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Band 8a Neuro-Oncology Specialist Therapeutic Radiographer

Band 8a

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Radiotherapy - Cancer Services
Band 8a
Full Time - 37.5 hours per week
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University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH)
£51,383- £57,596 per annum inclusive
18/07/2019 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.

Band 8a Neuro-Oncology Specialist Therapeutic Radiographer

FULL TIME 1.0 WTE Permanent

**Post to commence 1/10/2019**

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.

The Role

This is an exciting opportunity to join the UCLH radiotherapy service in the new post of Neuro-Oncology Specialist Therapeutic Radiographer, and to also become a key member of the UCLH neuro-oncology service, which treats patients with brain and spinal tumours from age 16 upwards. Our neuro-oncology patients are currently treated with advanced photon radiotherapy techniques utilising RapidArc IMRT and linac-based radiosurgery. From summer 2020, our patient cohort will be expanded to also include patients from other UK centres referred for proton beam therapy.

The post holder will provide care to patients receiving treatment in both the photon and proton departments. This role will enable patients to have access to a key-worker who will provide highly specialised support in technical radiotherapy treatment planning, delivery and toxicity management. This support will be available for patients and their families at diagnosis, during decision-making, during treatment, post treatment, at recurrence and during symptom management.

The post holder would work autonomously providing expert advice and support to the MDT regarding aspects related to patient needs, treatment planning and treatment verification. They would also be involved in the ongoing development of treatment techniques, research and audit.

Comprehensive proton beam therapy training will be provided alongside the existing departmental training and education framework.

UCLH is seeking a committed individual with the energy and focus to continue building on the existing service of excellence and ability to lead in their area of expertise.

Please note: interview will be held on 31st July 2019.

Department overview

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

UCLH is the largest paediatric and young adult centre for radiotherapy in the UK, with a close partnership with Great Ormond Street Hospital. The department delivers radiotherapy services for a broad spectrum of cancers comprising of common cancers as well as specialist treatments including paediatric brachytherapy, molecular radiotherapy and total body irradiation. In addition, there are close relationships with the academic department in nuclear medicine and the academic department of oncology.

Radiotherapy services at UCLH will soon be delivered across two departments. The existing photon department is equipped with Varian TrueBeam systems with advanced imaging packages and 6DoF couches. The department has a comprehensive brachytherapy suite and a Gulmay skin unit. From Summer 2020, UCLH will be one of only two NHS sites delivering proton beam therapy across the NHS. The PBT department is equipped with Varian ProBeam gantries with advanced imaging packages and robotic couches. Both departments have a dedicated CT scanner and the PBT department also has a dedicated MRI scanner.

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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

Want to know more? Please contact:

Nazima Haji, Radiotherapy Services Manager / Laura Allington, Proton Beam Service Manager

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

Telephone 0203 4473781