Senior Radiotherapist

Location
Manchester, GB-LND
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
02 Aug 2019
Closes
30 Aug 2019
Ref
HCA15423-189477
Function
Radiographer
Job Type
Permanent

HCA Healthcare UK has developed a dedicated private centre in partnership with The Christie NHS Foundation Trust in Manchester. The Christie Private Care treats private patients with a full range of diagnostic, inpatient, surgical, day care and outpatient treatment all on one site.

The Christie is an impressive and well-respected NHS Trust which is a European cancer centre providing advanced cancer care and housing the world's largest early clinical trials unit. The Christie Private Care builds on these services and provides state-of-the-art private patient facilities which include; 28 bedded inpatient Oncology wards, 6 bed Haematology and Transplant unit, Day Case Chemotherapy Unit, Outpatient Department, Specialised Radiotherapy Unit & Psychology services

Job Description

To work on the treatment unit and in the pre-treatment areas carrying out accurate and consistent simulation and treatment techniques as well as administration aspects; and to assist in maintaining and developing the radiotherapy service.

This is a full time role working 37.5hrs per week with an attractive and competitive salary, dependent upon skills and experience.

Reward & recognition – We reward your commitment in delivering the highest standard of care with generous and competitive benefits such as  our contribution pension scheme, private medical insurance, annual salary review,  247.5hrs holiday each year; with the option to buy and sell. We invest in your career development with clear career pathways and access to further education. We can also offer you support with relocation if you are living outside of London or the UK; subject to terms and conditions.

Please note we will close this role early if suitable number of applications are received

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Maintain exemplary professional standards and quality assurance in all aspects of patient care.
  • Operate radiotherapy equipment in accordance with operational procedures, ensuring routine quality assurance procedures are carried out.
  • Carry out radiotherapy planning scans to facilitate accurate radiotherapy planning, under the direction of senior radiotherapy staff.
  • Be responsible for the accurate administration of radiotherapy treatments, including accurate documentation in accordance with departmental policies and procedures.
  • Assist in the development and monitoring of systems of work, quality assurance procedures and protocols.
  • Maintain effective liaison with all appropriate staff to ensure the provision of a high quality service and a smooth and efficient work flow through the department.
  • Work closely with the multi-disciplinary team to support and participate in a team approach to problem solving, leading to the continued development of the radiotherapy service 
  • Ensure all equipment faults and malfunctions are recorded and reported in accordance with departmental policies and procedures.
  • Ensure all errors and incidents are recorded and reported in accordance with departmental policies and procedures. 
  • Ensure accurate statistical information is collated in accordance with departmental policy.
  • Observe current legislation regarding the use of ionising radiation, local rules for radiation safety and COSHH regulations.
  • Ensure continued professional development.
  • Act as ambassador for HCA NHS Ventures and maintain and foster current and future customer relations.

Skills & Experience

  • BSc in Therapeutic Radiography or equivalent
  • HCPC registration
  • Minimum two years radiotherapy experience
  • Range of professional expertise
  • Experience in treatment administration, to include bookings and pre-treatment plan checks
  • Comprehensive knowledge of electronic patient management systems and record and verify systems
  • Knowledge of relevant hospital policies and procedures
  • Conflict resolution in a variety of clinical and non-clinical situations

About The Individual

At HCA UK we recognise and value everyone as unique and individual; treat people with kindness and compassion; act with absolute honesty, integrity, and fairness and trust and treat one another as valued members of the HCA UK family. As someone looking to join our family, you will demonstrate these key values.

You will also actively participate as a member of a team, working together to achieve tasks, goals, and objectives; demonstrate a lead by example attitude to inspire our colleagues and patients; and deliver information in a clear, concise, and compelling manner to effectively engage others and achieve desired results.

If you wish to find out more about this opportunity, please apply for this role and a member of the team will be in contact shortly.