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Senior Therapeutic Radiographer

Employer
East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Ipswich
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Profession
Radiographer
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are looking for a Senior Therapeutic Radiographer to join our team at ESNEFT. Your base site will be Ipswich Hospital with the opportunity to also work at Colchester Hospital.

We focus on delivering high quality treatments in line with the National Radiotherapy Service specification. We see the holistic care of patients as paramount throughout the patient journey.

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.

Our hospitals are equipped with Varian Truebeam linear accelerators, currently 2 are being replaced with a Halycon and an Ethos. All are equipped with Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT) and Volumetric Arc Therapy (VMAT) capability, On-board Imaging (OBI) systems for image guided radiotherapy (IGRT) using planar imaging and cone beam CT (CBCT) and respiratory gating. They also have the capability to deliver Stereotactic Ablative Body Radiotherapy (SABR).

We are looking for a Therapeutic Radiographer who shares our vision of providing state of the art treatment, delivered by caring and supportive professionals.

Main duties of the job

  • You will have the opportunity to part of a team that is continuously innovating to improve services that we can offer to our patients.
  • Participate in and supervise the team in all aspects of clinical work related to the preparation, delivery and verification of Radiotherapy to maintain the highest professional and technical standards of Radiotherapy and patient care, liaising with the multi-disciplinary team to troubleshoot and resolve issues.
  • You will have the opportunity to develop your organisational and leadership skills in the day-to-day running of the treatment unit and create an environment in which staff and students can learn and reach their full potential.
  • To support the Macmillan radiographer in the management of treatment related side effects.
  • In conjunction with the Operational lead, ensure patients are treated within target dates, and that the unit workload is managed to minimise waiting times ensuring staff work efficiently as a team.


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

Qualifications

Essential

  • State registered Radiographer (BSc or equivalent)
  • Relevant HCPC registration


Desirable

  • Teaching/Supervision
  • Study at MSc level


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working to a high standard with a wide range of techniques and equipment
  • Experience and competency with modern portal Imaging
  • Experience with electronic Record and verify systems
  • Patient assessment and care
  • Dealing with people with varying physical and psychological capabilities and in complex situations
  • Evidence of CPD


Desirable

  • Experience and practice with latest technological advances


Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Ipswich Hospital

Heath Road

Ipswich

IP4 5PD

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432-HR27-24

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