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Specialist Radiographer in Radiotherapy Physics (Dosimetrist)

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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We are looking for an enthusiastic experienced Planning Radiographer/dosimetrist to join the UCLH dosimetry team as part of the radiotherapy and proton therapy physics team.

Applicants should be State Registered or equivalent. Experience of treatment planning using Varian Eclipse planning system is desirable. The successful applicant will join a growing team of dosimetrists liaising closely with physics, clinical and radiographic staff in the in the provision of radiotherapy and proton therapy physics services. The ability to work and communicate effectively with the minimum of supervision is essential.

Candidates must have a clinical background with good knowledge of relevant anatomy, physiology and pathology. As the dosimetry team is hybrid working, a good understanding of using Microsoft teams is also a essential requirement for this position

Main duties of the job

The dosimetry team will be expected to produce photon and proton treatment plans for the UCLH case mix, including treatment complex sarcoma, head and neck, neurological and paediatric cancers.

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in multidisciplinary discussions to produce the best treatment options for the patient.

The postholder will support the Senior dosimetrist in ensuring treatment planning pathways are delivered in a timely fashion across the radiotherapy and proton therapy services.

The postholder will support the development of new and existing techniques including production of the standard operating procedures and training competencies for staff.

About us

Radiotherapy Physics Services consists of a team of over 60 staff consisting of clinical scientists, engineers and currently 14 dosimetrists.

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. The department equipment also includes one orthovoltage unit and an Elekta High Dose Rate Brachytherapy unit. Planning equipment includes a CT simulator with full 4D imaging capabilities for Respiratory Gated studies. The Department offers a variety of specialised treatment services and is continually developing advanced treatment techniques. Treatments offered include: IMRT Volumetric Arc Therapy IGRT CT-based TBI Ultrasound-guided and CT-planned HDR prostate brachytherapy.

UCLH has also been designated as one of two national Proton Beam Therapy (PBT) centres for the UK. The Trust will be one of two sites delivering PBT across the NHS from 2021. The proton department is equipped with four Varian ProBEAM gantries with dedicated CT and MR planning. ARIA and Eclipse is in use across both radiotherapy and proton therapy. The proton service is sited within the Trust's campus in the heart of the capital where it enjoys a close collaboration with UCL on groundbreaking research projects.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To participate fully in the provision of external beam treatment planning service provided by the Radiotherapy Physics Group.
  • To liaise closely with the Lead Dosimetrist and Senior Planning Dosimetrists in the provision of the Radiotherapy service.
  • To participate in the implementation and audit of Quality Assurance programmes related to Treatment Planning.
  • The postholder carries out a highly specialised operator role in Treatment Planning with the production of treatment plans.
  • To participate in training of students and other staff members
  • To provide advice and guidance, where necessary, to the Radiotherapy Department in matters relating to treatment plans and techniques.
  • To effectively communicate and work in a remote environment when required.
  • To participate in research, development, and implementation of new techniques.
  • To participate in audit.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Qualifications


  • BSc Therapeutic Radiography or Diploma of the College of Radiographers D.C.R.T.
  • State registration or eligible


  • Evidence of further study/ ongoing education



  • Knowledge of varied radio therapeutic techniques.
  • Experience with Microsoft applications such as Word and Excel
  • Treatment Planning experience
  • Experience of 3-D Treatment Planning systems.


  • Experience of Adaptive planning techniques and processes

Personal and People Development


  • Evidence of Continuing personal development (CPD)
  • Willingness to attend courses and keep abreast of developments in the service


  • Experience of training junior Staff including doctors and radiographers

Specific Requirements


  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding of Capacity and Demand conflicts and how to resolve them


  • Understanding of Quality systems within Radiotherapy

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust



Radiotherapy Physics, 1st floor East, 250 Euston Road



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