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Radiotherapy Practitioner

Band 5

Main area
Radiotherapy
Grade
Band 5
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (37.5 hours per week)
Job ref
205-3703825
Site
Royal Stoke University Hospital
Town
Stoke on Trent
Salary
£25,655 - £31,534 £25,655 - £31,534 PA pro rata
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
03/02/2022 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)

From 1st April 2022 all NHS workers in England with face to face contact with patients must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Only those with medical exemptions will be excluded from this requirement. Please consider this mandatory requirement when applying for this position.

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

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Job overview

UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS OF NORTH MIDLANDS

RADIOTHERAPY DEPARTMENT

Therapy Radiographer Practitioner Band 5   £25,655 - £31,534 PA pro rata

Full time - 37.5 hours per week

This post is suitable for about to qualify undergraduates or new graduates

We are looking for a committed 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, and is  undergoing a complete major equipment replacement program which finishes in June 2022. we will have replaced 4 Linacs, CT and Superficial Unit  over 3 years providing  state of the art equipment for staff and patients and staff as well as providing scope for technological and personal advancement. 

The department has a full range of equipment including 2 Varian True Beam Linear Accelerators with OBI, FFF, 6DoF couches and Gating, 2 Varian Halcyon Linear Accelerators, a Gulmay Orthovoltage / Superficial Unit, a Siemens Go CT scanner and a Brachytherapy suite fully networked with the Eclipse planning system. All this equipment is networked together through the Aria Electronic Patient Management System. Radiographers have the opportunity to rotate through the treatment and pre-treatment sections to gain experience to underpin their recent educational achievements.

 

Main duties of the job

The department delivers IMRT, IGRT, IGBT, 4DCT, Rapid Arc and Deep Inspiration Breath Hold techniques and gating. It is  delivering SABR for lung patients and will be delivering SABR for additional indications by spring 2022. We have a radiographer led Brachytherapy service for some patients and are in the process of developing a HDR prostate brachytherapy service. We have access to PET/CT and MRI for treatment planning.

Work is currently being undertaken to deliver the major equipment replacement program and develop additional capacity to deliver a timely service for our patients. The department is currently working a shift pattern and the candidate will be expected to be a part of any shifts, on call and other rota's the department works when competent. 

The successful candidate will show commitment to a career in Radiotherapy and be able to demonstrate a pro-active grasp of recent technological advances. Experience with Varian equipment is desirable. The hospital has recently demonstrated its commitment to patients and excellence in staff in the Bafta award winning Channel 5 documentary series called Critical Condition.

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

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. On starting your role with us you will be given a competency and preceptorship portfolio and paired with a mentor to support you to settle into the department.

Stoke-on-Trent is located in the West Midlands, having easy access to major railways, airports and motorways, It is only 1.5 hours by train to London, 35 minutes to Manchester or 50 minutes to Birmingham.  The city benefits from being surrounded by some of the most beautiful and diverse countryside the country has to offer.   Rents are comparatively cheap and new stylish houses or older more traditional housing is available at affordable prices for those wishing to get on the first rungs of the property ladder.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For more information on working for the Trust, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

For more details on the post, please contact Carolyn O'Donovan (see contact details)  

Person specification

Qualifications

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

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of recently treating patients and experience of advanced techniques
Desirable criteria
  • Recent experience with Varian equipment

Skills

Essential criteria
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • Able to demonstrate knowledge of current trends on Radiotherapy
Desirable criteria
  • Able to demonstrate 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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Carolyn O'Donovan
Job title
Radiotherapy Service Manager
Email address
Carolyn.O'Donovan@uhnm.nhs.uk
Telephone number
01782 672630
Additional information

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