Apprentice Therapeutic Radiographer
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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This is an exciting, new degree apprenticeship opportunity based in Carlisle within Therapeutic Radiography at the Northern Centre for Cancer Care - North Cumbria.
This 3 year apprenticeship programme prepares you for a career as a qualified Therapeutic Radiographer in the NHS by providing the underpinning theoretical knowledge and practical skills the profession demands. You will work as part of a close knit team under the supervision of registered therapeutic radiographers to deliver safe and effective radiotherapy treatments to adult cancer patients. Therapeutic radiographers are an integral part of the multidisciplinary team and work closely with oncologists, physicists, technicians, nursing and administrative colleagues to ensure that patients receive the highest quality of care. The course will deliver against the nationally recognisedLevel 6 Therapeutic Radiographer Degree Apprenticeship standard. The apprenticeship includes a combination of work-based learning modules and specialist education, which leads to a BSc (Hons) Therapeutic Radiography. Graduates are eligible to apply to register with the Health Care Professional Council.
- Interview Date Thursday, 07 December 2023
- 37 Hours 30 Minutes/Week
- You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.
Main duties of the job
Therapeutic Radiographers provide the highest standard of technical practice and patient care in order to treat and support patients receiving radiotherapy treatment.
As an apprentice, you will gain the skills and knowledge required to be able to deliver safe and effective radiotherapy treatment. You will rotate through both the pre-treatment and treatment sections of the department and become competent in the operation of both a CT scanner and Linear Accelerator.
All patients are treated using image guided radiotherapy (IGRT) so you will need to have the ability to develop excellent technical, anatomical and analysis skills to ensure that treatments are delivered as planned and prescribed.
The job role of a qualified Therapeutic Radiographer is to provide excellent care to patients diagnosed with cancer taking into consideration patients' emotional, psychological, and physical needs through the stages of their cancer treatment when at times they may be extremely vulnerable. You will need to be able to stay calm under pressure and work well as part of a team.
In your daily work as an apprentice you will be expected to interact with cancer patients, who may or may not be cured, their carers, members of the public and a range of healthcare professionals. You will learn to communicate effectively and develop the ability to use your knowledge and skills to assess patients and escalate issues to the relevant clinical specialists in the team.
Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.
We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.
We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.
Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.
Please see attached information on what Staff Benefits we have to offer at our Trust.
We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.
Learning and teaching on the course is integrated across both Sheffield Hallam University and the radiotherapy department in Carlisle. Aspects covered in the university setting will directly relate to those your experience in clinical practice. Apprentices will be provided with a minimum of 20% protected study time each week.
This is a 3 year training role. The successful applicant must meet the entry requirements for the Therapeutic Radiographer Degree Apprenticeship (Hons) Therapeutic Radiography and Imaging at Sheffield Hallam University.
Working as a Therapeutic Radiographer is a rewarding career choice for candidates who want to combine technological skills with caring for and supporting patients through their cancer treatment.
- To work as part of a team to ensure safe and accurate delivery of radiotherapy to patients, treating a variety of sites under the supervision of a state registered radiographer at all times
- Attendance of teaching sessions held at Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) is a mandatory element of the programme. Annual leave is to be taken outside of the universitys teaching sessions
- The post holder will be based in the radiotherapy department in Newcastle or Carlisle dependent on placement but may have the opportunity to visit other radiotherapy departments during their training
- Commitment to study in work and at home throughout the duration of the apprenticeship programme, including attending online teaching sessions and complete all e-learning as instructed by SHU
- To ensure that the Ionising Radiation Regulations 2017,IR(ME)R 2017 and associated codes of practice (Health Care Professions Council and Society of Radiographers) and guidance notes, together with the Health and Safety at Work Act are adhered to in respect of staff, patients and other members of the public
- Practise within the framework set out by the Society of Radiographers Code of Professional Conduct (2013) and the Health Care Professions Council Standards of Proficiency (2013) To maintain the professional standards of self
- To implement the procedures and work instructions described for the department in ISO9001 and report any variances
- Apply knowledge of hazards and biological effects of radiations to their practice within a risk-benefit philosophy and adhere to the Ionising Radiation Regulations 2017 and IRMER Regulations 2017
- Responsible for the safe use of complex and expensive equipment in excess of £1 million pounds during training. No budgetary responsibility
- Take a flexible approach in supporting colleagues during times of workload pressure
Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.
As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.
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