WUTH Radiology department is looking to recruit a Band 5 Radiographer to join our General X-ray team. We require applications from highly motivated, forward thinking, enthusiastic team playing radiographers to join the team on a full time basis.
We are a friendly, busy, dynamic team who are committed to delivering an excellent service with patient care at the centre. The X-Ray staff enjoy a wide variety of modalities to rotate around, as well as multiple sites.
We have 4 sites for staff to rotate around, giving an opportunity to see a range of different patients and work in different environments. This allows for staff to advance their learning and skills.
Shift patterns can include weekdays, weekends and nights. Alongside our flat-week shifts, we offer the opportunity during the shift rotation pattern to be work full time hours over 3 extended days, which has been warmly received by the current staff highlighting an improved work-life balance.
The rota is a mix of Mon-Fri 9-5, 3 Long Days, 3 evenings or 3 Night shifts, with staff rotating through the different options. The ability to swap these with colleagues has allowed staff to be able to more flexible and given staff a more varied work flow.
A preceptorship programme along with an individual mentor, is offered to ensure new starters are aware of our working processes before undertaking any out of hours duties and to ensure new started feel fully supported and integrated into the team.Main duties of the job
You will be required to work across all 4 sites across WUTH.
You must be able to work extended days and shifts patterns to meet the demands of a robust 24/7 service for Main X-ray.
You will participate, on rotation in out of hours services.
You will have the opportunity to work through a variety of modalities, across multiple sites in differing environments.
Applicants must hold the BSc in Radiography or the DCR(R) and be HCPC registered.
The successful candidates will be expected to uphold Trust Core Values and behavioursAbout us
All new colleagues can expect to receive a warm and friendly Wirral welcome from the very first time they make contact with us. We are described as competent and caring staff by our patients.
Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is situated on The Wirral peninsula which has a stunning coastline and beautiful countryside surroundings, with great activities for its residents.
The Wirral is easily accessible with excellent transport links including motorway, train, bus or ferry and within easy reach to the major cities of Liverpool, Chester and Manchester as well as neighbouring North Wales.
Wirral itself is situated in the middle of Liverpool and Wales. Staff enjoy the ability to be in the vibrant city of Liverpool in less than 30minutes, whilst able to, where wanted, live in one of the quiet villages of Wirral.
Wirral boasts some of the best schools in the country, still having local grammar school options. With plenty of beaches and countryside on the doorstep there is something for all the family. With Liverpool being so close by and commutable there is also the option for city living.
We are one of the largest and busiest acute Trusts in the North West of England, comprising of the Wirral's only Emergency Department. We provide a high quality range of acute care services and employ over 6,000 staff, who serve a population of approximately 400,000 people across Wirral, Ellesmere Port, Neston, North Wales and the wider North West footprint.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
Please see Job overview & attached Job description for further information about the Radiographer position available with WUTH.
If successful in this role, there is a requirement for you to have an enhanced DBS. This will be paid for by the Trust and then deducted from your salary over a period of 3 months.Person SpecificationRegistrationEssential
- BSc Diagnostic Radiography
- HCPC Registered
- Knowledge of IR(ME)R 17 and IRR17
- Evidence of working to WUTH Trust Values
- Ability to Cross site work
Knowledge and SkillsEssential
- Experience of working a variety of shifts
- Knowledge of basic computer skills
- Knowledge of radiation protection, IR(ME)R 2017, IRR 2017
- To be able to work without direct supervision
- Able to prioritise own workload and respond appropriately to urgent and emergency situations
- Ability to communicate complex information to staff of all levels
- Ability to convey sensitive information in an empathetic manner to patients, carers and staff
- Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills
- Maintain accurate, up to date electronic reports
- Team working skills.
- Commitment to quality.
- Commitment to Continuing Professional Education
- Tact, discretion and diplomacy
- Flexibility for cross-site working.
- Able to encourage by good example.
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Must be able to participate in the relevant on call or 24/7 rota.
- May be required to work in an equivalent role in any other Imaging Department encompassed by the Radiology directorate
- Flexible and adaptable in meeting service needs.
- Comply with the Trust's policies of data protection, confidentiality, equality and diversity, Health and Safety.
Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS TrustAddress
Arrowe Park Hospital
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