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Therapeutic Radiographer - Band 6

Employer
Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
Location
Shrewsbury
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum/ pro rata
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Profession
Radiographer
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
We are seeking applications from suitably qualified Radiographers to join our team in at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, in Shrewsbury.

This opportunity is primarily within the treatment areas, however, there may be an opportunity to work in pre-treatment.

We offer a supportive, collaborative working environment and the chance to participate in our Radiographer led initiatives including Review Clinics, Site specific MDTs, virtual simulation and IGRT.

We actively encourage role development and support staff in achieving their personal goals and aspirations. All staff have the opportunity to work flexible hours full-time posts work 37.5 hours over four long days with a rolling day off. This is for a part time position, working 2 days a week from 8:00am to 18:00pm.

All staff participate in on-call for emergency patients at the weekend, late rota and on call.

Main duties of the job

  • To carry out all aspects of Radiotherapy treatment in line with the requirements of the Radiotherapy Services Manager.
  • To work alongside other professional groups to develop site specific techniques to improve the quality of care for patients receiving radiotherapy in this department
  • Ensure the needs of the patient are identified and met.


About us

The department consists of 3 Varian Truebeam Linear Accelerators a Gulmay Unit and a Canon wide bore CT scanner with radiographer-led palliative virtual simulation using Eclipse.

A new Canon Exceed LB CT scanner has just been installed

We are planning to extend the SABR service to include bone and nodes soon.

We have an active Clinical Trials department and participate in most major trials.

Time away from work is just as important and Shropshire is a beautiful, mostly rural county where we enjoy a high quality of life.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Candidate Job Pack

Person Specification

Professional qualifications

Essential

  • BSc in Radiographic Studies or equivalent DCR
  • HCPC registration
  • DCR (Diploma of the College of Radiographers)


Desirable

  • Has carried out research undertaking post graduate qualifications


General educational requirements

Essential

  • Minimum requirement for university entrance but including at least 1 science subject at A Level (or equivalent)


Experience

Essential

  • Sufficient experience of working as a qualified therapeutic radiographer to have developed the technical and professional skills necessary to work at this level.
  • Wide experience with radiotherapy equipment and techniques
  • Experience with megavoltage, orthovoltage and superficial treatment units
  • Experience with IGRT
  • Experience in CT and in dosimetry
  • Experience on treatment record and verify systems


Desirable

  • CT planning including 4d CT
  • Experience with Rapidarc
  • Development of effective network contacts to facilitate working relationships.


Skills

Essential

  • Good comunication skills
  • Team player
  • Patient focussed
  • Employs reflective practice


Desirable

  • Management skills


Employer details

Employer name

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

Address

The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

Mytton Oak Road

Shrewsbury

SY3 8XQ

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