This vacancy is for permanent full or part time MRI radiographers to join UHNM supporting the expansion of our scanning service to include our Community Diagnostic Centre We expect:
Main duties of the job
- Existing good level of radiographic skill with demonstrable MRI Knowledge and experience
- An honest, strong work ethic , commitment to our patients, flexibility and professionalism.
- Proactive team working supporting colleagues and the service uphold our Trust values.
- A desire to deliver high quality imaging, demonstrating good clinical understanding and a sound awareness of governance processes
- Demonstrated ability in your existing role to manage workload , remaining calm and organised even on the busiest day
- Strong team spirit traits and mentoring of junior staff
- Minimum 3 years post qualifying experience in a busy hospital setting ideally with NHS experience oneyear being full time equivalent MRI experience
We pride ourselves on the breadth of our clinical workload and expertise, delivering a full range of MRI examinations from advanced Neuro techniques through whole body and pelvic imaging, to the largest cardiac MR Service in our region as well as the mainstays of Neuro and Msk imaging, breast MRI and vascular work.
We were one of the first Trusts in the UK to scan both conditional and Non- conditional cardiac devices.
We operate a 7 day a week service, extended hours 7am-9pm rotating across two sites, and include an on call rota. There is a 7am early bird service operating in the main department next to our Accident & Emergency department to facilitate the swift care of emergency cases.
We are a friendly, dynamic forward thinking and planning service.
The department is equipped with 2 Siemens Vida 3T scanners and 1 Siemens 1.5T Sola installed last year (2019) and 3 Siemens Aera's and 1 Siemens Skyra (oldest 2 being 6 years old ) . The business case for our 8th & 9th MRI scanners as part of our community diagnostic centre is well underway for go live in 2025, we have agreed the replacement of our two Aera's in the Valley centre this winter ( 2023) and replacement of the County scanners is to take place in 2024-2025 budget yearAbout us
University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country . We serve around three million people and we're highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research and the only Trust in our region QSI accredited. The Trust has around 1,450 inpatient beds across two sites in Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. Our 11,000 strong workforce provide emergency treatment, planned operations and medical care from Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital in Stafford.
We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales. We have put together a wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Our goal is to be a world-class centre of achievement, where patients receive the highest standards of care and the best people come to learn, work and research.
Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff is really important to us. We offer a range of options for our staff to help maintain a good work-life balance including full time, part time hours and bank hours. We are also committed to offering flexible working wherever we can and where relevant to the role and the service, agile working. You can select your preferences upon application.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
For more information on working for the Trust, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.
For more details on the post, please see contact information (see contact details)Person SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- HCPC registered
- Evidence of continuing professional development
- Evidence of specific interest in an MRI role and MRI related learning
- Evidence of recent Imaging related study (within last 24 months)
- More than 3 years NHS MRI clinical experience in an area of high acute demand as a qualified radiographer
- Post qualification cross sectional imaging experience in MRI
- Prioritisation / planning. Ability to organise self and flexibly manage own daily workload.
- Understands the physical principles of MRI
- Working knowledge of MHRA guidelines
- Understanding of basic MRI safety principles
- Adaptable communication skills to obtain patient compliance in anxious/vulnerable patients
- Experience of a range of MRI examinations
- Awareness of impact of physical principles on tissue weighting and contrast
- Puts forward ideas regarding service development
Employer detailsEmployer name
- No long days or weekends restrictions?
- Able to work across the rotation including 7am/9pm shift patterns?
- Able to travel to all UHNM MRI units
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