An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and motivated Therapeutic Radiographer to provide clinical expertise and leadership to the Radiotherapy workforce at the satellite centre in Basingstoke. In this 12 month fixed-term role, you will work alongside the Radiotherapy Management Team and existing clinical specialists in order to ensure the effective running of the radiotherapy CT and linac.
Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital has around 450 beds and provides a full range of planned and emergency services.
You will be joining the existing clinical specialist and radiotherapy team in Basingstoke, who provide a seamless and patient-centred radiotherapy service to patients from North Hampshire, supported by the Trust radiotherapy physics and management teams.
On a daily basis, you will be responsible for the operational delivery of the radiotherapy service, ensuring a smooth pathway for patients from referral to end of treatment.
You will work across all areas of the department, including CT, Prosoma and treatment, and utilise your knowledge and expertise in these areas.
You will support the radiographers within the team and working closely with the management team to plan and implement service development.
As a clinical expert, you will provide advice and guidance on all clinical matters, including patient care, technical problem solving and supporting multi-disciplinary working with our Oncologist and Medical Physics colleagues.
As a senior radiographer you will help to set the standard for professional conduct, being a role model for compassion for our patients and staff, approachability, self-reflection and learning and a dedication to providing a consistent, safe and effective service.
You will need to have a good level of radiotherapy experience, have excellent communication, organisational and problem solving skills and be able to prioritise work effectively, providing guidance and support to the wider Radiotherapy Team.
You will be approachable and passionate about the service we deliver for our patients.
Through your excellent and well developed technical and people management skills you will have the confidence to embrace the many challenges which we face on a daily basis and to support and empower more junior staff to own and resolve their local issues professionally and safely.
You will know when to escalate issues, either within the Radiotherapy team, or within the wider multi-disciplinary teams.
As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.
As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.
UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.
UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.
Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.
Interviews will be held on Tuesday, 25 August 2020.
If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit. Alternatively, if you’re ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete an application.
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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