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Review, Support, and Information Specialist Therapeutic Radiographer

Employer
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£58,698 to £65,095 Per annum inclusive of HCAS pro rata
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Profession
Radiographer
Grade
Band 8A
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This role offers a rare and exciting opportunity to play a lead role in the radiotherapy/proton beam therapy review and support and information teams at UCLH. The post holder will work across the photon and proton departments. The post holder will lead the Radiotherapy Review, Support and Information service provided for patients to support them both physically and psychologically throughout their radiotherapy journey . They will be required to manage a team of radiographers nurses and support workers providing this service for patients. Any proton beam therapy training required relating to managing side effects of this treatment, how the national service will operate and other required underpinning knowledge will be provided. Training for non-medical prescribing and on treatment review can be supported if required.

The photon department is equipped with Varian TrueBeam systems with advanced imaging packages and 6DoF couches. The department has a comprehensive brachytherapy suite and a Gulmay skin unit. UCLH is one of only two NHS sites delivering proton beam therapy across the NHS. The proton beam therapy (PBT) department is equipped with Varian ProBeam gantries with advanced imaging packages and robotic couches. Both departments have a dedicated CT scanner and the PBT department also has a dedicated MRI scanner.

Main duties of the job

This is an autonomous role where the post holder is expected to manage their own case-load and is accountable for their own professional actions and the actions of more junior staff members. They will provide professional clinical leadership leading on the review, support and information service for patients and be an integral part of the oncology team.

They will be recognised and accessible as an expert in patient review, support and information promoting best practice, giving expert advice to patients and carers, and disseminating knowledge to the profession and wider multi discipline team.

The post holder will be responsible for ensuring a patient centred service is maintained, working in close liaison with medical and nursing staff and other disciplines as appropriate. drawing on expert knowledge and experience to intervene and problem solve where necessary. They will also be responsible for identifying and setting standards. They will ensure that staff are kept up to date with current and ongoing developments. They will ensure national and trust guidelines and directives are implemented and monitored.

They will develop policies and protocols and will play an active role in research and in exploring and developing new ways of working to achieve the tri-fold goal of the service: improving quality of radiotherapy treatment, improving patient care, and improving staff satisfaction.

About us

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. We provide academically led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education, and world-class research.

We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites:
  • University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing)
  • National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals
  • University College Hospital Grafton Way Building
  • Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
  • University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre
  • The Hospital for Tropical Diseases
  • University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street

We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women's health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology.

We are committed to sustainability and have pledged to become a carbon net zero health service, embedding sustainable practice throughout UCLH. We have set an ambitious target of net zero for our direct emissions by 2031 and indirect emissions by 2040.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The department delivers radiotherapy services for a broad spectrum of cancers comprising of common cancers as well as specialist treatments including brachytherapy, molecular radiotherapy and total body irradiation. The focus for the PBT department is predominantly head and neck, brain and sarcoma treatment sites.

For the full Person Specification and more informationregarding the main responsibilities of this role, please refer to the attached Job Description.

Come and be a part of the best NHS trust in England to work for, according to our staff*

UCLH top trust to work at in England for the second year running! : University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

*In the most recent NHS staff survey UCLH had the highest percentage of staff who said they would recommend us as a place to work, out of all general acute or acute/community NHS trusts in England for the second year in a row.

UCLH top trust to work at in England for the second year running! : University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Once again, UCLH has received the highest score of all general acute and acute/community NHS trusts in England for staff that would recommend us as a place to work.

Person Specification

Knowledge & Qualifications

Essential

  • BSc in therapeutic radiography or equivalent formal qualification and HCPC registration
  • Health Profession Council (HPC) registration as a therapy radiographer.
  • Post graduate courses in management/leadership or other relevant clinical subject.
  • Clinical experience in planning and dosimetry.


Desirable

  • PGc Non-medical Prescribing Independent/Supplementary


Experience

Essential

  • Significant postgraduate experience with specialist training and knowledge.
  • Practical experience in planning and delivering a wide range of radiotherapy techniques.
  • Leadership experience.


Skills & Abilities

Essential

  • Provide specialist clinical training and undertake presentations, both within the dept and nationally in conferences and workshops.


Employer details

Employer name

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

University College London Hospitals

235 Euston Road

London

NW1 2BU

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309-UCLH-4368

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