Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Principal physicist

Band 8b

Main area
Qualified HCS
Band 8b
Job ref
Churchill Hospital
£49,242 - £59,964
28/02/2019 23:59

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.


Many of our recruitment programmes use Value Based Interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significant difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please visit www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values



Principal Radiotherapy Physicist - Band 8B


This advert is internal only. We are looking to promote a current Band 8A physicist to Band 8B. The postholder will take responsibility for equipment quality control and dosimetry in Radiotherapy Physics, will be closely involved with the specification and selection of new radiotherapy equipment and will take the leading role in equipment commissioning.  The postholder will also be expected to work closely with the lead physicist for the Swindon GWH satellite unit, in order to ensure consistency in QC and dosimetry procedures.

The Oxford Cancer Centre in the Churchill Hospital has six multi-mode Varian linacs, GE CT scanner, Acuity simulator, Aria and Eclipse TPS, under a PFI Managed Equipment Service.  Recent implementations include SRS/SRT with ExacTrac imaging, SABR under CtE, breath-hold, HDR brachytherapy, MIRADA auto-contouring and transmission dosimetry. We also provide a MPE service for IORT treatments in GWH Swindon.

Planned developments include a linac replacement programme starting in 2019, adaptive 

radiation therapy based on in-treatment imaging, introduction of new treatment planning algorithms and extension of MIRADA auto contouring to more sites. There are close links with the CRUK/MRC Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology and Biology, and an expanding portfolio of clinical trials.


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such 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 to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For informal discussions about this posts please contact Ralph Roberts, Radiotherapy Physics Operational Manager ralph.roberts@ouh.nhs.uk (tel. 01865 235506)

If you have problems applying, contact

01865 743462