Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

This site is best viewed with a modern browser. You appear to be using an old version of Internet Explorer.

Please wait, loading

Advanced Practitioner in Neuro Oncology

Band 7

Main area
Radiotherapy
Grade
Band 7
Contract
Permanent
Hours
37.5 per week
Job ref
321-SUWON-B7-NEURO-ON
Site
Churchill hospital
Town
Oxford
Salary
£37,570 - £43,772 per annum, pro rota
Closing
02/06/2019 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


 

The Radiotherapy Department at the Oxford Cancer Centre offers an opportunity to work within a dynamic organisation using and developing the latest techniques and technologies and we are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Therapeutic Radiographer to join our friendly team. 

The post holder will work closely with the Lead Practitioner in Neuro-oncology Radiographer and the wider neuro-oncology multidisciplinary team to support patients with primary, metastatic and benign brain tumours during their radiotherapy treatment. The post holder will be required to participate in MDT meetings, new patient/follow up clinics, on-treatment review, radiographer training and all aspects of pre-treatment and treatment of conventional and stereotactic radiotherapy to the brain.

The Oxford Cancer Centre is one of a limited number of centres commissioned to treat SABR and SRS by NHS England.  Arcing IMRT, IGRT and DIBH are well established routine practices within the department. We also offer paediatric services and TBI. Our Centre has 6 Varian multi-mode Linear Accelerators, most with CBCT and Rapid Arc capability plus one linac with BrainLab ExacTrac where the SRS/SRT neuro patients from the Thames Valley region are treated.  The pre-treatment section comprises of GE CT scanner, virtual simulation, 3D & 4D planning, access to PET-CT, MRI,  and Varian Eclipse treatment planning systems, all networked by ARIA.

We will shortly be commencing our equipment refresh programme which will involve installing an additional CT scanner and replacing 2 of our 6 linacs in the 2019/20 year, the first of which will be a second SRS capable linac. 2 other linacs will be installed in the 2020/21 year.

Expansion of the service is also underway with a new satellite unit being built in Swindon which will be equipped with 2 Varian Truebeam linacs.

We have 3 Consultant Radiographers and also a number of Advanced Practitioners working in head and neck, paediatrics, TYA, palliative planning and neuro (this post). 3 Radiographers have achieved their independent prescribing qualifications and we have 2 Radiographers working in the Late Phase Research Team. As a department we are proud of our strong culture of learning, education and support. We encourage Radiographers to identify and take up relevant learning opportunities as much as possible.

Our department works collaboratively with Cancer Research UK and Medical Research Council Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology (University of Oxford); the primary goal of which is making cancer treatments less invasive and more directed to the characteristics of the patient's own tumour. They fund 2 full time early phase research Radiographer posts who work closely with the clinical teams.

Band 7 salary currently  includes a 5% short term non-pensionable recruitment and retention payment (reviewed annually in October)

Closing Date: 2nd June 2019

Planned Interview date: 18th June 2019

No smoking policyPositive about disabled people

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

To print a document or save it to your computer, please click with your right mouse button on the document title and select "Save Target As...". You can then save the document in a suitable place on your computer ready to print it out. Clicking with the left mouse button will open the document in a new window (if your web browser can do so).

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

If you would like more information on the post or to arrange an informal visit, please contact:

Carol Scott; Radiotherapy Services Manager on carol.scott@ouh.nhs.uk , telephone 01865235483 or Angela Baker: Radiotherapy Operational Manager on angela.baker@ouh.nhs.uk , telephone 01865226417