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Therapeutic Radiographer

Employer
East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Ipswich
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
1 May 2024

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Profession
Radiographer
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are looking for Therapeutic Radiographers to join our team at ESNEFT. Your base site will be Ipswich Hospital with the opportunity to also work at Colchester Hospital. Applications are welcomed from individuals due to graduate this year.

We focus on delivering high quality treatments in line with the National Radiotherapy Service specification. We see the holistic care of patients as paramount throughout the patient journey.

You will provide the highest quality of technical practice, patient care and ensure targets are achieved and be encouraged to gain a comprehensive set of skills and competencies. You will be supported in your professional learning and development and we actively encourage post qualification study. You will also be key to the training of undergraduate therapeutic radiography students and support with mentoring and training.

Our hospitals are equipped with Varian Truebeam linear accelerators, currently 2 are being replaced with a Halycon and an Ethos. All are equipped with Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT) and Volumetric Arc Therapy (VMAT) capability, On-board Imaging (OBI) systems for image guided radiotherapy (IGRT) using planar imaging and cone beam CT (CBCT) and respiratory gating. They also have the capability to deliver Stereotactic Ablative Body Radiotherapy (SABR).

We are looking for Therapeutic Radiographers who share our vision of providing state of the art treatment, delivered by caring and supportive professionals.

Main duties of the job

  • Participate in all areas of the radiotherapy department, ensuring high standards of practice at all times.
  • To work as part of a team in an assigned work area, providing an efficient and effective service to patients
  • Operate Radiotherapy equipment delivering treatment safely and accurately within the tolerances defined for the treatment and imaging technique
  • Evaluate results of these processes and take appropriate action in line with departmental procedures
  • In conjunction with the Macmillan Radiographers, provide patient support and accurate, clear information to patients/clients regarding treatment process/side effects and their management.
  • To take part in the On Call service as required.
  • To work as part of a Multi-professional team.
  • Supervise more recently qualified radiographers/assistants/students working in the team.


About us

We are ESNEFT and we provide hospital and community health services to almost one million people across east Suffolk and north Essex. Our dedicated staff deliver care from acute hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, community hospitals, surgeries, community clinics and in patients' own homes.

We are the largest NHS organisation in East Anglia, employing more than 12,000 staff.

We pride ourselves on supporting our staff. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities, as well as flexible working options.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (where applicable), 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a variety of services.

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which cause time delays for our staff and patients.

We are investing in our commitment to Time Matters with a partnership with leading electronic patient record (EPR) supplier Epic. This digital transformation will bring what's widely regarded as the world's best EPR system to ESNEFT, transforming life in hospital for staff and patients.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge, then we want to hear from you.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the responsibilitiesand dutiesof this role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working to a high standard with a wide range of techniques and equipment
  • Experience and competency with Image Guided Radiotherapy
  • Experience with electronic Record and verify systems
  • Patient assessment and care
  • Dealing with people with varying physical and psychological capabilities and in complex situations
  • Evidence of CPD


Desirable

  • Experience and practice with latest technological advances


Qualifications

Essential

  • State registered Radiographer (BSc or equivalent) or due to qualify 2024
  • Relevant HCPC registration or due to qualify 2024


Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Ipswich Hospital

Heath Road

Ipswich

IP4 5PD

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

432-HR110-24

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