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Radiographer

Employer
The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Oldham
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
1 May 2024

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Profession
Radiographer
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
To ensure accurate planning and delivery of Radiotherapy, as prescribed, and in line with the Quality Management System, with appropriate care of the patient with a cancer diagnosis

To be actively involved with the development of Radiotherapy Services

The post holder must contribute to the efficient running of the service, and work within The Christie NHS Foundation Trust policies and Health & Safety legislation.

Main duties of the job

Communication Skills

Ensuring accurate recording/input of treatment and planning data.

Analyse systematically and evaluate all data and information relevant to patients' diagnosis, ensuring the patient and their relatives are treated with dignity and respect at all times.

Communicate confidential sensitive information, and provide emotional support, to patients and their carers/relatives

Knowledge, training and experience

Undertake and evaluate radiation dose delivery and complex calculations involving a range of radiation types and energies.

Interpret, monitor and evaluate the treatment prescriptions to ensure that radiotherapy is delivered accurately and reproducibly and in accordance with the quality system.

Be able to accurately position patient and operate highly complex radiotherapy and imaging equipment along the radiotherapy pathway

Ensure all work and actions comply with local rules and current UK Ionising Radiation Regulations (IRR) 2017 and IR(ME)R 2017.

Participate in the shift system, bank holidays, weekend working and on-call.

Personal Skills

Liaises with the multi-disciplinary team to ensure that adequate information and support is available to patients

Effort

Patient transfer

Manual handling tasks as required

About us

The Christie at Oldham opened in 2010 and is one of three satellites delivering radiotherapy across the network. The centre recently completed a 6 million pound replacement programme replacing Linacs and CT scanner.

The Radiographers work closely with the medical support and information team providing an accurate, efficient and high quality radiation service.

Working hours must be flexible to fit the needs of the service. This may include evening work, some weekend working and does include working bank holidays. Individuals will be expected to participate in all shift patterns.

Radiotherapy is committed to continuous personal and professional development.

Job description

Job responsibilities

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • To ensure that the highly complex radiotherapy and imaging equipment is safe and accurate to operate, both for staff and patients undertaking the appropriate machine checks, reporting any variances, faults and malfunctions as necessary.
  • Undertake and evaluate radiation dose delivery complex calculations, involving a range of radiation types and energies.
  • Interpret, monitor and evaluate the treatment prescription to ensure that radiotherapy is delivered accurately and reproducibly.
  • Evaluate delivery of radiotherapy through application and interpretation of treatment verification procedures.
  • Follow appropriate systems and working methods to achieve the safe, timely achievement of workload targets.
  • Be able to accurately position patient and operate highly complex radiotherapy and imaging equipment along the radiotherapy pathway.
  • Keep accurate records and comply with necessary policies and procedures.
  • Analyse systematically and evaluate all data and information relevant to patients diagnosis, ensuring the patient and their relatives are treated with dignity and respect at all times.
  • Communicate confidential sensitive information in line with information governance, and provide emotional support, to patients and their carers/relatives including children and the terminally ill. Provide information to patients and their carers about the radiotherapy pathway and expected side effects
  • To communicate accurate and timely information with all other disciplines involved along the patients pathway.
  • Anticipate and identify common and complex treatment related side effects, offering advice and where necessary refer to other relevant health care professionals. Apply safe and effective moving and handling skills in order to protect patients and staff and abide by Health and safety legislation in the work place.
  • Minimise risk of and cross infection through contamination by bodily fluids/matter. In accordance of the infection control policy
  • To implement the procedures and work instructions described for the department in the accredited Quality Management System, and report any variances.
  • Ensure all work and actions comply with local rules and current UK Ionising Radiation Regulations (IRR) 2017 and IR(ME)R 2017.
  • Be aware of and participate in the audit and research within the department and the implementation of new processes and techniques.
  • Undertake training and competency to dispense medication under Patient Group Directive (PGD).
  • Participate in the shift system, bank holidays, weekend working and on-call.
  • Any other duties negotiated with the post holder, to develop their role in the organisation.
  • To achieve all the competencies as outlined by the radiotherapy education team within a time period as outlined by line manager

Teaching and Training
  • Participate in an annual Personal Development Review.
  • Attend all essential training and clinical updates as required.
  • Be capable of assimilating new ideas and techniques.
  • Assist in the supervision and training/teaching of pre-registration students and new members of staff.
  • Highlight to line manager all issues of poor inadequate performance, including capability and poor professional standards, for students and employees.

This job description is not exhaustive and will be reviewed periodically to take into account changes and developments in service requirements. Any changes will be discussed fully with the post holder.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Graduate level qualification in radiotherapy


Experience

Essential

  • Evidence of clinical placements to demonstrate experience


Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge and understanding of advanced radiotherapy
  • Good knowledge of other relevant legislation, guidance and national working parties in radiotherapy


Skills

Essential

  • Ability to communicate well: individual, team, multidisciplinary team.
  • Teamwork
  • Patient focused
  • Attention to detail and accuracy


Desirable

  • Demonstrate ambition in personal development and in service development


Employer details

Employer name

The Christie NHS FT

Address

Radiotherapy Oldham - E00082

Oldham

OL1 2JH

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413-82388-CNS-SD

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