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Radiotherapy Operational Manager - Quality and Patient Safety Lead

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
£52,963 to £59,360 per annum pro rata for part time INC HCAS
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
Are you an experienced senior radiographer looking to take that next step in your career? An opportunity has arisen in our department for a clinical governance lead. This is a varied role requiring a dynamicand collaborate approach to working. If this is you, then why not look to become part of our excellent clinical team at St Luke's Cancer Centre?

St Luke's Cancer Centre is focused on providing excellent patient pathways and patient-centred care. We strive to continuously evolve to reflect the technical advances within Radiotherapy. We are one of the first UK departments to have a Varian ETHOS which enable us to deliver adaptive Radiotherapy. This complements our six Varian TrueBeams and 3 CT Scanners across the two sites. We use MR imaging in treatment planning and further development of PET/CT is underway.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will oversee the quality management of the radiotherapy department, in addition to providing operational managerial support to the radiotherapy service in St Luke's Cancer Centre. You will work closely with the other Operational managers, Professional Head of Radiotherapy and their deputy and other key stakeholders. This role is vital in ensuring that we are providing high quality care with effective quality processes.

As a MacMillan adopted department, you will have access to a wide range of support for both patients and opportunities for your own continuous professional development. Additionally, your wellbeing is important to us and as such we offer clinical staff a 9 day fortnight working pattern giving you the opportunity to have a fixed day off every two weeks.

We have on-going departmental, NCRN and commercial clinical trial activity with many trials currently open to recruitment and further ones in development.

Some routine working at our satellite centre at East Surrey Hospital will be required to disseminate knowledge and information and to support the general operational management rota.

We look forward to meeting with should you feel that you would like to become part of our St Luke's team.

About us

Royal Surrey is a compassionate and collaborative acute and community Trust. Recognising that our 5000 colleagues are our greatest strength, we offer a comprehensive health and wellbeing program along with a commitment to developing and advancing your career. Our diverse and welcoming Royal Surrey family will ensure you that you feel valued from your initial interview through your entire tenure.

We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in homes across Guildford and Waverley.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) have given us an overall rating of Outstanding.

Royal Surrey has a strong reputation and history to build on. We are proud of our achievements and we are investing in our colleagues through our commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than �45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years. There has never been a better time to join us.

Although it isn't the Trusts normal practice, adverts may close early, so you are encouraged to submit an application as soon as possible.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

This key post will have responsibility for overseeing the quality management of the radiotherapy department within a clinical governance framework, promoting high quality care and effective quality processes for achieving accreditation and monitoring and managing risk.

This role will also support work within the existing operational radiotherapy management team, together leading the operational management of the radiotherapy department.

Person Specification



  • Evidence of continuous personal, professional and academic development
  • Evidence of relevant post qualification training and education at MSc level or equivalent experience
  • HCPC Registration
  • BSc Radiotherapy or DCR (T)
  • Evidence of relevant post qualification training and education at MSc level or equivalent experience


  • SoR Advanced Practitioner Registration

Knowledge and Skills


  • Significant demonstrable post qualification experience in therapy radiography
  • Advanced all round knowledge of radiotherapy techniques
  • Advanced use of computerised department record and verify systems


  • Experience of delivering service improvements or other major projects
  • Experience of working within a clinical governance role
  • Experience in managing people
  • Experience in managing projects
  • Experience of collaborating with other staff-groups outside of Radiotherapy
  • Experience in managing budgets

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Surrey Hospital



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