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Specialist Therapeutic Treatment Radiographer

Employer
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Location
Maidstone
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
15 Jul 2024

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Profession
Radiographer
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Duties will include
  • To lead a specialist team of radiographers to maximise resources and maintain a high quality service for patients.
  • Advising a range of staff groups on radiotherapy techniques and oncological clinical radiotherapy issues.
  • Be recognised as a clinical expert in their field of practice.
  • Be recognised as a clinical expert in radiotherapy treatment, developing clinical practice, giving expert advice and disseminating knowledge to the radiotherapy team, Oncology Centre, Trust and Nationally. To lead a team of radiotherapists on the treatment units ensuring all treatments are performed according to trust and department policy within the quality environment. Ensure that the equipment and associated support systems are run efficiently.

All posts are linked to a competency package which enables radiotherapists to progress through a career pathway.

Main duties of the job

  • To plan and organise daily work and some complex activities or programmes for an area of practice, some of which may be ongoing.
  • Adapt practice according to planning and organisational management for better service delivery.
  • Ensure policy implementation within the geographical and professional workplace.
  • To facilitate attendance at the Disease orientated group meetings
  • To inform the Clinical specialist or Services manager of any problems that may affect the smooth running of the Department
  • Ensure working practices facilitate an efficient safe working environment
  • Implement a service maximising resources within the wider centre objectives
  • To provide receive and negotiate complex, sensitive and or contentious information where persuasive, motivational, negotiating, training, empathic or reassurance skills are required.
  • Where appropriate to ensure the effective communication between different staff members and patients within the working area.
  • Where appropriate to co-ordinate communication between various levels of staff within the workplace as well as interdepartmental communication.
  • To provide receive and negotiate complex, sensitive and or contentious information where persuasive, motivational, negotiating, training, empathic or reassurance skills are required.


About us

MTW is a large acute hospital trust in the south-east of England.

We provide a full range of general hospital services and some aspects of specialist and complex care to around 600,000 people living in west Kent and East Sussex. We have a team of over 8,000 full and part-time staff. We also provide specialist cancer services to around 2 million people across Kent and East Sussex via the Kent Oncology Centre.

Would you like to work flexibly? In the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Once your pre-employment checks have been completed you will be contacted by Recruitment to arrange your start date which will be in line with one of our Corporate Inductions.

Following your Corporate Induction you will be expected to attend the Trusts 2-week Induction Programme for RNs, NAs, RMs, ODPs and Paramedics. The programme is full-time (please email mtw-tr.professionalstandards@nhs.net if this is problematic) and will involve travel to both Trust sites. The programme includes supernumerary shifts in the clinical area, classroom-based sessions and e-learning.

Please note that appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Check at Enhanced Level. (Enhanced level now includes regulated checks against vulnerable adults and children).

At MTW, we seek to develop a culture where everyone can reach their full potential with opportunities to grow and develop their career. We recognise and value the unique contributions that each of our staff bring, delivering the best quality care and service to our patients. We are committed to being a diverse employer and strive to reflect everyone in our local communities. We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences and celebrate the diversity of thought, viewpoints and ideas that will make our Trust the best place to work.

We support our staff with disabilities to ensure they have the adjustments they need to be the best they can be in the workplace. Collaborating with Access to Work means that our staff are assessed by experts in the workplace and we ensure that their recommendations are implemented as quickly as possible. You can find out more here: Access to Work: get support if you have a disability or health condition: What Access to Work is - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • BSc Radiotherapy or equivalent
  • Registerable with HCPC.
  • Operator, and referrer under IRMER
  • Evidence of working at Masters Level


Desirable

  • Undertaken accredited academic development


Experience/Knowledge

Essential

  • To have worked in a clinical environment.
  • Have worked within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience as clinical radiotherapist
  • Previous supervisory experience
  • Experience on computerised treatment associated equipment
  • Experience within both pre-treatment and treatment areas


Desirable

  • Evidence of image assessment


Skills

Essential

  • Good communication skills verbal and written
  • Working knowledge of the pre-treatment process
  • Ability to undertake roles within 'the extended role ' of the radiographer
  • Able to operate as an autonomous practitioner
  • Proven evidence of ability to undertake proactive image assessment and evaluation.


Desirable

  • Evidence of leading service development


Employer details

Employer name

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

Address

Maidstone Hospital

Hermitage Lane

Maidstone

ME16 9QQ

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