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Radiotherapy Treatment Lead

Employer
University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
Location
Plymouth
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Details

Applications for this role are invited from experienced, enthusiastic and highly motivated HCPC registered therapy radiographers to be a Treatment Lead Radiographer within a forward thinking and technically advancing department.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate broad experience of Radiotherapy treatment delivery and possess a passion to excel and drive change in this field.

The post holder is a clinical team leader in an area requiring demonstrable clinical expertise and will be directly responsible for the daily organisation of a busy Linear Accelerator with a varied and highly complex workload. The post holder will be responsible for ensuring highly accurate and consistent standards in the treatment delivery and the management of associated side effects of patients with a cancer diagnosis.

Additionally the post holder works closely and collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team to provide a thorough, efficient service encompassing all aspects of accurate Radiotherapy treatment delivery and patient care.

The post holder provides specialist clinical training and supervision of junior staff, new staff, students and other health professionals within their area of accountability.

***Preference will be given to internal Trust staff, as well as 'Priority' and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon who are able to display recent relevant experience as dictated by the Person Specification.***

Main duties of the job

To lead a busy Linear Accelerator with a varied treatment workload using effective clinical and personnel management skills and strategies.

To provide safe and accurate specialist technical service delivering therapeutic ionising radiation, while maintaining a high duty of care to all patients undergoing Radiotherapy.

Demonstrate ability to resolve complex treatment issues with problem solving skills and effective autonomous decision-making.

To communicate and participate with the multi-disciplinary team involved in patient care and service delivery.

Be able to proactively implement and effectively manage change.

Demonstrate a good understanding of the IR(ME)R 2017 Regulations to ensure safe compliance with National Standard.

Provide effective leadership to ensure smooth running of the treatment unit taking into account the needs of the patient, staff and service.

To set and maintain quality standards for work undertaken on the treatment unit.

Must organise personnel and daily clinical sessions demonstrating effective time management and managerial strategies using available resources to manage fluctuations in demand.

About us

We are a people business - where every member of staff matters and can make a difference. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Joining University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust means becoming part of a team of dedicated staff, who are committed to leading the way through innovation, clinical excellence and great customer care. The Trust has great opportunities for career development in a highly progressive working environment. We offer all of this in a vibrant, modern city with a historic reputation for adventure. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL COMMUNICATION WILL BE ELECTRONIC, PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL ACCOUNT REGULARLY. If you have any issues with applying online and need additional support including reasonable adjustments with the application process please contact the recruitment team on 01752 432100. We recognise that work life balance is important for our colleagues and so we invite requests from applicants around less than full time/flexible working for our advertised roles. Please contact the recruiting manager to discuss this prior to your application submission. We commit to giving this full consideration in each case. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles, as diversity strengthens our teams. It is sometimes necessary to close vacancies before the closing date. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For detailed job description which describes the role in full please see attached job description and personal specification

Person Specification

Knowledge and Experience

Essential

  • Demonstrable Specialist knowledge of Radiotherapy Treatment equipment and techniques within Radiotherapy.
  • Broad demonstrable experience and proven understanding of Radiotherapy procedures
  • Proven in depth practical understanding of radiation protection measures under IR(ME)R 2017 and IRR 2017.
  • Effective management skills including time management, high level of organisation, ability to meet deadlines, can plan and prioritise own work, self-awareness.
  • Demonstrable evidence of knowledge of radiotherapy errors and investigation


Desirable

  • Demonstrable experience with Varian Equipment and ARIA.
  • Demonstrable experience of treatment planning including use of Eclipse planning system.


APTITUDE AND ABILITIES

Essential

  • Ability to communicate complex information across professional boundaries (i.e., when resolving complex treatment issues concerning patient set-up, patient reactions, patient documentation, patient radiation dose prescription or changes required to achieve accurate patient treatment.)
  • Ability to teach and educate other professional staff.
  • High level of concentration needed, must be able to concentrate when subject to unpredictable working patterns, whilst delivering highly complex and potentially damaging radiation treatment.
  • Demonstrable experience in personnel management skills


Desirable

  • Required to use computer systems and VDU equipment including excel, word etc. to produce documents and spreadsheets for audit. Be able to extract the information and produce a post audit report.
  • Able to enter data into and extract data from specialist databases.


Qualifications

Essential

  • Degree in Therapeutic Radiography or equivalent. DCR (T) or BSc (Hons)
  • HCPC Registration Radiographer.
  • Robust C.P.D. Profile
  • Masters Level Professional Development or Equivalent


Desirable

  • Additional Professional Qualification such as Teaching Certificate, advanced practice , Quality


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

Address

Radiotherapy Department, Level 2

Derriford Road

Plymouth

PL6 8DH

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216-SF-M6225158

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