Clinical Scientist in Radiotherapy Physics

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust - More jobs by this advertiser

This would be a fantastic opportunity for a HCPC registered Clinical scientist to develop their experience and expertise in all areas of Radiotherapy. Pre-registration physicists on recognised training routes would be considered for appointment.


You will join the friendly team of Scientists, dosimetrists and engineers in the Radiotherapy physics group and the post holder will work in all areas of radiotherapy physics to both support and develop the service.

Southampton is going through an exciting period of change with linacs undergoing replacement so that by 2020 we will have 6 new Elekta Versa HD linacs operational supported by pinnacle planning and mosaiq oncology management system. Two new linacs including exactrac imaging system are already installed and are supporting expansion of our stereotactic services. Commissioning on the 4th new machine will commence in September 2019. We have an active scientific computing group supporting innovative solutions to progress efficient automated workflow.

We are the only centre in the UK providing intra operative radiotherapy with an electron accelerator and also provide physics services to breast intra operative radiotherapy in Winchester using the kV intrabeam system.

Work would include complex treatment planning, including stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR), QA and commissioning of linear accelerators and a wide range of brachytherapy techniques. Dedicated time for research and development work will be given to support the many ongoing projects in the department.

Service development and innovation are at the core of our work and staff are encouraged to attend and present their work at national and international meetings. The department has a diverse, friendly workforce which actively engages in CPD such as monthly journal club and departmental seminars to share learning.

The post holder will also contribute to teaching and training.

Radiotherapy physics service will be delivered across sites at Southampton General Hospital and Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital. Southampton is equipped with 6 linacs and 2 dedicated planning CTs and Basingstoke is equipped with a further linac and planning CT.


UHS, rated ‘Good’ by the CQC, is one of England's largest acute teaching trusts. In the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff would recommend the hospital as a place to work or to receive care.


Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.

The closing date for applications is the 18 July.

The interview date will be the 30 July.

Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large numbers of applications are received.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to acknowledge receipt of your application. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected for interview.

Applicants from University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust whose posts are considered to be ‘At Risk’ will be given prior consideration for this post

Our Trust runs the return to practice course each year for nurses who have been out of the profession and wish to return.  To find out more please visit our website:   Information on Southampton as a place to live and enjoy   See what fantastic training and development we have on offer at UHS   learn about the Trust through visiting our YouTube channel 

Getting to Work

Application can be made for parking on site at UHS or through one of the park and ride schemes.  This will be based on specific criteria to determine eligibility for site parking as this can be very limited.  UHS encourages staff to utilise other green methods of getting to work such as cycling or walking where possible.   UHS is well connected through bus services to the city centre and other areas.

Please note that we will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

Our staff are positive about working at UHS and rate us above average compared to other NHS Trusts in the  Staff Attitude Survey. We are rated strongly on a number of areas including teamwork, communication and engagement.

Equality remains at the centre of all Trust policy making, service delivery and employment practice with all employees being given equality of opportunity to develop, apply for promotion and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

The Trust actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. The Trust also closely monitors recruitment activity, training and development and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.

As a service provider the Trust ensures equality of access and delivery of our services through the provision of interpreter services, facilities for the disabled and sensitivity for patients ethnic and religious differences and needs.

Relocating to Southampton

If you are thinking of moving to the Hampshire area, please find below a link to our website which offers guidance on finding accommodation:

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University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Southampton, Hampshire (United Kingdom)

Phone: +44 123456789

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24 July 2019
Location: United Kingdom Hampshire Southampton
Salary: £37,570 - £43,772 pa GBP per year
Work type:
Full time
Healthcare and Medical
Allied Health
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