Prior to arrival and commencing work at Leeds there are a number of things that need to be done by the trainee:
1.Contact the Royal College of Radiologists (www.rcr.ac.uk) to register as a trainee, so that you will be provided with an e-portfolio.
2.Contact Medical Staffing (0113 2066132) at the Trust to check on any documentation that needs to be completed before arriving.
3.E-mail Dr Katy Clarke (firstname.lastname@example.org) to confirm start date and first rotation.
On commencing a post at Leeds each registrar undergoes a period of induction. It starts with Trust Induction on Day of joining which usually is between 0730 - 0900 hrs.
This is followed by Departmental induction which is spread over 1 week. They are not expected to carry out clinical work during this week.
Trainees are given a schedule for training sessions, which are either face to face training or E-learning, for the following.
1) Radiation protection and IRMER
2) Use of all the different IT systems:
Trust intranet and result server
1.Chemocare (electronic chemotherapy prescribing system)
2.PPM+ (an in-house electronic patient record)
3.EPRO (voice recognition dictation system)
4.EQMS (document management system)
5.PACS (radiology system for viewing images and reports).
3) MOSAIQ (radiotherapy booking and patient flow system)
4) MONACO (radiotherapy planning system)
Tour of Radiotherapy Department and meeting with the members of the radiographer team and physics team.
Before being able to prescribe chemotherapy a registrar must complete chemotherapy competency of which the most basic is level 1 and allows you to prescribe subsequent cycles of chemotherapy under supervision. They cannot prescribe radiotherapy until they have completed Part 1 of the FRCR exam (and only then in areas they achieve competency in).
The registrar will also spend time with radiographers on the CT simulators and radiotherapy machines. Shadowing of senior registrars is also encouraged.
Mandatory Trust lectures such as fire and health and safety also have to be attended, as well as meeting with Occupational Health and Medical Staffing.
Within the first few weeks the registrar should also meet with their educational and their clinical supervisor.
A folder containing all the up-to-date induction information and contact details of people who will carry out the induction is held in the registrar’s room along with a SOP (Standard Operating Procedure which documents expected responsibilities and roles as well as information on leave and education) for Clinical Oncology Registrars. There is also information on re-induction for people to refer to when they return to St James’s after having time out of programme.
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Welcome to the South Yorkshire Training Scheme. We provide a comprehensive induction programme for all our new trainees, both to the Trust and to Weston Park Cancer Centre. This will include setting up important systems e.g. Chemocare access, as well as providing a chance to meet with your Training Programme Director and Educational Supervisor. We ensure that new trainees are not included in the on-call rota for the first month and are piloting a “buddy” system which links new trainees with a registrar who has experience of working in South Yorkshire.
Prior to commencing your training at Weston Park Cancer Centre, we recommend that you:
- Contact the Royal College of Radiologists to register as a trainee, to enable you to access your eportfolio
- Contact Sheffield Teaching Hospital’s Medical Personnel and Medical Education departments to ensure all documentation has been completed and to find out about the Trust induction
Email Lynda Campbell Lynda.email@example.com to arrange your local specialty induction