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CT/MRI Radiographer

Employer
Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Liverpool
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Profession
Radiographer
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Royal Liverpool University Hospital has recently merged with Aintree University Hospital to form the exciting new Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and is looking to expand its current complement of band 6 Radiographers. We are a friendly and hard-working department and are keen to recruit like-minded individuals. This is an exciting time for our department, and we believe this is a great opportunity to join our team ahead of future developments in our service

In addition to the merger, we have recently moved into a brand-new hospital with state-of-the-art equipment.

We are a multi-faceted department, offering a rotation through Computerised Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging. We operate a CT and MRI shift pattern involving evenings, weekends and overnight CT duties, whilst maintaining the opportunity to enhance earnings through overtime.

Our Imaging department comprises of 4 new Siemens CT scanners that perform a diverse number of examinations on a weekly basis e.g. CT guided ablations, cardiac scans and colonography examinations. Additionally, we have 2 onsite 1.5T Siemens Sola MRI scanners and a 3T Siemens Vida as well as the exciting opportunity for training and rotation on a state of the art 1.5T Siemens Sola MRI scanner located at Broadgreen hospital. The Radiology department covers a wide spectrum of imaging examinations including Trauma, Stroke, Cardiac, Pancreatic, Vascular and Renal Transplant.

MRI experience desirable for this post.

Main duties of the job

Perform specialist clinical duties by undertaking complex specialised radiological examinations in CT and MRI and all aspects of patient care associated with this.

To perform imaging examinations at a consistently high technical and professional standard.

Support Area Leads and take responsibility for the general department in their absence.

Assist with & support development of Band 5 Radiographers ensuring compliance with department protocols and procedures.

Take part in QA, Student Assessment and Audit/Research.

Post process image data and ensure a high quality of diagnostic information has been attained.

Maintain correct patient records and statutory radiation records to reflect the examination performed.

Ensuring the safe administration of 'Intravenous Contrast' using contrast injection pumps which has patient safety implications.

Ensure that the code of Practice for Radiation Safety, as drawn up in the Local Rules, is observed at all times, and report any breaches or problems concerning these rules to the Radiation Protection Supervisor.

About us

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created on 1 October 2019 following the merger of two adult acute Trusts, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The merger provides an opportunity to reconfigure services in a way that provides the best healthcare services to the city and improves the quality of care and health outcomes that patients experience.

The Trust runs Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

It serves a core population of around 630,000 people across Merseyside as well as providing a range of highly specialist services to a catchment area of more than two million people in the North West region and beyond.

To hear more about our achievements click here https://www.liverpoolft.nhs.uk/media/13089/1606-annual-report-booklet_final.pdf

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Job description

Job responsibilities

See Job Description and personal specification for further details:

Performance of clinical radiographic duties as delegated by the Area Lead in each section.

Participation in the out of hours rota.

Participate in the radiographic rotation through the highly specialised areas of

CT and MRI.

Participation in the vetting of appropriate request forms and discussion with the

medical team regarding appropriateness and urgency of examinations in association

with the Area Lead in charge of the area.

To participate in multi-disciplinary team working.

To practice within the rules of the Health Professions Council.

To ensure effective communication with patients, carers and all health care

professionals about all aspects of patient care.

To maintain accurate documentation pertinent to the examination.

Supervision and assistance in training of entry grade student radiographers,

assistant practitioners and more band 5 radiographers.

Assist in the training of student radiographers and qualified radiographers in

setting high standards of radiography in patient care and enabling each radiographer

to become conversant with all the radiography duties in CT and MRI.

Close liaison with the Area leads to organise and supervise workflow in the area.

Responsible for the injection of contrast media for enhanced examinations, and

awareness of type of contrast media required for different examinations.

Reports and records faults on equipment as and when they occur.

Ensure radiation doses to every patient are as low as reasonably achievable

(ALARA) consistent with a diagnostic result.

To work to radiographic protocols and policies as required under the ionising

regulations.

To comply with IR(ME)R 2017 & IRR 2017.

Perform regular QA on equipment in all areas of work

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • BSc in Radiography or equivalent (DCR)
  • HCPC Registration


Desirable

  • Post Graduate Certificate Cross Sectional lmaging


Experience

Essential

  • Substantial post-graduation experience
  • Proven interest in Cross Sectional Imaging


Desirable

  • Experience in CT & MRI scanning


Skills

Essential

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to interact within a multidisciplinary team
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to manage own workload


Desirable

  • Audit


Other

Essential

  • Willingness to participate in the training of undergraduates
  • Commitment to CPD
  • Commitment to quality
  • Ability & willingness to undergo further training according to the needs of the job
  • Satisfactory CPD portfolio demonstrating evidence of personal development
  • Ability to work flexibly and participate in all shift patterns


Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

RLUH

Prescot Street

Liverpool

L7 8XP

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