Therapeutic radiographer

Therapeutic radiographer

Provide care to patients diagnosed with cancer by delivering high-quality radiotherapy

A therapeutic radiographer provides excellent care to patients diagnosed with cancer by delivering high-quality and accurate radiotherapy, taking into consideration their emotional, psychological, and physical needs through the stages of their cancer treatment when at times they may be extremely vulnerable. In this role, you’ll be responsible for the patient from the time of referral for radiotherapy by a cancer specialist and will undertake pre-treatment preparation, such as scanning and planning their radiotherapy. Therapeutic radiographers provide the highest standard of technical practice and patient care in order to treat and support adults, teenagers and children receiving radiotherapy using a variety of forms, such as proton therapy, external beam radiotherapy or superficial skin radiotherapy. You’ll be responsible for planning, checking and using imaging to deliver accurate radiotherapy in a compassionate and caring manner. As an autonomous practitioner, you’ll have responsibility for the patient from the time of referral for radiotherapy by a cancer specialist, through to aftercare and on-going support after radiotherapy. On completion, you’ll achieve a bachelor’s degree in therapeutic radiography.

 

Duration: 36 months

Relevant school subjects: Science

Entry requirements: Depend on employer, with a mandatory qualification of BSc (Hons) Therapeutic Radiography or (where the apprentice already holds a level 6 honours degree) a pre-registration MSc in Therapeutic Radiography.

Achievement upon completion: Level 6 (Degree)—equivalent to a bachelor’s degree

Potential salary upon completion: £22,000 per annum

Find out more: www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk