Senior II Therapeutic Radiographer



Salary: From £36481 to £44044 per annum

Job description

Senior II Therapeutic Radiographer

Location: Sutton/London

Reports to: Team leader Senior I Radiographer and operational Superintendents.

Type: Permanent

Salary: £36,481 – £44,044 Per annum regrading experiences.

Job Purpose

  • The post-holder will be responsible for carrying out radiotherapy processes as prescribed, carefully and accurately and assisting in the operational management of a specialist highly complex radiotherapy work base, which may be a treatment unit, a brachytherapy unit, a CT scanner, VS area or a treatment preparation area, and supervising the immediate radiographic team in the absence of a team leader.
  • The post-holder will liaise with medical, physics, nursing, clerical and support staff within the department and throughout the institution. The key working relationships will be with the Senior I radiographers.

Key areas of responsibility

Clinical Responsibility – Patient Care/ Education and Professional Development/ Management and Leadership/ Clinical Governance.

  • Responsible for the accurate preparation, planning and delivery of treatment by self and by members of the immediate team in the absence of the Senior I radiographer.
  • Maintain and develop own personal standards of care and technical ability.
  • Assist in the training of team members in the operation of all equipment safely and efficiently as per manufacturers’ instructions, including local guidelines, under the guidance of the work base leader.
  • Meet the regulatory responsibilities defined for an operator as delegated by the Trust under the IR (ME) R regulations. With appropriate experience may be defined also as a practitioner for concomitant exposures as before.
  • Make evidence based decisions within the prescribed scope of practice. Analysis and approval of planning and treatment verification images, following designated training and adhering to work instructions and protocols.
  • Participate in day-to-day and weekly quality assurance of equipment at the work base in accordance with ISO 9001 documentation, including fault reporting Promote multi-disciplinary awareness and compliance with current Radiotherapy protocols, and to attend gynae MDT.
  • Participate in the ongoing audit and development of the department ISO 9001 quality assurance programme.
  • Participate in clinical governance and clinical audit procedures as required.

Employee Specification

  • HCPC registration as a therapeutic radiographer (requires BSc (Hons) in Radiotherapy or equivalent accredited programme).
  • Post registration experience of sophisticated RT equipment treating advanced techniques in a complex department, competent in IGRV, IMRT technologies.
  • Previous experience of participating in clinical education of pre-registration students.
  • Be an effective communicator across the multi-disciplinary team using both written and spoken English; including being able to manage sensitive information and to deal with anxious and demanding individuals using diplomacy and persuasion.
  • Have demonstrable problem solving and decision making ability.
  • Able to act as team leader in Senior I radiographer absence.
  • Sensitive and considered manner to enable appropriate interaction with all team members, displaying appropriate confidence in own abilities.
  • Able to work non-standard hours between the hours of 08:00 and 20:00 to meet the exigencies of the service and will be expected to participate in the non-residential radiotherapy weekend on call service and the weekend day or bank holiday service that runs up to 8 times a year to cover gaps in treatment.

HCL is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications regardless of sex, age, race, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, religion and belief, pregnancy and maternity or disability.

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