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CT Senior Radiographer

Employer
The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
Location
Wolverhampton
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
6 Mar 2024

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Profession
Radiographer
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are going through an exciting period of positive change at RWT as we grow our services and our teams. We hope you will be our next key team member.

The CT department at New Cross hospital consists of four scanners, with plans to expand our services at our Cannock site with an additional 2 scanners. You will work alongside an innovative team of professionals, performing a wide range of CT examinations including advanced cardiac and colon scanning. In addition, you will offer support, guidance and training to junior members of staff and trainees, helping develop people and services.

We are passionate about providing excellent patient care and as a senior radiographer, you will be an integral part of the patients care and journey through radiology. We are equally committed to growing you as a professional and have multiple opportunities for growth and career progression including post graduate training and advanced learning/development.

You must have a degree or equivalent qualification in Diagnostic Radiography, and be registered with the HCPC.

Hours will include weekends and bank holidays and successful candidates will be expected to participate in an on call service. This service is delivered across 2 sites - New Cross hospital in Wolverhampton and Cannock Hospital in Cannock. Applicants will be expected to rotate across both sites.

Where the essential criteria cannot be fully met, training may be considered under Annex 21 of Agenda for Change.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work on a rotation, undertaking radiographic duties in CT scanning.

The post holder will administer I.V injections of contrast media to patients.

The post holder will work flexibly to provide these services including weekends and Bank Holidays.

This service is delivered across 2 sites - New Cross hospital in Wolverhampton and Cannock Hospital in Cannock. Applicants will be expected to rotate across both sites.

The post-holder will participate in the On Call service including on Weekends and Bank Holidays.

About us

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust is one of the largest NHS trusts in the West Midlands providing primary, acute and community services and we are incredibly proud of the diversity of both our staff and the communities we serve. We are building a workforce that can help us to fulfil our values, improve quality of care for patients, and solve the health care problems of tomorrow. We're passionate about the value that diversity of thinking and lived experience brings in enabling us to become a learning organisation and leader in delivering compassionate care for our patients.

We are delighted that we have been rated as Good by CQC. We have achievednumerous awards The Nursing Times Best Diversity and Inclusion Practice and Best UK Employer of the Year for Nursing Staff in 2020.

The Trust is a supportive working environment committed to creating flexible working arrangements that suit your needs and as such will consider all requests from applicants who wish to work flexibly.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To work on a rotation, undertaking radiographic duties in at least one clinical area primarily CT scanning.

To work flexibly to provide these services including at weekends, evenings and Bank Holidays.

To ensure that you have sufficient equipment training and technical knowledge to produce high quality diagnostic images.

To ensure that you use all equipment safely and in accordance with operating/manufacturer instructions and that you and all staff using equipment are competent and trained to do so.

To undertake training on the Patient Management System (PMS), the Radiology Information System (RIS) and the Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS) to ensure that patient information is stored and retrieved accurately.

To participate in the vetting of appropriate referrals in line with radiology authorisation guidelines.

The post holder may be required to administer I.V injections of contrast media to patients.

To work in a multi-disciplinary team and to encourage team development and facilitate the professional development of other personnel this may include nurses, HCAs, students, apprentices and other trainees.

To ensure a clean, tidy and safe working environment, adhering to the cleaning SOPs in place for each clinical area.

To promptly report any equipment failures to the Department Superintendent or the Medipass Helpdesk as appropriate.

To report accidents / untoward incidents / hazards to the Superintendent Radiographer as soon as possible, ensuring completion of the Incident Report Form.

To undertake any reasonable duty that may arise which will assist the smooth running of the Radiology Service following appropriate discussions.

To work flexibly to cover annual leave and sickness absence, working additional sessions as agreed.

Maintain fitness to practice with the Professional Code of Conduct through Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and mandatory training (Fire, Infection Control, Manual Handling, Information Governance and CPR).

To be familiar with relevant Health and Safety policies.

To participate in Health & Safety risk assessments, following appropriate training.

To wear the uniform provided and to promote the Radiology Directorate in a positive manner at all times.

This job description is a guide to the main duties and responsibilities of the post and is not exhaustive. You may be required to undertake other duties that are commensurate with the post and grade and which have been discussed with you.

You have a responsibility for the identification of all risks which have a potential adverse effect on the Trusts ability to maintain quality of care and the safety of patients, staff and visitors, and for the taking of positive action to eliminate or reduce these risks.

To enhance the patients experience

To be courteous and helpful towards patients, visitors, staff and referring clinicians/GPs and to offer a high quality service at all times.

To provide first line assistance in the event of a patients query or complaint and passing the matter to a more senior member of staff where appropriate. This will at times require a high level of communication skills to diffuse confrontational situations. The post holder is required to have knowledge of the Trusts Complaints Procedure

To manage and develop the performance of the team

To assist in the training of new members of staff, supporting them through their induction programme.

To participate in practical and theoretical training for Student Radiographers, Assistant Practitioners and Imaging Assistants and to complete any paperwork or assessments associated with this training.

To supervise the work and standards of Radiographers, Assistant Practitioners, Apprentice Radiographers and Imaging Assistants.

To assist with administrative tasks, such as but not limited to preparing staff rotas as required.

To ensure effective contribution to the delivery of the organisations objectives

To be familiar with and comply with all appropriate Trust and Radiology Directorate Policies, Procedures and Practices, making suggestions which could lead to improvements in the service.

To attend such courses/lectures/in-service training as required by the needs of the service and of this post.

To ensure that Risk Management, Health and Safety Regulations, COSHH Regulations, MRI Local Rules and the Ionising Radiation Regulations are adhered to, including the Local Rules, and to report accidents/untoward incidents/hazards to the Superintendent or most senior Radiographer on duty as soon as is practicable.

To be familiar with and uphold the quality standards of the Trust and Radiology Directorate, to ensure a high quality service to patients at all times.

To be familiar with the principles of clinical governance and to strive to maintain and improve the quality of patient care, showing courtesy and consideration at all times.

To be familiar with and comply with all Trust and Radiology Directorate Policies, Procedures and Practices and to ensure adherence by more junior staff working within the team.

To assist in the collection of any information required for audit purposes.

To attend and participate in clinical governance meetings.

The post holder will be subject to annual appraisal.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Qualified CT Radiographer


Desirable

  • Post Graduate Certificate CT


Experience

Essential

  • Can demonstrate excellent knowledge of a range of standard and complex CT scans


Desirable

  • NHS equivalent experience in a trust of similar size with similar scanning requirements


Communication

Essential

  • Good written communication demonstrated in application


Personal Statement

Essential

  • In 200 words or fewer, please describe why you would be a good fit for the role.


Employer details

Employer name

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

Address

New Cross Hospital

Wolverhampton

WV10 0QP

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225-Div3-6027374

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