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Radiation Therapist, Clinical Specialist - Galway

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Radiation Therapist, Clinical Specialist - Galway

  • Radiation Therapist, Clinical Specialist - Galway
  • Galway
  • To Be Advised
  • To be advised

Job Description

Location Overview: Galway - where the River Corrib meets the Atlantic Ocean is a harbour city on the west coast Ireland. It is the halfway point and only city on the Wild Atlantic Way Route. With a mix of long sandy beaches and a cosmopolitan city centre Galway has something for everyone. Galway is bursting with culture, amazing food, music, fantastic festivals, creativity and art.

Job Overview: Our client is seeking a Radiation Therapist to join their team. To provide specialist clinical care within a team of Radiation Therapists in the day to day provision of safe and accurate radiotherapy services.

Job Summary: Primary Duties:

  • Provide specialist clinical care and support within a team of radiation therapists for an allocated area (planning/ pre-treatment area/ CT simulator/ treatment unit or clinical area) ensuring safe and accurate delivery of radiotherapy planning and treatment processes.
  • Undertake and/ or independently check specialised dose calculations and complex planning data throughout the processes of localisation, simulation, planning, verification and treatment delivery.
  • Ensure that all radiotherapy equipment is safe and accurate to operate and immediately report any faults.
  • Maintain accurate records of equipment service, maintenance, malfunction, downtime and performance as required and co-ordinate preventative maintenance schedules in accordance with clinical demand.
  • Report all incidents, errors and near misses immediately and ensure that corrective and preventive measures are implemented effectively as appropriate. Investigate and take appropriate action in accordance with hospital policy in relation to complaints, accidents and incidents.
  • Be responsible for maintaining and developing specialist skills and knowledge in all aspects of radiotherapy, keeping own continuous professional development up-to date. Undertake appropriate training to maintain high levels of evidence based clinical skills and competence to practise.
  • Actively contribute to policies which are critical to patient care and takes account of different functions and service units when developing plans and services.
  • Adhere to the hospital’s protocols with an expectation to contribute to the development and implementation of procedures and protocols within the radiation therapy department at a local level and if appropriate at a group/ national level.
  • Be familiar with, understand and comply with all hospital and departmental policies, procedures and protocols and ensure staff and students within your area of responsibility also comply.
  • Be familiar with and adhere to relevant legislation governing the use of Ionising Radiations and ensure staff and students within your area of responsibility also comply.
  • Communicate in a clear and empathetic manner to clients and carers/ families to address any concerns.
  • Develop and maintain effective communication with all members of the multidisciplinary team to ensure there is an effective flow of information relating to radiotherapy in order to promote mutual respect and understanding of professional roles and responsibilities.
  • Deputise for the Radiation Therapy Service Manager (RTSM) as required.
  • Allocate responsibilities to appropriate staff. Ensure the optimum and effective use of staff through efficient scheduling, skills/ grade mix planning, workload measurement and staff deployment in cooperation with Radiation Therapy Service Manager.
  • Ensure that the needs of patients and their carers’ are at the core of the delivery of radiotherapy services. Monitor the patient's mental and physical condition to ensure safety and accuracy of procedure.
  • Ensure adherence to all codes and guidelines relating to professional practice including the maintenance of quality assurance standards.
  • Be familiar with the relevant organisational policies, procedures & standards in relation to infection control, hygiene services, health & safety.
  • Participate in the development of radiotherapy policies, procedures, work instructions and clinical protocols and in the process of internal and external audit.
  • Support the Radiation Therapy Service Manager in setting, monitoring and maintaining the highest standards of care within the radiotherapy quality management system.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of operational policies, protocols and guidelines to ensure optimum utilisation of resources and systematic audit of such usage.
  • Other duties as required, this job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of duties, but mainly to highlight the current main responsibilities of the post.

Educational/Professional Qualifications

  • Registered with CORU
  • Evidence of Continuous Professional Development 
  • Minimum 6 years post qualification experience