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Therapeutic Radiographer

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
£32,720 to £39,769 a year per annum inc HCAS
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Radiographer, Other allied health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust has an international reputation for high quality patient care, education and research. The partnership with the Institute of Cancer Research has created the largest comprehensive cancer centre in Europe. . In addition to 7 Elekta linear accelerators, the Sutton dept has an Elekta MR linear accelerator, Cyberknife unit and Gulmay superficial unit. The department has a Siemens Confidence CT scanner and utilises multi- modality imaging for planning.

This is a fantastic opportunity for band 5 radiographers who want to further consolidate their knowledge and gain extensive treatment experience. The ideal candidates will enjoy working as a part of a dynamic team delivering technically advanced treatments and excellent patient care. We have posts available at the Sutton site in Surrey.

These roles will provide the opportunity to work at the cutting edge of radiotherapy development, in a pioneering and technically advanced department, working with compassionate and dedicated radiographers who are committed to delivering high quality patient care in everything they do. The successful candidates will be given the training and support to be confident delivering advanced radiotherapy techniques such as IMRT, VMAT, VIBH and IGRT.

Main duties of the job

  • The post-holder will be responsible for carrying out Radiotherapy processes at a specialist highly complex radiotherapy work base, which may be a treatment unit, a brachytherapy unit, a CT scanner, a VS area or a treatment preparation area as prescribed, carefully and accurately and will participate as appropriate with clinical research projects in the department.
  • The post-holder will liaise with medical, physics, nursing, clerical and support staff within the department and throughout the institution. The key working relationships will be with the Senior I radiographers.

About us

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust is a world-leading cancer centre. Our role is to offer our patients the best cancer care available anywhere in the world, and to continue to make a global contribution to finding better ways of diagnosing and treating cancer. We employ over 4,500 staff in a diverse range of careers including nursing, medical, science, radiography, pharmacy, occupational therapy, finance and administrative services. We have two hospitals - one in Chelsea, London, and one in Sutton, Surrey - as well as a Medical Daycare Unit in Kingston Hospital

At The Royal Marsden, we deal with cancer every day, so we understand how valuable life is. When people entrust their lives to us, they have the right to demand the very best. That's why the pursuit of excellence lies at the heart of everything we do.

At the heart of the hospital is our dedicated team. We offer a stimulating and dynamic working environment, a wide range of staff benefits and learning and development opportunities. We are looking for employees who aspire to excellence, share our values and can play a crucial role in our on-going achievements.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on this role, please see the attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification.
  • Responsible for the accurate preparation, planning and delivery of treatment by self
  • Participate as part of the team in the organisation of the radiotherapy work base.
  • Be able to operate all equipment safely and efficiently as per manufacturers instructions, including local guidelines.
  • Meet the regulatory responsibilities defined for an operator as delegated by the Trust under the IR(ME)R regulations.
  • Analyse and approve planning images and verification images following designated training and adhere to guidelines.
  • Be responsible for accurate record keeping and that information required for statistics is provided as required by self.
  • Participate in day to day and weekly quality control of equipment at the work base in accordance with ISO 9001 documentation.
  • Comply with department ISO 9001 quality assurance programme.
  • Participate in ongoing clinical audit procedures as required.
  • Responsible for assessing daily each patients fitness for radiotherapy procedure.
  • Guide and encourage patients through all stages of the radiotherapy process with support for both their physical and emotional reactions.
  • Provide review and advice on management of radiotherapy side effects.
  • Assist in the training of team members in the operation of all equipment safely and efficiently as per manufacturers instructions, including local guidelines, under the guidance of the work base leader.
  • Meet the regulatory responsibilities defined for an operator as delegated by the Trust under the IR(ME)R regulations.
  • Make evidence based decisions within prescribed limits. Analysis and approval of planning images and treatment verification images, following designated training and adhering to the guidelines.
  • Refer patients as appropriate to the wider multidisciplinary team.
  • Instruct patients in necessary aftercare following a course of radiotherapy.
  • Assist in research and development activities as appropriate and in working groups to develop and implement new techniques, new equipment and new working practices.

Person Specification



  • HCPC registration as a therapeutic radiographer (requires BSc (Hons) in Radiotherapy or equivalent accredited programme
  • Experience (including as a student) of sophisticated RT equipment treating advanced techniques in a complex department, including understanding of IGRV, IMRT and imaging technologies

Special aptitudes and disposition


  • Be an effective communicator across the multi-disciplinary team; including being able to manage sensitive information and to deal with anxious and demanding individuals using diplomacy and persuasion
  • Computer literacy
  • Commitment to personal and professional development


  • Display strong organisational and time management skills, and ability to prioritise tasks
  • Have participated in research/audit/service evaluation.

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