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Senior Radiographer / Clinical Technologist - Nuclear Medicine

Employer
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
Location
Coventry
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata per annum
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Profession
Radiographer
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are seeking a friendly and hardworking individual to join our dedicated team at University Hospitals Coventry. The Nuclear Medicine Department provides a comprehensive service including PET/CT, SPECT/CT and radionuclide therapy. The department is equipped with 3 SPECT/CT systems alongside aGE Discovery 710 PET/CT. We perform a range of molecular Radiotherapies, using Iodine-131, Radium-223 and Lutetium-177.We also have an onsite Radiopharmacy that produces Tc99m and Ga68 radiopharmaceuticals and are active in research and development.Applicants should be a qualified radiographer with extensive CT experience and hold HCPC registration, or hold a recognised qualification in Nuclear Medicine with substantial post training experience and hold registration with the RCT. This role includes imaging, non- imaging and molecular Radiotherapy work. The successful candidate will have good interpersonal skills with an ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Radiographers / Technologists with less experience will be considered at a lower grade.

The department operates a five day working week (Mon-Fri) between the hours of 08:00 - 18:30, with no on-calls.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will perform a wide range of duties associated with diagnostic Nuclear Medicine imaging and non-imaging investigations as well as therapeutic radionuclide procedures. This will include the preparation, dispensing and administration of radiopharmaceuticals and the acquisition and analysis of image and non-image patient data.

The post holder will be responsible for undertaking non routine imaging and non-imaging investigations and this will include the duties of the specialist technicians when they are not available. The post holder will be responsible for supervising technical staff, trainees and students and will be accountable for their work.

The post holder will be required to follow departmental procedures. The work will be managed but not directly supervised. The post holder decides how to achieve defined results. Guidance may be provided by a Specialist Technician, Technical Manager or Clinical Scientist.

Please be advised that interviews are proposed for week commencing 9th June.

About us

We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence designated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award. Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (uhcw.nhs.uk)

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To perform a wide range of routine and non-routine radionuclide investigations, using a gamma camera/pet-ct scanner to obtain high quality diagnostic images of the radiopharmaceutical distribution. In the absence of the Specialist Technicians undertake their imaging duties.
  • To perform a wide range of routine and non-routine non-imaging investigations requiring the acquisition and analysis of samples and the use of radiation counting and monitoring equipment.
  • To undertake routine and non-routine image processing and data analysis as required. Assessing the quality of images and ensure that they are of sufficient quality for the purposes intended. Presenting the images and data in a manner that facilitates efficient reporting. Altering display protocols as necessary to optimise image presentation.
  • In the absence of the Specialist Technicians organise, and at all other times take part in, patient scheduling and technician workload. Adapt the schedules (several times a day) in response to unpredictable urgent requests from consultant medical staff. Ensure that a high quality patient service is maintained through the efficient use of equipment, staff and other resources.
  • To undertake managerial duties of the Specialist Technicians and Nuclear Medicine Technical Manager in their absence.
  • Administer radiopharmaceuticals to patients by means of intravenous injection, orally or as a gas.
  • Provide the patient with a full explanation of the investigation while adhering to all written procedures covering such administrations and including patient identification, administered radio-activity, pregnancy, breast feeding and restriction to the patients actions post administration.
  • Liaise with scientific, medical, nursing and support staff, exchanging complex information relevant to the patients investigation.
  • Take blood samples in accordance with the diagnostic investigation
  • Participate in duties relating to the radionuclide therapy service, providing support to clinical scientists and specialist technicians in all aspects of the therapy service.
  • Work within an aseptic laboratory and undertake Radiopharmacy duties that include the elution of radionuclide generators and the manufacture of radiopharmaceuticals suitable for patient administration and quality control procedures.
  • To minimise financial costs by safe and effective use of high capital value equipment.
  • Undertake the procedures required when people or the environment become contaminated with radioactive material. This includes procedures relating to the containment, decontamination and disposal of radioactive material arising from the spillage of a radiopharmaceutical source/injection or body fluid, including urine and blood, from a patient who had been administered a radiopharmaceutical.
  • Take an active role in the departments radiation protection and quality assurance programmes. Perform daily quality control tests on imaging and non-imaging equipment to ensure correct performance.
  • Take an active role in the development and review of protocols and procedures, assisting with the development of new techniques and system of work.
  • Participate in appropriate research and development activities initiated by the Technical Manager, Specialist Medical Physics Technicians and Clinical Scientists.
  • Regularly provide training of technical and other professional staff groups. To commonly deliver, under supervision, the training of small groups of inexperienced staff and students. To describe the technical operation of workstation hardware, software and procedures to students and non-technical personnel.
  • Be aware of, and conform to the relevant legislation governing the practice of Nuclear Medicine Technology and following the safe working practices as described by local and national policy.
    For further details of the role please see the attached job description.


Person Specification

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Experience

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Knowledge

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Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

Address

University Hospitals Coventry

Clifford Bridge road

Coventry

CV2 2DX

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218-AHP-B6-6293537

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