Trainee Radiation Engineer Practitioner (Degree Apprenticeship)
Trainee Radiation Engineer Practitioner
Do you have an interest in engineering and think you would like to working in radiotherapy? We are looking for someone to join the team as a trainee to learn how to maintain our high tech equipment which is used for treating cancer patients.
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 work will be completed 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 2021 to August 2024. 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, dosimetrist, 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.