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Radiographer

Employer
The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Sutton
Salary
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum
Closing date
19 Jul 2024

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Profession
Radiographer
Grade
Band 7
Hours
Full Time
Band 7 Treatment Therapeutic Radiographer Sutton siteFull-Time/ 12 month fixed term

Would you like the opportunity to work in the largest cancer centre in Europe with an international reputation for high quality patient care, research and education?

Exciting opportunities are available for experienced, caring, and highly motivated Therapeutic Radiographers to work as Band 7 Team Leaders in Radiotherapy at the Royal Marsden Hospital in Sutton. We are looking for a practitioners with an excellent technical background, an awareness of advanced imaging techniques, and the ability to manage a complex treatment unit. The ideal candidates will enjoy working as part of a team, whilst providing strong leadership, and will have proven exemplary communication and patient care skills. In addition, these roles require someone with the confidence to lead the delivery of advanced radiotherapy techniques such as SABR, IMRT, VMAT and breath-hold (VIBH & ABC) as well as experience of IGRT using both EPI and CBCT in a quality driven environment. In addition to 6 Elekta linear accelerators, the Sutton dept has an Elekta MR linear accelerator, Cyberknife unit and Gulmay superficial unit and soon to be installed 2 Radixact units.. The department has a Siemens Confidence CT scanner and utilises multi- modality imaging for planning. The ideal candidates will be dynamic and motivated, whilst maintaining empathy and compassion towards patient needs.

Main duties of the job

1.1. When they are working as a Senior I clinical practitioner they will be responsible for the radiotherapy processes at and the operational management of a specialist highly complex radiotherapy work base, which may be a treatment unit, a CT scanner, a treatment preparation area or a project team such as for the digital transformation implementation.

1.2. They will supervise their immediate radiographic team to also include students, aides, and visitors on a rotational basis, ensuring that the practise of all results in the output and the radiotherapy processes at their work base being performed accurately and effectively.

1.3. 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 superintendent 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.

2.1 As clinical lead at the work base to be responsible for evidence based decision making within prescribed limits. Be competent to analyse and approve images following designated training and adhering to protocols.

2.2 Responsible for the accurate preparation, planning and delivery of treatment by self and by all members of the immediate team.

2.3 Set high standards of technical expertise, acting as role model to junior staff members. To be responsible for maintaining professional standards of self and other team members.

2.4 Responsible for the training of team members in the operation of all equipment safely and efficiently as per manufacturers instructions, including local guidelines, under the guidance of superintendent radiographers.

2.5 Meet the regulatory responsibilities defined for an operator as delegated by the Trust under the IR(ME)R regulations. With appropriate experience may also be defined as a practitioner for concomitant exposures.

2.6 Make evidence based decisions within the prescribed scope of practice. Analysis and approval of planning and treatment verification images, following designated training and adhering to work instructions and protocols.

2.7 Be responsible for accurate record keeping and that information required for statistics are provided as required by self and team members.

2.8 Responsible for day to day and weekly quality assurance of equipment at the work base in accordance with ISO 9001 documentation, including fault reporting.

2.9 Participate in the ongoing audit and development of the department ISO 9001 quality assurance programme.

Person Specification

Education/Qualifications

Essential

  • HCPC registration as a therapeutic radiographer (requires BSc (Hons) in Radiotherapy or equivalent accredited programme)


Desirable

  • Postgraduate attainment in therapeutic radiography related subject/leadership/management
  • Postgraduate qualification/training in assessing/supervising/teaching


Experience

Essential

  • Significant experience of sophisticated RT environment as a Senior II treating advanced techniques, particularly IGRT
  • Participated in a quality management programme
  • Previous experience of participating in clinical education of preregistration students


Desirable

  • Have participated in research/audit/service evaluation
  • Have experience in paper light/paper free radiotherapy processes
  • Have experience of using Aria/Mosaiq


Skills/Ability/Knowledge

Essential

  • Demonstrate understanding of the advanced principles for sophisticated radiotherapy treatment planning and delivery
  • Computer literate with associated keyboard skills
  • Have demonstrable problem solving and decision-making ability
  • Display strong organisational and time management skills, and ability to prioritise tasks
  • Be able to act effectively as lead radiographer at a clinical work base with ability to motivate team members to achieve their full potential in a challenging environment
  • Be a credible practitioner so as to be able to perform as lead in a given area/situation.
  • Have assured demeanour with appropriate confidence in own abilities, be able to seek managerial support as necessary
  • Commitment to own personal and professional development, as well as to the training and development of others.


Employer details

Employer name

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

Address

The Royal Marsden Sutton

Downs Road

Sutton

SM2 5PT

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282-SB1246029

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