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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/04/2020.

Consultant Radiographer in Urology Specialising in Prostate Radiother

Job Reference: 225-DIV2-PT2276086

Employer:
The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
Department:
Consultant Radiographer in Prostate Radiotherapy
Location:
Trust Remit, Wolverhampton
Salary:
£49'242 - £59'964 per ann

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust are delighted that we have been rated as a “Good” organisation by CQC and just like you, we are ambitious about what we do. We are continually striving to improve patients’ experience and outcomes.

Bring your dedication and determination here, and you will benefit from the support of an experienced and enthusiastic multi-professional team committed to the delivery of brilliant patient care.

Will you join us on this journey? Here’s more about the role and what we are looking for.

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust is one of the largest NHS Trusts in the West Midlands providing primary, acute and community services. We have been nationally recognised for providing excellence in healthcare; we are home to the busiest and most technologically advanced Cardiac Centre in the West Midlands. We have a strong research focus; the Trust hosts the Clinical Research Network West Midlands (CRN WM), which is part of the National Institute for Health Research, the clinical research delivery arm of the NHS. This alliance makes sure that clinical research occupies the place it deserves and is a driver to improve patient care.


CONSULTANT RADIOGRAPHER IN UROLOGY SPECIALISING IN PROSTATE RADIOTHERAPY– FULL TIME BAND 8B (Annex 21 as required)

Are you an exceptional clinical Therapeutic Radiographer who wants to enhance their role to become a Consultant Therapeutic Radiographer in Urology?

Have you aspired to an MSc in Oncology or Radiotherapy or currently working to that level? Have you got the skills to take on this exciting opportunity in a very friendly, caring and supportive Cancer Centre to provide World Class Radiotherapy?

If the answer is yes to all of these then you might be the person we’re looking for. Depending on skill and knowledge levels we will support you in your development to enable you to undertake this role. We already have a team of Consultant Therapeutic Radiographer’s in post, specialising in Breast, Head and Neck and Palliative Radiotherapy, and with our team approach we will guide you to develop this role.

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly experienced, motivated and flexible therapeutic radiographer to join our work force and be part of an enthusiastic and patient centred Radiotherapy Team. You will work alongside our Consultant Clinical Oncologists with support from also the Head of Radiotherapy, other Consultant Radiographers and the wider Radiotherapy team. You will be a key member of the Urology MDT taking on prostate patients independently for the Radiotherapy pathway. You will take on referrals, see new patients, plan and prescribe plus review and support patients care through the urology pathway to the end of their radiotherapy treatment, including providing appropriate support for patients experiencing late effects due to radiotherapy. You will work collaboration with Oncology clinicians and other trust staff to support the team and patients on the radiotherapy pathway.

The post holder will have their own patient workload once fully competent and will take the lead role for the Therapeutic Radiographic Urology team.

The Radiotherapy Department is based in the Deanesly Centre, which has recently been extended to include an additional bunker, now housing a Versa HD FFF and additional clinic facilities. Our 2 wide-bore CT scanners are linked to Prosoma Virtual Simulation and Philips AQSim system will be introduced during 2020. The radiotherapy department is equipped with 4 Elekta linear accelerators incorporating an Elekta Synergy, Elekta Agility, and two Elekta Versa HD machines. These are all supported by our Mosaiq Record and Verify system. The service also provides an Xstrahl Orthovoltage unit and Flexitron HDR/PDR units.

The department is innovative and has developed the service it delivers to embrace new technology, offering IMRT, VMAT, DIBH, IGRT and 4DCT/4DCBCT. The Radiotherapy team is supported by on-site clinical engineers, Medical Physicists and Mould Room facilities within the Deanesly Centre.

The department is currently due to complete a linac and CT replacement programme; over the next couple of months we will complete this having commissioned our newest linear accelerator. We are also in the process of installing Elekta Active Breathing Co-ordinator (ABC) which we hope to go live with later in 2020.

The department is accredited to ISO 9001:2015 quality system and is supported by a Governance manager and QA co-ordinator. Staff are involved in clinical audit and protocol management. The post holder will work closely with the Directorate Governance team to maintain a comprehensive QA system.

New Cross Hospital is part of The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust and is a large teaching hospital on the outskirts of the city. Trust and department managers encourage and promote changes to improve the services provided. We are committed to supporting staff in all aspects of training and development and welcome new initiatives to improve both patient and staff experience.

New Cross Hospital is a short distance from the lively city of Wolverhampton and Birmingham is easily accessible via the train. Both cities have a large selection of shops, restaurants, clubs, theatres, concert halls, museums and sports facilities. Adjacent to the hospital is a retail complex including a multi-plex cinema, pub, food outlets, supermarket and other stores. Wolverhampton is well placed for all forms of travel with rapid access to the motorway network, a main train station and 30 minutes’ drive to Birmingham International Airport.

Applicants must have substantial clinical and supervisory experience within the radiotherapy setting, underpinned with Masters’ level knowledge and critical analysis skills. Applicants must be able to demonstrate experience of developing and implementing new techniques favourably in prostate radiotherapy and be able to communicate effectively with colleagues across the MDT. This is a full time post over 5 days due to the responsibility and commitment that is required to manage this service.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Steve West, Head of Radiotherapy, 01902 695221

e-mail Stephen.west3@nhs.net.




We may decide to close this vacancy earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

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Should you have any queries please contact a member of the Resourcing Team by email rwh-tr.staffresourcingteam@nhs.net.


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.


UK Registration

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