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Therapeutic Radiographer Team Leader

Employer
Barts Health NHS Trust
Location
London
Salary
£51,488 to £57,802 Pro rata per annum inc
Closing date
5 Jul 2024

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Profession
Radiographer
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
The Radiotherapy service is based at St Bartholomew's Hospital, a leading, internationally renowned teaching hospital situated within the City of London. The department offers an opportunity to work within a dynamic organisation using and developing the latest techniques and technologies.

We are looking to recruit an adaptable, experienced and motivated Therapeutic Radiographer to join our team and operate as a team leader in all areas of the department.

Treatment equipment comprises five Varian TrueBeam linacs, XStrahl orthovoltage unit and Gammamed HDR on the ARIA network complete the equipment portfolio.

Pre-treatment imaging is provided with a Siemens Somatom Confidence CT and planning with Varian Eclipse treatment planning system. Techniques include virtual simulation and delivery of simple and complex conformal treatments. IMRT, IGRT, TBI, DIBH, ART and gynaecological brachytherapy are currently offered as routine as well as multi-platform stereotactic radiosurgery & SABR. Further expansion of both pre-treatment and treatment delivery areas of the department is plann

The successful candidate will play a vital role in the department, ensuring that strong links are maintained between all sections and that knowledge and expertise is shared. The candidate will act as a role model to junior staff and students and be responsible for the daily operation of their section

Main duties of the job

You will work closely with the Pre-treatment & Treatment Operational Managers to ensure the delivery of the highest standards of care.

The post holder will be expected to play a key role in the operational and clinical leadership of the service within the Radiotherapy Department at the Barts Cancer Centre. They would be expected to ensure the provision of a high quality and patient-focussed service and to provide support to radiographers at all levels, assistants and students.

The post holder will be one of the team of Radiographers in the department providing leadership for staff and quality care for patients within the Barts Cancer Centre.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment

Person Specification

Education/Qualifications

Essential

  • BSc (hons) in Therapeutic Radiography
  • HCPC registration in Therapeutic Radiography
  • Evidence of Post graduate education
  • Recent clinical updates


Desirable

  • MSc module in Radiotherapy Breast Planning
  • Education to MSc level or equivalent knowledge in an area related to role


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working in a Radiotherapy department on the treatment units and pre-treatment at B6 level or above level
  • Experience of CT imaging and Virtual Simulation for radiotherapy
  • Team management experience
  • Participation in radiotherapy project or development work


Desirable

  • Experience of Varian/Aria equipment
  • Experience of using treatment planning systems.
  • Participation in research.
  • Participation in the implementation of a change in practice/new equipment.


Knowledge and skills

Essential

  • Knowledge and experience of advanced and complex treatment techniques
  • Core knowledge of the principles of radiotherapy treatment planning and radiation dosimetry as applied to radiotherapy treatments.
  • Excellent anatomical knowledge
  • Knowledge of legislation e.g. IR(ME)R 2000 and responsibilities relating to own professional practice
  • Understanding of CPD requirements of profession
  • A general understanding of computerised treatment planning systems.
  • Good CT image interpretation skills including a detailed understanding of CT and CBCT image acquisition and how to improve image quality
  • Good technical skills and manual dexterity
  • Leadership skills
  • Organisational and decision making skills
  • Good analytical, problem solving and numerical skills
  • Satisfactory attendance record
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work well within a team environment providing supervision of junior radiographers, students and other health care workers
  • Self-motivated, has the ability to work as a member of a team, and /or autonomously
  • Effective personnel management skills, including time management


Desirable

  • Awareness of current trends in radiotherapy
  • Participation in the implementation of new equipment or technology into clinical use
  • Attendance of relevant lectures/workshops/study days
  • Leadership Course attendance


Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust

Address

St Bartholomew's Hospital

London

EC1A 7BE

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

259-6411246SBH

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