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Mammographer

Employer
Medway NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Gillingham
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Mammographer

Division: Cancer and Core Clinical Services

Care Group: Diagnostics and Therapies

Band: 7

Salary: �43,742 - �50,056 per annum

Interview Date: 12th June 2024

We are recruiting for a JOB TITLE who shares our ambition and vision to deliver the Best of Care by the Best People and has the drive to take us forward, by ensuring that the Trust continues to be the first choice for patients and our staff.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be an experienced Mammographer, able to assess and treat their own workload of patients/clients and to ensure provision of the highest standards of patient care, including the legal documentation on the Radiology Information System (RIS) and Picture Archiving Communications System (PACS) associated with each completed patient episode.

They will be able to work autonomously within their specialist areas, consulting senior staff as and when necessary, and will be accountable for their own professional actions. They will assess manage and prioritise their caseload, giving advice and guidance to patients and other health care professionals.

The post holder will lead on the supervision and teaching of radiographers, assistant practitioners and student radiographers as appropriate within mammography.

Our values are Bold, Every Person Counts, Sharing and Open and Together. It is important that you understand and to refer to our values when completing your application and always reflect our values throughout your employment with the Trust.

We are committed to endorsing diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion our policies / procedures ensure that all applicants are treated fairly at every stage of the recruitment process.

To contribute to our exciting future and become part of our team, apply today.

About us

Here at Medway, we pride ourselves on working together as one to ensure that our shared vision of Better, Best, Brilliant is achieved. Our culture and values are what drives the Trust and is the heartbeat of who we are as an organisation.

Our Trust is a great choice for people who want to develop their career in an ambitious environment.

Would you like to work flexibly? In the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement which will not mean sacrificing time for personal interests or family commitments. We aim to support you to work flexibly in a way that will suit you and us.

All of our substantive & fixed term employees can enjoy a range of staff benefits, a gym, an active health and wellbeing programme, an on-site nursery and a cycle to work scheme.

We are taking positive action to ensure that we can attract, recruit and retain the best talent and would welcome more applicants from under - represented groups to support the Trusts commitment to a diverse, inclusive and an employer of choice workforce.

All staff at Medway comply the Trust's and the Kent and Medway Safeguarding Board's policies on safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Act as an Operator under the IR(ME)R Radiation Regulations and assess the clinical justification of referrals to ensure that the benefit to the patient outweighs the radiation risk associated with the examination.

Act as patient and staff advocate minimising their exposure to radiation.

Provide timely, efficient and courteous provision of radiographic services to the agreed standards of the department taking account of the patient/clients clinical, physical and cultural needs.

Monitor and adjust work priorities in conjunction with other professionals to take into account changing demands on the diagnostic services due to emergencies, ensuring that the Trust targets are met.

Accountable for own professional actions and work within codes of practice and professional guidelines.

Apply in-depth knowledge of anatomy, pathology and equipment to determine appropriate imaging techniques for the individual patient condition.

Responsible for the safe use and maintenance of complex high capital cost specialist imaging equipment.

To ensure client confidentiality is maintained at all times in accordance with the Trust policy.

To perform daily, weekly and monthly QA tests on the x-ray machines (mobile and static) and ultrasound machines and ensure that results are accurately logged onto the computer system designed by Medical Physics.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Degree in Diagnostic Radiography or recognised equivalent.
  • HCPC Registration.
  • Post Graduate Qualification on Principle and Practice in Mammography or equivalent.
  • Attendance at Post Graduate breast imaging course.


Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge of the Breast Screening Programme
  • Knowledge of NHSBSP targets
  • Knowledge of breast diseases and treatments.


Experience

Essential

  • At least 18 months general Radiography Experience and 18 months of Post Graduate Breast Imaging experience
  • Proven management skills.
  • Effective Leadership skills.
  • Ability to work within multi-professional team


Skills

Essential

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate with the general public.
  • The vision and focus to continually strive to improve the service for our patients is a key attribute for this, and any role at the Medway NHS Foundation Trust.


Employer details

Employer name

Medway NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Medway Maritime Hospital

Windmill Road

Gillingham

ME7 5NY

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275-2405MAMM

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