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Senior Radiotherapy Physicist
UCL HOSPITALS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST
CANCER SERVICES DIVISION
Radiotherapy Physics Group
Band 8a (including High Cost Area Supplement)
We are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced medical physicist, with a strong background in radiotherapy physics, to join a team of physicists, engineers and dosimetrists/technologists in the provision of radiotherapy physics services.
Applicants should have achieved state registration or eligible with equivalent radiotherapy physics experience. The candidate should have a good background in QA, treatment planning including VMAT and IMRT techniques and, ideally, brachytherapy. The work involves contact with patients and the ability to communicate clearly and sympathetically with patients having a variety of backgrounds is essential.
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 (including one stereotactic linac. Treatment planning is performed using Varian’s Eclipse system and Elekta’s Oncentra treatment planning for brachytherapy. The department equipment also includes one orthovoltage unit and a busy Elekta High Dose Rate unit. Pre-treatment imaging equipment includes a CT simulator with full 4D imaging capabilities for Respiratory Gated studies and dedicated access to PET-CT for radiotherapy planning. The Department offers a variety of specialised treatment services and is continually developing advanced treatment techniques. Treatments offered include: SABR and SRS/T; IMRT; Volumetric Arc Therapy; IGRT; CT-based TBI; Ultrasound–guided and CT-planned HDR prostate and gynaecological brachytherapy and high precision conformal radiotherapy utilising MR/PET/CT fusion. The department has a very specialist case-mix with Paediatrics and Sarcomas forming a large part of our workload. The RT Physics group also provide a molecular radiotherapy service in collaboration with the Nuclear Medicine teams.
The Trust has been identified as one of the first two centres to offer proton beam therapy (PBT) through an integrated service with the existing radiotherapy and radiotherapy physics departments. The Trust is currently working with the DH and our partner site, the Christie, to deliver the project outcomes. The service will be delivered from the Trust’s campus. The site has direct access to the Trust’s existing radiotherapy department and will be close to the new University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre which opened in April 2012. The UK proton service will bring together some of the world’s leading specialists in complex cancers. The Proton service will commence clinical treatment in 2020.
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