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Job Reference: 282-SB8182

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
The Royal Marsden Hospital, Sutton
£34,961 - £42,010 pa inc

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust is a world-leading cancer centre. Our role is to offer our patients the best cancer care available anywhere in the world, and to continue to make a global contribution to finding better ways of diagnosing and treating cancer. We employ over 3,900 staff in a diverse range of careers including nursing, medical, science, radiography, pharmacy, occupational therapy, finance and administrative services. We have two hospitals – one in Chelsea, London, and one in Sutton, Surrey – as well as a Medical Daycare Unit in Kingston Hospital

At The Royal Marsden, we deal with cancer every day, so we understand how valuable life is. When people entrust their lives to us, they have the right to demand the very best. That's why the pursuit of excellence lies at the heart of everything we do.

At the heart of the hospital is our dedicated team. We offer a stimulating and dynamic working environment, a wide range of staff benefits and learning and development opportunities. We are looking for employees who aspire to excellence, share our values and can play a crucial role in our on-going achievements.

We are looking for an enthusiastic dosimetrist or planning radiographer to join the Radiotherapy Physics group at the Sutton branch of the Royal Marsden Hospital. This post will be active to support all external-beam planning delivered by the group. While we are seeking a dosimetrist with experience, those with little experience may be considered for appointment at band 5.

Treatment planning is performed using the RayStation treatment planning system, with most treatment sites planned using a VMAT technique. We have established workflows for adaptive radiotherapy (plan of the day), 4DCT, and breathhold techniques. Multimodality imaging (CT, PET-CT, MR) is used for planning of several treatment sites. Recent clinical development work has included expanding adaptive radiotherapy planning, expanding the existing SABR service, and introducing advanced techniques such as robust planning. The Radiotherapy Department in Sutton has 7 Elekta linacs (6 Agility and 1 MLCi) and an Elekta Unity MR-Linac. A CyberKnife is under construction for installation in November 2019. Additional equipment includes EPID portal imaging, in-vivo EPID dosimetry, and Cone Beam CT on all machines. The Royal Marsden has led a number of recent clinical trials which have changed practice nationally.

The radiotherapy physics group consists of 35 physicists, dosimetrists and engineers and forms a substantial part of the Royal Marsden/Institute of Cancer Research Joint Department of Physics, through which we have many active research collaborations, most notably on the MR-linac which was the first in the UK to treat patients.

Sutton is pleasantly located on the border of Surrey with excellent transport links to central London and easy access to the countryside. House prices are a third lower than the London average and schools are excellent.

For an application pack, apply on-line.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Corrinne Brooks, Principal Dosimetrist (020 8642 6011 ext. 1199, or Karole Warren-Oseni, Principal Dosimetrist (020 8661 3735,

The Trust is committed to developing and delivering excellent customer focused service by treating patients, their families, friends, carers and staff with professionalism respect and dignity.

Flu Vaccination – What We Expect of our Staff

At The Royal Marsden we have an immune compromised patient population who we must protect as much as we can against the flu virus. Each year, seasonal flu affects thousands of people in the UK. Occurring mainly in winter, it is an infectious respiratory disease capable of producing symptoms ranging from those similar to a common cold, through to very severe or even fatal disease.

The wellbeing of our staff and patients is of the upmost importance to us, and it is the expectation of The Royal Marsden that all patient-facing staff have an annual flu vaccination, provided free of charge by the Trust.

Due to the high volumes of applications we receive, we reserve the right to close any adverts before the published closing date once we have received a sufficient number of applications. We advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment.

As we often have many applicants for jobs at The Royal Marsden NHS Trust, we regret that we will only be able to contact those applicants who are short-listed for interview. Therefore if you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, then please assume you have not been short-listed for interview on this particular occasion.

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

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