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Advanced Practise Radiographer - Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy

Band 7

Main area
Cancer Care
Band 7
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Southampton General Hospital
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum
Salary period
19/04/2021 23:59
Interview date

Job overview

The University Hospital Southampton, NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) are recruiting for an Advanced Practise Radiographer for the Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy (SABR) service. 


We already have an established and busy SABR service for primary lung and are on track to meet the national milestones with the imminent expansion to extracranial oligometastatic disease.

We are a department of highly specialised and passionate staff, priding ourselves on creating a dynamic working environment with ever emerging services and treatment developments, as the SABR Advanced Practitioner you will have an instrumental role in developing, delivering and growing this service.

The Radiotherapy Department has 7 Linear accelerators, 6 on the main site at Southampton and one at the satellite site in Basingstoke, 3 CT scanners 2 equipped with 4DCT capabilities. Fully utilised motion and breathing management throughout CT and the Linacs.

Main duties of the job

You can read an overview of the main duties of the role in the section below: Job Description and Main Responsibilities.

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents attached.

Working for our organisation

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. 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. 

We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities


Initially you will be developing and supporting the SABR expansion programme within the department, overseeing and ensuring timely and safe delivery. You will ensure that all appropriate communications are sent out to all stakeholder groups to ensure continued support, engagement and alignment with meeting the milestones.

In time as the initial development element of the role reduces and the patient workload increases, you will ensure the patient pathway has full oversight and be responsible for the treatment pathway as a key worker for the SABR patients.


You will be a knowledgeable and experienced Therapeutic Radiographer, with a passion for service improvement and development and both a professional and personal interest in SABR and stereotactic radiotherapy.

Ideally you will have working experience of service improvement with a proven record of successfully implementing change.

You will have well developed leadership qualities with experience in leading and implementing change, employing influencing behaviour and working collaboratively with staff from all designations and levels.

You will be a self-starter able to work with autonomy with the ability to prioritise conflicting objectives and to multi task effectively.

You will have good professional self-awareness and awareness of the needs of others, with an energetic and enthusiastic approach.


Interviews will be held on Thursday, 29 April 2021

Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.

Person specification

Personal qualities

Essential criteria
  • Mature, caring, professional
  • Good role model
Desirable criteria
  • Enthusiastic with lots of energy
  • Highly motivated


Essential criteria
  • Masters degree or module / equivalence
  • Degree in Therapeutic Radiography / Diploma of College of Radiographers with specialist experience and courses
  • HCPC Registration
  • Change management and implementation skills
Desirable criteria
  • Project management/educational experience/ MSc
  • Understanding of wider cancer agenda and NHS commissioning structure
  • Working toward SoR Accreditation

Previous or relevant experience

Essential criteria
  • Ability to lead and manage treatment delivery teams
  • Evidence of working at a senior level within a Radiotherapy Department
  • Knowledge / Experience of modern Radiotherapy
  • Practice and latest technological advances
Desirable criteria
  • Project work
  • Evidence of the management of the patient experience in radiotherapy.

Aptitudes and skills

Essential criteria
  • Highly organised.
  • Demonstrates clarity and breadth in use of verbal and written communications in relation to our patient group
  • Excellent time management skills
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of teaching / training skills
  • Evidence of multi-disciplinary practice.

Special requirements

Essential criteria
  • Must be flexible and willing to participate in departmental shift system, 7 day service and on call rota

Values and behaviours

Essential criteria
  • Able to demonstrate behaviours that meet the Trust Values: Patients First
  • Able to demonstrate behaviours that meet the Trust Values: Always Improving
  • Able to demonstrate behaviours that meet the Trust Values: Working Together
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Holly Hall
Job title
Deputy Radiotherapy Service Manager
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02381 201961

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