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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/02/2020.

Therapeutic Radiographer for Information, Support & Treatment Review

Job Reference: 321-SW3-IST-RAD-B7

Employer:
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Radiotherapy/Clinical Oncology
Location:
Churchill & Swindon (Great Western Hospital), Oxford
Salary:
£37,570 to £43,772 per an

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.

Many of our recruitment programmes use Value Based Interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significant difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.


Advanced Therapeutic Radiographer - Band 7 - Swindon/Oxford

The Oxford Cancer Centre offers the perfect opportunity to work within a dynamic team dedicated to delivering holistic care for patients referred for radiotherapy. You will be a key member of this team, based mainly at Great Western Hospital Swindon, but coming to Oxford Cancer Centre at the Churchill Hospital at least 1 day a week.

In 2020 we will start our equipment refresh programme which will involve installation of a second CT scanner and two Varian Halcyon™ linacs. This will be followed by three TrueBeam™ linacs, all of which will have 4D-CBCT and 6DoF couch, one of which will be SRS capable with HyperArc™ functionality.

Expansion of the existing service is currently underway with a satellite unit being built in Swindon which will be equipped with two Varian TrueBeam™ linacs, a CT Scanner and Treatment Planning suite

 

We are seeking to recruit an experienced Therapeutic Radiographer ready to take the next step in their career to undertake this role as an Advanced Clinical Practitioner in radiotherapy. For this exciting new role, the successful applicant will have broad clinical experience using advanced radiotherapy techniques and proficiency in all aspects of radiotherapy including pre-treatment and treatment delivery and demonstrable organisational and leadership skills. The post holder will be working within the team of Clinical Oncologists at Great Western Hospital (GWH), Therapeutic Radiographers and the multi-professional team at Oxford Cancer Centre to deliver high quality safe radiotherapy and should be able to work autonomously, prioritizing their time to ensure all aspects of the job role are met.

The successful applicant would be an expert resource for radiotherapy specific patient information and support providing NHS patients, undergoing radiotherapy treatment, access to all holistic needs assessments, referring appropriately to additional specialist support and will carry out treatment reviews.

As well as ensuring that information and support is available for Oncology patients at GWH, you will be expected to promote links between Oxford Cancer Centre Radiotherapy Department and the external oncology clinics at GWH.

 

If you require additional training to meet all the criteria for the role you will have access to the Advanced practitioner apprenticeship, supported through the academic component of their learning by achieving an Advanced Clinical Practitioner MSc at Oxford Brookes University.

 

We currently have two Consultant Radiographers and also a number of Advanced Practitioners working in head and neck, paediatrics, TYA, palliative radiotherapy and neuro oncology. Of these, three Radiographers have achieved their independent prescribing qualification and 2 more are studying for this qualification. We have two Radiographers working in the Late Phase Research Team at OUH and one Research Radiographer in the Early Phase Research Team at the Medical Research Council Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology (University of Oxford). As a department we are proud of our strong culture of learning, education and support. We encourage Radiographers to embark on, and undertake learning opportunities.

Band 7 posts currently receive a 5% retention payment which is reviewed every October.

 

Closing Date: 28th February 2020

Planned Interview Date: TBA

For further details / informal visits contact:

Carol Scott; Radiotherapy Services Manager on carol.scott@ouh.nhs.uk or telephone 01865235483

Heather Nisbet; Consultant Therapeutic Review Radiographer on heather.nisbet@ouh.nhs.uk or telephone 01865 227213




No unsolicited recruitment agency telephone calls or emails.

Please note that this post is subject to a 6 month probationary period. If you currently hold a contract of employment with the Oxford University Hospitals, this will not apply. This statement does not apply to Medical staff or Executive Appointments.

Please make sure that you read the job description and person specification attached below, and that your statement in support reflects this as your application will be judged against these criteria.

When providing employment reference details please provide correct work related email addresses so references can be sought promptly when we are looking to progress your application. Your first referee will need to be your line manager, supervisor or clinical lead from your current or most recent post or place of study. This information is essential if your offer of employment is to be confirmed.

Candidates selected for interview will be contacted after the short listing process, usually within 2 weeks. (Please note that shortlisting times vary when applying for a Medical position within the Trust) The majority of correspondence will be via the e-recruitment system, therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders in web-based email products.


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.


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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.



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