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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 09/04/2020.

Radiotherapy Physics Technician

Job Reference: 309-SCB1847-YV-A

Employer:
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Radiotherapy
Location:
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH), London
Salary:
£36,481 - £44,044 per annum

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 Technician

Band 6

(including High Cost Area Supplement)

We are looking for an enthusiastic experienced person to join the Technologist team as part of the radiotherapy and proton therapy physics team.

Applicants should be state registered or eligible. The postholder will be expected to be part of the technologist team in delivering aspects of the proton therapy workflow for the group liaising closely with physics, clinical and radiographic staff in the in the provision of proton therapy physics services. The ability to work effectively with the minimum of supervision is 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.

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.

The role will include shift-working as standard.

For further details / informal visits contact:

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 Andrew Poynter (Operational Lead of PBT Physics) on 020-344-72369, e-mail@ Andrew.poynter@nhs.net or Mr Derek D’Souza (Head of Radiotherapy Physics) on 020-344-79438, e-mail: derek.dsouza@nhs.net

 




All candidates for posts at UCLH are required to complete our values assessment.

In the ‘Further Links’ section to the right of this advert, please follow the link to the UCLH Values Assessment Tool. Once you have completed the assessment and scored highly enough, you will receive a certificate number. In order to start your application, you must copy and paste (do not type) your certificate number into your application form when requested.

The certificate covers all applications you make to UCLH for 6 months - you do not need to take the test for each job application you make. After 6 months you may complete the assessment again.

If you have lost your certificate number, you can have a reminder sent to your email address by accessing the Values Assessment Certificate Number Reminder tool in the ‘Further Links’ section to the right of this advert.

Please note that if you are at present in a training position on the 2016 new junior doctor’s contract and are applying for a Trust doctor role your salary will not be pay protected.

You will be placed on the appropriate point of the Trust Doctor pay scale based on your previous experience.

This vacancy may close before the current listed closing date. You are advised not to delay submitting your completed application.


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants


UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.



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