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Therapeutic Radiographer - Band 5 - 24/25

Employer
United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Location
Lincoln
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Profession
Radiographer
Grade
Band 5
Hours
Full Time

Job Details

We are looking to appoint 2 highly motivated B5 radiographers to join our busy, friendly Radiotherapy team for 12 months to cover a secondment.

The department of Clinical Oncology provides in-patient and out-patient care to patients with oncological malignancies, with the Radiotherapy Department treating patients from a wide geographical area, covering the whole of Lincolnshire. The department is fully networked with 3 Varian TrueBeam linear accelerators all with AlignRT motion management, Toshiba wide bore CT scanner and Nucleatron HDR brachytherapy unit. Planning is carried out using Varian Eclipse planning systems ensuring a seamless connection with the treatment units. IGRT and VMAT is in regular use for a variety of patient with delivery techniques advancing all the time.

The department has recently developed a late side effects service to further improve the quality of life for patients post Radiotherapy treatment.

The ideal candidate will have a BSc (Hons) in Radiotherapy and Oncology, and be registered with the HCPC. He/she will have had experience as a band 5 or ready to gain this experience in their 1st post, have good organisational skills and be able to develop good working relationships with all disciplines. Good communication skills and the ability to work under pressure are also required.

Applications will be welcomed from students qualifying in 2024.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will assist in the provision of a high quality Radiotherapy service by working as part of the radiographic team on all the treatment units (linear accelerators) and in the pre-treatment area (CT simulator & palliative virtual simulation) on a rotational basis.

The post is 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday, between the hours of 7.30am and 7.30pm. Some flexibility will be required, in order to cover these hours by working shifts. You will need to give a commitment to work a minimum of 2 bank holidays per year and participate in weekend on call

Ongoing professional development is encouraged, with links to Sheffield Hallam University to support this. Many staff are now carrying out advanced roles in areas such as patient assessment and review, breast specialist, IGRT specialist and gynaecological insertions. The department has a well-established prostate and gynaecological brachytherapy service.

You will have the opportunity to work with students, apprentices and ACP radiographers to broaden your knowledge, expertise and experience of the wider radiotherapy pathway.

About us

Our Trust is situated in the beautiful county of Lincolnshire and is one of the biggest acute hospital trusts in England, serving a population of more than 700,000 people. We provide acute and specialist services to people in Lincolnshire and neighbouring counties. We have an annual income of �643 million (20/21) and we employ nearly 8,500 people.

Our Board have recently agreed a new vision statement - Outstanding Care Personally Delivered - stating their ambition for our Trust to be among the best.

We also have a five year Integrated Improvement Plan setting out how we will achieve our strategic objectives, for patients, services, people and partners, the last recognising that our future success depends on our ability to ensure the Lincolnshire healthcare system is successful in achieving its ambition to help people live healthier lives and provide care closer to where people live.

Our latest CQC report increased our ratings for being effective and well-led from 'Requires Improvement' to 'Good'. Our rating for caring remained as 'Good'.

This is in recognition of the huge amount of work that our amazing staff have done to improve the quality of care for our patients in recent years.

We are committed to helping our staff balance their work and home lives and ensure they feel supported, valued and appreciated

Job description

Job responsibilities

What should you do next?

Have a look at the job description, and if you like what you see, then apply today. Dont miss this fantastic opportunity to work with a great team in a supportive environment within a great institution. Your NHS needs you!

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Achieved DCR(T) or BSc (Hons) in Radiotherapy and Oncology, or expect to attain in summer 2023
  • HCPC registration


Experience

Essential

  • Recent experience in the NHS environment
  • Training in all aspects of radiotherapy treatment and planning


Desirable

  • Experience of modern radiotherapy techniques


Specific Requirements

Essential

  • Ability to work under pressure and to deal with stressful situations.


Desirable

  • Flexible and willing to undertake a wide range of duties as a member of a team.


Knowledge, Skills, Aptitudes

Essential

  • An understanding of basic techniques.
  • Awareness of all legislation relevant to the post.
  • Good organisational skills
  • Careful and willing to pay attention to detail.
  • Awareness and Knowledge of the dignity in care agenda.
  • Ability to evidence/demonstrate key values and behaviours in line with the Trust framework: ? Patient Centred ? Safety Application form References Interview 10 ? Compassion ? Respect and ? Excellence


Employer details

Employer name

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Address

Lincoln County Hospital

Greetwell Road

Lincoln

LN2 5QY

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357-LN-103-24

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