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Trainee GI Advanced Practitioner Radiographer

Employer
Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Luton
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Profession
Radiographer
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Imaging department at both the Luton site and Bedford are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and experienced band 6 to commence training as a Band 6 Trainee Advanced Practitioner within the Imaging Department at Bedfordshire Hospitals. Training will be provided in-house with the candidate working towards and successfully completing a university PgCert and departmental clinical assessment and audit prior to the role being uplifted to a Band 7. During both training and post qualification the post holder will be responsible for a variable caseload of patients across Fluoroscopy with potential to increase scope to include CT Colonography examinations. There will also be an expectation to work as a rotational radiographer in plain film and CT (dependant on experience).

Main duties of the job

  • Train and perform a range of GI/GU examinations producing high quality diagnostic images across Bedfordshire Hospitals.
  • To attend and pass the University PgCert module in Advanced Medical Imaging in GI and/or GU studies.
  • To train and perform a range of GI/GU examinations producing high quality diagnostic images across all MFT Trust sites.
  • To attend and pass the University PgCert module in Advanced Medical Imaging in GI and/or GU studies.
  • To develop from a trainee APR to an autonomous practitioner performing and independently interpreting complex procedures, communicating effectively with patients and clinicians.
  • As an advanced GI practitioner trainee, write a preliminary report, which will be checked by the radiologist or APR during an image review session between the radiographer, APR and radiologist.
  • to undertake rotational other duties within the imaging department including CT and plain film.
  • To participate in the on call rota.


About us

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides hospital services to a growing population of around 700,000 people living across Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas across two busy hospital sites in Bedford and Luton. Both hospital sites offer key services such as A& E, Obstetrics-led Maternity and Paediatrics.

You will be joining a friendly, high performing Trust committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of staff. As one of the largest NHS Trusts in our region you will have access to a programme of high quality training and development to help you grow your career.

We have state-of-the art facilities placing us at the heart of cutting edge health care. The Trust continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology available.

Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date when sufficient number of applications have been received. Please ensure that you make your application as soon as possible.

All new staff will be subject to a probationary period covering their first six months in post. Travel between hospital sites may be required.

Please review all documents attached to this advert to ensure you familiarize yourself with all requirements of the job.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Train and perform a range of GI/GU examinations producing high quality diagnostic images across Bedfordshire Hospitals.
  • To attend and pass the University PgCert module in Advanced Medical Imaging in GI and/or GU studies.
  • To train and perform a range of GI/GU examinations producing high quality diagnostic images across all MFT Trust sites.
  • To attend and pass the University PgCert module in Advanced Medical Imaging in GI and/or GU studies.
  • To develop from a trainee APR to an autonomous practitioner performing and independently interpreting complex procedures, communicating effectively with patients and clinicians.
  • As an advanced GI practitioner trainee, write a preliminary report, which will be checked by the radiologist or APR during an image review session between the radiographer, APR and radiologist.
  • To work as a rotational radiographer in plain film radiology and CT and
  • To contribute to the establishment of standards and guidelines for best practice within GI/GU speciality.
  • Collaborate with colleagues and Expert/Principal GI Radiographer to facilitate the introduction of new clinical techniques and services.
  • To provide clinical advice in relation to speciality and support the multidisciplinary team including participation in MDT meetings.
  • To show evidence of ongoing audit of reports and CPD related to GI/GU imaging.
  • To contribute towards the CPD and clinical training of other qualified staff, students, and assistants, particularly in relation to this specialist role.
  • To ensure that all examinations are justified as per the IRMER 2017 Regulations and fulfil the role of operator. Minimise radiation dose levels to be as low as reasonably practicable.
  • To maintain appropriate clinical records and update CRIS where appropriate. To work within patient group directives for pharmaceuticals. To ensure drugs are stored correctly in a secure location.
  • To be able to physically position patients accurately for their imaging in a safe manner. Selecting the most appropriate technique for the patients needs and medical condition.


Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Experience as UK Radiographer
  • Skilled in performing fluoroscopy
  • Evidence of CPD


Desirable

  • Evidence of CPD in GI imaging


Experience

Essential

  • Knowledge of basic GI examinations and pathology and an awareness of complications
  • Professional knowledge across the spectrum of crosssectional/ specialised procedures
  • Awareness of all legislation and safety requirements relevant to the post


Skills

Essential

  • Able to operate, manipulate and manoeuvre radiographic equipment when working in the clinical environment
  • Commitment to governance and audit


Employer details

Employer name

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Bedfordshire Hospitals

Lewsey Road

Luton

LU4 0DZ

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