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Research Radiographer

Job Reference: 130-AHP037-0320

Swansea Bay University Health Board
radiotherapy \ Research
Singleton Hospital, Swansea
£30,401 to £37,267 per annum

Welcome to Swansea Bay University Health Board. We welcome applications from people who share our values: caring for each other, working together and always improving.

Swansea Bay University Health Board reserve the right to close vacancies after 24 hours if a large number of suitable applications are received. We encourage early applications to ensure consideration for a post.

Prior consideration for this vacancy will be given to staff currently awaiting Redeployment and we therefore reserve the right to withdraw this advert at any stage.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

Research Radiographer Advert

We are seeking to recruit enthusiastic and motivated therapeutic radiographers with an interest in clinical research to join us in the S.W.Wales Cancer Centre based at Singleton Hospital, Swansea Bay University Health Board. An exciting opportunity has arisen for two full time band 6 radiographers to work within the Radiotherapy Department and also support the expanding portfolio of radiotherapy research studies.

This is a split post and part of the time will be spent in the Radiotherapy Department working as part of the treatment team on the Linacs. The successful applicants will rotate, as required, through the site-specific units, to maintain their treatment entitlements. This will ensure they remain updated on current policies and treatment techniques, enabling the seamless introduction of clinical trials within the department, while continuing to give hands-on radiotherapy treatment.

An equipment replacement programme is underway, which will result in 4 matched Elekta linear accelerators, all with cone beam CT capability. We are about to introduce a surface topography system for breast radiotherapy and will soon be installing a replacement Philips CT-Simulator.

The remaining time will be spent working with the Oncology clinical trials team recruiting patients into Health and Care Research Wales Portfolio studies. The post holders will work closely with our team of clinical research nurses and administrative staff working on a diverse portfolio of studies. The role involves providing information to patients who participate in research, supporting them in their decision-making to participate in trials, strict protocol adherence, data collection, and organisation of relevant tests and procedures. The role is also a focal point of liaison with members of Swansea Bay UHB Medical Physics and Engineering and Radioisotopes departments, doctors, research nurses, R&D staff, trials sponsors and staff in other departments within the health board. The post holder will also be responsible for promoting research within the radiotherapy department, Health Board and further afield, supporting colleagues and local investigators to deliver high quality research activity to support patient care. The role requires flexibility and the ability to work as a team member and under own direction.

The successful candidate will have excellent organisational and communication skills, and should be IT literate, with experience of working with spreadsheets and data management. An understanding of, or previous experience with, clinical trials processes is desirable but not essential. Training will be given, to enable the post holder to gain the specialist knowledge required to facilitate all the aspects of the radiotherapy trial activity and associated administration. The post holders will also need to travel within the health board as required

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Elizabth Hawkes,

Deputy Service manager,

radiotherapy department,

Sigleton hospital,

Swansea SA2 8QA

01792 205666 Ext 36297

Swansea Bay University Health Board is committed to supporting its staff and processes to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing service users experience. In our commitment to increase the number of staff able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we would particularly welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

Equality remains at the centre of the Health Boards policy-making, service delivery and employment practices. We value the diversity of our staff and welcome applications from people from protected groups under the Equality Act 2010, this specifically includes age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/reassignment, race, religion, disability, pregnancy and maternity and marriage and civil partnership.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and applications are welcomed from persons with disabilities. A disability will not prejudice your application. If you are unable to submit your application in the requested format because of a disability please contact the Recruitment Team, who will agree a more suitable way for you to apply. All disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria listed in the Person Specification will be invited to interview.

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.

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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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