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Team Leader Therapeutic Radiographer

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Headington , Oxford
£43,742 to £50,056 a year 5% short term RRP non-pensionable
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for experienced, enthusiastic, compassionate, and highly motivated Band 7 Team Leader Therapeutic Radiographers to join our friendly and welcoming professional team at the Oxford Cancer Centre.

Our equipment refresh programme is almost complete with two Varian Halcyon linacs & 2 Truebeams with 6DoF couches and RGSC & one with Hyperarc already installed the rest of the equipment being installed over the coming months to include 2 GoSim CT scanners with auto-contouring software and another matched TrueBeam . Our Satellite Unit in Swindon houses 2 Truebeam linacs with 6DoF couches and a GoSim CT scanner.

Patients are at the heart of what we do, and we are looking for Therapeutic Radiographers who can deliver excellent care with compassion and respect.

As a department we are proud of our strong culture of learning, education and support and offer a comprehensive induction programme. Our Practice Educator team can assist with professional development opportunities, and we strongly encourage all Radiographers to get involved in project, audit and research work. There is access to CPD funding for both academic modules and conferences. If you are looking for a new career opportunity and would like to join a friendly, motivated team working in a busy Radiotherapy centre, then please do get in touch!

Main duties of the job

To be primarily responsible for leading and co-ordinating the day-to-day clinical operations of the linac in accordance with the policies of the department and trust.

Manage a caseload of patients, ensuring patients have accurate and consistent planning and treatment

Liaising with the multidisciplinary team.

Support and train members of the team to maintain and develop professional and personal skills and standards

Assist the Pre-Treatment and Treatment Lead Radiographers and Radiotherapy Satellite Operational Manager in the implementation of change within the radiotherapy service.

Provide expert advice on treatment procedures and treatment related side effects and their management to patients and their carers.

To liaise with other disciplines to ensure total coverage in all aspects of patient care.

About us

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research. Find out more here

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call thisDelivering Compassionate Excellenceand its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via theOUH YouTube channel.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

To arrange an informal visit or chat please contact: Louise Drummond, Radiotherapy Operational Manager. Email:

Person Specification



  • oHCPC registration
  • oBSc Radiotherapy


  • oEducated to Master (radiotherapy) level or equivalent knowledge in area related to role



  • Participation in radiotherapy development work
  • Previous NHS experience in Radiotherapy
  • Relevant Band 6 Therapeutic Radiographer experience
  • Team management experience


  • Participation in the implementation of a change in practice/new equipment
  • Experience using Varian/Aria equipment
  • Experience of using Eclipse & Somavision planning systems
  • Participation in research

Skills, Knowledge and Abilitie


  • oUnderstanding of CPD requirements of profession
  • oSelf-motivated, has the ability to work as a member of a team, and /or autonomously oEffective personnel management skills, including supervision of junior radiographers, students and other health care workers
  • oGood technical skills and manual dexterity
  • oLeadership skills
  • oOrganisational and decision making skills
  • oGood analytical and numerical skills
  • oGood problem solving skills
  • oSatisfactory attendance record
  • oGood interpersonal and communication skills
  • . oAbility to work well within a team environment
  • oKnowledge and experience of advanced and complex treatment techniques
  • oParticipation in the implementation of new equipment or technology.
  • oCore knowledge of the principles of radiotherapy treatment planning and radiation dosimetry as applied to radiotherapy treatments.
  • oExcellent anatomical knowledge
  • oKnowledge of IR(ME)R 2017 and responsibilities relating to own professional practice


  • oGood image interpretation skills
  • oAwareness of current trends in radiotherapy
  • oParticipation in the implementation of new equipment or technology
  • oAttendance of relevant lectures/workshops/study days
  • oLeadership Course attendance

Employer details

Employer name

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Oxford Cancer Centre, Churchill Hospital

Old Road

Headington , Oxford


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