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Therapeutic Radiographer Pre-treatment Team Leader

Employer
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Preston
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum, Pro Rata
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Profession
Radiographer
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Radiotherapy Service at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS FT is looking for an experienced Therapeutic Radiographer, confident in working in a fast paced multi-professional environment to take a lead role in treatment delivery activities in our forward thinking department.

Our department is a busy centre providing external beam radiotherapy services for Lancashire and South Cumbria . We have seven matched Elekta linear accelerators, including the fist Elekta Harmony Linac in the UK, two Phillips Big Bore CT scanners and an Xstrahl Superficial unit networked by a MOSAIQ patient management system. Radiographer-led daily IGRT is routine for complex and innovative radiotherapy delivery procedures and we are using SGRT on all equipment. We are a commissioned provider of SABR and SRS/T. We participate in multi-centre portfolio research trials. Post-graduate study, research and development and clinical audit is encouraged and supported.

This post would be suitable for someone already working at this level, or for a specialist radiographer practitioner looking to develop their career in a leadership position.

Main duties of the job

The role offers a blend of pre treatment clinical practice and personnel management you will have responsibility for professional clinical supervision and first-line managerial in pre treatment teams. You will play a vital role in the department, ensuring that strong links are maintained between all sections & that knowledge and expertise is shared.

You will have high standards of professional practice and be a role model for junior staff and pre-registration learners, leading by example to deliver the best possible service to our patients and their carers.

About us

As a Trust we have 10000 fantastic people working hard to deliver quality services to our patients. Whatever your role, you help look after 370,000 people in our local area & give specialist care to 1.5 million people across Lancashire & Cumbria.

Working with us gives you the knowledge and sense of pride that every activity you do genuinely does make a difference to support our patients & staff, ensuring we keep thriving & delivering outstanding healthcare right across our local towns.

You'll have access to varied development opportunities, learn new skills, meet fab people & do things you'd never have done. You'll learn about working in a hospital, interacting with people from all different roles to build skills & enhance your career path.

You'll make an impact, be challenged to think differently, be bold & help innovate to keep improving things. Everything we do centres around patient care which means your role is pivotal and something really to be proud of.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Leading the safe, accurate and efficient planning and associated pre-treatment activities of external beam radiotherapy including CT scanning, virtual simulation and data preparation. The Therapeutic Radiographer Team Leader monitors individual, team and wider treatment preparation team performance to ensure high standards of care, information and support while respecting the privacy and dignity of all patients under their care. They supervise activities in all aspects of the pre-treatment work area, ensuring safe, effective workload management and promoting best practice in technical and patient care.

Undertakes first line management responsibility for own team, providing clinical supervision and support for pre- and post- registration learners.

Provide leadership in all aspects of pre-treatment, driving development and implementation of evidence-based practice, acting as a role model and patient advocate.

Ensure activities that contribute to the maintenance of a safe and clean environment performed in a timely manner to maintain the productive operation of the Radiotherapy Department.

Work with the departmental senior leadership team, acting as Critical friend when required, to optimise the experience of service users and staff in the Radiotherapy department.

Undertake operational management for work area to ensure delivery of a flexible service which meets fluctuations in demand (including Bank Holiday and weekend on call arrangements).

Person Specification

Knowledge and Experience

Essential

  • Evidence of extensive postregistration clinical practice in Therapeutic Radiography
  • Advanced knowledge of pre-treatment treatment delivery equipment, systems and techniques
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Advanced knowledge and competence in Virtual Simulation
  • Advanced knowledge and competence in Manual calculation and data input into MOSAIQ


Desirable

  • Awareness of the drivers affecting Radiotherapy service provision
  • Demonstrable experience in workload management
  • Experience in first line HR management (absence / performance / appraisal)
  • Understanding of principles of person-centred care
  • Experience with Philips Brilliance Big Bore CT scanners, Pinnacle TPS and MOSAIQ Patient Management System
  • Understanding of advanced radiotherapy techniques
  • Competence in cannulation and contrast administration


Qualifications and Education

Essential

  • BSc. / PGDip Therapeutic Radiography or DCR(T)
  • UK HCPC Registration as a Therapeutic Radiographer
  • Evidence of post graduate work based learning and / or academic study


Desirable

  • Masters level qualification in Radiotherapy or Health Studies


Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Royal Preston Hospital

Preston

PR2 9HT

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438-PB1668

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