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Therapeutic Radiographer

Employer
University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust
Location
Southampton
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum (PA) Pro Rata.
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Profession
Radiographer
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to offer a fantastic opportunity to work with us.

Please see below for detailed job description of the role.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a dynamic and forward-thinking radiographer to join our radiotherapy team as a pre-treatment senior radiographer. You will be an experienced therapeutic radiographer with excellent communication, leadership and teamworking skills ready to help run a busy pre-treatment unit in a friendly, modern radiotherapy department.This role involves the day to day management of the radiotherapy patient workload and leading a team of radiographers on one of our new linear accelerators at our main site at the General or at our satellite centre in Basingstoke. Other areas of rotational work include pre-treatment, DXR and in our new Brachytherapy suite.A wealth of additional opportunities are available in the following areas TBI and SABR providing safe, state-of-the-art patient centred care for our patients. We are also a regional sarcoma centre, a tertiary referral centre for Neuro-oncology (delivering SRS/T) and our main site is also the only centre in the country delivering Intra operative Radiotherapy (IOERT) for Pancreatic and GI tumours.We are the first centre in the UK to have Exactrac Dynamic in clinical use on 3 of our 7 Linacs providing sub-millimetre correction through stereoscopic imaging with 6 degrees of freedom correction. Our other linacs and our 3 CTs (1 with 4DCT acquisition) have Align RT allowing thermal and surface guided set up and tracking.

About us

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated 'Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to our welcome pack for more information. If you have any further questions or wish to arrange a visit to our department, we would love to hear from you. Simply email RadiotherapyOps@uhs.nhs.uk

At University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, we have a large and very friendly team of over 80 radiographers and Advanced Practitioners delivering high quality radiotherapy treatment to over 3500 cancer patients each year.

The normal department working hours include 7.5 hour shifts between the hours of 0700-2000 (Monday-Friday). We also provide on call services for MSCC patients during the weekend.

Our department has a commitment to continuing professional development and evidence-based practice through the provision of regular in-house training courses, access to external courses as well as regular supervision sessions, peer-support meetings and staff appraisal.

WHAT YOU WILLL DO

To lead the delivery of radiotherapy treatment.To calculate and record radiotherapy treatments accurately.

To be responsible for the well-being and care of patients during their radiotherapy.WHAT WERE LOOKING FOR

Enthusiastic individuals with a Degree in Therapeutic Radiography or Diploma of College of Radiographers

Candidate should have a State Registration with the HCPC

Excellent written and verbal English language skills

Experience of a wide variety of Radiotherapy techniques & equipment

Ability to communicate with wide range of people

Ability to lead the team and work as a team member

Ability to work under own initiative

Be able to take instruction / directions and work within the confines of the role

Person Specification

Trust Values

Essential

  • Patient First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together


Qualifications / training required

Essential

  • Degree in Therapeutic Radiography, or Diploma of College of Radiographers.
  • Registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
  • Defined area of specialist practice/experience with caseload management.


Desirable

  • Higher degree / Diploma in Management.
  • Project management/educational experience
  • Understanding of wider Radiotherapy agenda e.g. Radiotherapy specialised commissioning and service specifications.


Previous or relevant experience necessary

Essential

  • Experience of working to a high standard with a wide variety of Radiotherapy techniques & equipment. Knowledge / Experience of modern Radiotherapy technique
  • Ability to lead a team as well as work as a team member
  • Ability to manage a unit, use own initiative and be punctual
  • Be able to take instruction / directions and work within the confines of the role


Desirable

  • Experience and practice with the latest technological advances


Aptitudes and skills required

Essential

  • Aptitudes and skills required
  • Highly organised
  • Ability to lead team
  • Ability to manage a unit and manage unplanned breakdown
  • Excellent communication skills, (verbal and written) essential
  • Ability to communicate with wide range of people Diplomatic
  • Excellent Time management skills
  • Computer literate
  • Shows initiative, caring and reliable.
  • Good interpersonal skills.


Desirable

  • Evidence of some teaching / training/ presentation skills
  • Evidence of multi-disciplinary practice.


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust

Address

University Hospital Southampton

Tremona Road

Southampton

SO14 2AA

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