Degree Apprentice – Trainee Therapeutic Radiographer

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust - Lincoln County Hospital
Closing Date 30th Nov 2022
Salary £27,055 - £32,934 depending on experience

Job Type 39 Month Apprenticeship Contract

Working Pattern Full-time

Are you looking for a new challenge, to develop your career in the NHS and want to earn while you learn or have you just completed A Levels but are not looking to go to university for a full time self-funded course? If the answer is yes, then we are keen to hear from you.

We are very excited to announce that we are offering our first level 6 Training post Degree Apprenticeship in Therapeutic Radiography here at United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust. Once qualified as a therapeutic radiographer you will be part of a multidisciplinary team treating patients with cancer using radiation.

We are looking for someone who wants to undertake this challenging role and commit to the study and development that this opportunity brings. You will be supported to achieve your best in this role which on completion will enable you to register with the Health Care Professions Council allowing you to practice as a Therapeutic Radiographer. The career opportunities that become available with this qualification are many and varied and promotion can be achieved within 2-3 years of starting your career.

Main duties of the job
The department of Clinical Oncology provides in-patient and out-patient care to patients with oncological malignancies, with the Radiotherapy Department treating patients from a wide geographical area, covering the whole of Lincolnshire. The department is fully networked with 3 Varian TrueBeam linear accelerators all with AlignRT motion management, Toshiba wide bore CT scanner and Nucletron HDR brachytherapy unit. Planning is carried out using Varian Eclipse planning systems ensuring a seamless connection with the treatment units. IGRT and VMAT is in regular use for a variety of patient with delivery techniques advancing all the time.

Ongoing professional development is encouraged, with links to Sheffield Hallam University to support this. Many staff are now carrying out advanced roles in areas such as patient assessment and review, breast specialist, treatment imaging specialist and gynaecological insertions. The department has a well-established prostate and gynaecological brachytherapy service.

You will train in a supportive environment and learn to care for, plan and deliver Radiotherapy treatments to our cancer patients. The department is committed to the training and development of its staff and you will be given opportunities to extend your skills. The department expects staff to Continuously Professionally Develop, supporting this through the appraisal system.

For questions about the job, contact: Radiotherapy Services Manager Paula Brown 01522 572237

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