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Radiotherapy Apprentice Radiographer

Employer
NHS England Apprenticeships
Location
Southampton
Salary
Competitive salary
Closing date
7 Dec 2022

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Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen at University Hospital Southampton Trust to undertake a level 6 apprenticeship in Therapeutic Radiography.

You will be working as part of multidisciplinary team treating patients with cancer using radiation in an innovative and ever developing field of healthcare.

Southampton's Radiotherapy department is newly equipped with state of the art treatment Linacs and we are the first centre in the UK to have Exactrac Dynamic in clinical use on 3 of our 7 Linacs providing sub-millimetre correction.

This exciting role provides candidates with the opportunity to earn whilst you learn, gets hand on clinical practice as well as theory-based learning through Sheffield Hallam University.

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the 'Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.
  • To work within the Radiotherapy department on the Radiotherapy Radiographer Apprenticeship programme.
  • Work under the supervision of a Registered Practitioner
  • As part of the multi-disciplinary team, the post holder will fulfil a key role in providing radiotherapy, care and support to individuals as specified in standard radiotherapy protocols.
  • The post holder will fulfil all tasks and work as part of a team responsible for providing an efficient service in the Radiotherapy Department.
  • To perform a range of radiotherapy duties and procedures, as detailed in the apprenticeship programme, under the supervision of a qualified therapy radiographer.
  • Attend virtual tutorials and webinars and complete all e-learning as instructed by Higher Education Training Provider.


About us

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.

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. 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.

Date posted

29 November 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 4

Salary

£18,575 a year pa

Contract

Apprenticeship

Duration

36 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

188-OTH3273

Job locations

Southampton General Hospital

Tremona Road

Southampton

SO14 2AA

Job description

Job responsibilities

Your Responsibilities What youll do

Working with qualified therapeutic radiographers to learn how to treat cancer patients using ionising radiation (radiotherapy treatment)

Working with state of art imaging and treatment equipment

Providing support and care to patients receiving cancer treatmentCompleting a level 6 apprenticeship with Sheffield Hallam University via distance learning. The apprenticeship runs over 3 years, based in University Hospital Southamptons Radiotherapy department, and comprises of:
  • On the job training based within our pioneering radiotherapy department, working directly with patients receiving cancer treatment.
  • Off the job training - following an integrated timetable with Sheffield Hallam University. The University course commences in March 2023; attendance will be mostly through distance learning although you will be expected to attend a few days on site at the University.
  • Completion of a BSc (Hons) degree in Therapeutic Radiography, approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)


What were looking for
The ideal candidates should want to work in a caring and compassionate role.

You will need to have good communication skills and be a pro-active and conscientious team worker.

The post is 37.5 hours per week Monday to Friday.

You must be able to evidence the following entry requirements to undertake the apprenticeship course:

2 GCSE passes at grade C or grade 4 and above including Mathematics, English language or literature. Level 2 equivalent literacy & numeracy qualifications will be accepted.

Plus one of the following:
  • 120 UCAS points from 3 A levels. Or equivalent from national BTEC qualifications e.g.: extended diploma in applied science, health science or health studies.
  • Successful completion of an Access to HE Diploma in health studies, health science, nursing, or another science-based course.
  • If you are taking an Access course not listed, please contact the University to discuss prior to application.
  • Previous degree in a related subject.
  • Evidence of successful formal accredited study at level 3 and a minimum of 6 months experience in a health and social care capacity

For more information on the apprenticeship course please visit the Sheffield university website. If you are unsure if your previous qualifications meet the required standard, please contact the university directly- Marie Hollingworthm.l.hollingworth@shu.ac.uk.

