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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/07/2021.

Clinical Specialist Therapy Radiographer

Job Reference: 317-2021-28-026

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 Radiotherapy Treatment NCCC - FH
317 01 Freeman Hospital
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most successful teaching NHS Trusts in the country. We have one of the highest number of specialist services of hospitals in the UK. With around 15,000 staff, the Newcastle Hospitals is one of the region’s major employers. We have a long-standing reputation for high quality clinical care with our staff’s commitment to excellence reflected in our consistent performance at the highest level. We are committed to being an “employer of choice” offering our staff superb benefits, looking after their wellbeing, and providing access to high-quality education, training, career progression and support which enables them to provide “Healthcare at its best with people at our heart”.

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a world class health care provider, and one of the most successful teaching NHS trusts in the country. A tertiary centre, it offers the second highest number of specialist services than any other group of hospitals in the UK, with more than 1.72 million patient contacts each year, delivering innovative, high quality services locally, regionally, nationally and internationally and has been twice rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC.

We are the largest Trust in the country - and one of only five NHS organisations - to receive this accolade twice, which reaffirms our position as one of the UK’s top hospital trusts.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under represented groups.

The Northern Centre for Cancer Care is one of the country’s leading cancer treatment facilities located in a purpose built centre at Freeman Hospital.

The Radiotherapy Department benefits from state of the art equipment which includes 2 Novalis Truebeam STX linacs with stereotactic capability, 4 Varian TrueBeam linac and 2 Tomotherapy units. TheImaging section comprises 2 Siemens CT scanner with ProSoma virtual simulation and a dedicated MRI scanner. The centre is committed to delivering a high quality service, maintaining the highest specification equipment and contributing to radiotherapy research and development.

An opportunity has arisen to appoint a fixed term post Clinical Specialist Therapy Radiographer (Lung Service) within Radiotherapy at NCCC. This post is for a period of 12 months from appointment initially to provide support for the increase in lung referrals expected from the Targeted Lung Health Check programme. There is scope for this to be extended for a further 3 years when funding is released.

Applications are invited from candidates with extensive post graduate experience in a large, modern radiotherapy centre with previous experience in a supervisory role.

The post holder will be responsible for the delivery, review and development of a specialist area dependent on service requirements within Radiotherapy at NCCC with specific area of responsibility to be within the lung service.

They will be required to work clinically and in collaboration with the Clinical Lead Radiographer and Consultant Therapeutic Radiographer to review, develop and deliver all technical and clinical services as required with a focus on the lung service.

They will contribute to holistic patient care as part of a multi-disciplinary team, providing specialist advice and information regarding radiotherapy to patients and their carers.

They will also be required to undertakes practical and academic training, education and induction of staff & students

The successful applicant will have excellent technical, organisational, communication and project management skills and will be expected to work towards qualifications to support their own clinical education and radiotherapy development at NCCC.

The post holder will provide duty superintendent clinical cover/support within the department and participate in the late superintendent rota.

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for all essential and desirable criteria required for the role.

Full Time 37 hours 30 minutes/week

For further details / informal visits contact:

Rebecca Pickles

Email address

Telephone number 0191 2448718

Important note on completion of reference section of Application Form

All references from current and previous employers will be sought and must cover a minimum of 3 years employment. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous line managers that cover 3 years employment. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

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Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month’s pay.

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Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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