Senior Physicist

Location
London, GB-LND
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
11 Mar 2019
Closes
08 Apr 2019
Ref
HCA13590-162716
Job Type
Permanent

The Harley Street Clinic is one of the most prestigious and respected private hospitals in London, specialising in complex, cancer, cardiac and neuroscience, care for both adults and children. With the most advanced medical equipment and the largest private paediatric ITU in the country, it’s no surprise we attract some of the finest specialist consultants from many of London's major teaching hospitals.

The successful applicant will have access to all of HCA’s fantastic benefits. On top of this the successful candidate will work within an established organization based in one of London’s most renowned medical locations and known worldwide for its outstanding service.

Job Description

The post holders will be part of the team that provides a high quality Medical Physics service to the Harley Street Clinic and, where appropriate, to other facilities within HCA International Ltd.

You will be required to be trained and become locally competent in a number of areas within the department, including: routine quality control, dosimetry, CyberKnife planning, Gamma Knife planning, prostate brachytherapy service, radionuclide service and in vivo dosimetry.

Salary: competitive

Working hours: 37.5 hours per week Monday – Friday (occasional evening/weekend work may also be required)

Duties & Responsibilities

  • To be trained and become competent in the majority of the services provided by the Medical Physics department.
  • To carry out routine quality assurance on treatment units, diagnostic units and dosimetry instrumentation.
  • To join the rota of early and late physics shifts to cover extended working days.
  • Participate in the installation, acceptance testing and commissioning of new radiotherapy equipment, including the preparation of protocols and development of routine quality control programme.
  • To develop new treatment or dosimetry techniques where the need arises or best practice dictates.
  • To work with the Medical Physics team to ensure the Clinic’s adherence to relevant UK Codes of Practice for dosimetry.
  • To work with the Medical Physics team to ensure the Clinic’s compliance to national legislation and regulations for medical equipment that produce ionising radiation and radioactive substances.
  • Perform and provide clear advice to clinical staff on in vivo dosimetry measurements of patients.
  • Provide scientific and technical advice to consultant Radiation Oncologists and other clinical staff regarding patient treatments and imaging.
  • To develop and maintain departmental protocols in close collaboration with the staff of the Radiotherapy department. To ensure the department’s quality system is kept at a high standard, which meets national standards.
  • To participate in the department’s academic meetings, by presenting new topics in the field of radiotherapy/radiosurgery or providing scientific feedback from external training sessions
  • Take responsibility for self-directed, self-initiated learning to ensure continuing development (CPD) is maintained.

Skills & Experience

  • Should have an honours degree or postgraduate degree in Physics or equivalent.
  • Experience working in Medical Physics.
  • Membership of IPEM or an equivalent professional body.
  • Must be HCPC registered as a Clinical Scientist.
  • Good knowledge of the scientific techniques used to measure and assess the performance and reliability of new and existing radiotherapy equipment and techniques.

About The Individual

You will have a high level of verbal and non-verbal communication skills to be able to communicate across all levels of the business. You will have the ability to see potential problems and to assess and prevent their occurrence.