An opportunity has arisen for a committed and enthusiastic, expert Therapeutic Radiographer, to work in our Pre-Treatment Team as a Superintendent. This is a full-time and permanent Band 7 post.
The Macclesfield unit is the first Christie satellite centre with radiotherapy and chemotherapy departments, offering a full patient experience. The centre is capable of scanning and delivering some of the most complex techniques in radiotherapy, supported by state of art equipment.
The post holder will be based at the Macclesfield site in East Cheshire but, be expected to work across all Christie sites as required.
There will be requirement to support the treatment area in the capacity of a superintendent, within the bounds of reasonable expectation.
Successful applicants will be highly motivated and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. As subject matter experts in their field, they will be committed to developing themselves and helping develop our service. All candidates must be already registered with the HCPC.Main duties of the job
The post holder is expected to troubleshoot patient care or technical issues in all pre-treatment areas and have the ability to trouble-shoot in the treatment area, within the bounds of reasonable expectation. Work as a subject matter expert on all aspects of pre-treatment radiotherapy. Supervise, instruct and take part in the use of complex radiotherapy calculations. The candidate will supervise, instruct and take part in pre-treatment imaging for radiotherapy planning and virtual simulation
planning of patients for radiotherapy and make decisions pertaining to patient care and treatment. Supervise, instruct and take part in production of required immobilisation of patients for radiotherapy. They will do the same for cannulation of patients and administration of radiographic contrast. Identify normal anatomy and pathological appearances, in order to make analytical judgement on imaging and treatment actions. Work closely with the other Superintendents and the Quality manager, to monitor the work across the service, in order to maintain high quality service delivery and professional standards in line with established quality systems.About us
The Christie is one of Europe's leading cancer centres, treating over 60,000 patients a year. We are based in Manchester and serve a population of 3.2 million across Greater Manchester & Cheshire, but as a national specialist around 15% patients are referred to us from other parts of the country. We provide radiotherapy through one of the largest radiotherapy departments in the world chemotherapy on site and through 14 other hospitals highly specialist surgery for complex and rare cancer and a wide range of support and diagnostic services. We are also an international leader in research, with world first breakthroughs for over 100 years. We run one of the largest early clinical trial units in Europe with over 300 trials every year. Cancer research in Manchester, most of which is undertaken on the Christie site, has been officially ranked the best in the UK.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
- The post holder is required to be responsible for the day-to-day operational management of the pre-treatment areas and treatment areas at The Christie at Macclesfield in accordance with the accredited radiotherapy department quality system and all other professional standards and national guidance
- Providing clinical leadership and supervising pre-treatment and treatment procedures, ensuring that standards are maintained and that staff are kept up to date with technological developments across the whole service
- The post-holder will be required to maintain competencies in treatment delivery and imaging techniques such Surface Guided Radiotherapy (SGRT), SABR, 3D/4D imaging.
- To be a subject matter expert in all pre-treatment processes including CT, MRI and immobilisation production
- Lead on implementation of new techniques, software and technology to provide a safe and well managed transition from the development stage to clinical operation
- The post holder is expected to troubleshoot patient care or technical issues in all pre-treatment areas
- The ability to trouble-shoot in the treatment area is also required, within the bounds of reasonable expectation
- To supervise, instruct and take part in the use of complex radiotherapy calculations.
- Safe and accurate delivery of treatment and verification when required
- To supervise, instruct and take part in pre-treatment imaging for radiotherapy planning and virtual simulation planning of patients for radiotherapy and make decisions pertaining to patient care and treatment.
- To supervise, instruct and take part in production of required immobilisation of patients for
- To supervise, instruct and take part in the cannulation of radiotherapy planning patients and administration of radiographic
- Recognise normal anatomy and pathological appearances in order to make analytical judgement on imaging and treatment actions
- To assess complex patients with regards to their immediate & future planned pathway, seeking medical advice when
- To act as an expert resource on pre-treatment imaging, planning equipment and software as well as oncology management systems.
- Be pro-active in the maintenance, improvement and development of competence in the pre-treatment team.
- To work closely with the other Superintendents and the Quality manager, to monitor the work across the service, in order to maintain high quality service delivery and professional standards, helping to further develop and maintain the accredited Quality Management S
- Take a lead role in reviewing and writing work instructions and operating procedures for which overall responsibility and sign off will be with the Principal
- Ensuring all errors in pre-treatment areas are reported in a timely manner in accordance with current departmental policy and that error reports are handled in an appropriate manner
- To continually assess and monitor risk in their practice and that of others, challenging others as appropriate.
- In depth knowledge of UK radiation legislation IRR 2019 and IR(ME)R 2019 and to act as an expert resource in interpretation of the legislation with regards standard operating procedures and error
- Good knowledge of other relevant legislation, including Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Manual Handling Operations regulations
- Graduate level qualification in radiotherapy
- Registration with the HCPC as a Therapeutic Radiographer
- Evidence of post-registration study/education in area relevant to role
- Qualification in Management
- Wide experience with equipment and techniques in both treatment preparation and delivery settings.
- Clinical Experience to as senior level within a pre-treatment setting.
- Clinical Experience to a senior level within a treatment delivery setting.
- Experience in team supervision and teaching.
- Awareness of contemporary trends in advanced radiotherapy
- Evidence of participation in research and development work.
- Good knowledge of the principles of radiotherapy applied to all aspects of the radiotherapy pathway.
- Good knowledge of the strategic framework for radiotherapy within the English/UK context.
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Ability to communicate effectively
- Excellent analytical skills
- Excellent leadership skills
The Christie NHS FTAddress
Radiotherapy Macclesfield - E00864
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