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Apprentice Assistant Practitioner Pre-Treatment Radiotherapy

Employer
University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Poole
Salary
£22,816 to £24,336 a year Year 1 and 2 Band 3, on passing apprenticeship Band 4
Closing date
3 Jul 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The purpose of the Apprenticeship AP is to complete a 2-year University led training program supported by extensive workplace learning and practice, to qualify as an AP in Pre-treatment.

During training, the Apprentice AP will work as part of the Radiotherapy workforce in Pre-treatment, supporting HCPC radiographers to deliver high quality, person centred, and compassionate care to patients.

To qualify as an Assistant Practitioner in Pre-treatment activities.

The postholder will support the therapeutic radiographers in the preparation, localisation and CT scanning of patients due to undergo radiotherapy.

Base Location: Poole Hospital

Interview Date: TBC

Main duties of the job

  • To learn and undertake, under supervision, all required radiographic techniques outlined in the apprenticeship program to support the pre-treatment team.
  • To support in the clinical mark up of treatments and assist as required in day-to-day service.
  • Ensure the dignity and privacy of patients is always maintained.
  • Correctly identify patients from waiting room and escort to any clinical environment.
  • Assist in the manufacture of patient specific immobilisation devices.
  • Assist patients with dressing, undressing and toileting as necessary.
  • Ensure patients in wheelchairs or on trolleys that are waiting for planning, treatment or hospital transport are supported.
  • Interpret basic test results.
  • The post hold will be required to participate as a member of the Pre-treatment team in the localisation and scanning of patients for radiotherapy with the supervision of a therapeutic radiographer. In accordance with the department local rules and regulations as governed by IR(ME)R and IRR17.
  • Perform cannulations and load injector pumps.
  • Accurately record treatment set up information on the radiotherapy IT systems.
  • Accurately record patient's height and weight.
  • Assist with stock control.
  • Ensure the care of the patient is maintained including applying dressings.
  • To adhere to Health and Safety, COSHH, Fire, Infection Control and Manual Handling Regulations.
  • To ensure the safe handling of equipment.
  • To be flexible in respect to working arrangements.


About us

If you are looking for a new challenge caring for people try this! We are offering a unique opportunity to join the Pre-Treatment Radiographer team at University Hospitals Dorset (UHD) and become a qualified Assistant Practitioner (AP) in Pre-treatment activities. We are looking to recruit caring, highly motivated, organised and academically self-sufficient individual to join our team. We are a friendly and committed team at the UHD Radiotherapy Service at Poole Hospital, providing the only Radiotherapy service for Dorset. To care for our patients, we offer a wide range of different modern techniques using the latest technology and clinical procedures. The purpose of the Apprenticeship AP is to complete a 2-year University led training program supported by extensive workplace learning and practice, to qualify as an AP in Pre-treatment. During training, the post holder will work as part of the workforce in Pre-treatment, supporting HCPC radiographers to deliver high quality, person centred, and compassionate care to patients. The postholder will support the therapeutic radiographers in the preparation, localisation and CT scanning of patients due to undergo radiotherapy.

You will be supported in the department and specific learning will be provided by the University.

If you are selected for an interview, we would strongly recommend booking a visit to the department in advance. For further info about Radiotherapy please click on the link https://youtu.be/pDBH2OYHvMc

Job description

Job responsibilities

To learn and undertake, under supervision, all required the required radiographic techniques outlined in the apprenticeship program to support the pre-treatment team.

The post hold will be required to participate as a member of the Pre-treatment team in the localisation and scanning of patients for radiotherapy with the supervision of a therapeutic radiographer. In accordance with the department local rules and regulations as governed by IR(ME)R and IRR17.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • C grade GCSE or equivalent in Maths and English
  • NVQ or equivalent at level 3


Desirable

  • An understanding of the NHS environment
  • An understanding of confidentiality and safeguarding


Experience

Essential

  • oEvidence of organizational skills & good time keeping
  • oExperience and understanding of hospital services and services


Desirable

  • oExperience in working in Radiotherapy.


Technical Skills / Competencies

Essential

  • oEvidence of High level of patient care skills
  • oEvidence of High level of clinical skills
  • o Evidence of excellent communication & interpersonal skills
  • oEvidence of Ability to work within a team & autonomously
  • oEvidence of IT skills


Desirable

  • oEvidence/ certification to demonstrate skill development.


Personal Attributes

Essential

  • oEvidence Basic understanding of anatomy and / or Radiotherapy
  • oEvidence of Analytical and problem-solving ability
  • oEvidence of Ability to study and undertake self-directed learning/ e-learning.
  • oDemonstrates Reliable, flexible & adaptable attitude
  • oEvidence of Ability to use initiative.


Desirable

  • oDemonstrates being Creative & innovative
  • oEvidence of Flexible approach to work


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Poole Hospital

Longfleet Road

Poole

BH15 2JB

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