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Proton Beam Therapy Advanced Practitioner MRI Diagnostic Radiographer

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
UCLH has been designated as one of two national PBT centres for the UK. The Proton Beam Therapy department focuses on the treatment of CNS tumours, head and neck cancers and spinal/pelvic sarcomas. Paediatrics, and teenage and young adults, will make up approximately one third of the patient cohort. This pre-treatment suite has a dedicated CT and MRI scanner.

Comprehensive proton beam therapy training will be provided alongside the existing departmental training and education framework.

Main duties of the job

This role offers a unique opportunity to be part of the dynamic mixed model pre-treatment radiotherapy team at UCLH, in the post of Band 7 MRI Radiographer. The post offers an opportunity to lead technical developments, play a key role in safe delivery of specialist MRI planning and MRI training for professions working within the PBT service.

They will help develop the research focus of the department. They will be an ambassador for MRI within the Radiotherapy setting, an exciting and developing arena. UCLH is seeking a committed individual with the energy and focus to continue building on the existing service of excellence.

About us

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. We provide academically led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education, and world-class research.

We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites:
  • University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing)
  • National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals
  • University College Hospital Grafton Way Building
  • Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
  • University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre
  • The Hospital for Tropical Diseases
  • University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street

We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women's health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological,gastrointestinaland oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclearmedicineand pathology.

We are committed to sustainability and have pledged to become a carbon net zero health service, embedding sustainable practice throughout UCLH. We have set an ambitious target of net zero for our direct emissions by 2031 and indirect emissions by 2040.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the full Person Specification and more informationregardingthe main responsibilities of this role, please refer to the attached Job Description.

Come and bea part of the best NHS trust in England to work for, according to our staff*

UCLH top trust to work at in England for the second year running! : University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

*In the most recentNHS staff surveyUCLH had the highest percentage of staff who said they would recommend us as a place to work, out of all general acute or acute/community NHS trusts in England for the second year in a row.

UCLH top trust to work at in England for the second yearrunning!University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Once again, UCLH has received the highest score of all general acute and acute/community NHS trusts in England for staff that would recommend us as a place to work.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Qualifications


  • BSc in therapeutic radiography or equivalent formal qualification.
  • Health Profession Council (HPC) registration as a therapy or nuclear medicine radiographer


  • Experience in using MRI in radiotherapy planning would be desirable but is not essential
  • MSc or Master's level equivalent experience in relevant clinical subject.



  • Significant MRI postgraduate experience with specialist training and knowledge as a band 6 radiographer.
  • Leadership experience.
  • Expert knowledge of the safety guidelines for MRI in clinical use set oy by MHRA
  • Evidence of significant experience in MRI imaging
  • Evidence of experience in oncology MRI imaging

Skills and Abilities


  • Provide specialist clinical training and undertake presentations within the department and nationally in conferences and workshops.
  • Plan, carry out and analyse clinical and departmental audits.
  • Plan, prioritise and organise own and section workload.
  • Be committed to self-development and continued professional development.
  • Work flexibly in a variety of situations and participate in shift work as required.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and ability to ensure compliance with quality system Work confidently within the multidisciplinary team.

Employer details

Employer name

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


University College Hospital Grafton Way Building

1 Grafton Way



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