Radiographer

Employer
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
Location
Coventry
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Profession
Other allied health
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job summary

UHCW values and behaviours define the quality of the clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we develop with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. These are compassion, openness, pride, partnership, improve, learn and respect. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family.We offer an excellent induction programme, support and mentorship by our friendly Radiographers and Advanced Practitioners to guide you through your initial months with usThere are outstanding training opportunities for UHCW radiographers to increase their skills, knowledge and experience so that they carry out their jobs to the highest standard, progress in their careers and meet our vision of becoming a national and international leader in healthcare.

Main duties of the job

Our radiographers are able to work in a range of clinical specialisms not found in many other hospitals. They are also able to access development opportunities in advanced practice including ultrasound, plain film or CT neuro reporting and fluoroscopy as well as leadership and other practice areas.We support the four tier structure and were one of the first Trusts in the UK to develop staff to become consultant practitioners in breast screening. As a current aspiring radiographer, we'd like to invite you to find out more about the world class service we provide. We encourage you to join our team of friendly, highly skilled, enthusiastic and caring staff.

About us

We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence designated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award. Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (uhcw.nhs.uk)

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

Job description

Job responsibilities

1. To undertake general radiographic tasks, in line with governmental and departmental protocols, working both alone and within radiology and multidisciplinary teams.

2. To check patient identification and documentation, and ensure the appropriate radiographic examinations are carried out in accordance with departmental protocols and clinical requests.

3. Operating static, theatre and mobile equipment, then assessing patient's needs adapt and modify radiographic techniques according to the patient's condition. Attending to patients' welfare at all times.

4. To evaluate radiographs taken for diagnostic quality, and alert clinicians of any abnormality when appropriate.

5. Assist and prepare patients and equipment for specialised examinations undertaken by senior staff, Radiologists and other clinicians.

6. To participate in the departmental Quality Assurance programme to ensure the efficient operation of the highly technical equipment, and to ensure compliance with best practice by minimising radiation exposures as evaluated by dose reference levels.

7. To be familiar with, understand and apply the principles of Radiation Safety, both nationally and locally regulated or protocol led.

8. To participate in the 'Out of Hours' and 'On call' rosters, in line with the departmental agreement, to support full service delivery.

9. To give theoretical instruction, practical guidance, and supervision to Student Radiographers, Assistant Practitioners and trainees.

10. To assist with the practical experience of newly inducted staff

11. To facilitate communication between the department and all service users, patients, relatives, staff and external users, including any adherence to Trust policies, including the participation in annual appraisal systems.

12. Communicate with patients and professions colleagues in situations that may be traumatic due to pressures of work or where the patients condition may be a barrier to comprehension and compliance, e.g. Claustrophobia, learning difficulties or injury traumatised.

13. To ensure the correct use, and care of all equipment and report defective equipment or potential hazards to senior staff in accordance with the Departmental Health & Safety policy.

14. To safely utilise all resources for the maximum benefit of the service and to assist in the maintenance of stock levels.

15. To assist in the implementation of all manual and electronic information systems ensuring consistently accurate data collection and recording, in support of standard data collection, performance activity, audit and Capacity and demand analysis. Recording patient dosimetry in compliance with local requirements for dose reference levels.

For further details of the role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification

Qualifications

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Experience

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Skills

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Knowledge

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