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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 29/01/2021.

Specialist Gynaecological Therapeutic Radiographer

Job Reference: 365-A-20-147131

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Worcester Royal Hospital
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum (pro rata)

Our purpose is simple - Putting Patients First. We are looking for exceptional colleagues who can help us achieve this.

We’re a large organisation, providing acute services from the Alexandra Hospital (Redditch), Kidderminster Hospital and Treatment Centre and Worcestershire Royal Hospital (Worcester) to a population of over 575,000 people in Worcestershire, as well as caring for patients from surrounding counties and further afield. We also manage a Surgery ward at Evesham Community Hospital.

Our workforce is nearly 6,000 strong, and our caring staff are recognised as providing good and outstanding patient-centred care. You could be one of them.

We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us to achieve our Vision - working in partnership to provide the best healthcare for our communities, leading and supporting our teams to move 4ward. Our 4ward behaviours, which we ask all staff to demonstrate, underpin our everyday work and remain firmly at the heart of all we do.

It’s an exciting time to join the Trust. In partnership with staff, patients and partners, we are developing of our Clinical Services Strategy which will outline how our services will be organised effectively across our sites into the future. Our Clinical Services Strategy will build on the improvements already put in place in recent years, following the Future of Acute Hospital Services in Worcestershire review which has seen improved outcomes in a number of areas, including maternity and children’s services.

Our objectives are simple:

  • Best services for local people

  • Best experience of care and best outcomes for our patients

  • Best use of resources

  • Best people.

If you can help us to achieve these; if your vision matches our vision; and you believe in Putting Patients First, we would love to hear from you!

In return, we commit to investing in our staff to ensure that we retain and develop the right people, with the right skills, who care about and take pride in, putting patients first.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and motivated therapeutic radiographer to join our friendly team as a Specialist Gynaecological Therapeutic Radiographer (0.6WTE) on a fixed tern (12month) basis.

The post holder will work closely with the gynaecological Clinical Oncologist and gynae MDT as well as the Brachytherapy Lead Radiographer at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust in helping to manage the gynae treatment pathway.

Patients currently have external beam radiotherapy at Worcestershire Oncology Centre and if for brachytherapy this is carried out at UHCW.

It is envisaged that this post will include some general clinical duties (treatment or pre-treatment depending on area of expertise) as well as specialist clinical activities such as outlining.

We are based in a new bespoke purpose built building that opened in 2015 on the Worcestershire Royal Hospital site and currently have a friendly team of over 70 staff within radiotherapy and radiotherapy physics.

The department is patient focused and strives to ensure that all patients are treated in a supportive and calming environment. We offer excellent facilities for patients including Radiographer led clinics, a Macmillan Information Pod as well as an RVS café and shop within the building.

We are IGRT led and have 3 matched Elekta linacs undertaking a range of techniques including VMAT, IGRT and DIBH, localization is carried out on a Toshiba Wide Bore CT Scanner. Raystation is used for all treatment planning, including Vsim. We also have a Gulmay superficial/orthovoltage unit.

We provide placements for undergraduate students from Birmingham City University.

For an informal discussion or visit please contact Jacqueline Walters (Treatment Lead Radiographer).  (01905 761415).

Important information about your application

**** Please be aware that job adverts may close before the published closing date, if we have a high volume of applications, so we recommend getting your application in as quickly as possible. ****

  • You must fulfil all of the essential criteria in the person specification
  • References from current and previous employers must cover at least three years
  • Due to the large number of applications we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
  • All correspondence will be sent through NHS Jobs, so please check NHS jobs and your email account regularly
  • If you have not been contacted within four weeks of the closing date, please assume you have not been shortlisted on this occasion
  • By accepting a position within our Trust you agree that the Occupational Health Department can access your occupational health records from your current or previous employer in order to check the status of your inoculations and screening tests. This is an automated process and the information will only be used for these purposes prior to your taking up the position with us.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is an equal opportunities employer and supports flexible working. We offer excellent learning and development opportunities, career progression, and are part of the NHS pension scheme. All of our sites are completely smokefree.

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