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Radiographer

Employer
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Location
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Profession
Radiographer
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Are you interested in working for Radiology?...Are you Relocating?... Are you a student looking to secure a job after graduation?...Maybe you are returning back to practice or simply fancy a change?

Come and join our busy, and expanding team at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Hospital NHS Trust. We are looking for enthusiastic and friendly colleagues to join the department who are dedicated to ensuring patients are receiving the best possible care.

The department is a friendly and supportive environment that provides its staff the opportunity to succeed in their goals we are committed to supporting CPD and encourage role development. Both departments are busy diagnostic hubs delivering high quality imaging for an acute Trust.

Posts have become available at both of our departments, at Maidstone Hospital and Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury. We provide imaging services over seven days across both our hospitals.

Main duties of the job

We have a comprehensive Induction and Probation Programme, which is linked to a competency-based structure throughout the departments this is an ideal supportive environment for new radiographers entering the profession or those wishing to return to the profession. (Before starting as a Radiographer there is an option for students waiting for their HCPC number to start as an Assistant Practitioner please ask at interview).

All band 5 Radiographers are supported to rotate through ED and General X-ray, Fluoroscopy and CT. To facilitate this, you will receive IV cannulation and PGD training.

The Band 5 role requires a commitment to the departments out of hour's responsibilities this will include some late and night shifts as well as the opportunity for additional shifts as the department continually adjusts to service requirements.

About us

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is a large acute hospital Trust in the county of Kent.

The Trust provides a full range of general hospital services and some areas of specialist complex care to around 760,000 people living in the south part of West Kent and the north part of East Sussex.

The Trust's core catchment areas are Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells and their surrounding boroughs. We work from two main clinical sites: Maidstone Hospital and Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury. Tunbridge Wells Hospital opened in 2011 and provides single rooms with en-suites for all in-patients - the first of its kind in the country.

We employ more than 7,000 full and part-time staff in a huge range of clinical and non-clinical roles across both of our hospital sites.

Would you like to work flexibly?In the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Once your pre-employment checks have been completed you will be contacted by Recruitment to arrange your start date which will be in line with one of our Corporate Inductions.

Please note that appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Check atEnhanced level. (Enhanced level now includes regulated checks against vulnerable adults and children)

At MTW, we seek to develop a culture where everyone can reach their full potential with opportunities to grow and develop their career. We recognise and value the unique contributions that each of our staff bring, delivering the best quality care and service to our patients. We are committed to being a diverse employer and strive to reflect everyone in our local communities. We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences and celebrate the diversity of thought, viewpoints and ideas that will make our Trust the best place to work.

Interview Date: To be confirmed.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • BSc or equivalent
  • HCPC Registration
  • CPD portfolio evidence


Desirable

  • IV cannulation course.
  • Desire to progress


Experience / Knowledge

Essential

  • To have recent clinical experience in an NHS hospital, or equivalent (either as a student or qualified radiographer).
  • A sound knowledge of departmental/other hospital protocols and practices
  • Ability to receive and analyse sensitive/ contentious, complex, information and respond in a rapid and appropriate fashion
  • Decision making skills
  • Ability to rapidly assess patient personality and respond appropriately


Desirable

  • Experience of working out of hours during training or when qualified.
  • Local knowledge within the Trust
  • Ability to liaise with staff internal and external to the department to aid high quality service delivery.


Skills

Essential

  • Ability to deliver good general radiographic skills and patient care
  • Basic computer skills


Employer details

Employer name

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

Address

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells

TN2 4QJ

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359-DP13123-A

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