We are seeking an enthusiastic Senior Rotational Radiographer (Band 6) to join our friendly and sociable imaging team at the Royal Sussex County Hospital (RSCH) in Brighton.
The Imaging and Nuclear Medicine Department across RSCH, RACH, and the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath has held Quality Standard for Imaging accreditation since 2014, demonstrating our position as centre for excellence in Imaging. All members of staff are encouraged to take part in the accreditation process.
The department is supported by a team of Lead Superintendent Radiographers and Superintendent Radiographers, and in return for your commitment to us we will provide ongoing support for your professional development, as well as a friendly, challenging and stimulating work environment.
Suitable applicants should be HCPC registered, have post-qualification experience with at least six months in an NHS setting and have a flexible approach to work. As a Senior Rotational Radiographer, you will be expected to actively partake in the role development of others, working closely with other Radiographers, students and assistant practitioners.
Candidates seeking both full and part time positions will be considered.Main duties of the job
As a Senior Rotational Radiographer you will be working in plain film, fluoroscopy, mobile, theatre and CT imaging at RSCH and the neighbouring Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital (RACH), and at Hove Polyclinic, our community-based satellite site for GP and outpatient imaging in Hove. After demonstrating a high standard of proficiency in the aforementioned modalities, you will also be expected to undertake further in-house training in Interventional Radiology (IR) and MRI.
The post-holder will participate in the 7-day extended day and out-of-hours (OOH) rotas providing a high standard 24 hour emergency service for the Royal Sussex County Hospital. This post also has a commitment to some weekend shifts as part of core working hours.About us Join us at UHSussex , every day is different, you can be the change, better never stops
At UHSussex we're proud to be at the heart of the NHS. As one of the UK's largest acute Trusts, we're a leading example of the excellence, the ambition and the values that have embodied the NHS for over 70 years. Improving lives:
We are a vibrant and inclusive organisation, with hardworking, talented and dedicated individuals, who work together towards a common goal, to always put our Patient First. Our mission is summed up by our 'where better never stops' motto and no matter the role at UHSussex, you will play a part in driving us forwards and in improving the lives of patients across Sussex. We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our wellbeing programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves. Build a career with us:
As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
Person SpecificationTraining, HCPC registration and NHS experienceEssential
- Be able to use the full range of radiographic equipment in the department including plain film, mobile x-ray, theatre, fluoroscopy and CT.
- Work in the imaging departments at the Royal Sussex County Hospital and Royal Alexandra Childrens Hospital to provide general and accident and emergency/trauma plain film, theatre, mobile and fluoroscopy imaging.
- Rotate to the Hove Polyclinic to support the GP walk-in service and clinic patients for plain film and theatre imaging.
- Be competent in the use of digital mobile imaging equipment and perform x-ray examinations on patients that are too unwell or seriously injured to attend the imaging department. To have good knowledge of exposure factors and equipment settings to be able to adapt examinations and techniques within the capability of the patient and equipment.
- Be competent in the use of mobile image intensifiers during operative procedures. To be able to manipulate the equipments positions and settings to optimise imaging dependent upon the requirements of the examination and the surgeon.
- Have good knowledge of fluoroscopic examinations and be able to assist in the preparation of patients and equipment, including using sterile techniques.
- To perform and maintain a high standard of CT examinations, have good knowledge of standard CT protocols and be able to manipulate scanning parameters as appropriate.
- To work in accordance with the departments Practitioners Guidelines for CT head, CT renal colic, CT cervical spine, CT thoracic spine and CT traumagram examinations.
- To understand the risks of intravenous contrast and be able to administer appropriately and safely, using a pump injector or by hand, during CT and MRI examinations requiring contrast enhancement.
- To have good understanding of the Trusts contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) policy and the management of patients who have risk factors identified in the policy.
- Acquire and maintain competence in intravenous cannulation, venepuncture and intravenous therapy and work in accordance with the relevant patient group directions (PGDs).
- To assist in interventional procedures undertaken in the CT scanner, such as biopsies, radiofrequency ablations, drain insertions and myelograms. To be able to set up a sterile trolley and understand the importance of the sterile field.
- To train in MRI to achieve and maintain a standard proficient to support the out of hours service for trauma and emergency neurosurgical patients. A rotation into MRI will be supported once the candidate has shown a high level of proficiency in all other areas of their rotational role.
- To train in Interventional Radiology to achieve and maintain a standard proficient to support the out of hours service. A rotation into IR will be supported once the candidate has shown a high level of proficiency in all other areas of their rotational role.
- To maintain expert clinical practice in all areas of practice and support colleagues to do the same, providing and teaching high standards in all imaging techniques undertaken.
- To have the knowledge and experience to be able to adapt technique, to know when further imaging or change of protocol is required and provide appropriate advice and guidance to colleagues as appropriate.
- Liaise with Advanced Reporting Radiographer Practitioners, Radiology Registrars and Consultant Radiologists (as appropriate) if clinical input is required, ensuring any change in procedure is adequately documented and communicated.
- Ensure a safe working environment and adherence to the Employers Procedures, Local Rules, HCPC standards, Health and Safety at Work Act, and local guidance, policies and procedures.
- Understand local escalation procedures for incidents and, if appropriate, report them using online reporting forms (DATIX), to a senior member of staff and/or to equipment service companies.
- To continually promote a patient focused service in a caring manner. Be able to communicate information to all patients and carers to minimise radiation doses and maintain excellent patient experience.
- To have a flexible approach to work, be able to regularly participate in the OOH and extended day rotas at the Royal Sussex County Hospital.
- In exceptional circumstances to be prepared to work on the PRH site in Haywards Heath as and when required having had appropriate training.
Working at UH SussexDesirable
- Degree/Diploma in Diagnostic Radiography
- HCPC registration
- NHS experience (at least 6 months)
- Working at UH Sussex (1 point for mentioning, 1 point for why they want to work here)
- Evidence of providing patient-focused care
- Understanding of Patient First
- Trust Values
- Evidence of team working within Imaging
- Evidence of working in a wider multidisciplinary team
- Awareness of IR(ME)R 2017
- Awareness of IRR 2017
- Awareness of Health and Safety (RIDDOR, COSHH, Health and Safety at Work Act etc.)
- Data Protection/GDPR awareness
- Experience in plain film
- Experience in mobiles
- Experience in theatre
- Experience in fluoroscopy
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Experience in CT
- Experience in IR
- Experience in MRI
University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)Address
Royal Sussex County Hospital
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