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Team Leader Therapeutic Radiographer

Employer
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Headington , Oxford
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 a year 5% short term RRP non-pensionable
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Profession
Radiographer
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic, compassionate, & highly motivated Band 7 Team Leader Therapeutic Radiographer - OXFORD CANCER CENTRE.

Our equipment refresh programme is almost complete with two Varian Halcyon linacs , 3 Truebeams with RGSC & 6DoF couches, one with Hyperarc & a Siemens GoSim already installed the rest of the equipment being installed over the coming months to include 1 more GoSim CT scanners & new brachytherapy equipment. Our Satellite Unit in Swindon houses 2 Truebeam linacs with 6DoF couches and a GoSim CT scanner and our new satellite in Milton Keynes, due to open late 2024, will house 1 Truebeam & a GoSim CT scanner

Patients are at the heart of what we do, and we are looking for Therapeutic Radiographers who can deliver excellent care with compassion and respect.

As a department we are proud of our strong culture of learning, education and support and offer a comprehensive induction programme. Our Practice Educator team can assist with professional development opportunities, and we strongly encourage all Radiographers to get involved in project, audit and research work. There is access to CPD funding for both academic modules and conferences. If you are looking for a new career opportunity and would like to join a friendly, motivated team working in a busy Radiotherapy centre, then please do get in touch!

Main duties of the job

To be primarily responsible for leading and co-ordinating the day-to-day clinical operations of the linac in accordance with the policies of the department and trust.

Manage a caseload of patients, ensuring patients have accurate and consistent planning and treatment

Liaising with the multidisciplinary team.

Support and train members of the team to maintain and develop professional and personal skills and standards

Assist the Pre-Treatment and Treatment Lead Radiographers and Radiotherapy Satellite Operational Manager in the implementation of change within the radiotherapy service.

Provide expert advice on treatment procedures and treatment related side effects and their management to patients and their carers.

To liaise with other disciplines to ensure total coverage in all aspects of patient care.

About us

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research. Find out more here www.ouh.nhs.uk

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call thisDelivering Compassionate Excellenceand its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via theOUH YouTube channel.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

To arrange an informal visit or chat please contact: Louise Drummond, Radiotherapy Operational Manager. Email: louise.drummond@ouh.nhs.uk

Person Specification

Education/Qualifications

Essential

  • oHCPC registration
  • oBSc Radiotherapy


Desirable

  • oEducated to Master (radiotherapy) level or equivalent knowledge in area related to role


Experience

Essential

  • Participation in radiotherapy development work
  • Previous NHS experience in Radiotherapy
  • Relevant Band 6 Therapeutic Radiographer experience
  • Team management experience


Desirable

  • Participation in the implementation of a change in practice/new equipment
  • Experience using Varian/Aria equipment
  • Experience of using Eclipse & Somavision planning systems
  • Participation in research


Skills, Knowledge and Abilitie

Essential

  • oLeadership skills
  • oOrganisational and decision making skills
  • oGood interpersonal and communication skills
  • . oAbility to work well within a team environment
  • oKnowledge and experience of advanced and complex treatment techniques
  • oParticipation in the implementation of new equipment or technology.
  • oCore knowledge of the principles of radiotherapy treatment planning and radiation dosimetry as applied to radiotherapy treatments.


Desirable

  • oGood image interpretation skills
  • oAwareness of current trends in radiotherapy
  • oLeadership Course attendance


Employer details

Employer name

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Oxford Cancer Centre, Churchill Hospital

Old Road

Headington , Oxford

OX3 7LE

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