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Radiotherapy Practitioner

Band 5

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Band 5
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (37.5 hours per week)
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Royal Stoke University Hospital
Stoke on Trent
£24,907 - £30,615 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

Therapy Radiographer Practitioner Band 5
Full time, 37.5 hours per week

We are looking for a committed Radiographer to join our friendly, enthusiastic and patient focused Radiotherapy Team in our new Cancer Centre. The purpose built Cancer Centre, opened in July 2009.

The department is currently undergoing a major equipment replacement program, we have already replaced two  linacs with Varian TrueBeam linacs with 6DoF couches and the third linac is being replaced with the Varian Ethos machine. We are already planning to undertake daily true adaptation when it goes clinical in July this year. Our fourth linac will be replaced later this financial year leaving us with 4 new state of art linacs. We additionally have a Gulmay Orthovoltage / Superficial Unit, the first Siemens Go CT Scanner in the country and our own Brachytherapy theatre suite, all networked with the Eclipse planning system and Aria. Radiographers have the opportunity to rotate throughout the department.


Main duties of the job

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 Personal Development Program (PDP) system.

Work is currently being undertaken to deliver the major equipment replacement program and develop additional capacity on the City General site. The department is currently working a shift pattern and the candidate is expected to be a part of this and to undertake a fair share of occasional Saturday working. We routinely work a 'normal' service on Public Holidays except over Christmas and the New Year.  An on call service is operated at weekends and when competent this will also form part of the role, as will participation in any other rota's that the service runs..  


Working for our organisation

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. We serve around three million people and we’re highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. The Trust has around 1,450 inpatient beds across two sites in Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. Our 11,000 strong workforce provide emergency treatment, planned operations and medical care from Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital in Stafford.


We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales. We have put together a wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Our goal is to be a world-class centre of achievement, where patients receive the highest standards of care and the best people come to learn, work and research.


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The department delivers IMRT, IGRT, IGBT, 4DCT,SABR,  Rapid Arc and Deep Inspiration Breath Hold techniques. We are planning our adaptive service when the new Ethos machine is commissioned in July. We have a radiographer led Brachytherapy service for gynaecological cancers and deliver a Hydrogel spacer service for prostate patients.  We have access to PET/CT and MRI for treatment planning.

Person specification

Essential Qualification

Essential criteria
  • DCR(T) or BSc Hons in Radiotherapy. HCPC Registration or applying for registration

Skills and Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • Able to demonstrate knowledge of new trends in Radiotherapy Practice
Desirable criteria
  • Knowledge of current legislation


Essential criteria
  • Recent experience in treating adults with cancer with advanced techniques
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of working on Varian Linacs using Aria and OBI


Essential criteria
  • Team worker
  • Self motivated
Desirable criteria
  • Enthusiastic

Other Requirements

Essential criteria
  • Able to work shifts
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of extracurricular activities in a caring setting
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.

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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 please contact Carolyn O’Donovan (Radiotherapy Service Manager) on 01782 672630 or Frances Hall (Deputy Service Manager) on 01782 672630. Candidates are welcome and encouraged to visit, in order to familiarise themselves with our department and techniques