Trainee Medical Physicists- 2Posts
Hull & East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust - Kingston upon Hull
Full-time, Part-time

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We have two Medical Physicist (Radiation Physics) trainee positions to be based within the Radiation Physics Department at Castle Hill Hospital in Cottingham (outskirts of Hull). The department is situated in the Queens Centre for Oncology and Haematology which is a recently opened new Cancer department with a variety of state of the art treatment equipment.These positions will be of interest to Physics graduates who have an interest in an exciting career in the NHS as a Clinical Scientist. We offer training placements in Radiotherapy Physics, Radiation Protection, Diagnostic Imaging, Nuclear medicine, MRI along with minor placements in a variety of other specialties.As part of the training scheme you will study for an ‘IPEM approved' MSc in Medical Physics, if you already hold this qualification your training period will be suitably adjusted.The National training scheme for Medical Physicists is currently undergoing some review under the DH Modernising Scientific Careers framework. Consequently, trainees starting in September 2011 may follow the existing Clinical Scientist training route (four year scheme) or a revised, three year, STP (Scientists Training Programme) scheme.

Updates on the progression of this review will be posted on our Departmental website.Interviews will be held in late March or April 2011 at which time, specifics of the training scheme are expected to be available.Appointments will be made under the NHS Agenda for Change framework at Band 6 and be a fixed term appointment for the duration of the training scheme.Further information about the department can be found to organisational change all posts are to be restricted to Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust employees in the first instance. Where the post is not appointed to following internal processes, "at risk" applicants from within the Yorkshire and Humber region will be considered. If no suitable "at risk" applicants are identified, all other applicants will be considered.To assist with short listing:• Employees from within Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust must put the abbreviation "HEY" in CAPITALS after their Surname on the application form.• Employees who are "at risk" from within the Yorkshire and Humber region should apply via the restricted area of NHS Jobs and put the abbreviation "Y&H At Risk" in CAPITALS after their Surname on the application form.** ATTENTION CURRENT NHS EMPLOYEES - CHANGE TO LOCAL HOURS PROTECTION **All new staff, re-entrants to the NHS, staff who move to a new post outside their job-family and staff promoted to a higher pay band within the NHS will commence on the new harmonized full-time hours of 37½ per week (part-time staff to commence on the posts advertised hours but will be paid pro-rata to 37½.Staff who are transferring to a new post within the Trust, or whom are joining the Trust from NHS organizations where they were directly employed will, if they move to a post within the same job family on the same pay band during the protection period, have their current hours protected for the phased protection periods as set out in the Agenda for Change Terms and conditions Handbook. If this is not the case then the new hours will apply.

The protection does not cover any bank service within the NHS.In cases where a vacancy receives a high number of applications, we may bring the closing date forward. You are therefore advised to submit your completed application as early as possible.All job offers will be subject to Agenda for Change terms and conditions.Car parking provision for new employees is subject to assessment. Charges will apply.Committed to Equal Opportunities. Flexible working policies operation.

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