An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Radiographer with a post graduate qualification in Nuclear Medicine to join our dedicated multidisciplinary team.
The department has a GE Discovery NM/CT 850 (dual head system with SPECT-CT). Approx. 1500 examinations are carried out annually these include stress and rest myocardial perfusion scans, DMSA scans, renograms, bone scans, V/Q scans, Meckel's scans, parathyroid scans and thyroid scans.
The department offers a service from 08.30-17.00hr Mon-Fri (may extend to 2000hrs) Flexibility towards working hours is essential.
You must be a HPC registered radiographer with a post-graduate qualification in Nuclear Medicine and evidence of CPD cannulation skills are advantageous. Training can be provided. Eligibility to work in the UK is essential.
This position allows for role expansion into MPI stressing. We are committed to training and developing staff so further development in this role would be encouraged. Hours - There are 22.5hrs of Nuclear Medicine activity available
for this role. Candidates preferring 37.5 hrs of work per week would be required to hold a Radiography qualification and be willing to spend the additional hours in other modalities. This would likely be Plain Film, CT, or Interventional depending on experience.Main duties of the job
- To administer radiopharmaceuticals and approved non-radioactive pharmaceuticals.
- To deliver high quality diagnostic images.
- To analyse and manipulate data and to present the results for reporting.
- To supervise Health Care Assistants (HCAs) when extended working day sessions are required.
- To be responsible for the care, comfort and safety of the patient whilst in the Department and throughout their examination.
- To follow the systems of work for the safe receipt, administration and disposal of radiopharmaceuticals and keep accurate records in line with current requirements.
- To schedule tests in accordance with an appropriate time table, ensuring that all preparations have been made and all necessary supplies are available.
- To set up and oversee daily and weekly quality assurance testing of imaging and counting equipment and to check the results bringing any problems to the attention of the Nuclear Medicine Superintendent
- To rotate through the general radiography department, supervising junior radiographers in the department and undertaking Team Lead role where required.
We hold a unique position in the Stockport community as the provider of healthcare and we are one of its largest employers.
Our mission is to make a difference every day. Our values are that we care, we respect, and we listen
We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.
We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from you.
We recognise that flexible working is important. We take requests for flexible working seriously, consider any request we receive and try to work with you, so we can explore if your request may fit with the needs of the service.
The salary for the role is only one part of the excellent package of benefits we offer to you:
Job descriptionJob responsibilities
- Between 27-33 days of annual leave plus bank holidays
- NHS pension scheme membership
- Salary sacrifice schemes for lease cars, home electronics and more, to make your salary go further
- NHS Staff discounts
- Cycle to work scheme
- Salary finance - for loans, savings, budget planning and tips on managing debt
- Stockport Credit Union- for local financial advice
Please see job description (Attached) The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and promote safeguarding by implementing the Trusts policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately.
- If successful this vacancy will require an enhanced DBS check at a cost of �41.50. This cost will be deducted from your first Trust salary
In addition to this it will be a condition of your employment that you will join the DBS update service and pay the annual subscription fee of �13.Person SpecificationEducation and QualificationsEssential
- Postgraduate diploma in Nuclear Medicine or equivalent in a relevant subject
- State Registered with HCPC
- DCR or BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography
- Evidence of CPD
- Good understanding of the principles of Nuclear Medicine
- Good understanding of the basics of radiation protection including regulatory issues and aseptic technique.
Skills & AbilitiesEssential
- Evidence of UK NHS Radiography
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- Good interpersonal skills
- Good written and oral communication skills
- Team member
- Ability to work safely under pressure
- Professional attitude and approach to both staff and patients
- Enthusiasm and desire to develop and undertake new techniques and skills
- To be sensitive to the needs of others
- Keyboard skills
- Commitment to Department and colleagues
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