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MRI Clinical specialist Radiographer

Employer
Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Marlborough Road, Swindon
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 a year Please include 5% RRP for radiographers
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Profession
Radiographer
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a provider of both acute hospital and community services. It serves the local population of Swindon, Wiltshire and parts of Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and West Berkshire. The Great Western Hospital itself is a large modern hospital, which opened in December 2002 with excellent transport links

The Radiology department is well-equipped, having two 128 slice Siemens CT scanners, two 1.5T Siemens MRI scanners, digital screening rooms and updated US machines. Works are currently underway to install a new Cardiac CT scanner and a SPECT CT. We also employ regular on-site CT and MRI vans/static scanners for additional workload.

The post holder will help manage the work of staff in the department and develop a culture in which members of staff are continuously improving the delivery of high-quality services.

Ensuring MRI service is maintained with training of staff to perform in accordance with Trusts policy including comprehensive competency assessments and patient flow is maximised and the resource is used efficiently and effectively.

Management of MR protocols is a key aspect of the role, and the post holder will need to work closely with each sub-specialty consultant radiologist and the modality superintendent to plan and implement any protocol changes or developments required as new imaging techniques are introduced into the department.

Main duties of the job

To work closely with the MRI Superintendent Radiographer leading the radiographers and radiology support worker in day-to-day running of the MRI service, managing the In-patient bookings and waiting list.Ensuring MRI service is maintained with training of staff to perform in accordance with Trusts policy including comprehensive competency assessments and patient flow is maximised and the resource is used efficiently and effectively.The post holder will help manage the work of staff in the department and develop a culture in which members of staff are continuously improving the delivery of high-quality services.

About us

Our STAR values are at the heart of everything we do. You can expect to see them in the way we act and the way we treat each other. Our values make us who we are.Service We will put our patients first.Teamwork We will work together.Ambition We will aspire to provide the best service.Respect We will act with integrity.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To work in close collaboration with Consultant Radiologists, Lead Radiographer, Superintendent Radiographer, Admin and Clerical Manager and Lead Nursing to deliver a large array of complex MRI procedures and to deputize for MRI Superintendent when required to ensure effective day-to-day management of the department.To act as the first point of contact when unexpected issues arise in MRI when no superintendent is available.

In conjunction with Superintendent Radiographer, co-ordinate future developments of services, initiating and managing agreed changes by the service manager.To organize and coordinate workload in MRI on a daily basis, maximizing efficiency using available resources and managing patient priority as appropriate.

Ensure all staff use equipment appropriately, that it is maintained and tested with corrective action instigated in a safe and timely manner, ensuring minimal downtime.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • BSc Diagnostic Radiography or DCR Equivalent
  • HCPC registration
  • Cannulation qualification


Desirable

  • Post graduate qualification in MRI
  • Registered MRSO
  • Management qualification.


Experience

Essential

  • Significant post-qualification experience in MRI
  • Experience of training and managing students
  • Experience of dealing with challenging situations


Desirable

  • Project Management Experience.
  • Current experience of research and audit developments
  • Experience of post graduate teaching


Knowledge

Essential

  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload and delegate when required.
  • Excellent communication skills and presentation skills
  • Excellent team working, organisational and leadership skills


Desirable

  • Understanding of budgets
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Has knowledge of management theory, including personnel management, risk management and health and safety


Employer details

Employer name

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Great Western Hospital

Marlborough Road, Swindon

SN3 6BB

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249-6283532

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