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Band 6 Therapeutic Radiographer

Job Reference: 225-DIV2-PT1814165

Employer:
The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
Department:
Radiotherapy
Location:
New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton
Salary:
£30,041-£37,267

Great care can change everything. Like you, at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust we want to deliver truly brilliant, integrated care. And just like you, we are ambitious about what we do. We are continually striving to improve patients’ experience and outcomes.

Bring your dedication and determination here, and you will benefit from the support of an experienced and enthusiastic multi-professional team committed to the delivery of brilliant patient care.

We like to think we offer you the best of both worlds. We are a welcoming and friendly place that’s devoted to our vibrant, diverse community. But the plans for the future – yours and ours – are HUGE. We know where we’re going and we want inspirational, compassionate and caring individuals to join us on this journey.

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust is one of the largest NHS Trusts in the West Midlands providing primary, acute and community services. We have been nationally recognised for providing excellence in healthcare; we are home to the busiest and most technologically advanced Cardiac Centre in the West Midlands. We have a strong research focus; the Trust hosts the Clinical Research Network West Midlands (CRN WM), which is part of the National Institute for Health Research, the clinical research delivery arm of the NHS. This alliance makes sure that clinical research occupies the place it deserves and is a driver to improve patient care.

Will you join us on this journey? Here’s more about the role and what we are looking for.


This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated, flexible and experienced radiographer to join our work force and be part of an enthusiastic and patient focused Radiotherapy Team.

New Cross Hospital is part of The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust and is a large teaching hospital on the outskirts of the city. Trust and department managers encourage and promote changes to improve the services provided. We are committed to supporting staff in all aspects of training and development and welcome new initiatives to improve both patient and staff experience.

The Radiotherapy Department is based in the Deanesly Centre, which has recently been extended to include an additional bunker, now housing a Versa HD FFF and additional clinic facilities. The new Linear Accelerators allows further development of 4D treatment protocols, requiring effective collaboration with CT scanning staff, Advanced Practitioners and treatment radiographers. We are also in the process of installing Elekta Active Breathing Co-ordinator (ABC) which we hope to go live with later in 2019.

The department has recently completed a linac and CT replacement programme. Our 2 wide-bore CT scanners are linked to Prosoma Virtual Simulation and Philips AQSim system will be introduced during 2019. The radiotherapy department is equipped with 4 Elekta linear accelerators incorporating an Elekta Synergy, 2 x Elekta Versa HD and an Elekta Agility. These are all supported by our Mosaiq Record and Verify system. The service also provides an Xstrahl Orthovoltage unit and Flexitron HDR/PDR units.

The department is innovative and has developed the service it delivers to embrace new technology, offering IMRT, VMAT, DIBH and IGRT. The Radiotherapy team is supported by on-site clinical engineers, Medical Physicists and Mould Room facilities within the Deanesly Centre.

We actively encourage role development evidenced by radiographer-led breast planning, cannulation service, on-treatment review clinics, Non-Medical Prescribing and lymphoedema services. A Consultant Radiographer in Palliative Radiotherapy ensures that palliative patients are provided with a safe and efficient planning and treatment pathway. We also have two other consultant radiographers specialising in Head & Neck Radiotherapy and Breast Radiotherapy. We are planning to broaden our radiographer-led services in the near future to further improve patient care and safety.

The department is accredited to ISO 9001:2015 quality system and is supported by a Governance manager and QA co-ordinator. Staff are involved in clinical audit and protocol management.

New Cross Hospital is a short distance from the lively city of Wolverhampton and Birmingham is easily accessible via the train. Both cities have a large selection of shops, restaurants, clubs, theatres, concert halls, museums and sports facilities. Adjacent to the hospital is a retail complex including a multi-plex cinema, pub, food outlets, supermarket and other stores. Wolverhampton is well placed for all forms of travel with rapid access to the motorway network, a main train station and 30 minutes’ drive to Birmingham International Airport.

Applicants must have suitable qualification as a Therapy Radiographer, be able to learn new skills quickly, be adaptable to support service needs and able to communicate effectively with all members of the Oncology team.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Melissa Matthews, Radiotherapy Operations Manager, 01902 695247

e-mail: melissa.matthews@nhs.net

 

Steve West, Head of Radiotherapy, 01902 695221

e-mail: Stephen.west3@nhs.net

 




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