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Specialist Research Radiographer

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust
£21,235 to £25,570 a year
Closing date
22 Jun 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting new role which allows the post holder to maintain their clinical skills while developing radiotherapy trials and research for the trust. We are looking for two, self motivated therapeutic radiographers to take the lead on a number of trials namely PACE-NODES, BRIOChe, HIT-Miso, ATNEC, STAMPEDE & RAINBO. This year the radiotherapy team were awarded team of the year by the society of radiographers for the South East region. Everyone here shares the same passion for patient-centred care, showing immense teamwork and flexibility in achieving our goals. We recently treated our 100th SABR lung patient and have expanded our SABR portfolio to include Oligometastasis and Prostate SABR.

Main duties of the job

The area combines the advantages of city life with rural villages and seaside towns. Portsmouth is a thriving naval city, steeped in history, on the beautiful South Coast. It is ninety minutes from central London and has good transport links by ferry and airplane into Europe. Waters sports facilities are excellent with access to the Solent, and sandy beaches are within easy reach. Inland is the spectacular and relatively unspoilt countryside of rural Hampshire, and the South Downs National Park.

About us

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust is committed to driving excellence in care for patients and communities, through its five-year strategy Working Together. The Trust's main hub is the Queen Alexandra Hospital, which started life more than a century ago as a military hospital. Today it is one of the largest, modern hospitals on the south coast, with 1,200 beds housed in light, bright, infection resistant, en-suite wards. With a turnover of close to �600m, the Trust provides comprehensive secondary care and specialist services to a local population of 675,000 people across South East Hampshire. Some tertiary services are provided to a wider catchment in excess of two million people. Our patients come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds because it makes our hospital stronger. If you share our values and our enthusiasm for getting it right for patients, colleagues, and our community, you will find a home at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The health and wellbeing of our staff is at the forefront of everything we do. We are proud to be able to offer our staff some fantastic benefits including our on-site Nursery, access to our free Beach Hut for those long summer days, our on-site Wellness Centre including a gym and a swimming pool, access to our fantastic staff networks including LGBTQ, Race Equality and Disability, and awards ceremonies to recognise your achievements. We believe we can offer support to all of our staff when they need it the most. For this role we can provide a flexible working options of 30 or 37.5 Hours per week over 3/4/5 days. Please feel free to contact Steve Murphy to discuss the role.

Person Specification



  • Current HCPC registration to practice as a Therapeutic Radiographer
  • BSc in Therapeutic Radiography or equivalent
  • Evidence of recent CPD


  • Evidence of recent CPD
  • Post graduate level qualification in Research, Healthcare related subject or equivalent
  • Previous experience of project management and/or participating in the co-ordination of Clinical Trials



  • Evidence of systems development and change management.
  • Phlebotomy.
  • Relevant experience in Management /Leadership training.


  • Clinical post registration experience
  • Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Training for Research

Additional criteria


  • Strong and effective communication skills (verbal and non-verbal), both orally and written
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Ability to deal with emotive and confrontational situations using conflict resolution skills
  • Strong personal resilience and ability to act appropriately in stressful and/or emotive situations
  • Demonstrable competency in the use of complex radiotherapy treatment and planning equipment
  • Ability to successfully problem-solve and trouble-shoot treatment and planning patient setup issues
  • Ability to understand own limitations and when to ask for help
  • Demonstrable skills in teaching and supervising student radiographers
  • Understand the benefits of and how to work within an ISO9001 quality system
  • Current knowledge of developments in radiotherapy practice and Clinical Trials
  • Skills in working with cross-functional teams.


  • Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
  • Skill in organising resources and establishing priorities.
  • Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals
  • Ability to develop and maintain record keeping systems and procedures.
  • Ability to make clinical decisions and judgements.

Employer details

Employer name

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust


Southwick Hill Road



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