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Enhanced Treatment Practitioner Therapeutic Radiographer, Band 7

Employer
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Cheltenham
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Profession
Radiographer
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Details

This is the opportunity to work as an Enhanced Practitioner Team Lead, in Radiotherapy treatment section of the department, managing a treatment machine and a team of radiographers. You will undertake the daily operation and lead in the organisation with regard to patient treatment needs and workload. Demonstrate evidence of significant clinical leadership within radiotherapy and be regarded as an expert with regard to patient treatment delivery. In addition you will assist in theoretical and practical instruction of junior staff and students.

Gloucestershire Oncology Centre has a progressive Radiotherapy department with state of the art machines delivering IMRT, Arcing and SABR techniques with adaptive therapy. We have a superficial unit and also deliver Brachytherapy.

The department is involved in numerous National research Trials and has research Radiographers. We also have Consultant Radiographers in both Breast and Prostate Cancer. We treat approximately 3700 patients/year

The department prides itself in a very high standard of patient care and is currently developing a Late Effects Service to extend this care beyond initial treatment.

This is a permanent full time post based in Cheltenham.

Main duties of the job

Work as an operator as entitled by IR(ME)R in accordance with Trust policies and Radiotherapy Quality Management System protocols.

Be responsible for the running and management of the treatment units on a rotational basis and for the management of the staff within your team. This will include the appraisal, training and development of junior staff and students

Work as a practitioner for concomitant exposures under IR(ME)R.Be regarded as a role model for others by demonstrate professional behaviours such as punctuality, honesty, consideration of colleagues, kindness and respect. Demonstrate this high standard of professionalism when representing the department within the Trust or externally.

Demonstrate expertise and competency in the delivery of complex radiotherapy treatment and the knowledge required for problem solving.

Use a range of communication skills to provide information and reassurance to cancer patients.

Dispense medication under PGD guidelines. Responsible for training junior staff and students.

Undertake appraisals of junior staff. Participate in on-call.

About us

The Gloucestershire Oncology Centre provides Radiotherapy services and consultations to patients from Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, and Worcestershire.

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 post holder will be based at the Cheltenham site but may be required to work at the Hereford department if required.

The objective of the Oncology Centre and Radiotherapy department is to provide curative and palliative care to patients in a compassionate and professional environment.

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

To this end, the post holder will have responsibility for delivering an efficient, high quality, safe service for patients.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information please see the attached full job description and person specification.

For any further information about the role contact Lisa Addis@nhs.net0300 422 2919

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • BSC in Radiotherapy or equivalent
  • Evidence of Masters Level study
  • HCPC registration


Experience

Essential

  • Team leadership experience on a treatment unit
  • Significant experience in a Band 6 position or above
  • Significant experience with on-treatment IGRT and decision making
  • Significant experience of complex radiotherapy and demonstrates high level clinical skills


Desirable

  • Practitioner for Concomitant exposure under IR(ME)R D A


Knowledge/ Skills

Essential

  • Ability to communicate well at all levels of the department and Trust.
  • Ability to prioritise, organise and work well under pressure
  • Excellent patient care skills
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Good Team Leadership skills


Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Cheltenham General Hospital

Sandford Road

Cheltenham

GL53 7AN

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318-24-D&S-T1540

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