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Pre-treatment Superintendent Therapeutic Radiographer

Band 8a

Main area
Radiotherapy Department
Grade
Band 8a
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
309-SCB946-SA
Site
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH)
Town
London
Salary
£49,077 - £56,632 per annum inclusive
Closing
28/01/2019 23:59

At UCLH (University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) our success starts with you.

This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest and most successful Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation and a tradition of innovation.

Based in the busy West End of London, we have a lively and vibrant working atmosphere, with quick and easy transport links to all our sites. Our size and resources enable us to offer a range of attractive benefits as well as unparalleled education and development opportunities for staff at all levels. This includes an extensive portfolio of academic and clinical courses and programmes ranging from ongoing personal development through to clinical excellence and leadership skills. UCLH prides itself on its investment in staff both in terms of developing career skills but also its commitment to staff health and wellbeing.

UCLH Cancer

Cancer care is one of the top three strategic priorities for UCLH. Our vision is to become Europe’s premier Cancer centre. An ambitious programme of transformation and investment underpins this vision. Highlights include the centralisation of complex care across north and east London to UCLH encompassing haemato-oncology, urology, head & neck, neuro-oncology and upper GI, and building a new hospital containing 135 haematology beds, 10 theatres, leading edge imaging and the nationally commissioned Proton Beam Therapy Service.

Department overview

UCLH is situated in the Heart of London’s west end with easy access by all forms of public transport.

Radiotherapy services at UCLH will be delivered across two departments. The existing photon department is situated in the basement of the Podium (P-2) at University College Hospital. UCLH has been designated as one of two national Proton Beam Therapy (PBT) centres for the UK and will be one of two sites delivering PBT across the NHS from Summer 2020. The PBT department is situated in the new phase 4 building.

The photon department opened in 2005 and has four Varian TrueBeam systems with advanced imaging packages, two of the Truebeams are equipped with 6 DoF couches. The department boasts a comprehensive brachytherapy suite and a Gulmay skin unit. Around 2000 patients access the service annually. The PBT department has four Varain Probeam proton therapy systems. Once fully established, this service will treat up to 750 NHS patients and up to 250 privately funded patients a year. Each department has a pre-treatment suite. Both departments have a dedicated CT scanner with spectral capability and the PBT department also has a dedicated MRI scanner.

The department delivers radiotherapy services for a broad spectrum of cancers comprising of common cancers as well as specialist treatments including a paediatric and adolescent workload, brachytherapy and isotope work, total body irradiation and sarcoma, neurological and head and neck radiotherapy. The department is delivering SABR, as well as being designated as the main centre in the south for cranial SRS. There are also close relationships with the academic department in nuclear medicine and the academic department of oncology, which has a major research interest in targeted molecular radiotherapy.

The Role

This role offers an opportunity to be part of the dynamic pre-treatment radiotherapy team at UCLH. The post holder will undertake rotations between the photon and proton departments. Pre-treatment delivers radiographer led breast localisation, radiographer palliative planning, organ at risk contouring and image registration. The post offers an opportunity to lead technical developments and help develop the research focus of the department.

UCLH is seeking a committed individual with the energy and focus to continue building on the existing service of excellence.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Nazima Haji, Radiotherapy Services Manager / Laura Allington, Operational Lead of Proton Beam Therapy

e-mail:nazima.haji1@nhs.net / l.allington@nhs.net

Telephone 0203 4473781

If you have problems applying, contact

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0203 44 79170