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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 08/04/2020.

Research Radiographer

Job Reference: 185-A-20-85281

Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust
£37,570 to £43,772 per annum pro rata

We offer a fantastic benefits package with competitive pay rates with annual increases, annual leave of 27 days increasing to 33 days after 10 years, access to the NHS Pension Scheme to which you and the Trust contribute. Our Medical workforce has separate arrangements. Alongside this there are extensive training development opportunities with paid mandatory training, support for flexible working and access to an On-site Ofsted graded ‘Outstanding’ Nursery. We promote a healthy work life balance, provide an Occupational Health Service to support you at work and have a number of NHS discounts available either directly through ourselves or online through NHS Discounts. As part of our recruitment process we can tell you more about our benefits package and you will see that we offer everything you would expect and more!

The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) provides Acute and Community services across Exeter and East Devon serving a population of more than 450,000 people. In our latest CQC full inspection of our services, the RD&E received an overall rating of “good”. We were rated as “outstanding” for our Emergency and Critical Care services, and for Caring Trustwide.

The Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust has been ranked as the joint best performing non-specialist Trust in the country for overall patient experience of care in the 2016 Care Quality Commission (CQC) Adult Inpatient Survey.

The main hospital site is in the historical Cathedral city of Exeter that has abundant family amenities and beautiful surrounding countryside. It is situated in the middle of the South West Region with easy access to the countryside and coast of Devon and Cornwall. It is well served by rail, road and air links. Good educational facilities such as the University of Exeter and good Ofsted rated schools are available locally. Our Community sites are equally well positioned and are a good place to work.

Enjoy a good quality of life in the South West and be part of our caring workforce.

Band 7 Radiotherapy Research Radiographer

Applications are invited from enthusiastic and suitably experienced Therapy Radiographers who would like to play a key role in the development of the Exeter Oncology Centre clinical radiotherapy trials portfolio.

Exeter Oncology Centre provides a radiotherapy treatment service to a population of 580,000 across North, East and West Devon, with approximately 135 patients undergoing treatment at any given time. We are currently equipped with three Varian iX linacs, all of which are fully matched, linked via the Aria Software record and verify system and VMAT/IGRT capable. Our linac replacement programme has commenced and the first replacement machine is due to be entered into clinical service shortly. Brachytherapy treatment is delivered using an Elekta Flexitron unit, providing a service for referrals from the South West region and also further afield. A Varian Eclipse planning system and Toshiba Wide Bore CT scanner form the pre-treatment and dosimetry sections of the department. We also provide a superficial radiotherapy service for the South West region.

We are seeking a Radiographer with the experience, skills and drive to lead the radiotherapy clinical trials service to ensure that patients are offered the highest standards of care through clinical trials and research outcomes being embedded in clinical practice.

In particular the post holder will be required to:

  • Take overall responsibility for the instigation and coordination of radiotherapy clinical trials within the Oncology Centre, collaborating with the multidisciplinary team to ensure that trials are prioritised

  • Participate in trials set-up meetings and the QA preparations required to support the clinical trials approval processes

  • Manage the radiotherapy trials workload and data within the department, maintaining accurate records of clinical trials activity

  • Liaise with key personnel to ensure that clinical trials data and information is accurate and available

  • Maintain their own clinical radiotherapy skills and competencies in a team lead capacity to ensure that best practice is established in trials activity and to facilitate their leadership in the implementation of radiotherapy clinical trials techniques and outcomes in the clinical setting

  • Instigate and lead local projects / audits in conjunction with the clinical team

  • Demonstrate their commitment to their own learning and development through appropriate post-graduate level study and qualification

  • Demonstrate an ability to organise and manage their own workload effectively and to manage resources efficiently

A flexible approach to work is essential and hours of work may vary between 8.30am and 8pm, with some weekend on-call and Bank Holiday working.

Informal enquiries and/or departmental visits are encouraged: please contact Helen Slaney, Radiotherapy Services Manager

Please note that the interviews for this position will be held on Monday 20th April 2020.

Our vision is to provide safe, high quality seamless services delivered with courtesy and respect. To achieve our vision we expect all our staff to uphold our Trust values. Our Trust values are:
Honesty, Openness & Integrity
Inclusion & Collaboration
Respect & Dignity

***Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.***


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