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Bank - Senior Therapeutic Radiographer Band 6

Job Reference: 309-A-21-32634

Employer:
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location:
London
Salary:
Band 6

At UCLH (University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) our success starts with you.

This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest and most successful Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation and a tradition of innovation.

Based in the busy West End of London, we have a lively and vibrant working atmosphere, with quick and easy transport links to all our sites. Our size and resources enable us to offer a range of attractive benefits as well as unparalleled education and development opportunities for staff at all levels. This includes an extensive portfolio of academic and clinical courses and programmes ranging from ongoing personal development through to clinical excellence and leadership skills. UCLH prides itself on its investment in staff both in terms of developing career skills but also its commitment to staff health and wellbeing.


University College London Hospital are currently looking for Bank therapeutic Radiographers to join their team.

Radiotherapy services are delivered at UCLH across two departments. The photon department is situated in the basement of the Podium (P-2) at University College Hospital. UCLH has been designated as one of two national Proton Beam Therapy (PBT) centres for the UK. The PBT department is situated in the new phase 4 building. The post holder will undertake rotations between the photon and proton departments.

The main Duties and responsibilities of the successful post holder will be:

  • Work independently, or closely with the Band 7 radiographer, to coordinate the efficient, accurate patient focused planning and delivery of ionising radiation following evidence based protocols.
  • To reflect upon current practice with the ultimate aim of refining and improving patient focused protocols.
  • Daily evaluation of the patient’s condition, drawing on expert knowledge and experience to intervene where necessary. This may include discussion with the wider multi-disciplinary team to devise an appropriate course of action.
  • Obtain further written informed consent prior to radiotherapy planning.
  • Develop relationships for up to eight weeks with patients, relatives and carers; offering advice and guidance to explain the management of radiotherapy side effects.
  • Assess the side effects daily, make appropriate referrals and arrange adequate follow up care.
  • Use effective communication skills to provide and receive highly confidential, sensitive and complicated patient information. The radiographer must seek and maintain patient cooperation and trust using expert skills to support and empower them through the care pathway.

 

Essential Skills:

  • BSc in therapeutic radiography or equivalent formal qualification.
  • HCPC Registration
  • 18 months postgraduate experience with specialist training and knowledge.
  • 6 Months NHS Experience

 

 

 




All candidates for posts at UCLH are required to complete our values assessment.

In the ‘Further Links’ section to the right of this advert, please follow the link to the UCLH Values Assessment Tool. Once you have completed the assessment and scored highly enough, you will receive a certificate number. In order to start your application, you must copy and paste (do not type) your certificate number into your application form when requested.

The certificate covers all applications you make to UCLH for 6 months - you do not need to take the test for each job application you make. After 6 months you may complete the assessment again.

If you have lost your certificate number, you can have a reminder sent to your email address by accessing the Values Assessment Certificate Number Reminder tool in the ‘Further Links’ section to the right of this advert.

Please note that if you are at present in a training position on the 2016 new junior doctor’s contract and are applying for a Trust doctor role your salary will not be pay protected.

You will be placed on the appropriate point of the Trust Doctor pay scale based on your previous experience.

This vacancy may close before the current listed closing date. You are advised not to delay submitting your completed application.



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