Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Principal technologist

Band 7

Main area
Radiotherapy Physics
Band 7
full time 37.5 per week
Job ref
Churchill Hospital
£33,222 - £43,041 per annum
01/04/2019 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 Technologist – Two Posts

Band 7


We are looking to recruit two experienced technologists to join our Radiotherapy Physics team in Oxford. One post holder will take a leading role in the field of equipment quality assurance and be a key member in the department’s soon to commence linac replacement programme. Candidates should be experienced as radiotherapy technologists with a background in engineering also desirable.  Another post holder will take a lead role in the provision of treatment planning services: managing the day-to-day planning activity and working as a key member in development projects such as adaptive radiotherapy planning.

Depending on the suitability of the candidates, it may be possible to appoint two post-holders with either specific roles i.e. an equipment QA technologist and a planning technologist, or with split roles i.e. both post-holders can cover the treatment planning and equipment QA work areas. Candidates must be registered with RCT or HCPC.

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, plus prostate seed brachytherapy.  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

Closing date: 1st April 2019

Interview date: 18th April 2019

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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)