Pre-Treatment Radiotherapy Radiographer

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
25 Sep 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking to employ a Band 7 Pre Treatment Radiotherapy Radiographer who has current experience of Pre-Treatment at a senior radiographer level.

The successful candidate will need to make evidence based decisions within the prescribed scope of practice and demonstrate analysis and approval of planning and treatment verification images, following designated training and adhering to work instructions and protocols.

They will show the ability to demonstrate knowledge of pre- treatment equipment and technology, complex techniques, and issues of patient care commensurate with the grade of the position.

The post holder needs to demonstrate evidence of developing staff by training and delegation. Together with the ability to manage, lead and motivate groups of staff effectively.

The post holder will require a thorough and detailed knowledge of principles and concepts underpinning the broad range of applications and techniques used in radiotherapy.

Base Location: Poole Hospital

Interview Date: 6th October 2023

Main duties of the job

To take responsibility of the daily management of the pre-treatment radiotherapy section and to assist in the operational management of a specialist highly complex pre-treatment radiotherapy work base and supervising the radiotherapy team.

The post-holder will support the continuity of patient flow throughout all aspects of the pre-treatment pathway from mould room to multimodality imaging and virtual simulation.

They will be working within a computerised and technologically advanced environment covering a wide range of specialist pre-treatment techniques such as contrast administration and motion management imaging, whilst facilitating the development and integration of skills and competencies available within the team.

Liaison and collaboration with medical, physics, radiology and nuclear medicine, nursing, clerical and support staff within the Trust, as well as educational partners.

To support the Head of Service in developing and advancing the service offered by the department through resource management and protocol and technique development.

About us

Our values define who we are as #TeamUHD. They underpin everything we do now and in the future. They define how we treat our patients, visitors, and each other, our valued teammates and colleagues.

UHD are investing in services across the Trust, with many being transformed and developed following merger and the New Hospital Programme.

This means that some services may move site this year or next, either temporarily or long term. Recruiting Managers interviewing for this role will be happy to answer any specific questions that you have at interview.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents which are attached to this advert

Relocation expenses will be considered

Person Specification



  • BSc (Hons) Therapy
  • HCPC Registration
  • MSc qualification relevant to pre-treatment. OR PGCert with Radiotherapy planning element / Imaging / leadership. OR minimum of 5 years current pre-treatment experience.


  • Cannulation Trained
  • MSc or equivalent which would support role and department
  • Leadership qualification such BTEc, or apprenticeship or attendance of internal training programme.



  • Current experience of pre-treatment at a senior radiographer level.
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of pre- treatment equipment and technology, complex techniques, and issues of patient care commensurate with the grade of the position
  • Significant experience of working with whole range of radiotherapy techniques and equipment
  • Evidence of developing staff by training and delegation.
  • Ability to manage groups of staff effectively


  • Participation in planning in a range of specialised techniques
  • Previous demonstrable participation in research and/or audit.
  • Evidence of multi-disciplinary team working



  • Ability to lead, motivate and manage team members
  • Ability to perform technically advanced procedures
  • Proven track record in training developing and accessing students and radiographers
  • Ability to convey highly complex instructions, ideas, and opinions clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.


  • Participation in quality assurance and clinical audit.

Personal Qualities


  • Evidence of patient care.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Advanced IT and keyboard skills required.
  • Ability to make decisions based on experience and judgment on sometimes complex issues.
  • Highly self-motivated.


  • Flexible in their attitudes and behaviour's to support team working and delivery of objectives



  • A thorough and detailed knowledge of principles and concepts underpinning the broad range of applications and techniques used in radiotherapy
  • Knowledge and understanding of current oncology issues.
  • Excellent clinical and judgement skills to be able to analyse and make professional judgements on diagnostic and CT planning images. To include reviewing patients and their conditions and symptoms to assess suitability for planning, and treatment. To analyse the radiotherapy referral compared and relate to patient's physical condition.

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust


Poole Hospital


BH15 2JB

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