An exciting opportunity has become available for an enthusiastic and friendly HCPC registered Therapeutic Radiographer to join our team to deliver high quality radiotherapy and patient care. The role involves the day to day management of the radiotherapy patient workload and leading a team of radiographers on one of our new linear accelerators at our main site at the General or at our satellite centre in Basingstoke. Other areas of rotational work include pre-treatment, DXR and in our new Brachytherapy suite.
A wealth of additional opportunities are available in the following areas; TBI and SABR providing safe, state-of-the-art patient centred care for our patients. We are also a regional sarcoma centre, a tertiary referral centre for Neuro-oncology (delivering SRS/T) and our main site is also the only centre in the country delivering Intra operative Radiotherapy (IOERT) for Pancreatic and GI tumours.
We are the first centre in the UK to have Exactrac Dynamic in clinical use on 3 of our 7 Linacs providing sub-millimetre correction through stereoscopic imaging with 6 degrees of freedom correction. Our other linacs and our 3 CTs (1 with 4DCT acquisition) have Align RT allowing thermal and surface guided set up and tracking.
Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.
For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the ‘Job Description and Main Responsibilities’ section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.
WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU
As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.
As a department, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.
UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.
ABOUT THE TEAM
At University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, we have a large and very friendly team of over 80 radiographers and Advanced Practitioners delivering high quality radiotherapy treatment to over 3500 cancer patients each year.
The normal department working hours include 7.5 hour shifts between the hours of 0700-2000 (Monday-Friday). We also provide on call services for MSCC patients during the weekend.
Our department has a commitment to continuing professional development and evidence-based practice through the provision of regular in-house training courses, access to external courses as well as regular supervision sessions, peer-support meetings and staff appraisal.
WHAT YOU’LL DO
• To lead the delivery of radiotherapy treatment.
• To calculate and record radiotherapy treatments accurately.
• To be responsible for the well-being and care of patients during their radiotherapy.
WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR
• Enthusiastic individuals with a Degree in Therapeutic Radiography or Diploma of College of Radiographers
• Candidate should have a State Registration with the HCPC
• Excellent written and verbal English language skills
• Experience of a wide variety of Radiotherapy techniques & equipment
• Ability to communicate with wide range of people
• Ability to lead the team and also work as a team member
• Ability to work under own initiative
• Be able to take instruction / directions and work within the confines of the role
We currently have vacancies at our main department in Southampton with an expectation for all Radiographers to be available to rotate between our main site and our satellite site in Basingstoke subject to service requirements, subject to personal circumstances and any flexible working agreements. Travel expenses and additional travel time between sites is compensated.
If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit. Alternatively, if you’re ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete an application.
This advert closes on Tuesday 11 Apr 2023