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Radiotherapy Pathway Navigation Radiographer

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Maidstone and Canterbury
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
23 Nov 2023

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Band 5
Full Time
The Kent Oncology Centre (KOC) has two radiotherapy sites, one based at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust and the other Kent and Canterbury Hospital.

The role will facilitate the seamless transition of patients between the pre-habilitation radiographers, CT/planning, brachytherapy and treatment. Including a clinical rotation in CT/planning, treatment and brachytherapy to ensure that the post holder fully understands the patient pathway. This new innovative role will enable career progression towards a Macmillan site specialist role.

The post holder will work as part of the Radiotherapy Pathway Navigation team to provide both clerical and clinical support to all teams within the radiotherapy pathway. Working within a multi-disciplinary team with close liaison with Clinicians, Physicists, Radiographers, Dosimetrists, Technicians, Nurses, CSWs and Clerical staff.

Main duties of the job

The main focus of this role encompasses reduction in the cancer waiting-list, thus facilitating more timely treatment and improved cancer access standards. The new innovative role will require liaison between cancer performance team and the radiotherapy service including brachytherapy, ensuring adherence to cancer targets. Staff will be required to attend Patient Target List (PTL) meetings, escalating issues to appropriate leads. Liaison across Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) to facilitate timely completion of patient related tasks and utilisation of resources. The post holder will be responsible for co-ordinating and sign-posting patient related queries during the entire patient radiotherapy pathway. This will include initiating pre-CT and treatment chats to minimise delays on the CT and treatment units, liaising with the appropriate teams where additional support or advise is required. A key aim of this role is to tailor the patient's pathway to facilitate personalised care.

This is a newly created post for a 2yr Fixed Term/Secondment contract with the possibility of becoming substantive after 2yrs

About us

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is a large acute hospital Trust in the county of Kent.

The Trust provides a full range of general hospital services and some areas of specialist complex care to around 760,000 people living in the south part of West Kent and the north part of East Sussex.

The Trust's core catchment areas are Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells and their surrounding boroughs. We work from two main clinical sites: Maidstone Hospital and Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury. Tunbridge Wells Hospital opened in 2011 and provides single rooms with en-suites for all in-patients - the first of its kind in the country.

We employ more than 7,000 full and part-time staff in a huge range of clinical and non-clinical roles across both of our hospital sites.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Once your pre-employment checks have been completed you will be contacted by Recruitment to arrange your start date which will be in line with one of our Corporate Inductions.

Please note that appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Check at Enhanced Level. (Enhanced level now includes regulated checks against vulnerable adults and children)

At MTW, we seek to develop a culture where everyone can reach their full potential with opportunities to grow and develop their career. We recognise and value the unique contributions that each of our staff bring, delivering the best quality care and service to our patients. We are committed to being a diverse employer and strive to reflect everyone in our local communities. We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences and celebrate the diversity of thought, viewpoints and ideas that will make our Trust the best place to work.

Interview Date: TBC

Person Specification



  • BSc (Therapeutic Radiography), DCR (T) or equivalent
  • HCPC registration as a therapeutic radiographer



  • Post qualification experience


  • Experience within the radiotherapy setting.



  • Knowledge of the radiotherapy pathway.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation (IRR 17 and IR(ME)R 17).


  • Understanding of National cancer targets.



  • Basic computer skills including the use of Word, Excel and Windows applications.
  • Able to work with cancer patients.
  • Able to work under pressure.
  • Able to cope with stressful situations.
  • Able to communicate highly complex instructions clearly and unambiguously within a multidisciplinary team both verbally and in writing
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Able to develop good professional relationships with multidisciplinary staff groups.
  • Understanding of hazards posed by, and precautions needed with Ionising Radiation.
  • Understanding of infection prevention and control.
  • May occasionally work with unpleasant body fluids.
  • Able to plan and prioritise own work.
  • Able to exercise own initiative when dealing with issues within own area of competence.
  • Good time management skills and ability to work deadlines.
  • Good organisational skills.


  • Trained and competent in Cannulation.
  • Able to teach and train the pathway navigation team
  • Ability to lead a team

Employer details

Employer name

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust


Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Trust - Maidstone site and Canterbury site

Hermitage Lane Maidstone and Ethelbert Road Canterbury

Maidstone and Canterbury


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