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Therapeutic Radiographer

Employer
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Middlesbrough
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Profession
Radiographer
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Applications are invited from therapy radiographers who would like to develop their career in a forward thinking, award winning and technically advanced radiotherapy department at The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough.

Our focus is to continually improve patients' experiences and outcomes and you will be supported by a friendly, committed multi-disciplinary team of staff striving to ensure the delivery of excellence in all aspects of patient care.

We work between two sites within the hospital, the main building and the Endeavour Unit. This post holder will work between pre-treatment and treatment floor.

The department is currently equipped with 6 Elekta Agility machines with IGRT/IMRT capability, which provides scope for our expanding technological and professional development including DIBH with SGRT, stereoscopic 2D imaging, stereotactic body radiotherapy, VMAT treatment delivery and flattening filter free technology.

Main duties of the job

The department is also equipped with a Superficial Unit. Pre-treatment imaging consists of Siemens and Toshiba wide bore CT scanners with associated ProSoma virtual simulation software. We have an active brachytherapy service, treating a variety of sites using our Nucletron remote after-loading brachytherapy unit.

Treatment plans are produced using Monaco and Raystation. Mosaiq is currently used for electronic data transfer throughout the radiotherapy department.

We are a forward thinking department and support radiographers in their clinical development to advanced practitioner level and we have recently appointed our first Consultant Radiographer.

Our radiographers are fully involved in the MDT approach to developments within the department. The department has a major commitment to evidence based practice, and participates in multi-centre clinical research trials, led by our Radiotherapy Research Team. Ongoing professional development is supported and encouraged.

Successful applicants will be highly motivated and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and rotate through treatment and pre-treatment areas.

This vacancy will close once sufficient applications have been received.

About us

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust offers leadership and improvement training to all new staff to the Trust this training programme has been designed to support our leaders in developing their understanding of leadership and management skills. You will be expected to attend the leadership development programme, and the Quality Improvement Programme that the Trust delivers. This programme aims to:-

Explore leadership within the NHS

Promote Trust Values and Behaviours

Develop your Leadership effectiveness and skills

Practitioner level in quality improvement, equipping you with the skills to champion, lead and complete quality improvement within your role

After you complete this four and a half days of training you will be able to explore further leadership and improvement training opportunities, we offer further in-house courses dependent upon your role and bitesize programmes and leadership apprenticeships at level 3,5 and 7.

South Tees Hospitals is the largest hospital trust in the Tees Valley with two acute hospitals and services in a number of community hospitals.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the full job description and person specification document(s) for main responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification

Knowledge & Skill

Essential

  • Knowledge of radiotherapy planning & treatment delivery
  • Knowledge of radiation biology, radiation dose and treatment fractionation and their implications in the safe delivery of radiotherapy
  • Knowledge of current radiation protection regulations


Desirable

  • Knowledge of specific patient management & verification systems (eg. Mosaiq)


Qualification

Essential

  • Diploma of College of Radiographers (Therapy) or BSc (Hons) Radiotherapy or MSc Radiotherapy (pre-reg) or PgD Radiotherapy


Desirable

  • Evidence of continuing professional development


Experience

Desirable

  • Clinical experience in a range of procedures, practices & equipment across the radiotherapy pathway


Employer details

Employer name

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

The James Cook University Hospital

Marton Road

Middlesbrough

TS4 3BW

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