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CT Radiographer - Scunthorpe

Employer
Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Scunthorpe
Salary
£28,407 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
26 Apr 2024

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Profession
Radiographer
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team of dedicated friendly CT Radiographers at Scunthorpe General Hospital.

We are a district general hospital performing a wide range of CT examinations including Radiographer-led CT colonography sessions.

We are looking for highly motivated Radiographers with a willingness to share their knowledge. The role includes the supervision/training of junior staff.

We are passionate about providing exceptional patient care. Candidates must be HCPC registered and would ideally hold a Postgraduate Certificate in CT imaging. The ability to perform intravenous cannulations is essential

We are a busy department open seven days a week, 24 hours a day, we work 3 12.5 hour shifts a week. This post requires working a variety of shifts in response to the service needs of our CT service.

The main requirement for this role is for the base site to be at Scunthorpe General Hospital. Flexibility is required, there may be opportunities to work across our other hospital sites.

Main duties of the job

  • Perform high standard clinical duties as required, in line with current departmental protocols, providing high-quality imaging and patient care
  • Participate in the CT colonography service
  • Demonstrate specialist theoretical and practical knowledge of CT
  • Manage the outpatient and inpatient workload. Required to allocate and reallocate workloads within the team to ensure patient deadlines are met and patient breaches avoided
  • Understand the vetting and protocolling of requests and know when to seek Radiologist advice
  • Undertake justification of referrals in line with IR(ME)R and department protocols
  • Provide a highly specialised technical/clinical service using CT and scanning equipment to aid diagnosis
  • Communicate complex information effectively to a wide range of stakeholders including patients and their families or carers, providing them with accurate information. Where information of a sensitive nature is given to a patient, this should be done with compassion, empathy and forethought
  • Possess the necessary skills to cope with claustrophobic, anxious or aggressive patients
  • Develop and maintain skills in cannulation and admin of contrast media
  • Work in close liaison with radiology staff, Radiologists, clinicians, nurses and others
  • Adhere to Ionising Radiation Regulations IR(ME)R2000, local rules, ensuring all examinations are justified in accordance with local protocols
  • Assist in the training of Radiographers, students, APs and HCAs.


About us

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust is part of the Humber Health Partnership Group which is one of the largest acute and community Group arrangements in the NHS, seeing well over one million patients every year and managing a budget of over �1.3 billion.

Made up of two Trusts - Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust (NLAG) and Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (HUTH) - our Group has significant ambitions and is committed to delivering world-class hospital and community services for the 1.65 million people we serve.

Together we employ nearly 20,000 staff. Our five main hospital sites are Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, Scunthorpe General Hospital and Goole and District Hospital, for NLAG and Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital for HUTH.

As Teaching Hospitals working with the Hull York Medical School, we both lead and contribute to research in many areas - biomedical research, primary care, palliative medicine, cardiovascular and respiratory medicine, vascular surgery, cancer surgery and oncology.

We believe that by developing a diverse, inclusive, innovative, skilled and caring workforce, we can deliver excellent care to our patients and a great future for our employees, our Group and our community.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will participate in the operational management of the department in conjunction with the Head of Department and other senior Radiographers. The Radiographer will deputise for other senior Radiographers and Heads of Department when required and will maintain effective communication and productive relationships with all stakeholders, upholding the reputation of the directorate and speciality at all times.

They will undertake and perform diagnostic imaging examinations requested to a high level of radiographic skill. The post holder should bewilling to work both within a larger hospital-based team and a smaller Community Diagnostics integrated and multi-skilled team. The department offers a seven-day service to its stakeholders and it is a requirement that the post holder takes part in the CT colonography service, training will be given for this.

We have well-developed equipment 64 slice CT scanners, and 1.5T MRI scanners at each site, and the Trust investment programme continues to demonstrate commitment to service improvement. Scunthorpe's Blue Sky Imaging Suite opened in August 2012, and is a purpose-built cross-sectional imaging suite, housing a GE Optima 660 64 slice CT scanner, a GE Revolution 64 slice and a GE 450W wide bore 1.5T MRI scanner. Building works are also in progress to extend the department's MRI resources.

As a Trust, we are actively committed to CPD, and encourage people to widen their scope of practice, currently having radiographers performing IV cannulation, radiographer reporting and Radiographer-led CT colonography. We have a comprehensive induction programme, which is directly linked to a competency-based structure.

The department actively encourages CPD and supports post-graduate certificate training.

We are committed to creating and maintaining a fair and supportive working environment and culture, where contributions are fully recognised and valued by all and staff feel empowered to carry out their duties to the best of their abilities. As employers we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and well-being of all our staff. This underpins our values as set out in the NHS Constitution, supports us to be an Employer of Choice and ultimately enables our employees to support the effective care of our patients.

We strongly value the different perspectives and ideas a diverse workforce brings to deliver better outcomes for our patients. We welcome applications irrespective of peoples age, disability, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances.

Should we receive a high volume of applications for this vacancy, the advert may be closed earlier than stated. To view a full job description and person specification please see attachment on this advert.

In line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Recruitment and Workforce team will use and hold your personal data for the intended purpose and in line with the Recruitment and Workforce Privacy Statement.

We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children/vulnerable adults and expect the same commitment from all staff and volunteers.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications

Essential

  • oDCR(R) or BSc
  • oPost Graduate CT certificate
  • oEvidence of Continuing Professional Development
  • HPC Registration
  • CT colonography certificate of training


Occupational Experience

Essential

  • oMinimum of 1 years post graduate experience
  • Cannulation skills - Trust approved, or Society of Radiographers accredited training.
  • NHS experience


Desirable

  • oExperience of advanced imaging techniques
  • oDriving Licence


Employer details

Employer name

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Scunthorpe General Hospital

Cliff Gardens

Scunthorpe

DN15 7BH

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

208-136D1D-24-1

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