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Radiographer

Employer
The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Sutton
Salary
£32,720 to £39,769 per annum
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Profession
Radiographer
Grade
Band 5
Hours
Full Time
The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust has an international reputation for high quality patient care, education and research. The partnership with the Institute of Cancer Research has created the largest comprehensive cancer centre in Europe. In addition to 7 Elekta linear accelerators, the Sutton dept has an Elekta MR linear accelerator, Cyberknife unit and Gulmay superficial unit. The department has a Siemens Confidence CT scanner and utilises multi- modality imaging for planning.

This is a fantastic opportunity for band 5 radiographers who want to further consolidate their knowledge and gain extensive treatment experience. The ideal candidates will enjoy working as a part of a dynamic team delivering technically advanced treatments and excellent patient care. We have posts available at the Sutton site in Surrey.

These roles will provide the opportunity to work at the cutting edge of radiotherapy development, in a pioneering and technically advanced department, working with compassionate and dedicated radiographers who are committed to delivering high quality patient care in everything they do. The successful candidates will be given the training and support to be confident delivering advanced radiotherapy techniques such as IMRT, VMAT, VIBH and IGRT.

Main duties of the job

  • The post-holder will be responsible for carrying out Radiotherapy processes at a specialist highly complex radiotherapy work base, which may be a treatment unit, a brachytherapy unit, a CT scanner, a VS area or a treatment preparation area as prescribed, carefully and accurately and will participate as appropriate with clinical research projects in the department.
  • The post-holder will liaise with medical, physics, nursing, clerical and support staff within the department and throughout the institution. The key working relationships will be with the Senior I radiographers.


About us

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust is a world-leading cancer centre. Our role is to offer our patients the best cancer care available anywhere in the world, and to continue to make a global contribution to finding better ways of diagnosing and treating cancer. We employ over 4,500 staff in a diverse range of careers including nursing, medical, science, radiography, pharmacy, occupational therapy, finance and administrative services. We have two hospitals - one in Chelsea, London, and one in Sutton, Surrey - as well as a Medical Daycare Unit in Kingston Hospital.

At The Royal Marsden, we deal with cancer every day, so we understand how valuable life is. When people entrust their lives to us, they have the right to demand the very best. That's why the pursuit of excellence lies at the heart of everything we do.

At the heart of the hospital is our dedicated team. We offer a stimulating and dynamic working environment, a wide range of staff benefits, learning and development opportunities and clear career pathways. There are opportunities to work flexibly across a range of areas and specialities and we welcome flexible working requests from point of hire to support employees work life balance. We are looking for employees who aspire to excellence, share our values and can play a crucial role in our on-going achievements

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on this role, please see the attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification.
  • Responsible for the accurate preparation, planning and delivery of treatment by self
  • Participate as part of the team in the organisation of the radiotherapy work base.
  • Be able to operate all equipment safely and efficiently as per manufacturers instructions, including local guidelines.
  • Meet the regulatory responsibilities defined for an operator as delegated by the Trust under the IR(ME)R regulations.
  • Analyse and approve planning images and verification images following designated training and adhere to guidelines.
  • Be responsible for accurate record keeping and that information required for statistics is provided as required by self.
  • Participate in day to day and weekly quality control of equipment at the work base in accordance with ISO 9001 documentation.
  • Comply with department ISO 9001 quality assurance programme.
  • Participate in ongoing clinical audit procedures as required.
  • Responsible for assessing daily each patients fitness for radiotherapy procedure.


Person Specification

Attainments

Essential

  • HCPC registration as a therapeutic radiographer (requires BSc (Hons) in Radiotherapy or equivalent accredited programme
  • Experience (including as a student) of sophisticated RT equipment treating advanced techniques in a complex department, including understanding of IGRV, IMRT and imaging technologies


Special aptitudes and disposition

Essential

  • Be an effective communicator across the multi-disciplinary team using both written and spoken English including being able to manage sensitive information and to deal with anxious and demanding individuals using diplomacy and persuasion.
  • Computer literacy
  • Commitment to personal and professional development


Desirable

  • Display strong organisational and time management skills, and ability to prioritise tasks
  • Have participated in research/audit/service evaluation.


Employer details

Employer name

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

Address

The Royal Marsden Sutton

Downs Road

Sutton

SM2 5PT

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