Band 7 Radiographer, Radiotherapy

Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
09 Oct 2019
13 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
The Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provides services from one acute hospital in Guildford and two adult community services hospitals across Surrey. We employ over 4,000 staff and serve over two million people locally and regionally. We have recently been rated as 'Good; by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and 'Outstanding' for being responsive to people's needs and for our maternity services and 'Good' for being caring, effective and safe. We believe that our people are the key to this success and the fact that going the extra mile is inbuilt within our teams.

The Trust serves a population of over 330,000 across south west Surrey. We are a specialist tertiary cancer centre, offering state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment services to a population of up to two million.

It is an innovative hospital packed with ambition and is an excellent place to start your career as well as move it up a gear or to continue developing yourself professionally.

A regional cancer centre for Surrey, West Sussex and Hampshire, it is also a tertiary specialist centre for ENT and Maxillofacial surgery. It attracts referrals from across the whole country for other specialties (i.e. urology). The Minimal Access Therapy Training Unit (key-hole surgery) is one of only three such training units in the UK.

The Trust has strong links with the nearby University of Surrey and staff are well supported if they wish to undertake further study. As well as this, staff are able to develop and enhance skills and knowledge by undertaking post-qualification support and training at the hospital's dedicated Education Centre. These are just some of the training and development opportunities available to staff.

Radiographer - Band 7 (Treatment)- Fixed Term Position available also

Location: Guildford with some rotation to Redhill, East Surrey

The St Luke's radiotherapy centre at the Royal Surrey County hospital, with a satellite at East Surrey hospital, serves a population of 1.3 million people. Having achieved Foundation Trust status and been identified as a CHKS 40 Top Hospital and a Top 100 Healthcare employer, our focus is to offer the best possible care and treatment outcomes for our patients, and to continue to be the employer of choice for our staff. As a CHKS - ISO 9001:2008 certified service, we focus on giving our patients high quality care and an excellent experience whilst in our department. By ensuring a skilled and motivated staff group, we aim to best meet patients' needs and ensure excellent productivity.

Applications are invited from enthusiastic therapy radiographers who would like to develop their career in a forward thinking and technically advanced department at a time of major service improvements.

Joining our Radiotherapy team, you will benefit from working as part of a well organised, friendly and close knit group. The complex needs of our interesting and appreciative patient mix mean that no two days are ever the same and offer plenty of learning opportunities.

As a MacMillan adopted department, you will have access to a wide range of support for both your patients, and your own continuing professional development.

Our treatment section at Guildford has six linac bunkers. We currently have four Varian TrueBeam linacs with 6dof couch (plus one with Brain Lab ExacTrac imaging system) and one Varian Clinac. Both static and dynamic IMRT are routinely delivered, and we have an extensive IGRT programme including soft tissue matching for many treatment sites. The department routinely uses 4D-CT, SABR and Deep Inspiration Breath-hold techniques. Our X-Strahl Gulmay unit is heavily used with both a benign and malignant caseload.

At Redhill there are two TrueBeam linacs which have rotational IMRT and IGRT capabilities and Deep Inspiration Breath-hold capability.

Our virtual simulation and complex treatment planning uses the Varian Eclipse system. The Centre has a dedicated GE multi-slice CT scanner on each site and there is additional scanning capacity with a shared Siemens 64 slice scanner at Guildford. The shared scanner allows an exchange of knowledge and skills allowing Therapy Radiographers to enhance their scanning capabilities. MRI imaging is being utilised in treatment planning and further development of PET/CT is underway and the pre-treatment staff are closely involved when radiotherapy patients require planning scans on these other modalities. The pre-treatment staff are also involved in undertaking baseline and monitoring diagnostic scans for patients on chemotherapy clinical trials.

The ARIA record and verify system links the external beam treatment pathway. Paperless working is fully utilised at Redhill and in the pre-treatment pathway. The Guildford treatment section is moving towards paperless working.

The Centre has an active brachytherapy service with I-125 seed implants for prostate cancer and an exciting programme to develop the HDR remote after-loading service; currently IGBT is offered for gynaecological malignancies while rectal HDR brachytherapy has recently been introduced. Upper GI HDR brachytherapy and rectal Papillion radiotherapy are routinely used within the department.

We have on-going departmental, NCRN and commercial clinical trial activity with many trials currently open to recruitment and further ones in development.

For additional information or to organise an informal visit, please call the Royal Surrey County Hospital on 01483 571122 (Extension 6533) and ask for Lisa-Jane Conway or Lana Lowrey.

If you are interested in applying for this post please use the links provided to access the full job description/person specification and apply online.

The Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all its employees as well as maintaining a workforce that broadly reflects the local communities we serve. In accordance with the Equality Act, we welcome applications from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy, religion or belief or sexual orientation. Reasonable adjustments to the interview process can also be made for any candidates with a disability.

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The trust aims to treat all applicants fairly in regards to any disclosure of conviction revealed at the application stage. Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us. This will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances and background of your offences. If you currently reside outside of the UK we will require documentary proof of security/police clearance, in English.

The Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has a safeguarding policy for both adults and children and is committed to all safeguarding legislation and current standards.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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