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Therapeutic Treatment Radiographer

Band 6

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Band 6 Therapeutic Treatment Radiographer
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
359-DP7159
Site
Canterbury
Town
Canterbury
Salary
£30,401 - £37,267 pa pro rata
Closing
27/05/2019 23:59
Interview date
10/06/2019

 

We are looking to employ Band 6 Radiotherapist to lead a team of radiotherapists on the treatment units and who can maximise resources and maintain a high quality service for the patients.

The post holder, who is recognised as a clinical expert in this field of practice, will also be able to advise on radiotherapy techniques and oncological clinical radiotherapy issues.

Previous experience within image evaluation and knowledge of IGRT techniques would be an advantage. Students qualifying this year are welcome to apply.

The post will be linked to a professional development package which will assist the post holder to progress through a career pathway.

You will be expected to undertake imaging assessment for all sites using both MV,kV and Cone Beam CT imaging modalities.

We actively support training opportunities at an in-house and external levels.

All posts are linked to a competency package which enables radiotherapists to progress through a career pathway.

Some training will be given to enable you to meet the requirements of the post. Kent Oncology Centre currently comprises:

9 Linear Accelerators; 6 at Maidstone (all with OBI facilities) and 3 at Canterbury (2 with OBI facilities)

A range of Brachytherapy services on the Maidstone site.

A pre-treatment service with CT/Sim/3D planning with virtual simulation on both sites.

Macmillan site specialists for head and neck, urology, gynaecological  and breast cancers.

Radiographer led services including on treatment reviews and informed consent .

2 Consultant Radiographers specialising in palliative radiotherapy.

Multi-disciplinary team working. 

We are currently involved in the treatment of RAIDER and SABR patients.

“We cannot avoid that it is not easy working in the NHS at the moment, meaning your work/life balance is so much more important. So why not consider somewhere you can meander through the open countryside or take a stroll along the River Medway enjoying those moments to stop and reflect.  Are you looking for an exciting new opportunity that offers access to both central London and France in less than an hour by train? Then look no further!

Kent, the Garden of England, has rolling hills and stunning coastline. With quaint villages housing traditional country pubs for those long, lazy Sunday lunches or medieval market towns for browsing the antique shops to modern towns with large shopping complexes and the usual high street eateries, Kent has it all.

The County has some very well respected and nationally renowned primary and secondary schools, including grammar and private schools.

You will be joining an experienced team who receive excellent patient satisfaction scores and deliver the highest, quality modern oncological services.

Radiotherapy services are provided at Maidstone Hospital and Kent & Canterbury Hospital in Canterbury. Chemotherapy services are provided at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Hospitals. Outpatient clinics are provided by the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Consultants at all the acute hospitals in Kent and Medway. The Kent Oncology Centre has been successful in securing central funding to replace 4 linear accelerators, with the third currently being installed and planned to be operational in April 2019.

The Kent Oncology Centre has a history of promoting advanced and innovative practice with non-medical staff undertaking patient reviews and radiotherapy planning. A new haemato-oncology ambulatory unit has been established and the service is currently being grown. There is a locally developed Oncology electronic patient record known as the Kent Oncology Management System (KOMS) that everyone who uses it, wishes that they had something similar in other Oncology Units!

Maidstone is the county town of Kent and has excellent travel links to the Kent coast, London and even France. Canterbury is home to the Archbishop of Canterbury at Canterbury Cathedral. There are numerous National Trust and English Heritage properties and Kent has many historical sites including Battle (Battle of Hastings, 1066) and many of the airfields used to defend Britain during the Second World War in the Battle of Britain.  

 

Parking and crèche facilities are available

Flexible working arrangements may be possible.

Please note that appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Check at enhanced level. (Enhanced level now includes regulated checks against vulnerable adults and children)

As an inclusive employer, we are committed to having a diverse workforce and being a Stonewall Diversity Champion and Disability Confident Committed Employer we are working to create a workplace that enables all staff to reach their full potential.  We, therefore, encourage applications from BME people, LGBT+ people and people with disabilities.

Closing date: Monday 27th May 2019 

Interviews: Monday 10th June 2019

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Christine Richards, Head of Radiotherapy Services

01622 225013   crichards@nhs.net

Mobile 07887743163

or

Karen Rich, Deputy Head of Radiotherapy Services

01622 226154  karen.rich@nhs.net

Mobile 07659157492