Are you registered radiographer considering a career in research?
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated, organised and experienced therapeutic radiographer to join the Oncology research team at Charing Cross Hospital. This post will work within the research delivery team alongside consultants and the wider multi-disciplinary team to deliver commercial and academic clinical trials for radiotherapy and oncology patients and will have strong links to the radiotherapy department.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the co-ordination and management of a growing cancer research portfolio. This will range from assisting with set-up by completing QA forms, to patient recruitment, handling of biological samples, collection of data, monitoring visits and maintenance of documentation in accordance with Good Clinical Practice.
The post-holder will be part of a large and dynamic team, so must enjoy working independently as well as part of a team. Experience in clinical oncology is essential along with the ability to understand and develop skills in clinical research. There are several training opportunities available and we strongly encourage both personal and professional development.
The role is suited to someone who is organised, adaptable in their approach and has excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will support the aims of the Trust and the NIHR clinical research network to improve the speed, quality, and integration of clinical research, through the successful delivery of clinical research in the NHS. The post holder will act as a clinical trials research practitioner with specialist knowledge in the coordination of clinical trials in radiotherapy. To assist in the assessment of new proposed trial protocols for their feasibility and the implications in the department. To liaise closely with the Head of Radiotherapy, Radiotherapy Clinical Lead for Research, other members of the research team, CRN trials co-ordinators and research nurses to ensure the smooth running of trials within the department and provide regular updates on any workload issues. To maintain up to date files on all trials within the radiotherapy department and data collection systems where required. To work closely with the Head of Radiotherapy, Radiotherapy Clinical Lead for Research, other members of the research team and CRN trials office to ensure that best practice is achieved, contribute to the development of research policies and procedures, and monitor and review them. Within the department to act as a co-ordinating role, liaising closely with the Head of Radiotherapy, other members of the research team, radiographers, doctors, physicists, nursing staff and the Imaging service to ensure optimum benefit to department and patient.
At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values – expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You’ll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.
Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities. We encourage staff to have the Covid vaccination to protect themselves, patients, other colleagues as well as the wider community. Please note it is an operational requirement to comply with infection prevention and control procedures within the Trust such as lateral flow testing, handwashing and the wearing of masks, according to the procedures in place at any time or location.
As part of our continued response to Covid19 we are still conducting the majority of our interviews virtually.
We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and will consider applications to work flexibly, part-time or job share.
25 April 2023
Agenda for change
£40,448 to £47,965 a year pa inclusive
Charing Cross Hospital
The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both overviews please view the Job Description attachment with the job advert.
- DCR(T) or BSC in Therapy Radiography and registered with HPC
- Evidence of Leadership skills
- Proven teaching and assessing skills
- Proven ability to function as an autonomous practitioner
- Ability to apply current research to practice
- Ability to work sensitively with patients
- Excellent communication skills
- Demonstrable relevant clinical experience
- Evidence of participation in research and/or radiotherapy development work
- Experience of working within NHS environment and with service users
- Competent in storing and retrieving electronic data
- Sound knowledge of complex treatment techniques and their preparation
Certificate of Sponsorship
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