Macmillan Therapeutic Radiographer Breast Site Specialist

Band 7

Main area
Breast Care
Grade
Band 7
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Part Time 22.5 hours per week
Job ref
359-CH5879
Site
Canterbury Hospital Radiotherapy
Town
Canterbury
Salary
£31,696 - £41,787 pa pro-rata
Closing
22/02/2018 23:59

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is a large acute hospital Trust in the south east of England. The Trust provides a full range of general hospital services and some areas of specialist complex care to around 560,000 people living in the south of West Kent and the north of East Sussex. The Trust’s core catchment areas are Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells and their surrounding boroughs, and it operates from two main clinical sites: Maidstone Hospital and Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury.

As a Trust we are passionate about providing high standards of patient care and are looking for people with the same values. Maidstone Hospital provides a wide range of complex and routine surgical and medical services and has the latest in diagnostic facilities. It is also home to the main base of Kent Oncology Centre, which provides complex radiotherapy and chemotherapy for patients throughout Kent and North East Sussex.

We are currently recruiting for a Breast site specialist within the Radiotherapy department at Kent & Canterbury Hospital

This is an exciting post which will give you the opportunity to manage the breast patients’ pathway ensuring all aspects of care are delivered to the highest possible standard. Your specialist knowledge in breast radiotherapy will be recognized as a resource for all other health professionals. You will be expected to work at advanced level assisting the clinical oncologists to support the patient through the treatment journey and beyond.

You will be working closely with other site specialists on both sites.

Evidence of an ‘M’ level award or working towards for ‘On treatment review,and ‘Informed consent is desirable

All posts are linked to competency packages which enable radiotherapists to progress through a career pathway. Fully funded study days and conferences are part of our commitment to continual professional development.

The Kent Oncology Centre comprises two departments: one at Maidstone set in the heart of the Kent countryside and the other in Canterbury, a historic city close to the North Kent coast. They both offer easy access to London and the Channel tunnel.

Kent Oncology Centre currently comprises:

  • Pre-treatment service with CT/sim/3D planning with virtual simulation
  • 9 Varian Linear Accelerators across the two sites including True Beam units
  • Brachytherapy
  • Assistant practitioner and consultant radiographer posts
  • Multi-disciplinary team working
  • Radiotherapist led services
  • Macmillan information and support services

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)

 

Closing Date: Midnight Thursday 22nd February 2018

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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   pager 07654196292 or

Abraham Joseph – Radiotherapy Manager (Canterbury) 01227 783001

 

If you have problems applying, contact

Telephone
01622 228857