Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Therapeutic Radiographer

Band 5

Main area
Band 5
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Churchill Hospital
£24,214 - £30,112 per annum
04/08/2019 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


Are you a HCPC registered Therapeutic Radiographer, or about to qualify?

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.

As soon as you have at least 12 months experience after qualifying, all Band 5 Therapeutic radiographers can participate in our Link Progression Programme to Band 6. On completion of the programme you are automatically promoted to Band 6 without the need to wait for a vacancy or go through a formal application and interview process.

The Oxford Cancer Centre is one of a limited number of centres commissioned to treat SABR and SRS by NHS England.  Arcing 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 GE CT scanner, virtual simulation, 3D & 4D planning, access to PET-CT, MRI,  and Varian Eclipse treatment planning systems, all networked by ARIA.

We will shortly be commencing our equipment refresh programme which will involve installing an additional CT scanner and replacing 2 of our 6 linacs in the 2019/20 year, the first of which will be a second SRS capable linac. 2 other linacs will be installed in the 2020/21 year.

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

We have 3 Consultant Radiographers and also a number of Advanced Practitioners working in head and neck, paediatrics, palliative planning and neuro. 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: 4th August 2019

Planned interview date: To be confirmed

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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

Elizabeth Lewis, Treatment Lead Radiographer email: Elizabeth.lewis@ouh.nhs.uk tel 01865 235481