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Deputy Lead Mammographer

Employer
Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Windsor
Salary
£45,753 to £52,067 per annum INCL HCAS
Closing date
26 Apr 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Successful candidate should have two years post post graduate Mammography certificate experience and HCPC registration

Proficiency in operating mammography equipment and related imaging software

Some managerial experience is essential.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact effectively with patients and healthcare team members.

Good IT skills required due to the complexity of the role.

Excellent time management and organisational experience is essential.

Detail-oriented with a commitment to producing high-quality imaging results.

Ability to work independently as well as part of a collaborative team.

Willingness to adhere to ethical and professional standards in patient care and confidentiality.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will collaborate closely with the Lead Mammographer and the team, assuming responsibility for ensuring the quality assurance (QA) of the department in alignment with NHS Breast Screening Programme (NHSBSP) guidelines.

They should posess excellent Mammography skills and should be able to troubleshoot any equipment issues.

Perform mammographic examinations according to established protocols and procedures.

Review mammograms to ensure optimal quality and completeness, identifying any areas requiring additional imaging or repositioning

The post holder will also be the departments Health and Safety Representative.

Coordinating with administrative staff to schedule clinics efficiently, ensuring adherence to waiting time targets.

Will actively participate in the training of Mammography and Assistant Practitioner students.

Stay updated on advancements in mammography technology and best practices through continuing education and training

Collaborate with radiologists and other healthcare professionals to interpret findings and assist in patient diagnosis.

Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and standards related to mammography services.

Contribute to the development and implementation of departmental policies and procedures related to mammography services.

Duties may change according to the needs of the dept .

About us

There's never been a more exciting time to build your career at Frimley Health, one of the country's largest and most respected trusts

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust (FHFT) has an outstanding reputation and a proud record of achievement. We have an ongoing commitment to improving the health and care services for the 900,000 people we serve across Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and south Buckinghamshire.

We continue to invest in our services and facilities, including a �10 million upgrade to the hospital maternity unit as well as �49m major new Emergency Assessment Centre on our Wexham Park site. The opening of a brand new �100m state of the art hospital which replaced the existing hospital facility at Heatherwood and are planning to invest further in diagnostics and inpatient capacity at Frimley Park.

We have also made significant investment in our quality improvement and digital programmes to support our vision and we will ensure that we achieve our aim of providing the highest quality healthcare to our patients. Our new EPR - Epic - went live in June and we are already beginning to reap the benefits of this ambitious investment.

Our threecore values, and the behaviours that support them, guide everything we do and set out what we expect of our staff in the way they treat patients, visitors, service users and each other.

If you have a passion for clinical excellence, patient care and your own career development, you'll feel at home at Frimley Health.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The successful candidate will collaborate closely with the Lead Mammographer and the team, assuming responsibility for ensuring the quality assurance (QA) of the department in alignment with NHS Breast Screening Programme (NHSBSP) guidelines.

They should posess excellent Mammography skills and should be able to troubleshoot any equipment issues.

Perform mammographic examinations according to established protocols and procedures.

Review mammograms to ensure optimal quality and completeness, identifying any areas requiring additional imaging or repositioning

The post holder will also be the departments Health and Safety Representative.

Coordinating with administrative staff to schedule clinics efficiently, ensuring adherence to waiting time targets.

Will actively participate in the training of Mammography and Assistant Practitioner students.

Stay updated on advancements in mammography technology and best practices through continuing education and training

Collaborate with radiologists and other healthcare professionals to interpret findings and assist in patient diagnosis.

Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and standards related to mammography services.

Contribute to the development and implementation of departmental policies and procedures related to mammography services.

Duties may change according to the needs of the dept .

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Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • BSc in radiography or DCR (or equivalent)
  • College of Radiographers Postgraduate Award in Mammography Practice (formally the Certificate of Competence in Mammography)
  • HCPC Registration


Knowledge

Essential

  • Current breast imaging procedures and techniques including assisting with interventional procedures
  • Very good understanding of the QA requirements for mammography
  • Very good understanding of equipment function and first-line problem solving
  • Good knowledge of Radiology information systems
  • Good knowledge of PACS


Desirable

  • Good knowledge of NHS Breast Screening Programme, including the QA requirements for the programme
  • Good Knowledge of the NHSBSP's QA aims and objectives


Skills

Essential

  • Good mammographic skills
  • Good clinical skills
  • Organised
  • Methodical
  • Good IT skills


Experience

Essential

  • Senior radiographer with at least 2 years' experience since mammography qualification
  • Performing regular QA on mammography equipment and taking action on the results
  • Contributing to the writing and reviewing of procedures


Desirable

  • Previous NHS Breast Screening Programme experience
  • Performing staff appraisals
  • Training/mentoring staff to obtain Postgraduate Award in Mammography Practice


Employer details

Employer name

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Parapet Breast Unit, King Edward VII Hospital,

St. Leornards Road

Windsor

SL4 3DP

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