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Lead radiotherapy Technologist

Band 7

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Radiotherapy Physics
Band 7
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH)
£39,866 - £49,704 per annum inclusive
25/01/2019 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.

Radiotherapy Physics Group

Lead Technologist in Radiotherapy Physics: Band 7

(including High Cost Area Supplement)

Position Funded from April 2019

We are looking for an enthusiastic experienced person to lead the Technologist team as part of the radiotherapy and proton therapy physics team.  This post is funded from April 2019

Applicants should be State Registered or equivalent.   The postholder will be expected to lead and manage the technologist team in delivering aspects of the proton therapy workflow for the group.  The successful applicant will manage a growing team of four or five staff liaising closely with physics, clinical and radiographic staff in the in the provision of radiotherapy and proton therapy physics services. The ability to work effectively with the minimum of supervision is essential.

The work involves contact with patients and the ability to communicate clearly and sympathetically with patients having a variety of backgrounds is essential. A clinical background with good knowledge of relevant physiology and pathology is also essential.

UCLH has been designated as one of two national Proton Beam Therapy (PBT) centres for the UK. The Trust will be one of two sites delivering PBT across the NHS from 2020. The proton department will be equipped with four Varian ProBEAM gantries with dedicated CT and MR planning.  ARIA and Eclipse will be in use across both radiotherapy and proton therapy.  The service will be delivered from the Trust’s campus in the heart of the capital where it enjoys a close collaboration with UCL on groundbreaking research projects. The site has direct access to the Trust’s existing radiotherapy department and will be a closely located to the University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre.

The Radiotherapy Physics Section is part of a multi-disciplinary team in the Department of Clinical Oncology, which sees about 2000 new patients per year. The Radiotherapy Department is equipped with four Varian TrueBEAM linear accelerators.  The department equipment also includes one orthovoltage unit and an Elekta High Dose Rate Brachytherapy unit. Planning equipment includes a CT simulator with full 4D imaging capabilities for Respiratory Gated studies. The Department offers a variety of specialised treatment services and is continually developing advanced treatment techniques. Treatments offered include: IMRT; Volumetric Arc Therapy; IGRT; CT-based TBI; Ultrasound–guided and CT-planned HDR prostate brachytherapy.

The role is expected to include some degree of shift-working as standard.

Terms and conditions are in accordance with current Agenda For Change agreements. The UCL Hospitals Trust operates a no smoking policy. The post is suitable for job share arrangements.

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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

For further details and or to arrange an informal visit please contact Mr Derek D’Souza (Head of Radiotherapy Physics) on 020-344-79438, e-mail: derek.dsouza@nhs.net or Mr Andrew Poynter (Operational Lead of PBT Physics) on 020-344-72369, e-mail@ Andrew.poynter@nhs.net.

Interested candidates please visit  www.jobs.nhs.uk to apply online, alternatively please print an application from www.uclh.nhs.uk or telephone 0870 442 4529 weekdays 8am-7pm or Saturdays 9am-2pm quoting the job reference number:

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