An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Qualified Mammographer
and a Trainee Mammographer
to join our busy Breast Centre based in Reading. We are a friendly multi-disciplinary team providing a first class service to our patients. Our staff rotate through our Screening and symptomatic services at the Royal Berkshire Hospital and remote sites around West Berkshire.
In addition to holding the Diploma of the College of Radiographers or relevant Radiography Degree, you must hold a UK recognised Post Graduate Award in Mammography or Certificate of Competence in Mammography from the College of Radiographers or be willing to work towards it. Candidates must be registered with the HCPC and currently residing in the United Kingdom. This position is exempt from the Sex Discrimination Act and is therefore only open to female applicants.
Due to the nature of the role, a valid driving licence and access to a car is required. The mobile Breast Screening Units are relocatable around West Berkshire, and not always accessible via public transport. Main duties of the job
Participate in the provision of a breast screening imaging and diagnostic service for the West Berkshire Breast Screening Service and the Symptomatic Breast Service
Provide a high standard of radiographic imaging whilst ensuring that patients receive high quality care by supporting their physical and psychological needs.
Required to work within the Radiology Department, the Breast Screening Unit and on the community based Mobile Screening Unit(s)About us
The West Berkshire Breast Screening Service at present provides regular screening for 78,000 women over 3 years in a Breast Screening unit located opposite The Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading and on two mobiles which visit various sites around the lovely countryside of West Berkshire. In addition we also cover the symptomatic service within the Royal Berkshire Hospital.
We have recently upgraded two of our x-ray machines to Siemens Revelations, both with associated Biopsy & Tomosynthesis.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
The post holder will participate in the provision of a breast screening imaging and diagnostic service for the West Berkshire Breast Screening Service and the Symptomatic Breast Service
The post holder will provide a high standard of radiographic imaging whilst ensuring that patients receive high quality care by supporting their physical and psychological needs.
The postholder will be a role model for the profession and will participate in the supervision, training and support of more junior staff
They will exercise autonomy within professional and managerial boundaries and be responsible for the prioritisation and organisation of own work activities in response to clinical and service needs
The post is based in the West Berkshire Breast Screening Unit, which is part of the Radiology Department of the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
The postholder will be required to work within the Radiology Department, the Breast Screening Unit and on the community based Mobile Screening Unit(s)Person SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- BSc Degree in Radiography or equivalent radiographic qualification
- Current registration with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)
- Post Graduate Certificate in Mammography or equivalent recognised qualification
- Evidence of recent and extensive post-registration experience at Band 5
- Proven clinical experience across a range of radiographic equipment and techniques
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Previous experience within a breast screening or symptomatic breast service
- Experience of staff supervision and/or training
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation TrustAddress
Royal Berkshire Hospital - Breast Screening
21a Craven Road
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