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Therapeutic Radiographer

Employer
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Sheffield
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa/pro rata for part time staff
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Profession
Radiographer
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are looking for permanent Band 5 Therapeutic Radiographers to join this Sheffield team that is part of the Yorkshire and Humber radiotherapy network.

This modern department comprises of Eight Varian linear accelerators, including four Truebeam (two of which are Truebeam STX). Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy, Image Guided Radiotherapy and Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy are standard practice across the department. There is an orthovoltage & superficial unit and two Philips CT scanners with virtual simulation and Varian RGSC gating system. We offer radiotherapy for paediatric patients and deliver SABR, CHART and TBI.

We are a clinical placement site for student radiographers from Sheffield Hallam University and all staff are actively involved in the education and assessment of student radiographers.

Main duties of the job

To participate in the organisation and delivery of an efficient, high quality service providing patient care in a treatment/simulator/clinic section of the radiotherapy department.

To be involved in all routine procedures related to the planning/treatment and care of patients, and the organisation of the department.

To rotate through all areas of the radiotherapy department including treatment, pre treatment and clinic areas.

To support the development of students by providing training and guidance as necessary

About us

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes commitments to professional development but also many policies to support employees in balancing their personal and professional lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for full details regarding this post.

When completing your application please ensure that you clearly demonstrate how you meet the role criteria.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications

Essential

  • BSc in therapeutic radiography or equivalent
  • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration as a therapeutic radiographer


Skills and Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge of principles and practice of radiotherapy and oncology
  • Appreciation of research
  • Knowledge and application of the regulations related to obtaining informed consent
  • Reflective and self-appraising
  • Able to provide information and support about cancer, and communicate sensitive information to patients and relatives/carers
  • Use good communication skills across all professional boundaries Ability to communicate well at an individual, team and departmental level. Demonstrate the following: tolerance, sensitivity & empathy
  • Be committed to self-development and continued professional development
  • Knowledge of radiation protection
  • Ability to work under pressure in an unpredictable working environment, maintaining a calm and professional attitude
  • Work flexibly in a variety of situations and participate in shift work as required, given appropriate notice
  • Demonstrates initiative in a professional manner.
  • Appreciate the multi-disciplinary nature of the service
  • Able to adapt skills to all areas of the department.
  • Knowledge of quality management systems
  • Adheres to current legal and professional guidelines and regulations
  • Maintain a CPD portfolio


Experience

Essential

  • Experience working as part of a radiotherapy team using megavoltage, orthovoltage, superficial energy.
  • Experience on modern simulators/CT and in dosimetry
  • Use of IGRT/ IMRT/Adaptive RT
  • Experience of on treatment verification systems
  • ICT skills
  • Experience with: multi-leaf collimators megavoltage and KV imaging including CBCT CT planning
  • Experience of working in a multidisciplinary team
  • Understanding of managing on treatment radiotherapy side effects


Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Weston Park Hospital

Sheffield

S10 2SJ

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190-7577-DIR

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