Radiotherapy Operational Manager

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Oxford University Hosp
Radiotherapy Department Churchill Hospital, Oxford
Competitive salary
06 Jun 2021
16 Jun 2021
Role Type
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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 V alue 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.

The Oxford Cancer Centre offers an exciting opportunity to work as part of a dynamic team, using and developing the latest techniques, technologies and skills to care for and support patients. We are seeking an enthusiastic, motivated, HCPC registered Therapeutic Radiographer who will be responsible for the day to day management of the department.

OUH Radiotherapy are the hosts for the Thames Valley and Wessex Operational Delivery Network. We are one of only a small number of centres commissioned by NHS England to deliver both SABR and SRS. IMRT, IGRT, DIBH, portal dosimetry and daily adaptive treatments are well established routine practices within the department. We also offer paediatric and TBI services. There is on site access to PET-CT and MRI.

Our Centre has just started a major equipment refresh which will be complete in 2023. We are currently upgrading all our servers, Varian Aria and Eclipse workstations and will have a software upgrade later this year. All elements of our planning and treatment pathway are paperless and once the hardware refresh is complete, we can become paper free with eReferral then being possible from remote clinics.

We are in the process of refurbishing a linac bunker, ready to install the first of 2 Varian Halcyon Units. The first is due to be delivered in June 2021 and the second in late November 2021. We are also installing 2 Siemens goSim CT Simulators this year; in August and early November.

In 2022 we will install 2 Varian TrueBeams with HyperArc and then a third Truebeam will be installed in 2023.

Expansion of the service is also underway with a new satellite unit being built in Swindon that will be equipped with 2 Varian TrueBeams and a Siemens goSim. The Unit will be networked to the main centre and is due to open early in 2022.

We currently have 4 Consultant Radiographer posts and also a number of Advanced Practitioners working in head and neck, lower GI, neuro, paediatrics, TYA, palliative planning and SRS. Further Advanced and Consultant posts are under development. 4 more Radiographers are working towards their independent prescribing qualifications, with 3 also doing the Advanced Practice Apprenticeship course at Oxford Brookes University. 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 access learning opportunities and the OUH Trust runs a lot of leadership and management courses which are readily accessible.

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. The University have funded time for NHS patients participating in a clinical trial to access treatment on the MR Linac owned by a private provider in Oxford. 1 full time early phase research Radiographer works closely with the clinical teams at OUH and the MRLinac supporting this work.

If you would like more information on the post or to arrange an informal visit; both of which we would strongly encourage, please contact Carol Scott, Radiotherapy Service Manager email: tel: 01865 235483

Closing date 27-06-2021

Interview planned date 7-07-2021

For further details / informal visits contact:

Carol Scott, Radiotherapy Services Manager,, 01865235483, Mobile 07768556210

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