The post holder is an integral member of the multidisciplinary team undertaking high quality mammography examinations in both the screening and symptomatic breast referral services for University Hospitals Birmingham NHSFT. Duties will be undertaken at South Birmingham Breast Screening Unit and the associated mobile screening unit according to NHSBSP guidelines and South Birmingham Breast Unit QMS operating procedures. Duties will also be undertaken at Good Hope and Solihull Hospitals. The post holder has responsibility for the assistant practitioners and radiographic helper staff and in addition the post holder will participate in the training for other members of the team in all aspects of digital mammography, standard image guided interventional procedures, and digital imaging.Main duties of the job
*To undertake high quality screening mammography at base unit and mobile screening unit.
and associated specialized radiographic techniques at assessment and symptomatic clinics in the static units and mobile unit.
To perform regular QA tests on the X-ray equipment (mobiles and static) and ensure that results are accurately documented and appropriately actioned To work flexibly by working occasional unsociable hours to accommodate service requirements.
*To check and document identity and demographic details of patients/clients according to departmental practice for screening and symptomatic patients/clients.
*To perform accurate standard and specialized mammography examinations in a sensitive and professional manner, adhering to a six minute time constraint and be able to adapt techniques to individual patients/clients.
*To be aware of the needs of the individual woman and be able to communicate effectively with clients/patients who come from different backgrounds, or who may have challenging behavior, learning or physical disabilities, or who have just been given bad news.
*To adhere to departmental regulations with particular regard to IRME(R) 2019, local rules of practice at UHB.
*To take part in regular PGMI image analysis and clinical audit, participate fully in the activities of the Breast Team, such as Audits, Right ResultsAbout us
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*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*Person SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- As required for university entry to Radiography Degree course(E)
- Professional Qualifications
- Radiography Degree or diploma of the College of Radiographers.(E)
- State registered radiographer.(E)
- Evidence of CPD.(E)
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Experience in general radiography (E)
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation TrustAddress
Queen Elizabeth Hospital
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