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Consultant Therapeutic Radiographer - Prostate

Employer
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
Location
Norwich
Salary
£50,952 to £68,525 per annum
Closing date
28 Jul 2024

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Profession
Radiographer
Grade
Band 8A
Hours
Full Time
12 months fixed term contract/ secondment opportunity

We are a networked, paperless, Varian department. We have a managed service contract securing a fleet of five Varian TrueBeam linear accelerators, two CT simulators, a Varian Bravos brachytherapy unit and an Xstrahl superficial unit. Our dosimetry planning is radiographer-led, as is our on-treatment review and late effects service. We also have an extensive SABR service.

The department is committed to the staff development and is growing a team of advanced and consultant practitioners.
  • New role with scope to shape
  • Rare role - very few similar roles in England
  • Development opportunity for candidates without the skills or experience required for the B8b role (will be at B8a)

Full time: 37.5 hours per week

Interview date: 7th August 2024

If you are considering applying for this post on a secondment basis, please discuss with your Line Manager prior to applying to ascertain whether this could be supported.

Main duties of the job

We have a rare and exciting opportunity to join the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital radiotherapy team as a Consultant Therapeutic Radiographer, dedicated to the prostate cancer pathway. The successful candidate will join our growing Consultant Therapeutic Radiographer team we have established roles supporting breast patients and patients having brachytherapy.

This is a new role which the successful candidate will have the opportunity to shape, working in partnership with the Clinical Oncologists and Head of Radiotherapy.

For those that do not currently have all the skills or experience required for this Consultant Therapeutic Radiographer post, there is a potential development opportunity as a Trainee Consultant Therapeutic Radiographer.

We are looking for a forward-thinking team player, who wants to play a role in keeping our service at the forefront of modern radiotherapy. To fit in with the team, applicants should be enthusiastic and highly motivated with excellent communication skills.

About us

Join us at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and be part of a workforce of over 10,000 staff!

The NNUH is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, providing first-class acute care for around one million people, living in Norfolk and surrounding areas. We are a teaching and research hospital, at the forefront of innovation, home to state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Quadram Institute. We are pleased to work closely with the University of East Anglia, providing teaching opportunities for our staff and placement opportunities for their students. We attract some of the best and leading professionals from across the country and are proud that our workforce represents 94 countries from across the world.

We are a friendly, collaborative hospital, working with local services and home to N& N Hospitals Charity

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits/discounts and in addition:
  • Flexible working hours
  • Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy Service
  • Multi Faith prayer room
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlement
  • Wagestream - access up to 40% of your pay as you earn it
  • Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH site
  • Free 24-hours confidential counselling support
  • On-site Nursery
  • On-site cafes offering staff discounts
  • Support in career development
  • Flexible staff bank
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars, Cycle to Work scheme and home electronics


Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Practise creatively, advancing professional practice and challenging barriers that limit service and professional development
  • Integrate effectively the diverse roles of the consultant clinical practice, professional leadership, education and research
  • Demonstrate accountability, recognising and responding appropriately to strengths and limitations in own knowledge, skills and attributes and to those of others
  • Maintain and enhance expertise through engagement with continuing professional development
  • Synthesise evidence for effective professional practice, demonstrating advanced critical assessment skills
  • Initiate and lead audit, peer review and research, disseminating outcomes through presentation and publication
  • Influence the development of services and contribution to strategy and policy
  • Lead and promote the education and training of staff, students and other groups, contributing to relevant academic programmes
  • Use and give professional supervision or coaching
  • Exercise high levels of professional judgement and decision making in complex situations
  • Exercise professional and motivational leadership and consultancy within and across professional and organisational boundaries
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and inspirational personal characteristics
  • Take a critical role in the evaluation of new technologies, identifying their potential and developing strategies for their implementation
  • Deliver a whole-system, patient-centred approach, rooted in multi-disciplinary team working
  • Supply, administer and prescribe medicines within the legal framework if appropriate for their clinical activity.

Please see the attached job description for full details - this document contains both Band 8b and Band 8a job descriptions.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • BSc (Hons) Degree in Oncology and Radiotherapy Technology or equivalent
  • MSc in appropriate speciality OR working towards
  • HCPC Registered Therapeutic Radiographer


Experience

Essential

  • Significant experience and evidence as a Clinical Advanced Practitioner/Specialist Practitioner


Skills

Essential

  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong clinical leadership


Attitude, aptitude

Essential

  • Effective role model, demonstrating NNUH's PRIDE values of People focussed, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence
  • Demonstrates understanding and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion


Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

Address

Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital

Colney Lane

Norwich

NR4 7UY

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234-24-M0646

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