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Therapeutic Radiographer

Employer
Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust
Location
Truro
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Profession
Radiographer
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an energetic and highly motivated Band 7 Therapeutic Radiographer to work as part of the Radiotherapy team at the Royal Cornwall Hospital. This role will rotate between the treatment and pre-treatment departments.

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.

This is a full-time position of 37.5 hours.

As part of the team you are responsible for the accurate delivery of radiotherapy and the management and supervision of patientsthrough the pre-treatment and treatment processes.

Responsible for maintaining the highest professional standards in the care and treatment of patients undergoing radiotherapy in line with nationally and locally agreed standards.

Responsible for the accurate pre and post processing of treatments / checking and interpretation of treatment plans and prescriptions.

Responsible for calculation of simple treatments and checking correct data entry on the treatment computer.

Responsible for the safe use of highly complex and expensive equipment.

Responsible for ensuring that junior members of staff and students are trained appropriately and follow departmental procedures.Applicants should have a high level of technical competence, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, be self-motivated and hard working. The ability to remain calm under pressure and to integrate well with the existing teams are essential attributes of any applicants.

Main duties of the job

Maintains effective communication with all members of the support and review, pre-treatment, treatment and radiotherapy physics teams to ensure the efficient transfer of patients from clinic to treatment and to ensure that any problems arising during a course of treatment are resolved efficiently and effectively.

Sets high standards of technical expertise, leading by example, and ensures that staff are trained to work efficiently and effectively in accordance with departmental procedures and systems.

Maintains an appointment system to avoid undue delay to patients whilst maintaining the highest standards of care and comfort for patients at all times, offering empathy and reassurance as required.

Reports and records without delay any difficulties or concerns regarding patients to the pre-treatment / treatment lead.

Reports and records without delay any error, near miss or adverse incident in a patient's pre-treatment session / course of treatment or any unusual treatment reaction to the pre-treatment / treatment lead.

Performs and records daily quality assurance checks on the equipment in accordance with departmental policy.

About us

The Radiotherapy Service is looking for therapeutic radiographers with a professional manner and high personal standards and drive. The department has a wide bore CT scanner with contrast and 4DCT, two beam matched TrueBeam linear accelerators with cone beam CT, 6DoF couches, 4D CBCT & electron facilities, and a superficial treatment unit. In addition to this, the service runs radiographer-led on-treatment review and follow up clinics. We are looking for someone to work within the pre-treatment and treatment teams during this exciting time of continued service development across all areas.

The Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust (RCHT) is the main provider of acute and specialist care services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We serve a population of around 500,000 people - a figure that can increase significantly with

visitors during the busiest times of the year. We employ approximately 6,700 staff and have a budget of approximately �580 million.

We are a teaching hospital in partnership with the University of Exeter Medical School, University of Plymouth School of Nursing and Midwifery, and Peninsula Dental School.

Keeping at the forefront of medical advances, we are continually developing our clinical services as well as our facilities and are committed to maximising the range of specialist care that can be offered locally. Allied to this is a growing reputation for research and innovation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

PLEASE NOTE: To view the full Job Description and Person Specification, please click the supporting document on the right-hand side

To be an employee of the NHS you need to successfully complete the following:
  • Identity Checks
  • Professional registration and qualification checks
  • Employment history and reference checks
  • Work health assessments
  • Criminal record check standards
  • Right to work checks

For further information please visit:

https://www.nhsemployers.org/topics-networks/employment-standards-and-regulation

Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways. Please talk to us at interview about any flexible working arrangements you would prefer or require. While we may not be able to fully accommodate all requests, such requests will not be referenced during the interview scoring process, and we will fully consider and try to accommodate them for successful applicants.

We reserve the right to close this advert early, or when the allocated number of applications has been reached. Please submit your application at the earliest opportunity.

Person Specification

Essential

Essential

  • HCPC registration
  • 4 years post qualification
  • Level 4 in English or equivalent, or IELTS level 6
  • Specific interest in working in Cornwall
  • Fully completed application form with attention to detail


Desirable

  • Experience working on Truebeam linear accelerators
  • MSc module


Application form and interview

Essential

  • Previous senior experience


Desirable

  • Experience of working in pre-treatment


Employer details

Employer name

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust

Address

Royal Cornwall Hospital

Truro

TR1 3LJ

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

156-6284467

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