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Therapeutic Radiographer

Role Summary

Are you a student Radiographer due to qualify this year? Or an experienced Radiographer looking for a new challenge? This role will allow you to develop your clinical skills as you rotate through the service. You’ll also gain experience teaching and supervising students and apprentices who work in the department. In return we offer funded training and development, career progression, and research opportunities.

 

About the Role

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role:

Your role within the team

You will participate in the day-to-day provision of a safe, high quality external beam treatment service, including the extensive use of IMRT, IGRT and DIBH techniques.

This rotational post will also include pre-treatment (CT scanning and virtual simulation) and brachytherapy, allowing you to develop a broad range of clinical radiotherapy experiences.

You’ll have the opportunity to develop your non-clinical skills too, by supporting the training and education of student Radiographers and Radiotherapy Apprentices.

If you are due qualify this year, there is the option to join the team as a Band 4 ahead of your registration.

About the department and team

The Oncology Centre is a light, clean and modern space located on the ground floor level of the Royal Devon site in Exeter.

The centre benefits from a charity-run shop providing refreshments to patients and colleagues. Plus, there’s an on-site restaurant, cafes, a take-away service and Boots.

The friendly and supportive, Therapeutic Radiographer team is over 40 people strong, and is focused on delivering exceptional patient focused care and treatment. On average 100 patients are treated and supported by the department on a daily basis.

Following a recent refreshment programme we have the following equipment and systems:

  • three Varian Truebeam Linacs
  • a Canon Wide Bore CT
  • an Eclipse planning system
  • Varian Aria administration system
  • Brachytherapy services

The external beam radiotherapy service is paperless, utilising the Varian Aria administration system for service delivery. We also offer a wide range of Brachytherapy services.

Our service has undergone significant transformation over the past few years, including the commissioning of a wide range of SABR indications and the implementation of portal dosimetry.

Further imaging and treatment developments are ongoing, to include 4DCBCT, gated CBCT and 6 DoF couch tops.

The Royal Devon is passionate about research and innovation, the team are actively involved in a broad range of clinical radiotherapy trials. Since autumn 2020 the service has been using an electronic patient record, Epic.

Working Pattern: 37.5 hours per week. 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.

Interview Date: To be confirmed

For further information, or to arrange an informal visit to the department, please contact: Owen Morris or Jonathan Cook, Radiotherapy Operational Leads on owenmorris@nhs.net / jcook10@nhs.net

As an inclusive employer, the Royal Devon values diversity and is committed to creating a culture of inclusivity where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential. We believe in fostering a sense of belonging and actively encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, cultures, and abilities. We recognise the advantages of having a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

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.

About Us

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.

Our values are at the heart of everything we do, click here to find out more

It has never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as you will help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.

Benefits

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 are 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 will benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

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 will help you get there.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You will 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 would love to hear from you.

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