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Band 7 Reporting Radiographer

Employer
The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Uxbridge
Salary
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum (incl. of HCAA)
Closing date
1 May 2024

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Profession
Radiographer
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Report plain film x-rays to a high and accurate standard in accordance to trust guidelines.

First line responsibility and lead the General Xray service which includes Plain film, Dental, Accident and Emergency, Theatre and Mobiles and Inpatient x-ray services cross site.

To manage the staff rotas, their personal development, appraisal and discipline and record/monitor sickness levels.

To provide professional support for staff and contribute towards the development of plans to improve patient care within current professional and legal standards, national and local policies.

To constantly monitor the effectiveness of the departmental protocols and procedures, if necessary, using audit outcomes or research from internal or external sources to initiate new protocols and procedures

Responsible for the training and development of student radiographers and radiographers.

Regularly provide clinical advice to other clinical staff and less experienced radiographers

To ensure that all radiographers working in the x-ray department produce high quality diagnostic images.

Regularly provide clinical advice to other clinical staff and less experienced radiographers

To produce high quality images/reports in accordance with the current radiation regulations

RPS Lead for General Xray

Undertake all governance process for General Xray service.

An interview date is yet to be confirmed. Previous applicants need not apply.

Main duties of the job

  • Report plain film x-rays to a high and accurate standard in according to trust guidelines.
  • To act as an expert practitioner demonstrating and disseminating advanced practice and knowledge in plain film x-ray examinations.
  • Provide and lead on an expert plain film service

  • Maintain and develop links with leads and experts to ensure that standards and scope of training and to provide staff with appropriate levels of knowledge and skills to meet the needs of the service.

    To participate in a programme of audit ensuring inclusivity of all aspects of clinical practice within the department related to plain film x-ray.

    To possess a high level of specialist knowledge in plain film x-ray and reporting.

    To independently undertake a range of general x-ray examinations. To use initiative in adaptive techniques to optimise image quality and diagnostic yield.

    To utilise in-depth knowledge and experience and to advise and problem-solve when confronted by clinical and technical issues.

    Be accountable for own professional actions and reports that can directly and immediately affect patient care.

    About us

    The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the only acute hospital in the London Borough of Hillingdon and offers a wide range of services, including accident and emergency, inpatient care, day surgery, outpatient clinics, and maternity services. The Trust's services at Mount Vernon Hospital include routine day surgery, delivered at a modern treatment centre, a minor injuries unit, and outpatient clinics.

    The safety and well-being of our patients and staff is paramount and we are making urgent improvements to address this - particularly in infection prevention and control. We are making progress by working in partnership with local GPs, charities, community services, academic partners, our local authority, neighbouring hospitals, and the wider North West London Integrated care system, and ensuring that we listen and work in partnership with our local population. We are focused on ensuring that our hospitals provide high quality, safe, and compassionate care, while we drive forward with the building of the new Hillingdon Hospital.

    We have over 3,500 members of staff that are proud to care for nearly half a million people, with a vision to be an outstanding provider of healthcare through leading health and academic partnerships, transforming services, to provide the best care where needed.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for a full list of role requirements and main responsibilities.

    Person Specification

    Shortlisting Criteria (as per Person Specification)

    Essential

    • Education and Qualifications
    • Experience
    • Skills, Knowledge, Abilities
    • Personal Qualities


    Desirable

    • Experience


    Employer details

    Employer name

    The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

    Address

    Hillingdon/Mount Vernon Hospitals

    Pield Heath Road

    Uxbridge

    UB8 3NN

    Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

    394-RR-6152243

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