Radiotherapy Physics Education and training Officer
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
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Are you an experienced Treatment Planning Radiographer,Dosimetrist, Clinical Scientist or an experienced healthcare (Radiotherapy) educator and looking for a new challenge? An exciting opportunity has arisen in Radiotherapy Physics within the Kent Oncology Centre. We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated individual for a full-time permanent position within the Radiotherapy Physics team across the Maidstone and Canterbury sites.
Kent Oncology Centre currently has nine Varian linear accelerators across the two sites each with dedicated CT-Simulators. We have Eclipse for treatment planning with RapidArc VMAT, IGRT, vDIBH and SABR Lung in routine use. This is an exciting time to join our team as we embark on a programme of SABR expansion and further expand the use of Eclipse as our principle Treatment Planning System. We have recently commissioned a Philips BigBore RT CT and two Halcyon machines at Maidstone.
Depending on skills and experience we would consider appointing at a lower band and would provide development milestones. We also consider flexible working with the expectation of supporting the working hours of service.
Main duties of the job
As a Radiotherapy Physics Education and Training Officer you will be responsible for developing and managing the education and training for the Radiotherapy Physics teams, including Planning Radiographers, Dosimetrists, Clinical Scientists and other healthcare professionals. This will cover induction of new staff, any pre and post registration training needs, task specific training to obtain competency, maintenance of skills and knowledge through CPD.
In this role you will be leading the training programme for all staff and developing and maintaining records to ensure compliance with legislation and regulatory requirements. You will liaise and work closely with the Radiotherapy Physics leads, HEIs, appropriate regulatory and professional bodies and other Trust departments to facilitate and support training needs.
Depending on your own particular skills and interests and the future requirements of the service we will actively encourage and support you to develop your role through postgraduate training and role extension.
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is a large acute hospital Trust in the county of Kent.
The Trust provides a full range of general hospital services and some areas of specialist complex care to around 500,000 people living in the south part of West Kent and the north part of East Sussex.
The Trust's core catchment areas are Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells and their surrounding boroughs. We work from two main clinical sites: Maidstone Hospital and Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury. Tunbridge Wells Hospital opened in 2011 and provides single rooms with en-suites for all in-patients - the first of its kind in the country.
Please note that appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Check at enhanced level. (Enhanced level now includes regulated checks against vulnerable adults and children)
We are passionate in supporting our staff to develop and have great opportunities for career progression. We take equality and diversity seriously and seek to empower all diverse groups within our trust. We seek to develop a culture where diversity in all its forms is celebrated. We are committed to ensuring that women are empowered to work at all levels of management and that working patterns are as flexible as possible giving all members of staff opportunity to flourish in using their skills for our patients. We work across our trust to enable those who consider themselves to have a disability both visible and invisible to have access to all they need to thrive in their work environment. We work hard to embed an inclusive and accepting culture for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and non-binary staff. We have 78 nationalities working in our trust and we are proud of this. We are active in embracing the ethnic and cultural diversity in our trust. We work to empower people with any protected characteristic to have opportunities to work in an environment that helps them to contribute to the best of their ability, recognising and valuing the unique contributions each of us brings for best quality care and service to our patients. We are committed to supporting the delivery of the Equality Act with zero tolerance for any discrimination, harassment or victimisation of applicants and staff with these protected characteristics. MTW also has active Disability, LGBT+ and Cultural Ethnic Minorities Networks to bring staff together and in act positive change!
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