As part of the team, is responsible for the accurate delivery of radiotherapy and supervision of patients through the pre-treatment and treatment processes
Responsible for maintaining the highest professional standards in the care and treatment of patients undergoing radiotherapy in line with nationally and locally agreed standards
Responsible, under the guidance of a senior therapeutic radiographer, for the accurate interpretation of treatment plans and prescriptions.
Responsible for the safe use of highly complex and expensive equipment
Responsible, whilst accountable to a senior member of staff, for ensuring that recently qualified staff, and students are trained appropriately and follow departmental protocols Graduate qualifying summer 2024 can apply. Main duties of the job
Maintains effective communication with all members of the review, pre-treatment, treatment and radiotherapy physics teams to ensure the efficient transfer of patients from clinic to treatment and to ensure that any problems arising during a course of treatment are resolved efficiently and effectively.
Ensures the highest standard of technical practice is maintained at all times.
Maintains an appointment system to avoid undue delay to patients whilst maintaining the highest standards of care and comfort for patients at all times, offering empathy and reassurance as required.
Ensures that all patients have received appropriate information and advice and have consented to treatment.
Reports and records without delay any difficulties or concerns regarding patients to the pre-treatment lead / senior in charge of the treatment unit.
Reports and records without delay any error, near miss or adverse incident in a patient's pre-treatment session / course of treatment or any unusual treatment reaction to the pre-treatment lead / senior in charge of the treatment unit.
Ensures the safe use of expensive and highly complex equipment.
Performs and records daily quality assurance checks on the equipment in accordance with departmental policy.
Reports and records without delay any malfunction or fault with the equipment to the pre-treatment lead / radiographer in charge of the treatment unit.About us
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We are expanding our friendly, dynamic Radiotherapy team and are looking for therapeutic radiographers with a professional manner and high personal standards and drive. The department has a wide bore CT scanner with contrast and 4DCT, two beam matched TrueBeam linear accelerators with cone beam CT, 6DoF couches, 4D CBCT & electron facilities, and a superficial treatment unit. In addition to this, the service runs radiographer-led on-treatment review and follow up clinics. We are looking for someone to work within the pre-treatment and treatment teams during this exciting time of continued service development across all areas.
Applicants should have a high level of technical competence, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, be self-motivated and hardworking with a positive can-do attitude. The ability to remain calm under pressure and to integrate well with the existing teams are essential attributes of any applicants.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
Assists a teamscanning patients according to protocol, correctly and appropriately, identifying surface reference marks and providing the accurate and unambiguous transfer of data for planning purposes.
Assists in post processing patients treatment information and the transfer of details as required.
Assists in post processing and treatment information as carried out by other pre-treatment staff checking for accuracy and clarity
Works as part of a team treating patients according to departmental policy.
Accurately interprets treatment plans and prescriptions to ensure correct treatment and care to all patients.
Accurately acquires and reviews kV images for all anatomical sites of patients undergoing radiotherapy.
Accurately acquires and reviews CBCT images for a range of anatomical sites of patients undergoing radiotherapy.
Accurately records and checks treatment delivered i.e. daily treatment, dose and imaging.
Provides patients with advice, information and reassurance with regard to their treatment in accordance with departmental policy.Person SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- BSc (Hons) in radiotherapy or equivalent
- HCPC Registration
- Level 4 in English or equivalent, or IELTS level 6
- HCPC Registration (pending for students)
- Excellent communication skills, showing attention to detail.
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Specific interest in working on Cornwall
- Experience working on Truebeam linear accelerators
Royal Cornwall Hospitals TrustAddress
Royal Cornwall Hospital
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