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Therapeutic Radiographer

Employer
University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust
Location
Southampton
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 Per Annum (PA) Pro Rata
Closing date
4 Oct 2024

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Profession
Radiographer
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to offer a fantastic opportunity to work with us.Please see below for detailed job description of the role.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a friendly, dynamic and forward-thinking radiographer to join our radiotherapy team. You will have excellent communication and teamworking skills and be ready to help run a busy unit in a friendly, modern radiotherapy department.The role involves the treatment of the radiotherapy patients on one of our new linear accelerators at our main site at the General. There is also the expectation to rotate through our satellite centre in Basingstoke but travel time and costs will be reimbursed. Other areas of rotational work include pre-treatment, DXR and in our new Brachytherapy suite.A wealth of additional opportunities are available in the following areas TBI and SABR providing safe, state-of-the-art patient centred care for our patients. We are also a regional sarcoma centre, a tertiary referral centre for Neuro-oncology (delivering SRS/T) and our main site is also the only centre in the country delivering Intra operative Radiotherapy (IOERT) for Pancreatic and GI tumours.We are the first centre in the UK to have Exactrac Dynamic in clinical use on 3 of our 7 Linacs providing sub-millimetre correction through stereoscopic imaging with 6 degrees of freedom correction. Our other linacs and our 3 CTs (1 with 4DCT acquisition) have Align RT allowing thermal and surface guided set up and tracking.If you have any further questions or wish to arrange a visit to our department, we would love to hear from you. Simply email RadiotherapyOps@uhs.nhs.uk

About us

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to.

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Job description

Job responsibilities

At University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, we have a large and very friendly team of over 80 radiographers and Advanced Practitioners delivering high quality radiotherapy treatment to over 3500 cancer patients each year.

The normal department working hours include 7.5 hour shifts between the hours of 0700-2000 (Monday-Friday). We also provide on call services for MSCC patients during the weekend.

Our department has a commitment to continuing professional development and evidence-based practice through the provision of regular in-house training courses, access to external courses as well as regular supervision sessions, peer-support meetings and staff appraisal.

WHAT YOULL DO To deliver radiotherapy treatment using available equipment, under the supervision of Band 6 Radiographers To calculate and record radiotherapy treatments accurately and maintain written records To be responsible for the well-being and care of patients during their radiotherapy To maintain all treatment records to department standards

WHAT WERE LOOKING FOR

Enthusiastic individuals with a Degree in Therapeutic Radiography or Diploma of College of Radiographers Candidate should have a State Registration with the HCPC Excellent written and verbal English language skills Experience of a wide variety of Radiotherapy techniques & equipment Ability to communicate with wide range of people Ability to work as a team member Ability to work under own initiative Be able to take instruction / directions and work within the confines of the role

Person Specification

Trust Values

Essential

  • Patient First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together


Qualifications / training required

Essential

  • Degree in Therapeutic Radiography or Diploma of College of Radiographers State Registration with the HCPC, further study/training courses
  • State Registration


Desirable

  • Further study/training courses


Previous or relevant experience necessary

Essential

  • Evidence of team working. Experience of a wide variety of Radiotherapy techniques & equipment


Aptitudes and skills required

Essential

  • Excellent written and verbal English language skills
  • Ability to communicate with wide range of people.
  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Ability to work under own initiative
  • Be able to take instruction / directions and work within the confines of the role
  • Good team member, shows initiative, mature, caring and reliable
  • Good role model
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to undertake further training
  • Patience, dependability and motivation shown
  • Be able to take instruction / directions
  • Ability to cope with fluctuating demands and pressures of the role
  • Ability to deal with a range of difficult situations


Desirable

  • Good range of life experiences and understanding or research and audits
  • Willingness and interest in teaching/training colleagues/students
  • Empathy, patience, and dependability
  • Enthusiastic with lots of energy, Highly motivated
  • Good organisational skills


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust

Address

University Hospital Southampton

Tremona Road

Southampton

SO14 2AA

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