Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Therapy Radiographer

Band 6

Main area
Radiotherapy
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
full time 37.5 per week
Job ref
321-SUWON-RTherapy-B6
Site
Churchill Hospital
Town
Oxford
Salary
£28,050 - £36,644 per annum
Closing
10/04/2019 23:59

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.

For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please visit www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values


 

The Radiotherapy Department at the Oxford Cancer Centre offers an opportunity to work within a dynamic organisation using and developing the latest techniques and technologies.  We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Therapeutic Radiographer to join our friendly team.  All Radiographers in bands 5 – 7 roles have the opportunity to rotate through pre-treatment and treatment. Band 6 posts currently receive a 5% retention payment. This is reviewed every October.

 

The Oxford Cancer Centre is one of a limited number of centres commissioned to treat SABR and SRS by NHS England.  IMRT, IGRT and DIBH are well established routine practices within the department. We also offer paediatric services and TBI. Our Centre has 6 Varian multi-mode Linear Accelerators, most with CBCT and RapidArc capability plus one linac with BrainLab ExacTrac image guidance.  The pre-treatment section comprises of a GE CT scanner, access to PET-CT, MRI, virtual simulation, 3D & 4D planning and Varian Eclipse treatment planning systems, all networked by ARIA.

In 2019 we will start our equipment refresh programme which will involve installation of a second CT scanner and 2 of our 6 Linacs will also be replaced in the 2019/20 year.

Expansion of the service is currently underway with a new satellite unit being built in Swindon which will be equipped with 2 Varian TrueBeam linacs.

 

We have 2 Consultant Radiographers and also a number of Advanced Practitioners working in head and neck, paediatrics, palliative planning and SRS. 3 Radiographers have achieved their independent prescribing qualifications and we have 2 Radiographers working in the Late Phase Research Team. 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.

Our department works collaboratively with Cancer Research UK and Medical Research Council Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology (University of Oxford); the primary goal of which is making cancer treatments less invasive and more directed to the characteristics of the patient's own tumour. They fund 2 full time early phase Research Radiographer posts who work closely with the clinical teams.

 

Closing date: 10th April 2019

Interview date: 24th April 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

If you would like more information on the post or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Elizabeth Lewis, Treatment Lead email: elizabeth.lewis@ouh.nhs.uk tel: 01865 235481 or Sharon Duxbury, Pre-Treatment Lead email sharon.duxbury@ouh.nhs.uk tel 01865 235476