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Clinical Specialist Band 7

Main area

Radiotherapy

Grade

Band 7

Contract

Permanent

Hours

Full time - 37.5 hours per week

Job ref

188-OTH3356

Site

Southampton General Hospital

Town

Southampton

Salary

£41,659 - £47,672 pa

Salary period

Yearly

Closing

30/01/2023 23:59

Interview date

03/02/2023
Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and motivated Therapeutic Radiographer to provide clinical expertise and leadership to the Radiotherapy workforce at our Southampton Site. You will work alongside the Radiotherapy Management Team and existing clinical specialists in order to ensure the effective running of the radiotherapy linacs and provide excellent training facilities to other radiographers.

You will need to have a extensive 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.

ABOUT THE TEAM

You will be joining the highly motivated and skilled group of clinical specialist within the Radiotherapy department, who provide a seamless and patient-centred radiotherapy service to patients, supported by the radiotherapy physics and management teams.

Main duties of the job YOUR MAIN DUTIES

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 WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU

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

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

WHAT YOU'LL DO

You will be responsible for the operational delivery of the linacs you are responsible for, ensuring a smooth pathway for patients from referral to end of treatment. You will work very closely with other clinical specialist, operational managers and site specific advanced practitioners in delivering care to our patients. You will be required to use your expertise and skills in supporting radiographers and will have a say on the operational delivery matters.

As a clinical expert, you will provide advice and guidance on all clinical matters, able to trouble shoot on the linacs and support other multi- disciplinary team. You are also expected to maintain a high standard of care, conduct and be a role model for other staff within the department.

You will also have HR responsibilities, including sickness management, for the staff that you line manage.

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR

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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Interviews will be held on Friday, 03 February 2023

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

Person specification Qualifications 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
  • 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
  • Skills Essential criteria
  • Highly organised
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Mature, caring, professional
  • Good role model.
  • Evidence of communication in difficult situations
  • Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of teaching / training skills
  • Evidence of multi-disciplinary practice
  • Enthusiastic with lots of energy
  • Highly motivated
  • Special requirements Essential criteria
  • Must be flexible and willing to participate in departmental shift system, 7 day service & on call rota
  • Values 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
  • Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

    For more information about our Trust

    Head to our careers portal thinkuhs.co.uk where you'll find information about:

    - Our values and vision - Our services and teams - Benefits we offer our staff - UK professional body registration - Information about our city - Relocating to Southampton - Our fantastic staff and their work

    To find out what our staff think about working here, you may also wish to look at our most recent friends and family test and NHS staff survey results, or our latest CQC report.

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    Getting to work should be as easy as possible and that's why we have introduced the UHS travel promise – a commitment from the Trust that we will provide reasonable travel options for every member of staff. Every member of staff can apply for a permit to use our park & ride facility. Eligibility for on-site parking is dependent on the nature and requirement of the role. All staff can also access a range of discounted benefits relating to travel including reduced price bus tickets, purchase of salary sacrifice bikes and ultra-low emission cars.

    Our commitment to equality

    Equality remains at the centre of our policymaking, service delivery, and employment practice, giving all employees equal opportunity to develop, apply for promotions, and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

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    Documents to download
  • Job Description (PDF, 560.5KB)
  • Personal Specification (PDF, 213.7KB)
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    Further details / informal visits contact

    Name

    Jenny Poole
    

    Job title

    Radiotherapy Operations Manager
    

    Email address

    [email protected]
    

    Telephone number

    023 8120 3319
    
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