Radiotherapy Careers Clearing Open Day

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Have you ever considered a career in radiotherapy?

Linear Accelerator at James Cook Hospital

The James Cook University Hospital is hosting a Radiotherapy Careers Clearing Open Day on Saturday 18 August.

The event takes place in the Radiotherapy Department, near North Entrance, from 10am to 12noon.

Whether you are looking to embark on your first career after receiving your A level results or it’s simply time for a new challenge, come along to find out more about the clinical placements available including courses for therapeutic radiographers for which there is currently a national shortage.

Therapeutic radiographers use doses of x-rays and other ionising radiation to treat medical conditions such as cancer and tumours.

Melanie Clarkson, placement learning tutor said: “Therapeutic radiographers help improve the lives of cancer patients every day. It’s an exciting and varied career which combines technical expertise with high standards of patient care.

“Earnings after completion of our course start at £22,000 and for the past 11 years 100% of our students have gone on to employment.

“We have radiotherapy clinical placements through Sheffield Hallam University at The James Cook University Hospital so you can get the best of both worlds by having the student experience in Sheffield and then coming home for clinical placement.”

Students need a minimum of 104 points at A Level (including 32 points in a science) or equivalent qualifications to apply for the course.

Melanie added: “There is a national shortage of therapeutic radiographers so we are urging anyone who is interested to come along on Saturday and find out more about the courses available.

“If you are caring, have good communication skills, have excellent team working skills and want to make a positive impact on a patient’s cancer journey, then perhaps this is the career for you.”

For more details email m.clarkson@shu.ac.uk or click here for more information for prospective students from Sheffield Hallam University