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Education and Development Lead Therapeutic Radiographer, Band 7

Employer
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Cheltenham
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Profession
Radiographer
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Education and Development Lead Therapeutic Radiographer, Band 7 (22.5 hours a week)

This is a permanent post working 3 days as the Education and development Lead radiographer. It is based mainly at the Oncology centre in Cheltenham but it may require an occasional visit to the Hereford Satellite centre.

Gloucestershire Oncology Centre takes student radiographers on clinical placements from UWE and BCU, who require clinical assessments and regular feedback with objective setting. There are also apprentices from Sheffield Hallam. The post holder will be responsible for overseeing this process and providing students with extra support if needed. They will also need to deal with any performance issues, liaising with the relevant University to formulate an individual action plan.

The department prides itself on a very high standard of student training, focusing on both technical skills and excellent patient care

Main duties of the job

Assume responsibility for supporting all students on placement, offering pastoral support and troubleshooting any issues raised.

Overseeing student assessments and ensuring all paperwork is completed for the students throughout their placements.

Liaise with link lecturers from all Universities, attending meetings and providing clinical input as required.

Organise and oversee visits to the department for staff on inductions or prospective students.

Run careers events.

Knowledge and skills required:

BSc in Radiotherapy or DCR (Therapy).HCPC registration. Evidence of M level training including assessor training. Teaching qualifications would be desirable. Excellent communication skill. Self-motivated. Well organised. Acts on initiative. Work safely under pressure. Conscientious and enthusiastic. Patient and non-judgemental.

About us

The Gloucestershire Oncology Centre provides Radiotherapy services to patients from Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, and Worcestershire and in some instances beyond these geographical regions.

The Trust Values are Caring, Listening and Excelling which underpin our vision for the future which is Best Care for Everyone

The centre is run over two sites with the primary site located in the Oncology Centre of Cheltenham General Hospital and a Satellite site at the County Hospital, Hereford. The department consists of 5 Varian Linear accelerators, a Brachytherapy unit and a Superficial unit.

The Radiotherapy Vision is - Outstanding Radiotherapy delivered with excellent professionalism, expertise and compassionate care

To this end, the post holder will have responsibility for training students who can deliver an efficient, high quality, safe service for patients, with outstanding patient care.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder must be a current Band 6 Therapeutic radiographer with significant experience in training of junior staff and students. Job description is attached.

For further information please contact Emma Charman on e.charman@nhs.net

Person Specification

Quaifications

Essential

  • BSc Radiotherapy or equivalent
  • Evidence of appropriate ongoing professional development including post graduate study at MSc level
  • HCPC registration


Desirable

  • Teaching qualification or training, e.g PG cert


Experience

Essential

  • Extensive experience at a Senior grade with relevant experience in training and supervision of others
  • Evidence of a clinical assessing qualification and extensive experience of supervising students
  • Evidence of Continued Professional Development


Desirable

  • Experience of working with Education providers


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Work well under pressure, independently, autonomously and on own initiative
  • Ability to prioritise and organise heavy workload and competing tasks effectively to meet deadlines
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills in order to communicate compassionately and effectively with patients, carers, students and all members of the multidisciplinary team
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Highly committed, motivated and enthusiastic
  • Professional manner as role model for students


Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Cheltenham General Hospital

Sandford Road

Cheltenham

GL53 7AN

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

318-24-D&S-T1536

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