead Radiation Protection Physicist) helen.o’firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01392 402328 or Nick Rowles (Interim Head of Clinical & Radiation Physics) email@example.com
Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.
The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.
The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.
Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford). Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within people’s own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).
Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.
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It has never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as you will help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.
Looking after you is important to us.
We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.
If you are starting out in the NHS, you’ll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.
You will benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.
We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.
This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we will help you get there.
Salary is not the only financial benefit
You will have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers. You will also have access to other benefits including:
- National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.
- Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter
- Car lease schemes.
- The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).
- Cycle to work scheme
These are just a few of the benefits available – if the role is something you are interested in, we would love to hear from you.