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Radiotherapy Advanced Practitioner

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 7 Radiotherapy Advanced Practitioner - 1 x Permanent and 1 x Fixed Term

An exciting opportunity has become available for suitably qualified and experienced individuals to apply for the role of Radiotherapy Advanced Practitioner within the Radiotherapy business unit.

The Radiotherapy business Unit encompasses Radiotherapy treatment services, 4 SRG's, brachytherapy and protons and sits within the Radiation Services Division

Main duties of the job

Please ensure you meet the person specification

This post will be rotational

An opportunity has arisen for a permanent Radiotherapy Advanced Practitioner within the Radiotherapy Department. The role of the Advanced Practitioner is varied you are required to manage the workload of the Linear Accelerators ensuring efficient use of staff and machine resources to provide an effective radiotherapy service and to take responsibility for developing individual team members, assessing competency and offering support as required. (Please see Job description)

The Radiotherapy Department operates over three sites and you will be expected to work on any site if required between the hours of 8am -8pm. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in the on call rotas and to work some Bank Holidays.

About us

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust provides highly-specialist cancer care for a population of 2.4 million people across Cheshire & Merseyside, North Wales, the Isle of Man and parts of Lancashire.

In June 2020, we opened Clatterbridge Cancer Centre - Liverpool, our spectacular new cancer hospital in the heart of Liverpool's Knowledge Quarter, providing state-of-the-art facilities as part of a �162m investment. Alongside our flagship hospital in Liverpool, we also have two other main cancer centres:
  • Clatterbridge Cancer Centre - Wirral, providing outpatient cancer treatment and supportive care on the Clatterbridge Health Campus in Bebington, Wirral
  • Clatterbridge Cancer Centre - Aintree, our radiotherapy treatment centre on the Aintree University Hospital site

Together, working across three sites and operating specialist chemotherapy clinics in four of Merseyside's district hospitals, we deliver a comprehensive range of inpatient care, advanced radiotherapy, chemotherapy and other systemic anti-cancer therapies including gene therapies and immunotherapies.

We also deliver a pioneering Treatment at Home and Work service, are the only facility in the UK providing low-energy proton beam therapy to treat rare eye cancers, and host the region's Teenage and Young Adult Unit.

Working with leading experts from the University of Liverpool, we strive to stay at the forefront of novel treatments and techniques to deliver more effective and personalised treatments.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Essential Criteria:

Degree or Diploma in RadiotherapyHCPC registration as Therapy RadiographerEvidence of postgraduate studyEvidence of CPD activitiesMSc modules

Extensive knowledge of radiotherapy techniquesSignificant knowledge of imaging processes used within the departmentKnowledge of planning techniques

Extensive post graduate experience in radiotherapySignificant previous Senior experience (Band 6)

Good technical skillsWell developed communication skillsReliable,highly organisedExcellent Time management & leadership skillsAbility to motivate self and othersAccepts responsibility

Able to demonstrate the Trust core values andbehaviours in day to day approach to workRequired to carry out manual handlingAble to work flexiblyAble to demonstrate potential travel requirementsin line with business needs.Required to participate in Bank Holiday Rotas

Person Specification

Education/ Qualifications


  • Degree or Diploma in Radiotherapy
  • HCPC registration as Therapy Radiographer
  • Evidence of postgraduate study
  • MSc modules including Leadership Module and Imaging module
  • Evidence of CPD activities


  • Management study
  • MSc
  • Attendance at IGRT school
  • Postgraduate Certificate of Education



  • Extensive knowledge of radiotherapy techniques
  • Significant knowledge of imaging processes used within the department
  • Knowledge of planning techniques


  • Significant Imaging knowledge
  • Knowledge of current Health Service and Oncology specific legislation/plans



  • Extensive post graduate experience in radiotherapy
  • Significant previous Senior experience (Band 6) ideally including team leadership role
  • Leadership experience


  • Pre-treatment experience
  • Audit experience
  • First line human resource management experience
  • Service Improvement/ change management experience
  • Experience in a large radiotherapy department

Employer details

Employer name

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHSFT


The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre - Liverpool

Pembroke Place


L7 8YA

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