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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 25/10/2021.

Senior Radiographer (Rotational)

Job Reference: 379-3512328-OCT21

Employer:
University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust 379
Department:
Cancer
Location:
Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton
Salary:
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum. R&R payment available

About our Trust

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust is a newly formed organisation following a merger between Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (WSHFT) and Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust (BSUH) on 1st April 2021. WSHFT and BSUH have been working in partnership with a shared leadership team for four years leading up to the recent merger. Our vision (Excellent care, every time - "Where better never stops") is at the heart of all that that we do - we pride ourselves in putting the compassionate care of patients first and foremost. WSHFT became the first non-specialist acute hospital trust to be awarded Outstanding in all of the CQC’s key inspection areas and BSUH became the fastest improving acute hospital trust in England and was rated Good overall and Outstanding for caring by the CQC. Moving forward together, the ambition is to continue improving and providing excellent care, every time, for patients.

The merger was a technical but important process for both WSHFT and BSUH which will ensure that the right leadership, structures, and governance are in place. Our journey has started but we have much still to learn as we work towards full merger, enabled by our Patient First ethos which shapes our values and gives structure to our improvement and performance management. Our shared sense of purpose, commitment to investing in and developing our workforce and focus on continuous improvement in the pursuit of excellent care, every time, for our patients underpins all that we do. The largest part of this journey is investing in staff and creating a vibrant and supportive organisation where successful careers flourish.


We are recruiting two posts for a Band 6 Radiotherapy Rotational Radiographer.

The Sussex Cancer Centre has recently completed a period of expansion of its radiotherapy services. This exciting development included opening a number of linked units as part of our strategy to deliver radiotherapy services across Sussex.

These center's have a mixed portfolio of machines;

  • The Eastbourne Radiotherapy Unit: Two matched Elekta Versa HD Linacs which have VMAT, FFF capability with XVI, Mosaiq oncology management systems, Prosoma, Phillips Brilliance Big Bore CT
  • The Royal Sussex County Hospital site: Two matched Elekta Versa HD Linacs which have VMAT, FFF capability with XVI, Mosaiq oncology management systems, Prosoma, Phillips Brilliance Big Bore CT, and HDR Brachy Therapy unit.
  • The Preston Park site, in Brighton, has two high spec Accuray Tomo Therapy treatment units.

We regularly deliver 50-60% of our treatments using IMRT and all Linacs routinely deliver on line daily imaging, we work across all sites with paperless processes. We focus on giving our patients the best outcomes of care and an excellent experience whilst being supported by our skilled and motivated staff groups; the Centre is committed to patient involvement and service improvement. The radiotherapy service is registered to ISO 9001:2015 and we are developing our reputation as a Centre of excellence in treatment and Radiotherapy Research Trials.

You will provide professional radiotherapy services within all the Sussex Cancer Centre locations covering the planning, simulating, calculating and treatment of cancer patients as well as liaising effectively with the multidisciplinary team. Once experienced the post holder will have the responsibility for the daily running of the Linear Accelerator through set competency training. The post holder requires advanced clinical knowledge of radiotherapy procedures, tissue tolerances, and physiological reactions due to radiation exposure. The post holder practices in accordance with current legislation governing the use of ionizing radiation IR(ME)R. High level of competence is required in the use of a wide range of highly complex technical and computerised systems, including;
• Linear accelerators for the delivery of radiation treatment,
• Computerised patient information and appointment management system
• Image matching program's for verification and evaluation procedures during treatment QA equipment for daily tolerance checks
• Equipment for the delivery of high dose radiation: dual energy, dual modality Linear Accelerators Computerised Tomography ( CT ) scanners.
• Computerised treatment planning systems
• QA equipment for daily tolerance checks

We can offer successful applicants the following benefits:

  • Subsidised on site hospital accommodation.
  • Recruitment and Retention package for therapy radiographers, £2,000 p.a.
  • Excellent induction program.
  • Preceptorship for all newly qualified staff and mentoring for other grades.
  • Supported role development and CPD.
  • Competency framework.
  • Close association with Brighton and Sussex Medical School and Sussex Universities.
  • Staff discounts in Sussex.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Julie Warner
Job title Head of Radiotherapy
Email address Julie.warner8@nhs.net




Diversity and inclusion at University Hospitals Sussex

At University Hospitals Sussex we nurture an inclusive culture that values diversity and empowers everyone to be their authentic self at work.

Our values of respect and inclusion are at our core and guide us in our day to day interactions with each other and our patients. We treat people as individuals – celebrating their differences and always taking the time to listen, and learn, from their experiences and perspectives.

We have active professional and social networking groups across our hospitals as well as wearing our accreditations and awards with pride. We are an accredited Disability Confident employer, welcome employees from the Armed Forces through the national ‘Veteran Aware’ scheme, and are proud to be both a Stonewall Diversity Champion employer and a NHS LGBTQI+ Rainbow Badges pilot Trust.

General information for applicants

Whilst we celebrate these achievements, we remain true to our ‘where better never stops’ ethos and to our commitment to champion inclusion and to remove barriers to equality so everyone can feel free to be their authentic self.

As part of our commitment to a safe working environment, we undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check on all new employees where the role is eligible for a criminal record check . We make offers in line with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1975.

Applications for Skilled Worker sponsorship are welcome for those that meet the Visa and Immigrations eligibility criteria. For further information please visit the gov.uk website searching for Skilled Worker.

Please apply as early as you're able for this role. In the event of exceptional interest we may close adverts earlier than specified.

Further Information

For help with the application process, please contact the HR Employment Services by Email: uhsussex.hresvacancies@nhs.net


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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