Cyberknife Advanced Practitioner

Job ID: 825554
Location: Birmingham
Category: Management
Salary: 31,696 - 41,787 negotiable
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Job Reference: 304-A-17-40095

Employer:University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation TrustDepartment:RadiotherapyLocation:BirminghamSalary:31,696 - 41,787

QEHB provides direct clinical services to nearly 900,000 patients every year, serving a regional, national and international population. We are a regional centre for cancer, trauma, renal dialysis, burns and plastics and have the largest solid organ transplantation programme in Europe. The Trust has the largest kidney programme in the UK and is a major specialist centre for burns and plastic surgery.
We provide a series of highly specialist cardiac, liver, oncology and neurosurgery services to patients from across the UK.
We are world-renowned for our trauma care and have developed pioneering surgical techniques in the management of ballistic and blast injuries, including bespoke surgical solutions for previously unseen injuries. As a result of its clinical expertise in treating trauma patients and military casualties, QEHB has been designated both a Level 1 Trauma Centre and host of the UK's only 20m National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre (SRMRC).
We have just over 9000 members of staff and we are committed to investing in their development and their health and wellbeing.
University Hospitals Birmingham is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and aims to achieve positive change for LGBTQ+ people by creating an inclusive, inspiring and equal environment for both staff and service users.
Please apply early as vacancies may close before the given closing date when sufficient applications are received.
For specific enquiries regarding this vacancy, please see the Contact Details section below in the first instance. For general enquiries, please use Switchboard: 0121 627 2000 and for Non-Medical (inc. Nursing) Ext. 16800, Doctors & Dentists Ext. 18384 or 18395, Bank posts 0121 371 8280.
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The Radiotherapy Department at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham has a fixed term 18 month vacancy for a Cyberknife Advanced Practitioner.
We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our dynamic radiotherapy team. Applications are welcomed from experienced Radiographers with experience working on Cyberknife.
Our radiotherapy department currently delivers the highest percentage of IG/IMRT treatments in the U.K. and as a Cyberknife Advanced Practitioner you work on Cyberknife with a specialist team of Radiographers and Physicists for a variety of sites We also treat a large number of lung patients with SABR as well as other sites as part of the SABR CTE programme and/or CORE trial.
We are committed to having state of the art technology for our patients and an equipment replacement programme has begun. We already have a wide variety of highly specialised radiotherapy equipment including two CT scanners, CyberKnife, two Tomotherapy HD units, HDR, deep x-ray and six linear accelerators. Five of our Linear Accelerators have CBCT capability and these include two Versa HD units with FFF technology.
Applicants must hold a BSc (Hons) in Therapeutic Radiography or equivalent and be registered with the HCPC. Professional development is high on our agenda and we have a commitment to Radiographer led services, with role advancement offered or actively being developed.
Staff will be required to have a flexible approach to working hours to accommodate service demands as there is a requirement to routinely cover extended day working, Monday to Friday between 7.30am to 8pm. In addition there is a requirement to work bank holidays and some occasional weekend working in line with NRAG recommendations.
For further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact:
Julie Kilkenny, Technical Lead (Pre-Treatment) on 0121 371 5086 or via email:

All posts involving access to persons in receipt of health services will be subject to a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check. However, having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us; this will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances of your offences. Disabled applicants, in line with our commitment to 'Two Ticks', will be guaranteed an interview where they meet the essential criteria and declare their disabled status. The Trust will accept applications in other formats where applicants have disabilities that require a reasonable adjustment for them to be able to apply for vacancies; consideration in respect of additional time for postage/delivery time etc will be given.
Staff recruited from outside of the NHS will usually be appointed at the bottom of the pay band.
Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced or skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as it is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Border Agency website.Disclosure and Barring Service Check
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Job Type:Fixed term (18months)Pay Scheme:Agenda for changePay Band:7Staff Group:Allied Health Professionals

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Apply for this jobClosing Date:17/09/2017Interview Date:04/10/2017Contact Name:Julie KilkennyEmail Address:julie.kilkenny@uhb.nhs.ukTelephone:0121 3715086

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