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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 12/12/2020.

Therapeutic Radiographer

Job Reference: 188-OTH1804

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Southampton General Hospital, Southampton
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum

In University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS), we have a large and very friendly team of radiographers (over 60 clinical radiographers and assistants) delivering high quality radiotherapy treatment to over 2800 cancer patients each year.

We are looking for enthusiastic and friendly HCPC registered Therapeutic Radiographers to join our team to deliver a high quality of care. The role involves the day to day care and treatment of patients on a unit, providing patient centred, safe and accurate delivery of treatment.


UHS provides highly specialised radiotherapy treatments for a variety of tumour sites at both the main site in Southampton (6 Elekta Linear Accelerators- 2 with ExacTrac imaging, Hexapod 6DF couches and FFF, 1 Ortho voltage machine, 2 Planning CT scanners with 4D capability and a full brachytherapy service) and a satellite site based at Basingstoke (1Elekta linear accelerator, 1X planning CT scanner).

The centre covers a tertiary referral catchment area for Neuro-oncology, Total Body Irradiation and Stereotactic services (SRS/SABR). The post holder will be responsible for radiotherapy pre-treatment and delivery as part of a team within the radiotherapy department. The normal department working hours include shifts: 0700-2000 (Monday-Saturday)

The Trust has a commitment to continuing professional development and evidence-based practice through the provision of regular in-house training courses, access to external courses as well as regular supervision sessions, peer-support meetings and staff appraisal.


  • To deliver radiotherapy treatment using available equipment, under the supervision of Band 6 Radiographers.

  • To calculate and record radiotherapy treatments accurately, and maintain written records.

  • To be responsible for the well-being and care of patients during the course of their radiotherapy.

  • To maintain all treatment records to department standards


  • Enthusiastic individuals with a Degree in Therapeutic Radiography or Diploma of College of Radiographers

  • Candidate should have a State Registration with the HCPC

  • Demonstrates clarity and breadth in use of verbal and written communications in relation to our patient group

  • Experience of a wide variety of Radiotherapy techniques & equipment.

  • Ability to communicate with wide range of people. Ability to work as a team member. Ability to work under own initiative. Be able to take instruction / directions and work within the confines of the role


As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.

As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.

UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.


UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.


Interviews will be held on Wednesday, 23 December 2020.


If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit. Alternatively, if you’re ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete an application.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Krishna Chandrasekharan Job title Radiotherapy Operational Manager Email address Telephone number 02381203319

Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.


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