Joining the radiotherapy team
The Gloucestershire Oncology Centre offers radiographers the opportunity to develop and advance their practice. It's a busy department based in one of the largest acute trusts in the UK.
The department is split across two sites, the main one being based in Cheltenham General Hospital and the Satellite centre in Hereford County Hospital.
In Cheltenham, there's a Planning CT, Mould Room, 4 Varian Linear accelerators, a Brachytherapy suite and a superficial unit, and another Varian Linear accelerator in Hereford. The department operates across sites with Aria software.
- ART techniques and have a large research portfolio.
We are a centre for clinical placements for the BSc and MSc Therapeutic Radiography students from the University of the West of England in Bristol and Birmingham City University and all staff is required to be fully involved in the training of these students.
There are several dual roles in the department where staff rotates every 6 months between pre-treatment and treatment or planning and treatment.
There is a team of Brachytherapy specialist Radiographers who work on the treatment units and Brachytherapy and a team of Review Radiographers who work on the treatment units and run the review clinics so there are plenty of opportunities for diversifying within this department. Radiographers carry out treatment planning alongside Radiotherapy Physics. Pre-treatment and planning Radiographers have extended their roles to run Breast Mark-up clinics.
The department has two Breast Consultant Radiographers and a Prostate consultant Radiographer. We have a Radiographer research team who implements and manage Radiotherapy trials within the department. We also offer a late effects service run by a MacMillan Late Effects Lead radiographer to provide continued care for patients living with their side effects beyond treatment.
The department is supported by a Radiotherapy Administrator and a team of Radiotherapy support workers with diverse clinical and administrative duties from phlebotomy to data entry and clinic preparation.
We believe in competency-driven development, with our junior staff having the opportunity to develop their imaging competencies for 3D volumetric imaging and Senior Radiographers operating as practitioners for concomitant exposure.
Staff is encouraged to undertake further education MSc modules and radiographer-led research as well as attend study days and conferences.
For a detailed structure of the department click here
All vacancies are advertised on NHS Jobs, but if you wish to express an interest in working with us and /or you wish to visit the department please contact:
- Emma Charman, Education and Development Lead Radiographer 0300 422 8956
- Bridget Moore, Radiotherapy Services Manager 0300 422 3363