Senior Radiographer - Chelmsford

Consult Search & Selection Ltd
31 Oct 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Radiographer - Chelmsford
We're recruiting for an experienced Senior Radiographer for our busy Chelmsford centre.

The primary purpose of the role is
  • To support all aspects of the pathway of every patient receiving external beam radiotherapy in the centre and to support the lead therapy radiographer/ centre manager with leadership of their team.
  • To work in the different areas of the treatment centre so that all operational objectives and standards are achieved, and the reputation of the organisation for exceptional service and outcomes is maintained at all times.
  • To work with the clinical team of Lead Radiographer, Lead Physicist, Senior Dosimetrist, other Radiographers, Nurses and administration staff in all aspects of the radiotherapy process.

Accountabilities/Key Responsibilities
Liaise closely with Radiotherapy Radiography team/Lead Physicist and Senior Dosimetrist on site/ Diagnostic Radiographer/ Senior Nurse - Chemotherapy/Senior Nurse Outpatients/ Administration team. Follow all duties as a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registrant (standards of conduct, performance and ethics). Follow all Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) standards of proficiency. Follow clinical protocols, policies and procedures at all times and operate in full compliance and maintain safe and effective working practices at all times, including the operation of equipment and systems in use within the centre in accordance with radiation regulations and quality assurance requirements ensuring that more junior radiographers do also. Ensure that all patients experience the highest levels of service at all time, in line with the agreed expectations for treatment within centres. Maintain accurate and complete records of patient treatments at all times, in line with the agreed processes within organisation. Participate and assist in clinical audit, in line with the agreed processes within organisation. Thoroughly record compliments alongside incidents and complaints and assist in proper investigation at all times ensuring that necessary safeguards are taken to prevent recurrence. Be aware of the close working relationship with external partners/ service providers at all times and the requirement to comply with their policies accordingly. Work closely with colleagues to support the on-going improvement and continuous development of the care and services provided company wide and to promote the on-going success of the company. To adhere to all HCPC standards. Pro-actively maintain own Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in accordance with organisation and HCPC professional standards. Work out of hours in order to ensure that breakdowns or crises are resolved with minimum impact to service and treatments from time to time. Adhere to company standards in respect of appearance, behaviour and demeanour at all times. Carry out any other duties appropriate for a post of this nature.
Key Working Relationships
The Senior Radiographer will need to develop strong relationships with the following internal parties:
  • Radiographers
  • Dosimetrists
In addition the Senior Radiographer will need to develop strong external relationships with various individuals/agencies/key stakeholders.

Required Qualifications, Skills and Experience
Technical Skills & Expertise
  • Able to demonstrate post qualification experience
  • Experience in/understanding of UK radiotherapy
  • Experience within all aspects of radiotherapy; quality assurance, pre-treatment and treatment
  • Evidence of effective staff liaison and co-operative working
  • Evidence of empathetic and a holistic approach to patient care
  • Experience in private health sector
  • Experience with resolving complaints satisfactorily
  • Experience of proactively evolving radiotherapy techniques
  • Some knowledge of report writing
  • A range of radiotherapy clinical skills
  • Evidence of effective organisational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong relationship building skills
  • Able to make independent judgments/decisions, ability to solve problems
  • Able to work flexibly to achieve company business objectives
  • Able to act as a trainer and mentor for new/more junior staff

  • DCR (T) or BSc (Hons) in Radiotherapy (or equivalent)
  • HCPC registration
  • Evidence of continuing professional development

Please contact Emma Gorman for further information.
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