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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 25/01/2021.

Senior Therapeutic Radiographer - Pre-treatment

Job Reference: 309-PS4-SCB-071

Employer:
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Radiotherapy
Location:
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH), London
Salary:
£37,638 - £44,780 per annum inclusive

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 NHS Foundation Trust

Radiotherapy Department

Radiotherapy Pre-Treatment Radiographer

Band 6 1.0 WTE Permanent

UCLH Cancer

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.

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

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 NHS Proton Beam Therapy (PBT) centres for the UK. The PBT department is situated in the new Grafton Way Building. Commissioning and training is currently underway and there will be a gradual ramp up of the PBT service in 2021.

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 Varian 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 play a key role in technical developments and to 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.

 

For further details / informal visits contact:

Want to know more? Please feel free to contact:

Laura Allington, Operational Lead for PBT / Turmi Patel, Pre-Treatment Lead

e-mail:l.allington@nhs.net, turmi.patel2@nhs.net

Telephone 07506737778, 0203 4473756




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.



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