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Senior Therapeutic Radiographer

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 01 Freeman Hospital
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Northern Centre for Cancer Care (NCCC) is one of the country's leading cancer treatment facilities located in 2 purpose built centres, one at the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle and one in Carlisle, Cumbria, providing radiotherapy services to the population of the North East and Cumbria.

An opportunity has arisen to appoint a full time Senior Therapeutic Radiographer within Radiotherapy at NCCC.

Applications are invited from well-motivated and enthusiastic, experienced radiographers with pre- treatment imaging or treatment experience. It is expected that the candidate has IGRT experience. The post-holder will support the management of a section within the department ensuring the highest quality of technical practice, patient care and ensure workload targets are achieved. The post-holder will be required to work in imaging and treatment dependent on experience and departmental needs. The post holder will be required to have a flexible approach to working hours to accommodate service demands.

Opportunities for post-graduate study are encouraged and supported.
  • Interview date: 16th July 2024
  • 37 hours 30 minutes /week
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

Main duties of the job

  • Radiotherapy involves the use of ionising radiation in targeting tumours the radiation is delivered to the patient using highly complex treatment machines (valued in excess of �1million).
  • The radiotherapy departments in both Newcastle and Cumbria will benefit from state of the art equipment which includes 8 linear accelerators in Newcastle and 2 linear accelerators in Cumbria
  • The imaging sections of the 2 department will have 3 CT scanners and a dedicated MRI scanner which are used in the pre-treatment process to provide images necessary to plan the patients' treatment and provide oncology diagnostic imaging for the Trust.
  • The department has responsibility to train BSc radiotherapy students in collaboration with Sheffield Hallam University
  • The radiographers work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, along with Consultant Clinical Oncologists, Specialist registrars, physicist, medical technologist & specialist nurses in achieving a high standard of care for the patient.

About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of �1 billion.

We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 2 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

Please see attached information on what Staff Benefits we have to offer at our Trust.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Responsible for the management of a team of radiographers and a clinical workload within a specified clinical area, ensuring the highest quality of technical practice and patient care.
  • Accountable for the direct delivery of radiotherapy within a specified clinical area.
  • To implement and deliver complex radiotherapy procedures including localisation, imaging, dose calculation and treatment delivery.
  • To undertake radiotherapy practice independently and professionally in accordance with all protocols and procedures, and with care and accuracy.
  • To ensure workload targets are achieved with optimal use of resources
  • To participate in and ensure staff & student training/development takes place.
  • Contribute to holistic patient care as part of a multi-disciplinary team, providing specialist advice and information regarding radiotherapy to patients and their carers.

The radiotherapy department benefits from state of the art equipment which includes 2 Novalis Truebeam STX linacs with stereotactic capability, 5 Varian TrueBeam linacs, and 2 Tomotherapy units . TheImaging section comprises a 2 Siemens CT scanners a dedicated MRI scanner. The centre is committed to delivering a high quality service, maintaining the highest specification equipment and contributing to radiotherapy research and development.

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.

Person Specification



  • Up to date & in depth knowledge of modern radiotherapy equipment and systems appropriate to their area of work.
  • Knowledge of quality assurance, health & safety and other relevant legislation in radiotherapy.
  • Knowledge of future developments in radiotherapy/imaging


  • Current or past participation in some type of research or project work.
  • Detailed knowledge of the application of RT techniques



  • Excellent communication skills, listening, verbal and non-verbal. Good organisational, interpersonal, negotiating, decision making and technical skills
  • Management of resources, time, people and equipment. IT skills.
  • Ability to assess and critically evaluate radiotherapy technique and clinical practice
  • Ability to teach, train and motivate others. Problem solver, in depth knowledge of agreed standards of practice.


  • Counselling skills
  • Audit & research skills
  • Academically committed.
  • Able to deputise for Supt. III if nominated.



  • Sufficient experience at band 5 or above immediately prior to this application to demonstrate necessary skills and knowledge.


  • Significant recent experience in a large radiotherapy centre with previous experience at Band 6 or above.
  • Participation in National activities/meetings.



  • Degree or equivalent in Therapy Radiography.
  • State Registered Therapy Radiographer.
  • Evidence of continuing professional & personal development.


  • Relevant postgraduate or other qualification.
  • Commitment to further study.

Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Freeman Hospital

317 01 Freeman Hospital


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