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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 03/02/2021.

Band 7 Team Leader Therapy Radiographer

Job Reference: 162-2236-AM-A

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust
Cancer Services
Queen's Hospital, Romford
£43,712 - £49,325 per annum inclusive

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An attractive opportunity has arisen to join the Radiotherapy department at Barking, Havering & Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust as a Team Leader. The last four years have seen a substantial, significant, and positive whole-scale change to our radiotherapy department, which has encompassed machine upgrades, staffing structures, governance, room refreshes, and a patient-focused approach that manages staff in an inclusive, supportive and robust manner. We are committed to innovation and continual improvements with the patient at the heart of everything we do. We are therefore looking for an experienced, proactive, and dynamic individual who is able to meet complex and competing demands, deadlines, and targets. This is a brilliant opportunity to gain excellent leadership skills in a fast-paced Trust

The department is equipped with cutting-edge radiotherapy technology and we treat patients from across East London and Essex. Our Trust was the first in the UK to install a Varian Halcyon 1.0 unit in September 2017 and in June 2018 became the first centre in the world to upgrade to Halcyon 2.0. This was followed in October 2018 by the installation of a second Halcyon 2.0, making us the only Trust in the UK to have 2 Halcyon units. In June of 2018 we also went live with a Varian Edge + unit that has SRS and SABR capabilities, 4D CBCT and a 6DOF couch. We have recently migrated to a new Quality Management System (Q-Pulse) and we are in the process of migrating onto this new system. In August 2020, we upgraded one of our Halcyon treatment machines to Varian's Ethos Therapy. We became the first site in the UK to treat daily online adaptive radiotherapy treatments on the Ethos platform.

Our equipment also includes a wide-bore Siemens CT Scanner with iMAR capability, a Varian 2100iX Linear Accelerator, the latest versions of Eclipse Treatment Planning System & Aria, and an Xstrahl Orthovoltage unit.

RapidArc, IMRT, IGRT, DIBH, and 4DCT are in routine use for a wide range of clinical sites and we are one of the highest providers of IMRT & VMAT in England. The centre participates in a number of clinical trials. Radiographers rotate throughout the department. We are a paperless department.

We are looking for an HCPC Registered therapeutic radiographer with significant postgraduate experience. The successful candidate will be expected to undertake The PRIDE Way for Leaders course as part of the Trust’s commitment to continual improvements through a lean management methodology.

The radiotherapy department is located on the Queen’s Hospital site. Romford is a historic market town with excellent road links as well as an easy rail commute into London. There are frequent trains from London Liverpool Street to Romford and the fastest train only takes 15 minutes. Trains also stop at Stratford where the upcoming cross-rail service will make commuting to Romford even easier. The hospital is a 15 minute walk from the train station but there are frequent bus services that drop right outside the main entrance. Romford is an ideal location as there is equal access to central London as well as nearby countryside. There are quality schools in the area and the Trust offers on site car parking.

All new staff appointed to posts at the Trust will be subject to a 6 months probationary period. This will give new staff members an opportunity to become familiar with the culture and working environment of the Trust.

Applications should be made online, however, queries regarding the application process or assistance with completion of the form (for applicants with a disability) can be made to Ashlyn Mathews Recruitment Department on 01708 435000 ext 2826. Further details regarding the post may be obtained by contacting the manager please see below.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameEmily BorchardtJob titleQuality and Safety Superintendent RadiographerEmail addressemily.borchardt@nhs.netTelephone number01708 435 000 ext 4846

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Part-time hours and flexible working may be considered.

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Trust buildings and grounds became fully Smoke Free on National No Smoking Day 11th March 2015. The Trust expects all staff to promote healthy living and to set good examples in their own behaviour. Those not ready to quit smoking must remain smoke free during working hours, and will not be able to smoke in Trust uniform, in Trust grounds including car parks, while driving on Trust business or take smoking breaks. Second hand smoke causes heart and lung disease, and is harmful to young children. However, disposable or rechargeable e-cigarettes (“vaping”) may be used outside hospital buildings.

We are an equal opportunity employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community and welcomes applications from people wishing to job-share, either with or without a partner. Applicants who consider themselves to have a disability (as defined by the Equality Act 2010) will be shortlisted for interview if they meet the essential criteria. We also operate strict screening procedures for posts with access to vulnerable adults and children.

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