The radiotherapy workforce - intentions to leave: A prospective investigation of workload, task complexity and job satisfaction
Investigators Dr Heidi Probst (principal investigator), Dr Sue Griffiths, Ms Cathy Hill
Funded by Leeds Teaching Hospitals Research Fund
Dates Stage 1: 2005 - 2006, Stage 2: 2007 - 2008
A case study design involving an interpretive first stage, followed by a quantitative survey in the second, identified key areas that influenced radiation therapists' job satisfaction and intentions to leave, allowing radiotherapy managers to consider strategies to enhance satisfaction and improve retention.
The work has led to a collaborative national study investigating job satisfaction and burnout in the wider oncology workforce, including assistant practitioners, physicists, dosimetrists and therapists, as part of the National Radiotherapy Implementation Group.
Dr Heidi Probst - PhD, MA, BSc(Hons), FCR