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Band 6 Senior Therapeutic Radiographer

Employer
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
Location
Coventry
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
5 Jun 2024

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Profession
Radiographer
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An experienced practitioner rotating through the Radiotherapy Department providing clinical technical services using a range of highly specialist Radiotherapy Treatment and planning equipment. The postholder will work with and deputise for the Band 7 Radiographer managing the caseload, staff and equipment of their designated unit, maintaining associated records and delivering evidence based, patient centred care.

The department provides clinical placements for student Radiographers and the postholder will be expected to participate fully in the supervision, training and assessing of students.

Main duties of the job

1. Interpret and apply the Radiation prescription/plan presented by the Consultant Oncologist.

2. Operate Radiotherapy equipment delivering treatment safely and accurately within the tolerances defined for the technique.

3. Identify and undertake appropriate pre-treatment processes including:

o patient scheduling

o calculation of radiation treatment prescriptions/plans

o data input and screen check of prescription/ plan parameters

o transfer of images

o checking of complex treatment prescriptions.

o collation of all treatment accessories and requirements prior to the patients first visit

4. Identify and undertake correct verification for each patient pathway including:

o Plan checks.

o Verification imaging.

o in-vivo dosimetry.

Evaluate results of these processes and take appropriate action in line with departmental procedures.

5. To undertake 'Out of Hours 'and 'On-Call' duties, including bank holidays to support full-service delivery.

6. Work as part of Pre-Treatment team to acquire appropriate localisation CT planning scans.

7. Document all mandatory patient IRMER statements, e.g., pregnancy status and laterality. Evaluate and respond appropriately to information given.

8. Ensuring that all patient setup information is recorded accurately and unambiguously.

9. Maintain competencies to undertake treatment planning for simple non planned treatment volumes using RayStation TPS

About us

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence designated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award. Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (uhcw.nhs.uk)

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Patient care

1. Provide written and verbal information to patients and carers on all aspects of Radiotherapy treatment and its associated side effects and reactions ensuring that explanations are appropriate to the patients comprehension and level of understanding.

2. Plan and implement an appropriate supportive care package for patients liaising with other departments, professionals and agencies to optimise support before during and after treatment.

3. Educate, motivate and reassure patients to ensure compliance with treatment regimens assessing the patients physical and emotional state on a daily basis to ensure that it is appropriate to proceed with treatment.

Management

1. Supervise, train and assess less experienced staff and students in the workplace, setting high standards and enabling them to develop their professional skills.

2. Deputise for the Band7 radiographer in all technical aspects of work within the treatment room, in the day-to-day management of the treatment unit and its workload/appointments.

Professional Development

1. Undertake training /updates required to operate all equipment safely, effectively and to maximise its therapeutic/diagnostic potential.

2. Participate in Continuing Professional Development activities including Trust Mandatory training, sharing knowledge and cascade training where appropriate.

3. Be involved with research and development within the department as required facilitating the implementation of evidence-based practice.

For further details of the role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification

Experience

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Knowledge

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Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

Address

University Hospital Coventry

Clifford Bridge Road

Coventry

CV2 2DX

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218-AHP-B6-6315761

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