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Pre-Treatment Lead Therapeutic Radiographer

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a Pre-treatment Lead who shares our vision in providing consistently high quality care and service to our patients. Are you passionate about pre-treatment and looking for an exciting next step in your career?

You will be a clinical expert for pre-treatment, leading on CT and MRI planning scans and be the lead in new technologies and developments in pre-treatment area.

We have a Philips big bore CT scanner for planning radiotherapy treatments and dedicated slots on the Philips MRI simulator.

You will provide the highest quality of technical practice, patient care and ensure targets are achieved and be encouraged to gain a comprehensive set of skills and competencies. You will be supported in your professional learning and development and we actively encourage post qualification study. You will also be key to the training of undergraduate therapeutic radiography students and support with mentoring and training.

You will be based at Ipswich Hospital and work alongside your counterpart in Colchester Hospital.

Main duties of the job

  • Lead in all aspects of clinical work related to the preparation, delivery and verification of Radiotherapy, maintaining the highest professional and technical standards of Radiotherapy and patient care.
  • Work closely with all tumour site MDT's to ensure smooth patient pathways
  • Work closely with all professional leads to ensure Radiotherapy Referral Process and Service Improvements are developed and maintained to reflect service needs.
  • Daily management of the pre-treatment area to ensure activities are prioritised appropriately.
  • Lead staff development and training in the pre-treatment area to enable them to meet objectives and support departmental developments and policies
  • Proactively optimise CT doses with the Lead Imaging Physicist, updating guidelines as required.
  • Manage PGD's within the pre-treatment area, meeting Trust guidelines and practices

About us

We are ESNEFT and we provide hospital and community health services to almost one million people across east Suffolk and north Essex. Our dedicated staff deliver care from acute hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, community hospitals, surgeries, community clinics and in patients' own homes.

We are one of the largest NHS organisations in England, employing more than 12,000 staff.

We pride ourselves on supporting our staff. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities, as well as flexible working options.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (where applicable), 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a variety of services.

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which cause time delays for our staff and patients.

We are investing in our commitment to Time Matters with a partnership with leading electronic patient record (EPR) supplier Epic. This digital transformation will bring what's widely regarded as the world's best EPR system to ESNEFT, transforming life in hospital for staff and patients.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge, then we want to hear from you.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification



  • State registered Radiographer (BSc or equivalent)
  • Relevant HCPC registration
  • Evidence of post qualification training and education


  • Teaching/Supervision
  • Research



  • Significant clinical experience at senior level
  • Advanced and extensive knowledge of radiotherapy techniques
  • Advanced knowledge of software and hardware within radiotherapy including Aria and Virtual Simulation system
  • Ability to deal with people with varying physical and psychological capabilities and in complex situations
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Relevant study at MSc level or equivalent knowledge and experience
  • Advanced Imaging


  • Change management
  • Implementation of Service development
  • Research / Clinical trails
  • Presentation skills

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Ipswich Hospital

Heath Road



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