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Radiotherapy Service Manager Senior Superintendent

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
Depending on experience Dependent on experience
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
Act as Lead Therapeutic Radiographer for the Trust, providing external representation for the Radiotherapy Service at local, regional and national meetings

Lead the strategic, operational and clinical management of the Radiotherapy Service

Responsible for managing and developing services to meet current and future needs and for the delivery of the service in accordance with Ionising Radiations (medical exposure) Regulations, Quality standards, Trust Clinical Governance framework and Peer Review requirements

Develop systems to ensure compliance with Ionising Radiations (medical exposure) Regulations (IRmeR) and other relevant regulations

Work in partnership with the Clinical Lead, Head of Radiotherapy Physics, nursing lead and admin supervisor to deliver radiotherapy services

Direct and manage the introduction of new, improved and optimised treatment and planning techniques and service improvements, utilising best available evidence, national guidance and results from research and development

Manage the service and resources of the Radiotherapy Department ensuring that services are delivered in a timely manner in accordance with national and local targets and polices, within budget by trained and competent staff with clear objectives

Ensure that the provision of patient care is of the highest level achievable within the constraints imposed and in line with nationally and locally agreed standards

Main duties of the job

See Job description and personal specification for details including:

Financial Management

Business planning and inputs to service strategy

Clinical and Operational Performance Management

People Management

Change Management


Professional Lead

Research and Development

About us

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust is the biggest provider of healthcare services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Our three main sites are Royal Cornwall Hospital Truro, St Michael's Hospital Hayle and West Cornwall Hospital Penzance, our staff and services are available across the region.

The Trust employs 5,000+ staff, has a budget of �380 million and 750 beds. We work with health and social care organisations -including NHS Kernow and NHS England- to ensure local healthcare needs are met. We provide acute medical, surgical and specialist services to around 500,000- which can increase significantly during busy holiday periods.

The Trust has teaching hospitals status as part of the University of Exeter Medical School. Keeping at the forefront of medical advances, we continually develop clinical services and are committed to maximising the range of specialist care offered locally.

We can offer you a rewarding career in a supportive working environment. We have extensive educational links to help you realise your full potential and develop skills to provide outstanding healthcare to the local community.

Enjoy an outstanding quality of life in a place that offers surfing beaches and fishing harbours to beautiful countryside and historic towns. With clean air, plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities and excellent schools, colleges and universities (including adult education) it is the ideal place for families and for you to develop your own career.

Job description

Job responsibilities

See Job Description, some of the main responsibilities are:

Initiate the participation in research and clinical trials in Radiotherapy

Promote development and clinical audit in Radiotherapy

Propose, design and implement projects, audits and surveys to ensure continual audit/evaluation of the Radiotherapy Service

Carry out complex procedures, provide services and expert advice on all current and future aspects of techniques, on the optimisation and safety of treatment, with responsibility for developing/maintaining appropriate quality assurance programmes and data related to the safety of equipment and treatment

Provide effective professional leadership for all Therapeutic Radiographers within the Trust whilst taking account of relevant legal, ethical and professional frameworks and maintaining high professional standards

Act as Radiation Protection Supervisor in Radiotherapy ensuring compliance with the Local Rules.

Act as Radiotherapy Quality Manager

Person Specification



  • DCR(T) or BSc (hons) in therapeutic radiography, HCPC registration, Masters level study or equivalent experience in clinical radiotherapy


  • oManagement qualification or equivalent experience



  • Change Management to include organisational and service development at a senior level, Leading quality improvements Involvement in clinical audit and research. oSpecialist clinical knowledge of Radiotherapy equipment and techniques oExpert understanding of relevant legislation, national standards, professional and other guidelines


  • oInvolvement in clinical audit and research oEvidence of participation in national initiatives and projects



  • oAdvanced interpersonal and communication skills oAdvanced organisational and planning skills


  • oDevelopment of departmental policies oExperience in running a Quality Management System

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust


Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust

Penventinnie Lane



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