Therapy Radiographer

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

The closing date is 24 April 2024

Job summary

The Northern Centre for Cancer Care (NCCC) in Newcastle is one of the country's leading cancer treatment facilities located in 2 purpose-built centres one at the Freeman Hospital and a brand-new facility at the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle, providing radiotherapy services to the population of the Northeast and Cumbria.

From 01-04-21 the Oncology services in North Cumbria joined with Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (NUTH) to become one service, delivering oncology out-patient appointments, radiotherapy and chemotherapy as a single NUTH provision.

The radiotherapy department in Newcastle benefits from state-of-the-art equipment which includes 2 Novalis Truebeam STX linacs with stereotactic capability, 5 Varian TrueBeam linacs, and 2 Tomotherapy units.

The Pre-treatment Imaging section comprises 2 Siemens CT scanners with ProSoma virtual simulation and Raystation planning system, and a dedicated MRI scanner. The provision of this MRI scanner in the department has enabled us to be at the forefront of the development of the use of MRI within radiotherapy planning and MRI only planning pathways.

  • Interview date: 10th May 2024
  • 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

NCCC is committed to delivering a high-quality radiotherapy service, maintaining the highest specification equipment and contributing to radiotherapy research and development.

Applications are invited from qualified or soon to be qualified radiographers who have an interest in working in a large, aspirational department. The post-holder will work within the department ensuring the highest quality of technical practice, patient care and ensure workload targets are achieved. The post-holder will be required to work in imaging, scheduling and treatment dependent on departmental needs. The post holder will be required to have a flexible approach to working hours to accommodate service demands.

Opportunities for post-graduate study are encouraged and supported.

About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 16,000 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 2 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

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.

Date posted

28 March 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

317-2024-13-08-DR

Job locations

Freeman Hospital

317 01 Freeman Hospital

NE7 7DN


Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To work on a rotational basis as a member of the radiographic team on a treatment machine delivering radiotherapy, or in the imaging section acquiring images and planning radiotherapy.
  • To implement and deliver radiotherapy procedures including localisation, imaging, dose calculation and treatment delivery.
  • To undertake radiotherapy practice independently and professionally in accordance with all protocols and procedures, and with care and accuracy.
  • Contribute to holistic patient care as part of a multi-disciplinary team, providing specialist advice and information regarding radiotherapy to patients and their carers.
  • To participate in student and staff training.

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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To work on a rotational basis as a member of the radiographic team on a treatment machine delivering radiotherapy, or in the imaging section acquiring images and planning radiotherapy.
  • To implement and deliver radiotherapy procedures including localisation, imaging, dose calculation and treatment delivery.
  • To undertake radiotherapy practice independently and professionally in accordance with all protocols and procedures, and with care and accuracy.
  • Contribute to holistic patient care as part of a multi-disciplinary team, providing specialist advice and information regarding radiotherapy to patients and their carers.
  • To participate in student and staff training.

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.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Diploma of the College of Radiographers or BSc therapy radiography
  • State Registration

Desirable

  • Evidence of Intention to continue with further study

Experience

Essential

  • Recent graduation or recent employment as a therapy radiographe

Desirable

  • Recent employment in a large RT Centre.

Special Knowledge

Essential

  • Up to date knowledge of modern RT equipment, systems and techniques appropriate to their area of work
  • Knowledge of Quality Systems within Radiotherapy, Health & Safety and other relevant legislation.

Desirable

  • Knowledge of future trends in RT

Skills

Essential

  • IT literate.
  • Excellent communication skills, listening, written, verbal and non-verbal.
  • Ability to teach others, students, visitors or other staff

Desirable

  • Counselling skills
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Diploma of the College of Radiographers or BSc therapy radiography
  • State Registration

Desirable

  • Evidence of Intention to continue with further study

Experience

Essential

  • Recent graduation or recent employment as a therapy radiographe

Desirable

  • Recent employment in a large RT Centre.

Special Knowledge

Essential

  • Up to date knowledge of modern RT equipment, systems and techniques appropriate to their area of work
  • Knowledge of Quality Systems within Radiotherapy, Health & Safety and other relevant legislation.

Desirable

  • Knowledge of future trends in RT

Skills

Essential

  • IT literate.
  • Excellent communication skills, listening, written, verbal and non-verbal.
  • Ability to teach others, students, visitors or other staff

Desirable

  • Counselling skills

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Freeman Hospital

317 01 Freeman Hospital

NE7 7DN


Employer's website

https://careers.nuth.nhs.uk/why-us (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Freeman Hospital

317 01 Freeman Hospital

NE7 7DN


Employer's website

https://careers.nuth.nhs.uk/why-us (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Clinical Specialist Radiographer

Julie Johnson

julie.johnson6@nhs.net

01912448741

Date posted

28 March 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

317-2024-13-08-DR

Job locations

Freeman Hospital

317 01 Freeman Hospital

NE7 7DN


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