Senior Therapy Radiographer

Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
08 Nov 2018
15 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Main area RadiotherapyGrade Band 6Contract PermanentHours Full time - 37.5 per weekJob ref 403-GEN1785 Site Musgrove Park HospitalTown TauntonSalary £28,050 to £36,644 per annumClosing Today at 23:59

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust for a motivated senior therapy radiographer who is looking to develop
his/her career as a Senior Therapy Radiographer at the award winning and innovative Beacon Radiotherapy Centre.

The Beacon Centre at Musgrove Park Hospital opened in May 2009 bringing radiotherapy facilities to the population of Somerset. The service is equipped with a Toshiba Aquilion large bore CT simulator, Elekta Synergy and Precise linear accelerators, XStrahl superficial x-ray unit, mould room and workshop, Elekta Mosaiq Oncology Management System, AcQSim Virtual Simulation and Pinnacle Treatment Planning System.

A linear accelerator replacement programme is scheduled to commence in 2019, continuing the provision of cutting-edge service delivery. You will be part of this exciting development, helping manage and informing the project for this replacement programme.

Aside from being rated as an area of Outstanding Practice by the CQC (2016), the centre has received accolades for the high-quality care delivered, including CHKS ISO 9001 accreditation, Macmillan Quality Environment Mark (MQEM) rated 5 out of 5 on all principles, Investors in People Gold Award and Customer Service Excellence Award, July 2016. In the National Cancer Patient Experience Survey, the Beacon Centre was ranked highly and this is a genuine reflection of the exemplary person-centred care delivered.

The successful candidate will join a team of eight Clinical Oncologists, 28 Radiographers and 12 Physics staff. With a passion for team development, the service has fostered pathways for career progression including a range of Advanced, Consultant and leadership roles. Beyond this, the team boasts a culture which is passionately committed to innovative, high-quality care.

You'll also get to experience life in the West Country, taking advantage of easy access to some of the UK's most desirable locations. From the beaches of the Jurassic Coast, North Devon and Cornwall, to the cosmopolitan centres of Bristol, Bath, and Exeter, Taunton offers all the perks while still being less than two hours from London.

Nestled between areas of outstanding natural beauty and the idyllic rolling hills of Exmoor, Taunton has a diverse range of shopping and restaurants, and boasts sporting arenas such as the County Cricket Ground, regularly hosting international fixtures, as well as featuring national hotspots for cycling, surfing, and climbing, such as Cheddar Gorge, with an abundance of music festivals and local traditions. With excellent educational opportunities and an abundance of picturesque countryside, we think there is nowhere better. Throw in a cost of living that will see you afford a higher quality of life, including an average family house price of £212,490 (June 2017), and a significantly lower than national average crime rate, we like to think we are offering you the best of both worlds, professionally and personally.

This exciting role will see you develop your leadership skills as a key member of the treatment delivery and pre-treatment teams, working flexibly and engaging in service development.

Our values are simple: Outstanding Care, Working Together, Listening and Leading.

We recognise that our staff are our most valuable resource, we are proud of the excellent levels of service our Trust provides to our service users and the dedication and conscientious of our staff.

Please ensure you read the attached document entitled NOTES FOR ALL APPLICANTS. This document includes essential information about the Recruitment Process.

NOTE - all invitations to interview will be emailed to you rather than posted. Please therefore ensure you check your emails, including your spam folder regularly.

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If you are successfully appointed, by completing the application form you authorise the Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national Electronic Staff Record (ESR).

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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