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Senior Radiographer for Mammography and General X-ray Radiology

Employer
The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Chelsea
Salary
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum pro rata
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Profession
Radiographer
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
We are currently inviting applications from enthusiastic X-ray / Mammography certified trained radiographers for a 0.8WTE band 7 core X-ray / mammography radiographer post on the Chelsea site . Applicants will preferably have significant post graduate experience and mammography/ x-ray specific experience. Due to the sensitive nature of the work this post is open to female applicants only. This provision applies under the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 Section 7 (2) (b) in relation to GOQ. The post holder will work as a senior radiographer in x-ray and breast , liaising with radiologists and clinicians in charge of a patient. They will work as part of the multi-disciplinary team liaising with radiology nurses, anaesthetists, operating department practitioners/nurses, ward staff and other departmental staff. The post holder will be expected to be flexible in their approach re 7.5 hrs shifts per day. This post requires an innovative, highly motivated radiographer good analytical, organisational, communication and computer skills , who is keen to contribute positively to the expanding breast and radiology service .

Main duties of the job

The post holder will have a minimum of 4 years post registration experience, a BSc in Radiography or equivalent, HCPC state registered and hold the Post Graduate Certificate in Mammography.

Due to the sensitive nature of the work this post is open to female applicants only. This provision applies under the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 Section 7 (2) (b) in relation to GOQ.

The post holder will work as a member of the multi-disciplinary team in the provision of an efficient and effective Diagnostic Imaging Service. She will liaise with the clinicians in charge of a patient, with ward and other departmental staff within the multi-disciplinary team. The post holder will be required to work in the Rapid Diagnostic Assessment Centre (RDAC) and the X-ray department.

While working within an oncological environment the post holder will be required to interact directly with terminally ill patients as well as being exposed at times to distressing and emotional situations.

About us

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust is a world-leading cancer centre. Our role is to offer our patients the best cancer care available anywhere in the world, and to continue to make a global contribution to finding better ways of diagnosing and treating cancer. We employ over 4,500 staff in a diverse range of careers including nursing, medical, science, radiography, pharmacy, occupational therapy, finance and administrative services. We have two hospitals - one in Chelsea, London, and one in Sutton, Surrey - as well as a Medical Daycare Unit in Kingston Hospital.

At The Royal Marsden, we deal with cancer every day, so we understand how valuable life is. When people entrust their lives to us, they have the right to demand the very best. That's why the pursuit of excellence lies at the heart of everything we do.

At the heart of the hospital is our dedicated team. We offer a stimulating and dynamic working environment, a wide range of staff benefits, learning and development opportunities and clear career pathways. There are opportunities to work flexibly across a range of areas and specialities and we welcome flexible working requests from point of hire to support employees work life balance. We are looking for employees who aspire to excellence, share our values and can play a crucial role in our on-going achievements.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on this role, please see the attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification.
  • To provide a high quality diagnostic imaging service.
  • To comply with accurate patient identification procedures.
  • To perform imaging examinations within The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) and Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations (IR(ME)R) guidelines while adhering to local radiation protection guidelines.
  • To give advice to patients and clinicians regarding the preparation required for specialised imaging examinations and to gain verbal/written consent from patients undergoing imaging examinations/intravenous contrast administration.
  • To have a good knowledge of and be able to apply responsibly departmental wound management techniques for post interventional procedures and to give advice on aftercare.
  • To accurately record/retrieve data on patients allergy status with particular reference to intravenous contrast.
  • To communicate effectively and empathetically with patients and their escorts prior to, during and after an examination or interventional procedure. In particular to be sensitive to their fears/anxiety regarding an interventional procedure such as a biopsy and help the patient to overcome these so that the procedure may be performed.


Person Specification

Education/Qualifications

Essential

  • State registration
  • DCR/BSc in Radiography
  • Post graduate experience in Mammography/X-Ray
  • Post Graduate certificate in Mammography


Desirable

  • Cannulation certificate or Completed workbook


Experience

Essential

  • Evidence of good organisation and communication
  • Evidence of leadership and team building


Desirable

  • Experience in supervision of diagnostic radiographer staff in Mammography/X-Ray


Skills Abilities/knowledge

Essential

  • Ability to express themselves clearly in English
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely in English
  • Ability to use word processing software and IT systems
  • Evidence of working within a team


Other Requirements

Essential

  • Evidence of personal development, enthusiasm and initiative
  • Evidence of CPD in Mmamography/X-Ray


Employer details

Employer name

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

Address

The Royal Marsden Chelsea

Fulham Road

Chelsea

SW3 6JJ

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