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Lead Radiographer - Eastbourne

Employer
University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Eastbourne
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
1 May 2024

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Profession
Radiographer
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are looking for an outstanding Radiographer who has strong leadership qualities and is hardworking, flexible and highly motivated to join our busy friendly and supportive team the successful candidates will rotate through all aspects of Radiotherapy treatment and pre-treatment CT located at Eastbourne General Hospital, becoming an integral part of our extensive multi-disciplinary team.

Main duties of the job

The Sussex Cancer Centre are taking every opportunity to improve the patient experience by expanding our services to enable our teams to work in the communities where our patients live, providing the most advanced cancer services close to their homes, therefore currently the Eastbourne radiotherapy department has a mixed portfolio of equipment. We have three sites in total:

At Royal Sussex County Hospital, Elekta Precise & Synergy Platform Linacs, Flexitron HDR, Phillips Brilliance Big Bore CT with virtual simulation. At our first linked treatment facility within Brighton: two high spec Accuray TomoTherapy units at the Preston Park Radiotherapy Centre. At our second linked treatment facility in Eastbourne, East Sussex, we will be providing comprehensive cancer services using 2 Elekta Versa HD treatment units with FFF capabilities and a second CT scanner to support this service.

The radiotherapy service is registered to ISO 9001:2015 and we are developing our reputation as a centre of excellence in treatment and Radiotherapy Research Trials. The Centre is committed to patient involvement and service improvement. We are also keen to provide training opportunities for all staff.

About us

At UHSussex, diversity is our strength, and we want you to feel included to help us always put the Patient First, as shown in our Outstanding for Caring CQC rating. Your uniqueness and experiences will be part of our creative and innovative community where everyone is encouraged to succeed. We have a range of Staff Networks to help break down barriers, and can offer a buddy to help new members settle in. We're proud to be a Disability Confident Employer (Level 2) and a Veteran Aware Trust.

We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our Wellbeing Programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it - because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

We look forward to receiving your application and the start of your journey with UHSussex. .

Job description

Job responsibilities

ROLE SUMMARY

The postholder for all parts of this job description will require an advanced understanding and knowledge of the radiotherapy process and be a clinical expert in Radiotherapy. They will have responsibilities within the role they are employed to ensure good communication, good understanding of safety, excellent patient care, development under evidence base practice and teaching skills for all aspects of their job.

The postholder will be designated areas of technical or process responsibilities and will have the remit to ensure high standards are met and efficient processes are put into place for radiotherapy. The postholder will be expected to follow a defined project process when commencing new methods of working.

Lead Radiographer on treatment machine and calculations:

The post holder is the clinical specialist for the calculating and treatment of cancer patients at the Eastbourne Radiotherapy Centre and will be in charge of a treatment unit and team of staff. The post holder will be expected to have good knowledge of Pre-treatment planning, CT and Simulation. The post holder requires advanced clinical knowledge of radiotherapy treatment procedures, radiation tolerances for human tissue, and physiological reactions due to exposure (side effects). The post holder will practise in accordance with current legislation governing the use of ionising radiation. The postholder must be able to manage their team and students, ensuring efficient and safe patient care. The postholder must have the ability to identify and develop their team. An advanced level of competence is required in the use of a wide range of highly complex technical and computerised systems, including:
  • Equipment for the delivery of high dose radiation treatment - multi energy, dual modality Linear Accelerators (LAs), Tomotherapy and Brachytherapy treatment units
  • 2D & 3D Imaging system and the associated image matching programme for treatment field verification and evaluation procedures during radiotherapy treatment
  • Quality assurance (QA) equipment for daily tolerance checks


Person Specification

Experience Senior Radiographer

Essential

  • Must have a minimum of 18 months experience and have evidence of CPD
  • BSc [Hons] in Therapeutic Radiography
  • Relevant short specialist courses in Radiotherapy


Desirable

  • Senior Radiographer


HCPC

Essential

  • HPC Registration


Desirable

  • Dosimetry experience


Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Essential

  • Evidence of having championed diversity in previous roles (as appropriate to role).
  • Evidence of having undertaken own development to improve understanding of equalities issues


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)

Address

Eastbourne District General Hospital

Kings Drive

Eastbourne

BN21 2UD

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279-6201409-APR24

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