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Band 6 Therapeutic Radiographer

Employer
Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust
Location
Truro
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Profession
Radiographer
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This is a fantastic career development opportunity for radiographers to join an innovative and friendly department. We strive for excellence in all aspects of patient care and promote and support health and wellbeing in all our staff.

The Radiotherapy Service in Truro is looking for Therapeutic Radiographers with a professional manner and high personal standards and drive. The department has a wide bore CT scanner with contrast and 4DCT, two beam matched TrueBeam linear accelerators with cone beam CT, SGRT, 6DoF couches, 4D CBCT & electron facilities, and a Superficial Treatment Unit.

In addition to this, the service runs Radiographer-led clinics involving prostate support, on-treatment review, late effects , and follow up clinics. We are looking for someone to work within the pre-treatment and treatment teams during this exciting time of continued service development across all areas.

Applicants must have a high level of technical competence, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, be self-motivated and hardworking with a positive can-do attitude. The ability to remain calm under pressure and to integrate well with the existing teams are essential attributes of any applicants.

Hours of work may be flexible and will reflect the needs of the Service. Radiotherapy treatment is routinely delivered with shifts between 7.30am and 6.00pm, Monday to Friday, some shift working may be required on Service days until 8pm.

Main duties of the job

As part of the team, you will be responsible for the accurate delivery of radiotherapy and the management and supervision of patients through the review, pre-treatment and treatment processes.

Responsible for maintaining the highest professional standards in the care and treatment of patients undergoing radiotherapy in line with nationally and locally agreed standards.

Responsible for the accurate pre and post processing of treatments / checking and interpretation of treatment plans and prescriptions.

Responsible for calculation of v-sim treatments and checking correct data entry on the treatment computer.

Responsible for the safe use of highly complex and expensive equipment

Responsible for ensuring that junior members of staff and students are trained appropriately and follow departmental procedures.

About us

The Radiotherapy Service is excellently located close to the City of Truro, beautiful beaches, coast line and countryside, where all our staff enjoy a high quality of life. Come and join our innovative team working with state of the art radiotherapy equipment.

We are a friendly team passionate about delivering world class radiotherapy.

We are currently undergoing a linac replacement programme for two new TrueBeam Linear Accelerators. The first one being installed in April 2025. We commissioned SGRT last year and are working towards going tattooless for all patients.

We have an active Clinical Trials department and participate in many trials.

We are currently expanding the service to include radiographer specialist roles to support patients along their treatment pathway.

As a department we actively support our staff undertaking MSc modules, and courses. We encourage our staff of all bands to be involved in departmental projects developing their skill set and knowledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

PLEASE NOTE: To view the full Job Description and Person Specification, please click the supporting document on the right-hand side

To be an employee of the NHS you need to successfully complete the following:
  • Identity Checks
  • Professional registration and qualification checks
  • Employment history and reference checks
  • Work health assessments
  • Criminal record check standards
  • Right to work checks

For further information please visit:

https://www.nhsemployers.org/topics-networks/employment-standards-and-regulation

Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways. Please talk to us at interview about any flexible working arrangements you would prefer or require. While we may not be able to fully accommodate all requests, such requests will not be referenced during the interview scoring process, and we will fully consider and try to accommodate them for successful applicants.

We reserve the right to close this advert early, or when the allocated number of applications has been reached. Please submit your application at the earliest opportunity.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • HCPC Registration
  • BSc in Radiotherapy or DCR(T)- Diploma of the College of Radiographers or eqivalent


Desirable

  • Further education or short courses


Experience

Essential

  • 18 months post graduate experience


Desirable

  • Experience of working on TrueBeam Linear Accelerators
  • High level of technical competence
  • Experience using SGRT
  • Have worked in an NHS environment
  • Evidence of project work


Skills

Essential

  • Fully completed application form with attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills, listening, verbal and non-verbal.
  • Ability to teach, train and motivate others.


Desirable

  • Academically committed.


Employer details

Employer name

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust

Address

Royal Cornwall Hospital

Sunrise Centre

Truro

TR1 3LJ

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

156-6427552

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