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Radiographer - Band 6

Employer
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£42,471 to £50,364 per annum incl. HCAS
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Profession
Radiographer
Grade
Band 6
Hours
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced radiographer to join the team at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

This Senior Radiographer role is for those not simply interested in the routine, day-to-day radiographer positions which may be offered elsewhere. Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust believes that our people will get out what they put in, and that requires our active support to develop our people, so we make it a top priority that our radiographers always feel valued and part of something bigger.

We have a culture which fosters innovation and supports new ideas whilst also ensuring our people are well supported so that they have high rates of employee satisfaction and are professionally developing to be the leaders of tomorrow. Being one of only a handful of Trusts in London to secure Quality Standards in Imaging (QSI) accreditation by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), we are keen to maintain the highest quality standards, and drive quality improvement (QI).

The Trust has big plans to continue to be a strategic leader in Northwest London and intends for the imaging service to be at the forefront of excellence with the most advanced equipment, software and technological capability. By doing so, we will ensure our staff and patients access the very best in medical imaging.

Main duties of the job

Post-holders will be radiographers who are keen to be part of an imaging service with a difference.Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust's (CWHFT) imaging directorate is going through a period of transformational change where innovation is at the forefront of what we do.We are seeking senior radiographers who wish to work at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital so that they are surrounded by people who put patients first but are also keen to invest in themselves and the organisation. The Trust has a commitment to develop band 6 radiographers by exposing them to all modalities including
  • General radiography
  • OPG
  • CT
  • MRI
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Interventional
  • BMD
  • Nuclear Medicine, CWH site

The successful applicants will be required to work a minimum of 37.5 hours per week. Core hours will be worked on a rotational basis, between 8am and 8pm Monday to Sunday, night shifts and on-call.However, CWHFT believes in a work-life balance so is willing to consider flexible working requests which are in the best interests of the applicant and the organisation.Key working relationships- Students- Junior radiographers- Clinical specialist radiographers- Radiologists- Heads of Department- All levels of hospital staff- Patients and members of the public

About us

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is proud to be one of the top performing and safest trusts in England. We have two main acute hospital sites--Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital, plus our award-winning clinics across North West London and beyond.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Responsibilities include:1. Approach all situations with curiosity, interest and with the potential to innovate.2. To demonstrate perspective taking when dealing with patients, customers and fellow staff alike so that all views are understood and considered.3. To undertake all radiographic duties efficiently and to the highest quality standards.4. To ensure that all patients receive the best possible standard of care.5. Commitment to ensuring own development by exposing self to all necessary modalities at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital or West Middlesex University Hospital.6. To be conversant with procedures in general and screening rooms, ED, mobile and theatre radiography. Additionally, the post holder will be expected to become proficient in the more specialised techniques e.g. CT, IR and MRI.7. Assist with practical training of junior staff and student radiographers, acting as a role model through leading by example.8. Communicate with other staff members to ensure the smooth running of the directorate.9. Ensure that Radiation Protection guidelines, IR(ME)R, IRR, etc. guidelines and local rules are strictly adhered to.10. Ensure that all guidelines relating to staff and patient safety are adhered to whilst in the MRI unit.11. Ensure that the rules and procedures of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 are strictly adhered to, and that all working areas are kept clean and safe.12. Participate in departmental quality assurance programmes as required.13. Proactively demonstrate interest in developing oneself professionally by proposing QI projects, collecting data and presenting at inter/national conferences.14. Participate in research studies conducted at CWHFT, including those as part of Imperial College.15. Report and record all equipment faults as well as be able to assist with the diagnosis and remedy of routine faults.16. Participate in the on call and stand by rotas as required.17. To offer an initial assessment and interpretation of images produced by themselves or more junior staff in the course of their role.18. Comply with, and be able to demonstrate and instruct, safe manual handling techniques.19. Comply with and be able to demonstrate safe infection control measures.20. Strive to achieve competencies required to progress to band 7 radiographer role.21. To demonstrate flexibility and adaptability with rostering requirements to ensure a robust and safe imaging service across the Trust.22. Maintain a high level of commitment to, and take responsibility for continuing professional development (CPD). The post holder is encouraged by the department to attend both personal and professional development activities that assist in their role and the service.23. The post holder will be required to actively participate in a periodic professional development review, in accordance with Trust guidelines.24. To undertake any other duties which may be appropriate to the post.GeneralCovid-19 vaccination is a condition of employment for this role, unless an exemption applies. The successful applicant may have contact with vulnerable service users and we will therefore seek proof of being fullyvaccinated during the recruitment process.This job description may be subject to change according to the varying needs of the service. Such changes will be made after discussion between the post holder and his/her manager.All duties must be carried out under supervision or within Trust policy and procedure. You must never undertake any duties that are outside your area of skill or knowledge level. If you are unsure you must seek clarification from a more senior member of staff.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONHealth and Safety at work- The post holder is required to take reasonable care for the health and safety of themselves and other persons who may be affected by their action or omission at work.- Co-operate with the employer in ensuring that all statutory and other requirements are complied with.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications

Essential

  • BSc (Hons) Radiography, DCR (R) or accepted international equivalent
  • HCPC registration


Desirable

  • Member of SOR
  • Interest in further study and CPD including research
  • Quality Improvement (QI), transformation or innovation training
  • Post graduate qualification in imaging e.g. CT
  • NHS experience


Experience

Essential

  • Broad general radiography experience at radiographer level
  • Proven acumen for approaching all situations with an open mind and 'can-do' attitude


Desirable

  • Demonstrable Quality Improvement (QI), transformation or innovation experience
  • Exposure to specialist techniques e.g. IR, Cath Lab, Mammography, etc
  • Student supervision responsibilities
  • Competency assessment responsibilities
  • Experience with writing protocols, policies and/or procedures
  • Radiation protection supervisor training
  • IV cannulation trained and competent


Skills

Essential

  • Able to work under own initiative
  • Able to work well in a complex team
  • Ability to make decisions
  • Organisational skills
  • Interest and willingness in teaching/training
  • Up-to-date technical knowledge
  • Ability to undertake primary diagnosis from acquired images
  • Ability to safely use specialist equipment
  • An exemplary understanding and demonstration of customer service standards
  • Able to supervise junior staff including students
  • Willingness to participate in departmental service development
  • Able to apply use of IG to principles of patient confidentiality
  • Willingness to extend role e.g. IV cannulation


Desirable

  • Leadership skills and/or potential
  • Awareness of developments in NHS


Employer details

Employer name

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Chelsea and Westminster

369 Fulham Road

London

SW10 9NH

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