We currently have an opportunity available to join our enthusiastic, motivated and friendly team, working in one of the largest cardiac catheter lab suites in the UK. We are currently able to offer suitable candidates, full time or part time hours, rotational posts will be considered with other areas in Radiology.
If you wish to pursue a career in cardiac radiography we can offer you the opportunities needed to develop your existing skillset, and to train to the highest level of expertise. Whilst previous cardiac / angiographic experience is preferable, full training will be provided.
The department currently has six catheter labs, and are half the way through a multi-million pound contract to update all six of our labs to the most current technology and state of the art software on the market. We also opened our specialist bi-plane paediatric Hybrid lab in April 2019 which provides treatment for children with the most complex congenital heart problems across the Yorkshire and Humber areas.
The unit is a regional centre for paediatric and adult congenital heart disease and a tertiary referral centre for adult coronary intervention.Main duties of the job
The post holder will be involved in the provision of an extensive range of adult and paediatric, diagnostic and interventional cardiac procedures. These will include percutaneous coronary intervention, TAVI, pacemaker devices (including internal cardiac defibrillators and cardiac resynchronisation therapy) and electrophysiological studies.
There will be a commitment to partake in the on call service, as well as extended working hours in both areas following supervised training, and the post holder must have the ability to transport themselves to the department within 30 minutes of being called out (i.e. personal transportation) or stay on site for on call.About us
This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest and most respected Teaching Hospitals in the UK. The Trust has a reputation as a centre of clinical excellence and strives to be at the forefront of research and innovation. Leeds Radiology work collaboratively across all modalities and strives to provide the best service to patients. Staff health and wellbeing is also of great importance, with many good support options available to staff. The Leeds Way values (Fair, Accountable, Collaborative, Empowered and Patient Centred) are embedded into the culture and ethos of the Trust, and highlight it's commitment to delivering the highest quality of patient care whilst also encouraging good, inclusive working environment where all staff feel listened to.
Leeds Teaching Hospitals is committed to our process of redeploying 'at risk' members of our existing workforce to new roles. As such, all our job adverts are subject to this policy and we reserve the right to close, delay or remove adverts while this process is completed. If you do experience a delay in the shortlisting stage of the recruitment cycle, please bear with us while this process is completed, and contact the named contact if you have any questions.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
Undertake all the professional and technical requirements of the post as a State Registered qualified radiographer with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC), while working as an autonomous practitioner within Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Radiology Directorate.
To work as a clinical specialist as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing high standards of patient care, whilst following policies and procedures as specified by the Radiology Management Team.
The post holder also undertakes the supervision and specialist clinical training of radiographer, undergraduate students and other staff as appropriate.
The post-holder will be responsible for their own workload for a defined area or particular patient type working on their own initiative without direct supervision, managing their own case load. Specialist radiographers will work within their own scope of practice as defined by the HCPC.
To contribute to the development and delivery of an effective and responsive radiology service.
Undertake practical training and clinical supervision of radiographers, student radiographers, assistant practitioners and radiographer helpers/assistants as appropriate, according to department protocols and schemes of work.
To assess, justify, plan, implement and evaluate a wide range of specialist radiographic examinations and duties as an autonomous practitioner in this specialist field.
Maintain high level of technical and theoretical skills though personal Continual Professional Development (CPD), in accordance with the requirements of the HCPC.
To be aware of and comply with all standards of conduct, dress codes and patients care that relates to radiography and act within the approved guidelines of the Trust.
To act professionally and as representatives to the radiology department and their profession.
To value team working by effective communication.
Establish and maintain a professional interest in teaching and learning using a variety of recourses and media
To be aware of and participate in research related procedures
Act in the role of an Operator and Practitioner*, within own scope of practice, by clinically justifying imaging requests from the clinical information provided referring to the work areas Protocols & Technique Guidelines as a reference if necessary. *as defined in IRMER 2000
Applying a high level of manual dexterity in acquiring accurate, high quality diagnostic images, whilst accommodating a full range of patient presentations and adapting standard technique when necessary.
The ability to work in a stressful environment imparting contentious/difficult information on a daily basis.
The ability to deal effectively with emotional and/or aggressive patients and/or carers on a daily basis. This will necessitate the use of effective communication skills e.g. to motivate and reassure
To use a range of verbal and nonverbal communication tools to communicate effectively with patients about their treatment and examination. This will include patients who have difficulties in understanding or communicating
Demonstrate reflective practice based on knowledge and skills so as to formulate and deliver diagnostic imaging based on sound knowledge of evidence based practice and imaging options using clinical assessment, reasoning and skills and knowledge of other techniques.
To participate in the delivery of an out of hours service.
To ensure appropriate infection control measures are implemented and utilised where necessary. Paying particular attention to personal protection as well as the management of equipment and linens contaminated by bodily fluids and where necessary seek professional advice.
To represent the radiography service at multi-disciplinary team meetings to ensure the delivery of a co-ordinated multi-disciplinary service and diagnostic service.
To be responsible for a high standard of care, comfort and clinical wellbeing of the patient, during their examination in the any of the Radiology departments. This will involve on occasion delivering some elements normally undertaken by nursing colleagues.Person SpecificationSkills & BehavioursEssential
- Effective interpersonal skills & communication skills, with both staff and patients.
- High standards of patient care
- Ability to demonstrate excellent team working
- Experience in working with paediatric patients
- Ability to work in high pressure environments
- BSc (or equivalent) in Diagnostic Radiography
- State Registration (HPC)
- Substantial post graduate radiography experience
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Cardiac/Angiographic Experience
Leeds Teaching HospitalsAddress
Leeds General Infirmary
Great George Street
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