This post is open to both Qualified Therapeutic Radiographers or students due to qualify early 2024.
Gloucestershire Oncology Centre is a progressive Radiotherapy department with state of the art Varian machines delivering IMRT, Arcing and SABR techniques with adaptive therapy. We have a superficial and Brachytherapy unit.
The main department, of 4 Linacs, is based at Cheltenham General Hospital with a Satellite centre in Hereford, containing the 5th machine. Applicants will be required to undertake rotations at both sites.
The department is involved in numerous National research Trials and has two research Radiographers. We have Consultant Radiographers in both Breast and Prostate Cancer. There is also Radiographer- led planning. We treat over 3000 patients/year
The department prides itself in a very high standard of patient care and is currently developing a Late Effects Service to extend this care beyond initial treatment.
This is a permanent position.Main duties of the job
Deliver an efficient, high quality, safe service for patients by carrying out advanced radiotherapy techniques and procedures.
Communicate compassionately and effectively with patients, carers, relatives and all members of the multidisciplinary team.
Actively participate in treatment volumetric verification, according to departmental policies and procedures.
Use a range of communication and basic counselling skills to provide information and reassurance to cancer patients and their relatives in circumstances where they may be worried, distressed or confused.
Identify treatment side effects, offering reassurance and evidence-based advice and administer and supply medication under Patient Group Direction guidelines.
Work within and contribute to keeping up to date the department's accredited Quality System.
Develop and share knowledge and experience with other practitioners, student radiographers and other trainees. Be reflective in thinking and outlook.
Participation in the rota covering the Satellite Unit.
Rotate through the different areas of radiotherapy: pre-treatment and treatment.About us
The Gloucestershire Oncology Centre provides Radiotherapy services and consultations to patients from Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, and Worcestershire and in some instances beyond these geographical regions.
The Trust Values are Caring, Listening and Excelling which underpin our vision for the future which is Best Care for Everyone
The Radiotherapy Vision is - Outstanding Radiotherapy delivered with excellent professionalism, expertise and compassionate care
To this end, the post holder will have responsibility for delivering an efficient, high quality, safe service for patients, with outstanding patient care.
The department believes in developing and advancing new radiographers with competency based workbooks to enhance their skills and experience.
Whilst technically advancing, we pride ourselves in our outstanding patient care and we are looking for enthusiastic, conscientious, dedicated, professionals to join our supportive department.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
A full job description and person specification is attached.
If you wish to arrange a visit prior to your application or if you have any further questions regarding the post, then please contact Lisa Addis on firstname.lastname@example.orgPerson SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- BSC in Radiotherapy or equivalent
- HCPC registration
- Experience of working in an advanced Radiotherapy centre
- IT Competency
Knowledge Skills, AbilitiesEssential
- Use of specific department computerised patient system - ARIA
- Work well under pressure
- Good administrative skills
- A criminal record check satisfactory to the organisation
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Well motivated and enthusiastic
- Reflective and considerate
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustAddress
Cheltenham General Hospital
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