Trainee Radiation Engineer Practitioner (Degree Apprenticeship)
Trainee Radiation Engineer Practitioner
We are looking for an aspiring engineer to join the team as a trainee and help to continue to develop the systems already in place to a level of excellence. During the training you will complete a degree at University of West of England (UWE) Bristol as part of a level 6 apprenticeship resulting in a B.Sc.(Hons) in Healthcare Science (Clinical Engineering). The practical aspects of the training will be delivered mainly at Lincoln but with some short placements at other Hospitals and engineering disciplines in the East Midlands to broaden your knowledge base. Information about the programme is available through the National School for Healthcare Sciences website. Details of the degree can be found on the UWE website. The training is for a three year period starting September 2020 to August 2023. It is expected that there will be an opportunity to apply for a permanent post at the end of this period.
About the Department
Radiotherapy Physics is one of the Healthcare Science disciplines at Lincoln County Hospital. It provides a therapy service using complex equipment and software for the treatment of cancer. Over the last few years the department has had all new systems and we are looking to enhance the support provided for these systems through the new training scheme developed by the National School of Healthcare Science (NSHCS).
Staffing in Radiotherapy is a mix of physicists, clinical technologists, engineers, radiographers, consultant oncologists and clerical staff working as a multidisciplinary team. The equipment includes a 4D CT scanner, three high energy linacs fitted with kilovoltage imaging which can be interlaced with the therapy radiation and an optical system for surface monitoring and motion management during treatments. We provide HDR and LDR brachytherapy which have their own planning systems. Our comprehensive quality assurance covers all the equipment and software and we are looking at working to the level of the new BS70000 standard.
The raft of equipment and the nascent links with the local University are providing opportunities for R&D.
We are keen to use the capabilities of all the new equipment to the full and in line with the NHS England Vision 2014-24. We are continuing to build the team which will respond to the challenges ahead.
What we’re looking for
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who is keen to learn, and possesses the qualifications suitable to enroll with UWE for this course. Interested candidates should be able to demonstrate an aptitude for engineering, and be able to commence the role from 31st August, in order to meet the University course dates. Please refer to the person specification in the Job Description for qualifications required.
Candidates MUST be able to commence in post from 31st August 2020.
For further details / informal visits contact:
Please contact Martin Cawley 01522 572281 or Andrew Smith 01522 572250 to discuss this post or to arrange an informal visit.