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Radiotherapy Senior Practitioner

Band 6

Main area
Band 6
Fixed term: 1 year
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (37.5 hours/week)
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Royal Stoke University Hospital
Stoke on Trent
£31,365 - £37,890 PA
Salary period
24/06/2021 23:59

If there is a high volume of applications the advert may be closed early. Please apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. (This does not apply to any medical staffing posts)

Important Information: University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust does not pay travel expenses for candidates attending interviews.


Job overview

We are looking for a committed Therapy Radiographer to join our friendly, enthusiastic and patient focused Radiotherapy Team in our new Cancer Centre. The new purpose built Cancer Centre, opened in July 2009, houses state of the art equipment, providing scope for technological and personal advancement.

The department is committed to the training and development of its staff and you will be given opportunities to extend your skills. The department expects staff to Continuously Professionally Develop, supporting this through the PDP appraisal system.

The department has a full range of equipment including 4 Varian Linear Accelerators  including 1 Ethos Linac all with OBI, Gulmay Orthovoltage / Superficial Unit, Siemens CT Scanner, and Brachytherapy suite, networked with the Eclipse planning system. Mould room services are radiographer led.

This is a fixed term opportunity due to some additional funding being provided for 1 year to help achieve some service development.


Main duties of the job

• To work as a member of the Therapeutic Radiography team rotating through all sections of the department, under the supervision of the section leader
• To deliver a high quality, accurate radiotherapy service, which is responsive to the social and healthcare needs of the individual patient
• To deputise for advanced practitioners as required
• To supervise junior staff and students

Where applications are received via E-Recruitment all correspondence will be by email, it is therefore essential that you check your emails regularly. If you do not provide an email address or do not have access to the internet, correspondence will be by post.

Working for our organisation

UHNM is one of the largest Trusts in the country, and a teaching hospital in collaboration with nearby Keele University. Extensive transformation and development projects have been completed in recent years making this Trust one of the most exciting and innovative places to work. The main site is situated just 5 minutes from Junction 15 of the M6, providing excellent transport links north, south and east, together with immediate access to the beautiful countryside of Staffordshire, Shropshire and the Peak District.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in all the department rotas and shift working as necessary to deliver a comprehensive quality service to our patients.

The successful candidate will show commitment to a career in Radiotherapy and be able to demonstrate a relevant pro-active grasp of recent technological advances. Experience with Eclipse and Aria is desirable.

Please see attached JD&PS for more information 

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • A Degree or equivelent in Therapeutic Radiography
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of further study or qualifications


Essential criteria
  • Evidence of excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of Varian Linacs and Aria/ Eclipse


Essential criteria
  • Able to demonstrate knowledge of up to date trends in Radiotherapy Practice
Desirable criteria
  • Knowledge of current legislation
Positive about disabled peopleAge positiveArmed Forces Covenant Gold Award

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Carolyn ODonovan
Job title
Radiotherapy Service Manager
Telephone number
01782 672630
Additional information

To find out more or for an informal visit please contact Carolyn O’Donovan (Radiotherapy Service Manager) on 01782 672630 or Frances Hall (Treatment Section Lead / Deputy Manager) on 01782 672630. Candidates are welcome and encouraged to visit, in order to familiarise themselves with our department and techniques