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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 29/10/2021.

Therapeutic Radiographer

Job Reference: 365-A-21-161931

Employer:
Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Department:
Radiotherapy
Location:
Worcestershire Royal Hospital
Salary:
£25,655- £31,534 per annum / pro rata

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

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is a large acute and specialised hospital trust that provides a range of local acute services to the residents of Worcestershire and more specialised services to a larger population in Herefordshire and beyond.

The Trust operates hospital-based services from three sites in Kidderminster, Redditch and Worcester

Our workforce is nearly 6,800 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.

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

Better never stops, and our Clinical Services Strategy provides a clear future vision for our Trust, our hospitals, our services and our role in the wider health and care system. Key to making all of this happen, and making sure that our teams are empowered and equipped with have the skills, tools, techniques and mindset to drive continuous improvement in every part of our Trust is our single improvement methodology

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.


Would you like to work as part of a friendly team in a dynamic environment? If the answer is yes, the Worcestershire Oncology Centre is for you!

 

We are looking to recruit a capable, compassionate, and committed Band 5 Therapeutic Radiographers to our thriving team.

 

The Centre was opened by Anne, Princess Royal in 2015 and houses 3 Elekta Synergy linear accelerators (2 have FFF and 4DCBCT, all have kV/mV imaging capabilities, and Mosaiq Patient Management Software), 1 Gulmay superficial unit, and a Canon wide-bore CT scanner. We are an IGRT-lead centre who undertake a number of Radiotherapy techniques including DIBH, VMAT, 4DCT, and soon to be SABR. RayStation planning software is used for all treatment planning, including VSim. Therapeutic Radiographers make up a lively team which also includes Dosimetrists, Physicists, HCAs, and Oncologists.

 

As part of the West Midlands Cancer Alliance, we work collaboratively with other Centres to improve the delivery of cancer services across the region and ensure that our patients get the highest standard of care.

 

We are proud to be a patient-focused department with Macmillan Specialist Review Radiographers as well as a growing number of Specialist and Advanced Practitioner Radiographers working within our MDTs. Our patients have the opportunity to join WOWFC - our very own walking football team. We also run monthly pre-treatment opening evenings for some patient groups.

 

The Oncology Centre itself houses an RVS Shop & Cafe as well as a Macmillan Information Centre. In addition, there are a number of specialist clinic rooms and an open plan space upstairs which could eventually house a new chemotherapy suite. On the Hospital site there is a Haven Breast Unit through which many of our patients are supported.

 

There are a range of opportunities for continuing professional development and we have a number of staff undertaking study at post-graduate level. We are keen to support our Radiographers in maintaining their HCPC Standards of Proficiency. Assisted by the Society of Radiographers, the department has representatives for Industrial Relations, Health & Safety, and Learning Disabilities.

 

We provide placements to students from Birmingham City University and many of our staff are trained in mentoring and assessing the future generations of Radiographers. Our newly-developed and supportive preceptorship programme aids newly qualified staff to becoming the best Therapeutic Radiographers they can be.

 

The city of Worcester is an idyllic place to live, with all essential needs close at hand. It is within travelling distance of major cities such as Birmingham and Bristol but also rural enough to forget it is a city at all. The Malvern Hills AONB and Shropshire Hills AONB are easily accessible from the city. Some of our previous staff social events have taken place locally at Worcester Racecourse, Upton Warren Outdoor Adventure Centre, and the newly-developed Cathedral Square.

 

If you think that you are well-suited to our post, we look forward to receiving your application.

 

If you require further information please contact Claire Bode (radiotherapy service manager) on 01905 761431 or email Claire.Bode1@nhs.net




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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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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