Brachytherapy Radiographer - Band 7

Main area
15 hours per week
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University Hospitals Coventry
£31,696 - £41,787 pro rata, per annum
24/07/2018 23:59

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire is located in the West Midlands and is home to one of the largest teaching hospitals in England. Our mission to Care, Achieve and Innovate is demonstrated in our reputation for innovation, teaching and research and high quality patient care. University Hospital in Coventry is one of the most modern healthcare facilities in Western Europe with £200 million of new medical and research equipment and a hospital that is at the forefront of digital imaging and technology.

We provide general acute hospital services to approximately 500,000 people from Coventry and Rugby and specialist hospital services to over one million people from Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond. The Trust has a revenue budget of approximately £473 million, we employ 5,639 staff, manage 1,380 beds and 32 operating theatres.

The Trust is made up of the following hospitals:
University Hospital Coventry 
Hospital of St Cross – Rugby 

Applications are invited from enthusiastic, experienced Brachytherapy radiographers who would like to build on their clinical and leadership expertise as a key member of the brachytherapy team within the Arden Cancer Centre. The post holder will participate in the day to day provision of a safe and accurate brachytherapy service, and will provide information and support for patients undergoing treatment preparation and delivery. You will liaise across all areas of the department for the purpose of streamlining the patient journey and facilitating good communication between healthcare professionals.

 You will be joining an experienced team, led by medical physics colleagues, delivering “state of the art” brachytherapy for patients with a range of gynaecological tumours, using ultrasound guidance for insertions and CT&MRI imaging for conformal planning, complimented by the use of interstitial needles where required.We also treat simple vaginal vault brachytherapy and simple bronchial lesions.

 University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire is currently commissioning a replacement after loading platform, an Elekta Flexitron HDR unit, due to move into clinical service late summer 2018

 You will initially be employed to support the brachytherapy service 15hrs a week and there is the possibility of extending the contracted hours to help facilitate additional developments. You should also be prepared to work flexibly, to support an extended working day as required.

 This role would suit an experienced practitioner looking to work reduced hours, or as job share working across or in conjunction with other roles, eg external beam , which is open for discussion.


Recruiting to Values

To ensure that we provide world-class patient care, UHCW recruits people that can demonstrate the Trust’s Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment, which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trust’s Values and Behaviours Framework and Values Based Recruitment Factsheet which can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trust’s Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

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If you are invited to attend interview you will be asked to set up an account with the Trac recruitment system in order to confirm your interview time.


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Applicant requirements

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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Further details / informal visits contact

Radiation Therapy Manager

 Linda Farthing

0247696 7498



 Brachytherapy Physicist

 Claire Fletcher

0247696 7283

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