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Therapy Radiographer

Employer
Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Cambridge
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Profession
Radiographer
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Radiotherapy Department currently has a vacancies for band 6 Radiographers. This would be ideal for anyone wishing to develop both personally and professionally in a busy and forward thinking Radiotherapy Department.

You will rotate through all treatment and pre-treatment areas. You must be HCPC registered, possess a BSc (Hons) in Radiotherapy or equivalent and be fully flexible with shift requirements. Due to the variable nature of the work, you will be required to cover early and late shifts and possible weekend shifts as appropriate.

We currently have two Elekta linear accelerators, two Tomotherapy units, two Varian Novalis with dedicated SRS platform , all interfaced with Mosaiq in a paperless environment. We also offer HDR and superficial skin treatments within the department. The pre-treatment section comprises of two Canon wide bore CT scanners and Raystation treatment planning system.

Our remaining 2 bunkers which housed Elekta units, are currently being replaced with Varians, we hope these will be clinical by the end of summer.

Main duties of the job

To work as a member of the Multi-disciplinary Team (MDT), communicating fully with other team members and to be involved in the total care of patients undergoing Radiotherapy treatment.

To give support and advice to patients and relatives before, during and after treatment.

To ensure the highest standard of care is provided at all times within the resources available.

To contribute towards the continual monitoring of the service to comply with the local and national guidelines.

To give support and technical advice to staff and students, undertaking training and supervision of junior staff, students and Trainee Assistant Practitioners.

About us

Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 11000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people - patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing 'outstanding' care to our patients and rated 'Good' overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH's values - Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent - are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people's age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

The vacancy will close at midnight on 21 April 2024

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Diploma of the College of Radiographers or B.Sc. Hons equivalent
  • Health and Care Professions Council registration


Desirable

  • Management courses
  • M.Sc. level award
  • Research methodologies


Experience

Essential

  • Radiotherapy experience: A variety of external beam delivery units
  • Advanced Radiotherapy techniques in particular experience of IMRT and IGRT
  • Completed preceptorship period
  • Training and education: Informal teaching and training of students
  • Personal development: Evidence of additional personal study, active CPD and working at the level of the advertised post


Desirable

  • Radiotherapy experience: Pre-treatment units and dosimetry


Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge of principles and practice of radiotherapy and oncology
  • Knowledge of principles of radiotherapy planning
  • Working knowledge of Windows programmes
  • Knowledge of and use of different information sources
  • Knowledge and application of national regulations relating to ionising radiation for medical exposure (IR(ME)R)
  • Knowledge and application of regulations related to obtaining informed consent


Desirable

  • Good awareness of the different Treatment Regimes


Skills

Essential

  • Able to work autonomously and as part of a team -Able to prioritise and schedule tasks -Able to plan and organise -Proven problem solving abilities -Ability to synthesis information, consider and evaluate risks and options when making difficult decisions -Able to think ahead, judge development trends and plan accordingly -Ability to make recommendations for change -Able to challenge and question -Able to respond to change and apply themselves to development in practice -Computer literate with experience of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint
  • Able to prioritise and schedule tasks
  • Able to plan and organise
  • Proven problem solving abilities
  • Ability to synthesis information, consider and evaluate risks and options when making difficult decisions
  • Able to think ahead, judge development trends and plan accordingly
  • Ability to make recommendations for change
  • Able to challenge and question
  • Able to respond to change and apply themselves to development in practice
  • Computer literate with experience of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint


Additional Requirements

Essential

  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of Safe, Kind, Excellent.
  • Flexible working hours within those rotas in department
  • Competent, professional approach
  • Common Sense / pragmatic / practical
  • Flexible / adaptable / open minded
  • Conscientious / reliable
  • Accurate / thorough / pays attention to detail / methodical
  • Able to cope with stress and pressure and meet deadlines
  • Receptive and sensitive to the priorities of other staff groups
  • Regular contact with patients who are immunosuppressed
  • Contact with patients in a clinical environment
  • Direct contact with patients
  • Manual handling
  • Shift work or night shifts
  • Continuous use of display screen equipment (DSE) on most days


Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Addenbrookes Hospital-Division B

Hills Road

Cambridge

CB2 0QQ

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

180-B-243096

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