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Therapeutic Radiographer

Job Reference: 185-A-19-74483

Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust
£24,214 to £30,112 per annum

We offer a fantastic benefits package with competitive pay rates with annual increases, annual leave of 27 days increasing to 33 days after 10 years, access to the NHS Pension Scheme to which you and the Trust contribute. Our Medical workforce has separate arrangements. Alongside this there are extensive training development opportunities with paid mandatory training, support for flexible working and access to an On-site Ofsted graded ‘Outstanding’ Nursery. We promote a healthy work life balance, provide an Occupational Health Service to support you at work and have a number of NHS discounts available either directly through ourselves or online through NHS Discounts. As part of our recruitment process we can tell you more about our benefits package and you will see that we offer everything you would expect and more!

The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) provides Acute and Community services across Exeter and East Devon serving a population of more than 450,000 people. In our latest CQC full inspection of our services, the RD&E received an overall rating of “good”. We were rated as “outstanding” for our Emergency and Critical Care services, and for Caring Trustwide.

The Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust has been ranked as the joint best performing non-specialist Trust in the country for overall patient experience of care in the 2016 Care Quality Commission (CQC) Adult Inpatient Survey.

The main hospital site is in the historical Cathedral city of Exeter that has abundant family amenities and beautiful surrounding countryside. It is situated in the middle of the South West Region with easy access to the countryside and coast of Devon and Cornwall. It is well served by rail, road and air links. Good educational facilities such as the University of Exeter and good Ofsted rated schools are available locally. Our Community sites are equally well positioned and are a good place to work.

Enjoy a good quality of life in the South West and be part of our caring workforce.

Band 5 Therapeutic Radiographer

Applications are invited from enthusiastic Therapy Radiographers who would like to develop their clinical Radiotherapy expertise by joining the highly motivated team at the Exeter Oncology Centre. This post is suitable for both qualified Radiographers and those due to qualify and meet the post holder requirements this summer.

The department has three matched Varian IX Linacs with CBCT, a Toshiba Wide Bore CT scanner, Prosoma virtual simulation and an Eclipse planning system to support the planning and delivery of external beam treatment. We have recently commenced building works to facilitate our Linac replacement programme and we anticipate that our first Varian Truebeam will be in clinical use early 2020.

A High Dose Rate Brachytherapy service provides treatment for urological, gynaecological, Upper GI, Lung and Skin cancers. Superficial Radiotherapy is provided using 100KV SXR and we are working toward the introduction of 'Papillon' for the treatment of Anal Cancer.

The department has a well-established IMRT programme and a rapidly developing IGRT programme. We also deliver lung SABR treatments. We have introduced Radiographer-led Breast mark up and Radiographer-led on-treatment review and we are also actively involved in a broad range of clinical Radiotherapy trials.

The post holder will be required to participate in the day to day provision of safe and accurate external beam treatment activities. They will be involved in the delivery of VMAT, IGRT, fiducial marker matching and DIBH techniques, and in the development and implementation of new techniques. They will also rotate through other areas of the department, including pre-treatment and Brachytherapy, allowing the opportunity to develop a broad range of clinical Radiotherapy experience.

The post holder will also be expected to work flexibly to cover our extended working day and also participate in the on call service.

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The Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust will contact previous employers to confirm employment history to cover a period of at least 3 years. The Trust is only able accept written references; these will be requested via email. One of your referees must be your current line manager and all references must cover the previous three years work or study history.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit):
Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Border Agency website.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we operate a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for job applicants with disabilities. If you let us know, when you apply, that you would like to use this scheme, we will guarantee you an interview, if you meet the essential criteria listed in the person specification section of the job description.

We will also make any reasonable adjustments you require to our selection process. Please let us know what you need.”

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