Additional information
Interviews will be held on Tuesday, 20 December 2022

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

Job description

Job responsibilities

Your Responsibilities What youll do

Working with qualified therapeutic radiographers to learn how to treat cancer patients using ionising radiation (radiotherapy treatment)

Working with state of art imaging and treatment equipment

Providing support and care to patients receiving cancer treatmentCompleting a level 6 apprenticeship with Sheffield Hallam University via distance learning. The apprenticeship runs over 3 years, based in University Hospital Southamptons Radiotherapy department, and comprises of:
  • On the job training based within our pioneering radiotherapy department, working directly with patients receiving cancer treatment.
  • Off the job training - following an integrated timetable with Sheffield Hallam University. The University course commences in March 2023; attendance will be mostly through distance learning although you will be expected to attend a few days on site at the University.
  • Completion of a BSc (Hons) degree in Therapeutic Radiography, approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)


What were looking for
The ideal candidates should want to work in a caring and compassionate role.

You will need to have good communication skills and be a pro-active and conscientious team worker.

The post is 37.5 hours per week Monday to Friday.

You must be able to evidence the following entry requirements to undertake the apprenticeship course:

2 GCSE passes at grade C or grade 4 and above including Mathematics, English language or literature. Level 2 equivalent literacy & numeracy qualifications will be accepted.

Plus one of the following:
  • 120 UCAS points from 3 A levels. Or equivalent from national BTEC qualifications e.g.: extended diploma in applied science, health science or health studies.
  • Successful completion of an Access to HE Diploma in health studies, health science, nursing, or another science-based course.
  • If you are taking an Access course not listed, please contact the University to discuss prior to application.
  • Previous degree in a related subject.
  • Evidence of successful formal accredited study at level 3 and a minimum of 6 months experience in a health and social care capacity

For more information on the apprenticeship course please visit the Sheffield university website. If you are unsure if your previous qualifications meet the required standard, please contact the university directly- Marie Hollingworthm.l.hollingworth@shu.ac.uk.

Additional information
Interviews will be held on Tuesday, 20 December 2022

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

Person Specification

Qualifications / training required

Essential

  • A-Levels or BTEC National (in a relevant subject) 120 points, including one of the sciences or social science
  • Approved access to HE Diploma in health studies
  • Completion of Foundation year in Health, Sports, Science and Social Care
  • GCSE Maths and English (at least grade C or 6)


Previous or relevant experience necessary

Essential

  • Computer literate
  • Previous experience of working with people


Desirable

  • Practical experience of working with vulnerable people


Aptitudes and skills required

Essential

  • Excellent communicator
  • Team worker
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Helps and co-operates with colleagues
  • Pro-active and takes responsibility
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Conscientious
  • Maintain composure in stressful situations
  • Punctual
  • Patience, dependability, and motivation shown


Special requirements of the post

Essential

  • Must be flexible and willing to participate in shift systems and on-call arrangements


Values and behaviours

Essential

  • Able to demonstrate behaviours that meet the Trust Values: Patients First, Always Improving, Working Together

Person Specification

Qualifications / training required

Essential

  • A-Levels or BTEC National (in a relevant subject) 120 points, including one of the sciences or social science
  • Approved access to HE Diploma in health studies
  • Completion of Foundation year in Health, Sports, Science and Social Care
  • GCSE Maths and English (at least grade C or 6)


Previous or relevant experience necessary

Essential

  • Computer literate
  • Previous experience of working with people


Desirable

  • Practical experience of working with vulnerable people


Aptitudes and skills required

Essential

  • Excellent communicator
  • Team worker
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Helps and co-operates with colleagues
  • Pro-active and takes responsibility
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Conscientious
  • Maintain composure in stressful situations
  • Punctual
  • Patience, dependability, and motivation shown


Special requirements of the post

Essential

  • Must be flexible and willing to participate in shift systems and on-call arrangements


Values and behaviours

Essential

  • Able to demonstrate behaviours that meet the Trust Values: Patients First, Always Improving, Working Together


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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

Additional information

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust

Address

Southampton General Hospital

Tremona Road

Southampton

SO14 2AA

Employer's website

https://www.uhs.nhs.uk/home.aspx (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust

Address

Southampton General Hospital

Tremona Road

Southampton

SO14 2AA

Employer's website

https://www.uhs.nhs.uk/home.aspx (Opens in a new tab)

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