Healthcare Science Practitioner

Medical Physics

Posted: 6 days ago

Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

£24,214.00 to £30,112.00 pa pr


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Come and join us at Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Not only is it a great place to work; it's also a wonderful place to live. The town has great transport links, a bustling quay and some of the best beaches in England. You’ll also have easy access to the Dorset countryside, renowned for its areas of outstanding natural beauty and the spectacular Jurassic Coast, ideal for sports and outdoor activities.

Poole Hospital is one of the largest employers in the region and highly regarded across the NHS, consistently featuring within the top twenty per cent in both national patient and staff satisfaction surveys. We pride ourselves on positive team work, professional development and support staff to reach their fullest potential. All of this is underpinned by our unique philosophy, The Poole Approach, which pledges that we will strive at all times to provide friendly, professional, person-centred care with dignity and respect for all.

This is an exciting time for our staff, following a recent review of healthcare services in Dorset which will see major changes to the way healthcare is provided in our region. As one of the two acute NHS providers in the east of the county, our services will be closely linked to those provided at the Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. We’re working in close collaboration to deliver excellent emergency and planned care over the two sites, for the people of east Dorset.

Poole Hospital NHS Trust

Medical Physics Department

Healthcare Science Practitioners (2 posts) – Ionising Radiations / Non-Ionising Radiations

Permanent - Band 5 (Pay scale £24,214 to £30,112)

We are looking for 2 driven and motivated Healthcare Science Practitioners to assist in providing Medical Physics Support Services in East Dorset. The department currently comprises a team of Healthcare Scientists, Trainee Clinical Scientists, Accredited Scientific Practitioners, an Advanced Radiographer, an Assistant Healthcare Science Practitioner and department administrator. Services are provided in Poole, Bournemouth, Christchurch and a number of smaller establishments in East Dorset.

The work includes assisting senior staff in testing the performance of a wide range of medical equipment, providing radiation protection services, quality assurance and associated technical administrative functions. There are 2 posts available. One post is in Ionising Radiation Physics and the other is in Non-Ionising Radiation Physics. The jobs are both based at Poole Hospital, with travel around East Dorset required.

Please refer to both of the Jobs Descriptions and Person Specifications.

Minimum academic entry requirements include a physics degree. Candidates should have experience in applying science in healthcare, although full specific training will be given. Candidates with less experience and qualifications may be considered for appointment at band 4. Further opportunities for professional development will be provided for the appropriate candidate. Good working facilities and modern equipment are also provided, together with a friendly, inclusive team spirit, where everyone is expected to contribute to the development of services.

Please note: if this job requires you to have a DBS check to enable you to properly fulfil the requirements of the job, on appointment you will be required to repay the cost of obtaining a DBS check and this amount will be reclaimed from your salary.

Please express your preference for which of the jobs you would prefer within the Supporting Information within your application.

There will be a practical test on the day of interviews.

Closing date: 09-Aug-19

Provisional Interview date: 12-Sep-19

For more information, or to arrange a visit, please contact Andrew Hunt email or Michael Brooks

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Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/young people and vulnerable adults, and therefore criminal record checks will be undertaken for successful candidates as applicable to the position. Where this applies and you are successfully appointed, you will be required to repay the cost of obtaining this check via a deduction from your salary.

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Job Reference

Reference: 428-ATR10697

Closing Date: 09/08/2019

Interview Date: 12/09/2019