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Radiotherapy Engineer

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)
£38,035 - £48,256 per annum inclusive
05/03/2018 23:59

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

We want you to come to UCLH, and stay at UCLH; all of our staff have been involved in developing our values.

We believe that UCLH is a better place for patients and staff alike. 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.

UCLH has two major strategic projects underway. On Grafton Way, we are building a facility which will be home to one of only two high energy NHS proton beam therapy centres, Europe’s largest centre for the treatment of blood disorders and a hyper modern surgery service.  Close by on Huntley Street we are developing the new Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals. Replacing the current hospitals on Grays’ Inn Road, this development will mean we can provide multidisciplinary care to our dental and ENT patients in a modern environment. Our Grafton Way facility is due to open in 2020, with Huntley Street opening in 2019.

NHS staff survey results from 2016, UCLH has been named one of the ten best performing non-specialist trusts against the following statement: “If a friend of relative needed treatment I would be happy with the standard of care provided by this organisation”.

Radiotherapy Physics Group

Radiotherapy Engineer

Band 7 (including High Cost Area Supplement)

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the largest and most successful NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. In July 2004, we were one of the first NHS trusts to achieve Foundation Trust status.

We have a reputation as a centre of clinical excellence, providing academically-led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas.

Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education and world-class research

We strive to create a healthy working environment, where teamwork is valued. Staff are encouraged to give and receive feedback, and to listen to and respect each other.

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic Radiotherapy Engineer to join a team of engineers, physicists and dosimetrists in the provision of Radiotherapy physics services. The ability to work effectively and professionally in technically demanding situations, in a patient environment, with the minimum of supervision is essential.

Applicants should be multi-skilled with a primary background in electronic / electrical engineering, with experience in exercising judgement to determine and resolve the causes of faults in high-capital, highly complex patient-critical medical devices and systems, applying suitable fault-finding techniques to diagnose problems, including those beyond the scope of normal first-line maintenance.

Experience in servicing and repairing Linear Accelerators, kV and MV Imaging systems and patient support couches is essential.

Experience of Varian TrueBeam Linear Accelerators would be desirable.

A degree or HNC/D in electronics / electrical engineering or equivalent technical qualification in engineering is essential.

The integrated Radiotherapy Physics Section is part of a multi-disciplinary team in the Department of Clinical Oncology. The Radiotherapy Department is currently equipped with three Varian TrueBEAM linear accelerators (including one stereotactic linac) with the fourth linac being commissioned by May 2018. The department equipment also includes one orthovoltage unit and a busy Elekta High Dose Rate Microselectron brachytherapy unit. Planning equipment includes a CT simulator with full 4D imaging capabilities. 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 and high precision conformal radiotherapy utilising MR/PET/CT fusion.

The Radiotherapy Physics Section undertakes clinically-based Research and Development Projects within Radiotherapy and the successful candidate will have opportunities to contribute to the various project teams.

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.

For further details and or to arrange an informal visit please contact Mr Nigel Church (Head of Radiotherapy Engineering) on 020 344 74240, e-mail: nigel.church@nhs.net or Mr Derek D’Souza (Head of Radiotherapy Physics) on 020 344 79438, Mobile: 09744 180455, e-mail: derek.dsouza@nhs.net

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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 Nigel Church (Head of Radiotherapy Engineering) on 020 344 74240, e-mail: nigel.church@nhs.net or Mr Derek D’Souza (Head of Radiotherapy Physics) on 020 344 79438, Mobile: 09744 180455, e-mail: derek.dsouza@nhs.net

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