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Therapeutic Radiographer

Employer
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Preston
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Profession
Radiographer
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are looking for a students due to qualify in the next 6 months and registered Therapeutic Radiographers.

We are looking to recruit a committed, patient focused Therapeutic Radiographer to join our friendly team here at the Rosemere Cancer Centre. Our department at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS FT is a busy centre providing ISO9001:2015 certificated external beam radiotherapy services for Lancashire and South Cumbria. We are part of a Radiotherapy Operational Delivery Network collaborating with the Christie NHS FT and The Clatterbridge Centre NHS FT to provide high quality radiotherapy across the North West of England

Main duties of the job

You will rotate through pre-treatment and treatment delivery allowing you to practice in all aspects of external beam radiotherapy localisation, planning, data prep, treatment delivery and imaging. New graduates are supported by a well-established Preceptorship programme and lifelong learning is central to both Departmental and Trust values. The Radiotherapy department has successfully integrated role extension into its culture and has implemented Advanced Clinical Practitioner and Consultant Practitioner roles in Therapeutic Radiography. Additional to this there is a strong research ethic with opportunities for active involvement with research at all levels.

You will work flexibly to deliver an excellent service in all Radiotherapy work areas, ensuring efficient throughput of workload and delivery of high standards of technical and patient care whist acting as a role model and patient advocate.

About us

We are part of a Radiotherapy Operational Delivery Network collaborating with the Christie NHS FT and The Clatterbridge Centre NHS FT to provide high quality radiotherapy across the North West of England.

We have seven matched Elekta linear accelerators all with cone beam imaging capability, two Phillips BORE CT scanners and an Xstrahl Superficial Unit networked by a MOSAIQ patient management system. We employ a wide range of techniques including IGRT, IMRT and VMAT. Radiographer-led daily IGRT is routine for complex and innovative radiotherapy delivery procedures. We are a commissioned provider of Intracranial SRS/T and SABR. Surface guided Radiotherapy has been rolled out across the whole department in the last year and we have installed the first Elekta Harmony Linac in the UK.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Responsible for the safe, accurate and efficient planning and administration of external beam radiotherapy, ensuring a high standard of patient care, information and support while respecting the privacy and dignity of all patients under their care. To provide clinical supervision and advice for other staff and students to support them in reaching their fullpotential.

To support the productive operation of the radiotherapy department by undertaking a range of activities which contribute to the maintenance of a safe and clean environment. To act at all times in a manner that upholds the Trusts values, the Health and Care Professions Council Standards of Proficiency for Radiographers and the Society & College of Radiographers Code of Professional Conduct, working as part of a team to ensure that patients and relatives receive excellent care with compassion

Person Specification

Knowledge and Experience

Essential

  • Evidence of clinical practice in Therapeutic Radiography either post-graduate or through clinical placement during Radiotherapy training programme
  • Sound knowledge of Radiotherapy pre-treatment, treatment planning and treatment delivery equipment and systems.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


Desirable

  • Awareness of current issues affecting the NHS
  • Experience with Elekta linear accelerators and MOSAIQ patient management system


Qualifications and Education

Essential

  • BSc in Therapeutic Radiography
  • HCPC registration as a Therapeutic Radiographer
  • Commitment to own continuing professional development


Desirable

  • Willingness to undertake M level post graduate work based learning and/or academic study


Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Royal Preston Hospital

Preston

PR2 9HT

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