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Treatment Planning Radiographer/Dosimetrist

Employer
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Location
Maidstone
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
11 Jun 2024

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Profession
Radiographer
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Are you an experienced Treatment Planner/Dosimetrist looking for a new challenge? We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals for two full-time permanent positions within the Treatment Planning group at our Maidstone site.

Kent Oncology Centre currently has nine Varian linear accelerators across the two sites each with dedicated CT-Simulators. We have Eclipse for treatment planning with RapidArc VMAT, IGRT, vDIBH and SABR Lung in routine use. This is an exciting time to join our team as we embark on a programme of SABR expansion and further expand the use of Eclipse as our principle Treatment Planning System. We have recently commissioned a Philips BigBore RT CT and are about to take delivery of our first Halcyon unit.

Depending on skills and experience we would consider appointing at a lower band and would provide development milestones. We also consider flexible working with the expectation of supporting the working hours of service.

Main duties of the job

As a Treatment Planning Radiographer/Dosimetrist you will participate in all aspects of the Treatment Planning section: production of complex treatment plans including VMAT planning, organs-at-risk outlining and Mould Room assistance. You will also participate in CT simulation, including cannulation and contrast.

Depending on your own particular skills and interests and the future requirements of the service we will actively encourage and support you to develop your role through postgraduate training and role extension.

About us

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is a large acute hospital Trust in the county of Kent.

The Trust provides a full range of general hospital services and some areas of specialist complex care to around 760,000 people living in the south part of West Kent and the north part of East Sussex.

The Trust's core catchment areas are Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells and their surrounding boroughs. We work from two main clinical sites: Maidstone Hospital and Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury. Tunbridge Wells Hospital opened in 2011 and provides single rooms with en-suites for all in-patients - the first of its kind in the country.

We employ more than 7,000 full and part-time staff in a huge range of clinical and non-clinical roles across both of our hospital sites.

Would you like to work flexibly?In the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Once your pre-employment checks have been completed you will be contacted by Recruitment to arrange your start date which will be in line with one of our Corporate Inductions.

Please note that appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Check atEnhanced Level. (Enhanced level now includes regulated checks against vulnerable adults and children)

At MTW, we seek to develop a culture where everyone can reach their full potential with opportunities to grow and develop their career. We recognise and value the unique contributions that each of our staff bring, delivering the best quality care and service to our patients. We are committed to being a diverse employer and strive to reflect everyone in our local communities. We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences and celebrate the diversity of thought, viewpoints and ideas that will make our Trust the best place to work.

We support our staff with disabilities to ensure they have the adjustments they need to be the best they can be in the workplace.Collaborating with Access to Work means that our staff are assessed by experts in the workplace and we ensure that their recommendations are implemented as quickly as possible. You can find out more here: Access to Work: get support if you have a disability or health condition: What Access to Work is - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Interview Date: End of June 2024

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Minimum of 3 years post qualification experience in treatment planning.


Qualifications

Essential

  • BSc (Therapeutic Radiography), DCR (T) or equivalent and HCPC registration as a Therapeutic Radiographer
  • B.S.C Honours Degree in Healthcare Science (Radiotherapy Physics), Physics, Applied Physics or a relevant subject and eligibility for appropriate registration as a Clinical Technologist/Healthcare Scientist Practioner


Desirable

  • Masters level training in relevant in specialist area


Skills

Essential

  • Basic computer skills including the use of Word, Excel and Windows applications.
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Able to work with cancer patients
  • Able to cope with stressful situations
  • Able to communicate highly complex instructions clearly and unambiguously within a multidisciplinary team both verbally and in writing
  • Able to teach and train groups of other professional staff
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Able to develop good professional relationships with multidisciplinary staff groups
  • Understanding of hazards posed by, and precautions needed with Ionising Radiation
  • Understanding of infection control
  • May occasionally work with unpleasant body fluids.
  • Able to plan and prioritise own work
  • Able to exercise own initiative when dealing with issues within own area of competence
  • Good supervisory and leadership skills
  • Good time management skills and ability to work deadlines
  • Ability to delegate and motivate.
  • Good organisational skills.


Employer details

Employer name

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

Address

Maidstone Hospital

Hermitage Lane

Maidstone

ME16 9QQ

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