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MRI Radiographer

Employer
University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust
Location
Stoke-on-Trent
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
This vacancy is for a permanent, full time MRI radiographer to join UHNM supporting the expansion of our scanning service to include our Community Diagnostic Centre. A part time role will be considered.

We expect:
  • Existing excellent level of radiographic skill with demonstrable cross sectional knowledge and experience
  • An honest, strong work ethic , commitment to our patients, flexibility and professionalism.
  • Proactive team working and providing support to colleagues, of all grades, and the service. Upholding all of the UHNM Trust values.
  • A desire to deliver high quality imaging, demonstrating excellent clinical understanding and a sound awareness of governance processes
  • Demonstrated ability in your existing role to manage workload , remaining calm and organised even on the busiest day
  • Strong team spirit traits and mentoring of junior staff
  • Minimum 3 years post qualifying experience in a busy hospital setting ideally with NHS experience one yearbeing full time equivalent MRI or cross sectional experience OR demonstrating a leadership role.


Main duties of the job

This is an excellent job opportunity for an individual who wishes to enhance their skills in a busy department of efficiency, patient experience and strong work ethic. We pride ourselves on the breadth of our clinical workload and expertise, delivering a full range of MRI examinations from advanced Neuro techniques through whole body and pelvic imaging, to the largest cardiac MR Service in our region as well as the mainstays of Neuro and Msk imaging, breast MRI and vascular work.

We were one of the first Trusts in the UK to scan both conditional and Non- conditional cardiac devices.

We operate a 7 day a week service, 7am-9pm rotating across two sites, and include an on call rota.

We are a friendly, dynamic forward thinking and planning service.

The department has 2 Siemens Vida 3T scanners and 1 Siemens 1.5T Sola installed in 2019 with their replacement through MES in 2025, all are equipped with the DRB acceleration software. As a further part of our replacement programme, the Valley Centre has 2 new Sola scanners installed, both with up to date software. We currently have a state of the art Siemen's Viato mobile scanner, providing our CDC service. The County Hospital site, has a Sola and Skyra Siemen's scanner, which are to be replaced in 2025.

We are currently have a business case for a further scanner as part of our Community Diagnostic Centre (CDC). This is well underway and goes live in 2025. This would take the UHNM MRI service to 9 MRI scanners in total.

About us

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country . We serve around three million people and we are highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research and the only Trust in our region that is QSI accredited. The Trust has around 1,450 inpatient beds across two sites in Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. Our 11,000 strong workforce provide emergency treatment, planned operations and medical care from Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital in Stafford.

We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales. We have put together a wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Our goal is to be a world-class centre of achievement, where patients receive the highest standards of care and the best people come to learn, work and research.

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff is really important to us. We offer a range of options for our staff to help maintain a good work-life balance including full time, part time hours and bank hours. We are also committed to offering flexible working, wherever we can.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information on working for the Trust, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

For more details on the post, please see contact information (see contact details)

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • DCR/BSc Hons Diagnostic Radiography, College of Radiographers
  • Current HCPC registration
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Evidence of specific interest in an MRI role and MRI related learning


Experience

Essential

  • Evidence of recent Imaging related study (within last 24 months)
  • Minimum 4 years NHS, or equivalent, clinical experience in an area of high acute demand.


Desirable

  • Post qualification cross sectional imaging experience in MRI or Cross Sectional Imaging
  • Post qualification demonstrating leadership qualities.


Skills

Essential

  • Prioritisation / planning. Ability to organise self and flexibly manage own daily workload.
  • Understands the physical principles of MRI
  • Working knowledge of MHRA guidelines
  • Understanding of basic MRI safety principles
  • Adaptable communication skills to obtain patient compliance in anxious/vulnerable patients
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Well ordered and accurate record keeping


Desirable

  • Experience of a range of MRI examinations
  • Awareness of impact of physical principles on tissue weighting and contrast
  • Puts forward ideas regarding service development


Additional Requirements

Essential

  • No long days or weekends restrictions?
  • Able to work across the rotation including 7am/9pm shift patterns?
  • Able to travel to all UHNM MRI units


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust

Address

Royal Stoke

Newcastle Road

Stoke-on-Trent

ST4 6QG

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205-6185887

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