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CT Radiographer

Employer
Bolton NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Bolton
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Profession
Radiographer
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are expanding our imaging team to support our Community Diagnostic Centre and are looking for experienced CT radiographers to join us at this exciting time.

The CT Radiographer role will work within a multidisciplinary team to support delivery both the acute hospital scanner and the community diagnostic centre providing opportunities for a wide range of both routine and complex CT scanning.

The team are supported by senior imaging support workers, support workers and admin teams.

We currently have 2 Siemens CT scanner within the main hospitals and an additional 2 Siemens Xcite CT Scanners in the community diagnostic centre which opened its doors in March 2024. We provide a wide range of examinations including interventional and CT Colonography including bowel cancer screening.

The department provides a 7 day service and as such a rotation through nights and weekend shifts will be required to support this.

Main duties of the job

The main duties of the post are included in the attached job description and person specification.

Evidence of knowledge and experience within an NHS CT department is essential for this post

Cannulation skills are desirable, but training will be provided if necessary.

Our friendly team is very supportive, and as a new starter, you will be assigned a mentor who will help you to complete a period of induction.

About us

Our values demonstrate the beliefs that underpin the way we work together and with patients. Our values drive what we do to help us deliver our ambitions, in a way that puts patient safety and care first.

Our values are:

Vision

Openness

Integrity

Compassion

Excellence

Cultural diversity is one of our greatest assets at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust. We are committed to ensuring staff and patients are free from discrimination regardless of their ethnicity, background, gender or sexual orientation.

Every person should be able to fulfil their potential at work, and we support people from all communities who teach us more about differences in beliefs and opinions.

We pride ourselves on using this knowledge to provide personalised care and ensure that we are a supportive environment in which to work and receive care.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the role can be found in the job description and person specification.
Main duties of the job
Requirements:

1. Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration as a Radiographer

2. Diploma/Degree of College of Radiographers. Successful candidates will participate in a full 24/7 shift system to include weekends and bank holidays

3. Specialist CT knowledge must be up to date and underpinned by theoretical and practical experience

4.. Ability to train other members of staff including all clinical staff at undergraduate and postgraduate levels

5. Advanced knowledge of CT safety aspects

6. Knowledge of contrast media, its effects and adverse reactions and contra-indications

7. Demonstrates an understanding and experience of working with performance objectives and organisation targets

8. Ability to review images, detect abnormalities and discuss further imaging with the radiologists.

We would encourage applicants to visit the department to gain an insight into the role.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • BSC (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography or equivalent
  • HCPC Registration


Desirable

  • PGC in Medical Imaging
  • IV Cannulation


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of clinical practice in CT.
  • Evidence of continual professional development (CPD).
  • Experience of working independently or as part of a team.
  • Experience of supporting students in clinical practice.


Desirable

  • Anaphylaxis training
  • Evidence of multi-modality knowledge.
  • Experience of multi-professional working.
  • Previous NHS experience


Skills

Essential

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to keep calm under pressure
  • Ability to prioritise own and others workload
  • Analytical and decision making skills
  • Ability to adapt communication style to the patient
  • Proven ability to deliver effective, high quality and efficient patient care.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Ability to cope with distressing or emotional circumstances involving staff, patients, carers and others.


Desirable

  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Presentation and teaching skills
  • Additional language.


Knowledge

Essential

  • Ability to demonstrate and understand the basic principles of CT.
  • Basic knowledge of cross-sectional anatomy.
  • Understanding of clinical governance
  • Knowledge of basic computer systems and programmes such as office 365
  • Understanding of confidentiality and data protection.


Desirable

  • Trust values


Personal Qualities

Essential

  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Flexible and responsive to patient needs
  • Ability to work flexible hours and at weekends based on the needs of the service.
  • Able to comply with the Trusts moving and handling guidelines - the post holder must be assessed by Occupational Health as having a level of fitness to carry out duties/tasks after reasonable adjustments under the terms of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 have been made.
  • Clear vision and understanding of the role and commitment to the team and department.


Employer details

Employer name

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Bolton Hospital

Minerva Road

Bolton

BL4 0JR

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