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Band 5 Therapeutic Radiographer (Fixed Term 12 Months)

Employer
North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust
Location
London
Salary
£32,720 to £39,769 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Profession
Radiographer
Grade
Band 5
Hours
Full Time
We are searching for an enthusiastic, dynamic competent band 5 radiographer to join our welcoming Radiotherapy team.

The radiographer will be expected to provide clinical practice relevant to all areas within the scope of the role.

They will be expected to maintain a level of clinical and administrative competence whilst acting within the standards of proficiency expected of the position.

Main duties of the job

  • The Radiographer will be expected to provide clinical practice relevant to all areas within the scope of the role. They will be expected to maintain a level of clinical and administrative competence whilst acting within the standards of proficiency expected of the position.
  • They will work to:
    • Maintain clinical workloads by treating patients and carrying out tasks using processes outlined within the Quality System
    • Provide information to other professionals, the wider multidisciplinary team, patients and their families/carers where asked, and if the request is within their scope of knowledge.
    • Acknowledge limitations on skills and knowledge and seek advice/signpost where appropriate
    • Work with the team to maintain and improve the service for all users- including participation in audits
    • Participate in the training and development of the student cohort, and proactively enhance patient experience.
    • Communicate effectively within their teams and the department to ensure we continue to operate as one team


About us

We are situated in Edmonton, North London with a multi-cultural community, the area provides a wide range of facilities and is close to the heart of London. Central London is easily accessible, with Liverpool Street and Kings Cross approximately 30 minutes away by public transport.

We want to attract the best and brightest people to work at NMUH and that means looking after you from the moment you apply for a role at the Trust and throughout your career with us.

Our staff are our most valuable asset and we believe that investing in colleagues is crucial if we want to enable everyone to reach their full potential.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Clinical Practice

  • To develop and maintain good working relationships with all staff and departments, liaising with all members of the multidisciplinary team and other professional health care groups to ensure a quality, patient centred, seamless service.
    • To be an integral part of the multidisciplinary team, providing the highest possible standard of care for patients
    • Provide the information necessary in order that decisions can be made regarding patient management seeking advice and reflecting on practice where appropriate to develop the necessary skills for the role
    • To recognise limitations and to seek support as per departmental escalation policies
    • To communicate, guide and encourage patients and carers through all stages of the radiotherapy process, with sensitive support for both their physical and emotional reactions. Including signposting for any Holistic Needs and psychological and/or counselling services if required.
    • To provide advice about treatment and side effects for patients, relatives and carers, in a timely, appropriate and sensitive manner
    • To assess, recognise and manage radiotherapy radiation-induced toxicity and cancer-related side effects during treatment
    • To respect the ethical, moral, cultural, religious and social values that underpins a patients identity.
    • To generate and sustain relationships that maintains and promotes human dignity, rights and responsibilities and ensures confidentiality.
    • To provide the above elements of patient care to those suffering with dementia as per trust policy
    • To report any injury to patients, visitors or contractors in accordance with Trust policy, completing appropriate documentation and informing the Head of Radiotherapy.
    • To be professionally and legally responsible for all aspects of the post-holders own practice, practising within the framework of current legislation, fulfilling the duty of care to the patient, public and the Profession.
    • To comply with departmental policies for IR(ME)R 2017 compliance.
    • To work under the supervision of senior/superintendent radiographers to review departmental protocol in their respective designated areas
    • To comply with professional, statutory and Trust policies and procedures (e.g. Code of Professional Conduct, SoR Guidelines on Professional Practice and CPD, Health and Safety at Work Act etc.)
    • To undertake other duties that may occasionally be required as per service needs

    Education & Training
    • To demonstrate management of personal and professional development, maintaining and improving skills and knowledge through appraisal, and a portfolio of sustained and effective life-long learning.
    • To participate in the clinical teaching and support of students, and to act as Student mentors, with regard to the under graduate degree in Radiotherapy
    • To provide support, advice and education for the student cohort using effective communication skills
    • To promote the Profession, demonstrate equipment, and contribute to the education of visitors, students, other health care professionals, patients and the wider community.
    • To participate in presentations when appropriate, promoting knowledge and awareness of radiotherapy, developing the service as one team.
  • Practice & Service Development
    • To participate in the departments on-going clinical & quality audit programme and appropriate work related developmental projects.
    • To remain appraised of the evidence base in the practice of the specialism through relevant reading on current research projects, trends and developments.


    Person Specification

    Education & Qualifications

    Essential

    • HCPC registration as a Therapy Radiographer
    • DCR(T) or BSc (hons) in Therapy Radiography


    Desirable

    • Applicable MSc modules
    • Radiotherapy Training courses


    Skills & Abilities

    Essential

    • Able to concentrate and keep focused with interruptions from other staff, patients and relatives
    • Practical experience delivering radiotherapy
    • Demonstrate problem solving and decision making skills
    • Strong organisational ability with good time management skills and ability to prioritise tasks
    • Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills
    • Demonstrate understanding of the principles of radiotherapy treatment planning and delivery
    • Flexible approach to work to meet the exigencies of the service i.e. hours/shifts/on call rota. Able to work nonstandard hours between 07:15 and 20:00
    • To be an effective communicator using both written and spoken English including being able to manage sensitive information and to deal with anxious and demanding individuals using diplomacy and persuasion
    • Knowledge and ability to ensure compliance with quality system
    • Understands the risks associated with radiation and patient treatments / imaging


    Desirable

    • Undertaken presentations
    • Writing Standard Operating Procedures
    • Undertaking risk assessments


    Experience

    Essential

    • Experience in radiotherapy planning & imaging techniques. Able to analyse images
    • Significant clinical experience


    Personal Qualities

    Essential

    • Time management skill
    • Knowledge of current professional issues
    • Highly self-motivated
    • Having assured demeanour with appropriate confidence in own abilities, being able to seek support as necessary


    Desirable

    • Good IT skills


    Values

    Essential

    • Demonstrable ability to meet Trust values


    Other Requirements

    Essential

    • Demonstrate ability to cope with moving and handling of patients and equipment
    • Generally good eyesight adjusted to work in artificial lighting conditions and with VDU
    • Good spatial and hand eye coordination as required to manoeuvre machinery, patient and equipment avoiding collision and resulting in proper alignment
    • Complies with HCPC Professional Code of Conduct


    Employer details

    Employer name

    North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust

    Address

    North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust

    Sterling Way

    London

    N18 1QX

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    393-NMUH-1374

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