Ever considered a career in radiotherapy?

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The radiotherapy department at The James Cook University Hospital is opening its doors to highlight the range of job roles available within the team.

The careers open day on Saturday 4 October 2014 will include information on each job role, advice on choosing university courses and a tour of the department.

Career opportunities in radiotherapy include:

Radiotherapy treatment room in the Endeavour Unit

  • Therapy radiographers – who plan and deliver radiotherapy treatment and patient care
  • Medical physicists – who look at the physics of treatment such as developing technology/techniques and planning complex treatment for cancer patients
  • Medical technologists – who are responsible for maintaining and servicing complex medical equipment used to diagnose or treat patients

Those interested in a career in radiotherapy – including school leavers, college graduates, mature students and careers teachers – are welcome to call into the department, located near to the north entrance at James Cook, between 10am and 12.30pm.

There will be information stands and the opportunity to speak to staff from Sheffield Hallam University about the therapy radiographer’s course.

Those attending will also be offered a tour of the department concluding with a demonstration of the virtual environment of a radiotherapy treatment room (VERT). The tour lasts 45 minutes, the first starting at 10.15am and the last at 12 noon.

Senior lecturer Melanie Clarkson said: “The team is keen to attract school and college leavers and also students with science related degrees considering careers in radiotherapy and medical physics that live locally in the North east to continue to expand the local workforce.

“A lot of people are unaware of the different jobs that exist in this field, and this event is designed to give an insight into the professions and signpost people to the courses which are available. We encourage anyone interested to come along and find out more.”

The radiotherapy and oncology department delivers an integrated service to a population of approximately one million, extending through Teesside and parts of County Durham and North Yorkshire.

For further information contact Melanie Clarkson by email m.clarkson@shu.ac.uk