Demonstrate a high level of clinical expertise and leadership in the supervision and support of the day-to-day delivery of the external beam radiotherapy service.
Ensure the provision of a high quality, safe and efficient service for patients with emphasis on compliance against national policies, procedures and regulations plus national waiting times targets at all times.
Play a key role in the strategic development and implementation of novel radiotherapy imaging and treatment techniques and technologies, taking a leading role in the development and implementation of staff training and competency assessment.
Play a key role in the support and education of student and apprentice radiographers.
Contribute to the development, maintenance and audit of the local Quality Management System.
Staff management, to include supervision, recruitment, training and competency assessment, appraisal and performance management.
Participate in flexible hours working to support the department’s extended day working pattern, the on-call rota for emergency treatment referrals and the provision of a bank holiday service.
About the Role
We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.
This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we'll help you get there.
Looking after you is important to us.
We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.
If you're starting out in the NHS, you’ll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.
You'll benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.
Salary is not the only financial benefit
You'll have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers. You will also have access to other benefits including:
- National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.
- Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter
- Car lease schemes.
- The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).
- Cycle to work scheme
These are just a few of the benefits available – if the role is something you are interested in, we'd love to hear from you.
For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.
More detail about the role
The Exeter Oncology Centre has an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, highly motivated Therapeutic Radiographer with clinical and leadership experience to join our radiotherapy team in a leadership role.
The Oncology Centre is located on the Royal Devon site in Exeter. We operate three Varian Truebeam Linacs, having recently completed our equipment refreshment programme. We also operate a Canon Wide Bore CT scanner and an Eclipse planning system to facilitate the planning and delivery of external beam treatment. The external beam radiotherapy service is paperless, utilising the Varian Aria administration system for service delivery. We offer a wide range of Brachytherapy services and superficial skin treatment.
Our service has undergone significant transformation over the past few years, including the commissioning of a SABR service for primary lung disease and several oligometastatic disease sites supported by a robust IGRT programme. Further imaging and treatment developments, to include 4DCBCT, gated CBCT and 6 DoF couches are being facilitated by the equipment refresh and will be implemented clinically over the coming year. We are also actively involved in a broad range of clinical radiotherapy trials.
The successful candidate will be an experienced, organised Therapeutic Radiographer and will play a critical role in the continual development of our service by ensuring that the training and educational needs of the wider radiotherapy workforce are met, to include students, apprentices and support staff in addition to registered practitioners.
This will involve participation in the development of protocols and training programmes to support the implementation of new technologies and treatment techniques as well as delivery of training and competency assessment. Working clinically in a Team Lead role will ensure maintenance of a high level of clinical expertise.
As a department we are committed to continuing education and role extension. We have recently appointed our first two Consultant Radiographers and actively support our staff with their postgraduate education.
Our department operates an extended working day, and so the ability to work flexibly to participate in shift working to cover service hours is essential. Participation in the provision of a bank holiday and weekend on call service is also required.
If you are an experienced team lead wanting to enjoy all the Southwest has to offer, or looking for the next challenge in your career, we’d love to hear from you.
Working pattern: 37.5 hours
Interview Date: 4th January 2023
For further information please contact Helen Slaney, Radiotherapy Services Manager - email@example.com
Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.
The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.
The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.
Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford). Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within people’s own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).
Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.
It’s never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as you'll help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.