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Senior General Radiographer

Employer
Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Chester
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
5 Mar 2024

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Profession
Radiographer
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Working Part time: 22.5 hours per week

The Radiology Directorate has a full range of modern specialty imaging services. All our general x-ray rooms are DR. We operate over two sites, which includes Ellesmere Port Hospital. This is where our newly opened Community Diagnostic Hub (CDH) is located. In the CDH we CT/MRI/Ultrasound and Plain Film Departments. This enables us to provide the best possible Diagnostic Service for our patients. In the near future we will be expanding our Interventional Radiology department with two new suites and day ward.

The Trust has also built a brand new Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC)

The Countess of Chester Hospital is the Regional Vascular Centre and also a Trauma Unit.

Opportunities for postgraduate study are encouraged and supported by the Directorate, and evidence of CPD is essential.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated Radiographer to join our expanding friendly and dynamic team. The successful candidate would need Band 6 experience in Radiology.

The role will also include involvement in staff and student training to further broaden your experience.

A BSc/ DCR in Radiography is essential, and you must be registered with the HCPC.

About us

The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provides services to West Cheshire and to Welsh patients covered by Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. The Trust works collaboratively within the wider Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership. Its services are provided from three locations:
  • The Countess of Chester Hospital: providing 438 general and acute beds.
  • Ellesmere Port Hospital: providing 56 beds as a rehabilitation, intermediate and outpatient facility.
  • Tarporley War Memorial Hospital: a base for community services which serve the local rural population.

The Trust employs over 6258 staff (headcount) which includes temporary bank staff and provides acute emergency and elective services, primary care direct access services and obstetric services to a population of approximately 407,000. This includes 357,000 residents in Chester and West Cheshire which includes Ellesmere Port and Neston as well as the Deeside area of Flintshire which has a population of approximately 50,000.

The Trust is a busy district general hospital and in 2022/2023, there were more than 503,342 patient attendances (inpatient, outpatient and diagnostic) ranging from a simple outpatient appointment to major cancer surgery. This is an increase of nearly 10,000 compared to the previous year when there were 494,387 patient attendances.

Job description

Job responsibilities

See Job Description for further details.

Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification) and values.

Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment. The cost of the DBS application is �23 (standard) or �43 (enhanced), this cost will be deducted from your salary over the first three months of employment.

You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of �13 per year applies.

New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post, we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

Good luck with your application.

Person Specification

Qualification

Essential

  • BSc in Radiography / Diploma of College of Radiographers
  • HCPC registration


Desirable

  • Recognised cannulation qualification


Knowledge & Experience

Essential

  • Be adaptable, competent and safe in the operation of a variety of specialist equipment.
  • Relevant post registration experience in specialist area
  • Desire for self-development and motivation to embrace change and learn new techniques outside the current scope of practice. Provision of CPD portfolio and documented evidence to support ongoing selfdevelopment.
  • Participate in / influence service development as required.


Desirable

  • Supervisory experience
  • IM & T experience


Employer details

Employer name

Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Countess of Chester Hospital

Liverpool Road

Chester

CH2 1UL

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210-2024-125

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