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Head of Radiotherapy Physics - Band 8D

Altnagelvin Hospital, Derry-Londonderry

Do you have vision?

Lead the development of cutting edge radiotherapy services by joining our growing physics team.

North West Cancer Centre, Altnagelvin Hospital, Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland

£75,914 - £87,754

Reference Number: 52188479

Applications are invited from enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join the dynamic team at the North West Cancer Centre. The Head of the Radiotherapy Physics Service provides expert advice on radiotherapy techniques, service developments and the optimisation of radiotherapy techniques. The post holder will be a registered clinical scientist, a certified Medical Physics Expert, and manage the Radiotherapy Physics Service to provide a highly specialised and innovative service to the North West Cancer Centre Radiotherapy department.

The Cancer Centre, which includes a new state of the art radiotherapy department, opened in November 2016 and complements the established service at the Northern Ireland Cancer Centre in Belfast and in addition provides a cross-border radiotherapy service for patients in County Donegal, Republic of Ireland.  An integrated multi-disciplinary management structure ensures all healthcare professionals can contribute to maintaining an advanced and agile clinical service. We are a Varian Centre of Excellence, hold UKAS BS 70000:2017 “MPACE” accreditation, CHKS oncology service accreditation and are a reference site for Sun Nuclear and IBA Dosimetry. 

The service is equipped with 3 Varian TrueBeam 2.7 linear accelerators, a 64 slice Siemens SOMATOM Definition AS Open CT scanner and there is direct access to MRI. Superficial treatments will be performed by an XStrahl 150 unit and the mould room is equipped with 3D printing technology.

The North West Cancer Centre is involved with the new Ulster University graduate entry medical school, being developed on the Altnagelvin Hospital site. There are also close links with the Queen’s University Belfast and the Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology (CCRCB). The Northern Ireland Cancer Trials Network has an extensive trials portfolio. Additionally, the WHSCT has an established Clinical Translational Research and Innovation Centre (C-TRIC) which is a thriving hub for healthcare innovation providing incubation support, innovation services and networking opportunities for researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs who are developing novel product concepts addressing unmet clinical need.

Academic and development opportunities exist and all members of staff will benefit from a personally tailored development programme. This post is eligible for a relocation package and flexible working will be considered.

Altnagelvin Hospital is only minutes from the city of Derry-Londonderry. Derry - Londonderry is the second-largest city in Northern Ireland and the fourth-largest city on the island of Ireland. The old walled city lies on the west bank of the River Foyle, which is spanned by two road bridges and one footbridge, ‘The Peace Bridge.’ The district is administered by Derry City Council and contains both Londonderry Port and City of Derry Airport. The Greater Derry area, about 20 miles (32 km) of the city, has a population of 110,000. In 2013, Derry became the inaugural city to be designated UK City of Culture, having been awarded the title in July 2010. Derry – Londonderry is a prime location for exploring the spectacular scenery of Donegal, the Causeway coast and the North Antrim Coast and with a public transport service, providing regular bus / train service to Belfast City in approximately 90 minutes. The city has a full range of top quality academic institutions, from primary, secondary and grammar schools, through higher and further education to its own university campus at Magee College, part of the multi-site University of Ulster.

There is access to high quality and affordable housing and Derry-Londonderry is one of the most frequently visited cities in the UK with easy transport links to Belfast, ROI, GB and mainland Europe.

For more information and to apply please visit https://jobs.hscni.net/

For informal discussions about this position, please contact Professor Andrew Reilly, Head of Department (+44 (0) 2871 345 171 ext 212342) or Una Carin, Assistant Director (+44 (0) 2871 345 171 ext 212401)

Closing Date: Friday 16th October 2020 at 12 noon.

It is anticipated that interviews will be held during the week commencing 26th October 2020. 

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