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Band 7 Advanced Practitioner in Brachytherapy

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum
Closing date
2 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated, enthusiastic and adaptable Band 7 Advanced Practitioner specialising in Brachytherapy to join our work force and be part of a friendly and patient focused Radiotherapy Team.

Applicants will assist in the development of our HDR Brachytherapy service and therefore must have substantial clinical experience within the brachytherapy setting, be adaptable to support service needs and able to communicate effectively with all members of the Oncology team.

You will be a key member of the Gynaecology MDT supporting patients through the Brachytherapy pathway from MDT to completion of radiotherapy treatment. You will participate in the MDT meetings, support new patients, conduct on treatment patient reviews and support brachytherapy treatment. You will work in collaboration with Oncology clinicians and other trust staff to support the team and patients on the radiotherapy pathway.

Main duties of the job

Applicants would be expected to:
  • To support the brachytherapy/gynecology patient pathway from MDT to completion of radiotherapy treatment. To include participation in the MDT, support new patients, actively support and manage clinical radio-therapeutic aspects of external beam and brachytherapy service, delineation of organs at risk, on treatment patient reviews and prescribing of medication under non-medical prescribing framework.
  • To conduct departmental audit and development primarily for gynecological patient pathway. Take part in research and audit as appropriate to area of work to ensure that radiotherapy practice undertaken is evidence based and liaise with other members of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • To act as brachytherapy advisor for within the radiotherapy department.
  • To be responsible for supporting radiotherapy service development for brachytherapy through the clinical implementation of technical development strategies and/or process change.
  • To be responsible for highly specialized training requirements for radiotherapy staff and students with regard to changes within the gynecology pathway.
  • To develop and implement policies and procedures following change of practices and innovation within the brachytherapy service as required
  • To assist the Radiotherapy Operations Manager in the implementation and management of change within the radiotherapy service.

About us

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust is one of the largest NHS trusts in the West Midlands providing primary, acute and community services and we are incredibly proud of the diversity of both our staff and the communities we serve. We are building a workforce that can help us to fulfil our values, improve quality of care for patients, and solve the health care problems of tomorrow. We're passionate about the value that diversity of thinking and lived experience brings in enabling us to become a learning organisation and leader in delivering compassionate care for our patients.

We are delighted that we have been rated asGoodby CQC. We have achievednumerous awards The Nursing Times Best Diversity and Inclusion Practice and Best UK Employer of the Year for Nursing Staff in 2020.

The Trust is a supportive working environment committed to creating flexible working arrangements that suit your needs and as such will consider all requests from applicants who wish to work flexibly.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To assist in the provision of all aspects of the radiotherapy brachytherapy service to ensure the highest quality patient care with continuous collaboration/co-operation with other Band 7 therapeutic and medical physics staff to ensure a seamless service.
  • To support managing and coordinating the patient pathway through radiotherapy for patients receiving brachytherapy.
  • To Liaise with and work alongside medical physics and medical staff to develop appropriate clinical treatment pathways for brachytherapy patients, ensuring that national recommendations and guidelines are incorporated.
  • To provide expert support for brachytherapy patients undergoing radiotherapy treatment pathway.
  • To act as expert advisor within area of radiotherapy techniques to assist the strategic planning and long term goals of the radiotherapy service for brachytherapy.
  • To write, maintain and develop protocols and procedures for any new or updated radiotherapy technique, to guide multidisciplinary staff for the brachytherapy patient.
  • To take an active part in the strategic planning of the radiotherapy service, to include presentations and formal meetings as required.
  • To fully participate in the clinical rota for all radiotherapy patient reviews.
  • To participate in the radiographer, student radiographer and junior doctors training programs, programs supervising and demonstrating procedures to qualified and/or unqualified staff as required.
  • To work in liaison with all disciplines in implementing, coordinating, monitoring and evaluating clinical and technical requirements to ensure optimum service quality.
  • To undertake clinical audits as required monitoring practice.
  • To maintain up to date knowledge of clinical/technical developments, attending such courses/in service training as indicated by the need of the service.
  • To bring to the attention of the Head of Radiotherapy, Radiotherapy Operations Manager, Superintendent Radiographers and Consultant Clinical Oncologists any matter of clinical concern.
  • To support Radiographers in maintaining and developing professional and personal skills and standards.
  • To liaise with all other disciplines/specialties/voluntary agencies as required.

  • To provide in liaison with the Radiotherapy Operations Manager and Band 7 Radiographers, the daily effective, efficient and patient centered radiotherapy treatments.
  • To participate in recruitment, selection and induction of junior staff.
  • To undertake annual staff appraisal and performance review and ensure personal development plans are in place.
  • To maintain accurate departmental records and statistics, producing management information on activity and workforce as required.
  • To be responsible for the compliance of staff with all statutory and local regulations.
  • To create, maintain and enhance effective working relationships.
  • To assist the governance lead in clinical governance and risk management issues.
  • To play an active role in the formal quality assurance programs.
  • To cover and liaise with other Advanced Practitioners in their absence

  • To demonstrate a continuous process of professional and personal development in order to develop own and others skills and be aware of the changing needs of the service.
  • To play an active role in the training and development of all staff and students during their clinical duties.

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of duties and it may be reviewed and altered in the light of changed service needs and developments after discussion with the post holder.

Person Specification



  • BSc Hons Radiotherapy


  • MSc Hons Radiotherapy or working towards qualification



  • Experience working as a Therapeutic Radiographer


  • Experience of Brachytherapy and service development

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

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust


New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton


WV10 0QP

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