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Diagnostic Radiographer

Employer
North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Whitehaven
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Profession
Radiographer
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Details

Diagnostic Radiographer Band 5

Work as a diagnostic radiographer within the team that provides 365 days, 24 hour radiology services, providing general radiography including theatre services, emergency radiography and fluoroscopic services, with rotation through CT and rotation into our soon to open Community Diagnostic Centre (CDC). All applicants are required to have BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography or equivalent and HCPC registration.

Post suitable to newly qualified and experienced Radiographers (including students due to qualify in 2024 if registration is pending).

Main duties of the job

  • Work as a diagnostic radiographer to provide a radiology service across West Cumbria comprising general radiography including theatres, dental, fluoroscopy, and CT.
  • Work independently to justify, authorise and perform radiographic examinations from a range of referral pathways including general and dental practitioners.
  • Provide 24/7 department cover.
  • Work as part of the Radiology team to provide mentorship for student radiographers, Assistant Practitioners and newly qualified radiographers.
  • Undertake Quality Assurance as required


About us

At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding healthcare services to the population of North Cumbria. The Trust is committed to creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout our county.

Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time':
  • Being a clinically led organisation
  • Quality and safety at the heart of our Trust
  • A positive patient experience every time
  • A great place to work
  • Managing our money well

As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

Across the North East and North Cumbria we are working together to deliver our ambition to be the greenest region in England by 2030. All staff are expected to support sustainability.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.

Please note, due to changes implemented by the Government to the UK immigration policy, individuals who require a Health and Care Visa or a Skilled Worker Visa may no longer be eligible for sponsorship where the UKVI salary threshold is not met or if the occupation is not included in the updated Immigration Salary List (ISL). Applicants must check their eligibility to be employed in any role they are interested in applying for, prior to completing an application for employment.Any applicants who do not meet the eligibility criteria will not be progressed.

If you are applying under the Disability Confident Scheme or Armed Forces Covenant and you meet all the essential criteria for a post, you will be guaranteed an interview

Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants moving to the region for certain posts. Please see our Policy for eligible vacancies.

The Trust will provide a twelve month preceptorship period for all newly registered healthcare professionals.

Healthcare Professionals returning to practice, moving into new roles or changing clinical environments, may access an agreed preceptorship period.
  • Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.
  • If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

Important Information

Candidates who have been successfully shortlisted for interview will be asked via an email notification to log on to their Trac account to select an interview time. This will usually be within 2 weeks of the closing date.

For candidates applying using a Hotmail account or have strict firewall settings please ensure the following:
  • Junk Mail is checked regularly

Disclosure and Barring Service:

On 28 November 2020, the new Disclosure and Barring Service filtering rules will come into effect.

The changes mean that:
  • youth cautions, reprimands and final warnings will no longer be subject to automatic disclosure
  • the multiple conviction rule has been removed, meaning that if an individual has more than one conviction, regardless of offence type or time passed, each conviction will be considered against the remaining rules individually, rather than being automatically disclosed.

If you are unsure about whether you need to disclose certain criminal record information, free confidential advice may be sought from one of the charity bodies listed below. These bodies can advise you on what you are legally required to declare and may also be able to advise you on how you can disclose criminal record information to a prospective employer and your legal rights when doing so.

Nacro Tel: 0300 123 1999, or email: helpline@nacro.org.uk

Unlock Tel: 01634 247350, email advice@unlock.org.uk or complete the online form on the Unlock website

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:

Standard Check: �18 + Administration cost of �3.85 = �21.85. Deducted at �6.85 from 1st month salary and �5 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

Enhanced Check: �38 + administration cost of �3.90 = �41.90. Deducted at �11.90 from 1st month salary and �10 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.

A lease car may be available for this position further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.

27-day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years

Flexible working Scheme

Excellent opportunities for development

Competitive NHS Pension scheme

Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies

EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems

These schemes are subject to availability

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Degree in radiography or equivalent.
  • HCPC registration or pending registration if a current final year student.


Experience

Essential

  • Plain film, fluoroscopic and emergency radiography.


Desirable

  • CT, Angiography.


Knowledge

Essential

  • Patient care including signs of deteriorating health and first level life support techniques.
  • Infection control.
  • Radiation protection.
  • Moving and handling techniques.


Desirable

  • RIS / PACS.
  • Pathology recognition.
  • Trust policies and procedures.
  • Medicines management.


Skills and Aptitudes

Essential

  • Plain film and fluoroscopic radiography.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Team member.
  • Manual dexterity
  • Moving and handling the non-independently mobile, including those with multiple injuries.
  • Ability to use initiative appropriately.
  • Ability to motivate self & others.
  • Ability to teach.
  • Mentorship skills.
  • Ability to prioritise work to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to demonstrate the compassionate values and behaviours needed for dignified care.


Personal Circumstances

Essential

  • Confident.
  • Meticulous.
  • Calm.
  • Empathic.
  • Willing to accept responsibility.


Desirable

  • Enthusiasm for further learning.


Employer details

Employer name

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust

Address

West Cumberland Hospital

Homewood Road

Whitehaven

CA28 8JG

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262-A-24-6143402

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