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Enhanced Treatment /Planning Therapeutic Radiographer, Band 7

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
This is a split role 6 months treatment and 6 months planning role as an Enhanced Practitioner Team Lead. In the treatment section of the department, managing a treatment machine and a team of radiographers. Undertaking daily operation and lead in the organisation of staff and workload. Demonstrating evidence of significant clinical leadership and be regarded as an expert with regard to patient treatment delivery. In planning, use enhanced analytical skills to devise complex treatment plans, working alongside Consultants and medical Physics and manage the planning workload. (training provided)

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.

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 teams. 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 design, production and 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.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 with Aria and a Pinnacle planning system

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 Clare.Salmon1@nhs.net0300 422 4043

Person Specification



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



  • 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


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

Knowledge/ Skills


  • 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



  • Planning experience

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Cheltenham General

Sandford Road


GL53 7AN

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