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Therapeutic Radiographer, Band 6- Radiotherapy Dept Oncology

Employer
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Cheltenham
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Profession
Radiographer
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Gloucestershire Oncology Centre has a progressive Radiotherapy department across two sites with state of the art machines delivering IMRT, Arcing and SABR techniques with adaptive therapy. We have a superficial unit and also deliver Brachytherapy.

This post is a full time, Band 6 Advanced practitioner in Radiotherapy, based at the Cheltenham department.

The department is involved in numerous National research Trials and has research Radiographers. We also have Consultant Radiographers in both Breast and Prostate Cancer.

The department prides itself in a very high standard of patient care and also delivers a Late Effects Service to extend this care beyond initial treatment.

We are keen to develop our staff based on competency and encourage further education and we welcome well motivated, caring and conscientious individuals to our team. Applications welcome from staff qualified 18 months

Previous applicants need not apply.

Main duties of the job

Work as an operator, entitled under IRMER, to deliver and supervise a range of complex Radiotherapy procedures requiring precise positioning of patients and machinery, meeting professional and departmental standards.

Undertake the daily operation and organisation of the treatment machine. Responsible to act up in the absence of the Band 7 Team Lead, Enhanced Practitioner.

Carry out volumetric imaging, making decisions regarding treatment placement. Carry out palliative KV imaging on-set planning. Become a practitioner for concomitant exposures. Provide evidence-based advice regarding treatment related side effects. Administer medication under PGD guidelines. Supervise and train junior staff and students. Carry out staff appraisals.

Update the department's Quality Management System. Ensure that equipment is safe and accurate to operate, reporting faults and incidents. Undertake Category 1 cover for Bank Holidays and work at the Hereford Site, if required.

About us

The Gloucestershire Oncology Centre provides Radiotherapy services to patients from Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, and Worcestershire.

The Trust Values are Caring, Listening and Excelling which underpin our vision which is Best Care for Everyone

The centre is over two sites with the primary site in the Oncology Centre of Cheltenham General Hospital and a Satellite site at the County Hospital, Hereford.

The objective of the Oncology Centre and Radiotherapy department is to provide curative and palliative care to patients in a compassionate and professional environment.

The Radiotherapy Vision is - Outstanding Radiotherapy delivered with excellent professionalism, expertise and compassionate care

To this end, the post holder will have responsibility for delivering an efficient, high quality, safe service for patients, with outstanding patient care.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A detailed job description is included.

Visits to the Cheltenham site can be arranged.

Contact Lisa Addis lisa.addis@nhs.net

0300 422 2919

to arrange a visit.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • BSC in Radiotherapy or equivalent
  • HCPC registration


Desirable

  • Evidence of post registration education


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working in an advanced Radiotherapy centre
  • Experience of skills with IGRT
  • IT Competency


Desirable

  • Use of specific department computerised patient system - ARIA
  • Use of hospital computerised patient system
  • Experience of Periods of acting up into advanced position


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

Essential

  • Work well under pressure
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Able to manoeuvre patients and equipment
  • A criminal record check satisfactory to the organisation


Desirable

  • Good administrative skills


Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Gloucestershire Oncology Centre- Cheltenham Hospital

Sandford Road

Cheltenham

GL53 7AN

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

318-24-D&S-T1501

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