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Radiographer / Mammographer

Employer
East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Ipswich
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Profession
Radiographer
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated radiographer specialising or looking to specialise in Breast Imaging. Formal training will be provided if you do not already hold the Post Graduate award in mammography.

The NHS Breast Screening Programme for East Suffolk and Breast Imaging is part of the Breast Care Centre at Ipswich Hospital which opened last year. You will be expected to work in screening, assessment and symptomatic clinics including the mobile unit throughout East Suffolk. The ability to travel to mobile sites is essential.

This is a full time post 08:30-17:00 Monday-Friday. There may be some weekend working due to the needs of the service but this is on a voluntary basis.

Main duties of the job

  • Carry out all mammography techniques (X-ray images of the breasts) whilst ensuring that the clients receive a caring and sensitive service both in the mobile breast screening unit in the community and at the clinics at Ipswich Hospital.
  • Travel to the mobile screening unit at various sites in East Suffolk to provide a Breast Screening Service to outlying areas.
  • Participate in research and audit to help develop the breast imaging service.
  • To participate in an effective Quality Control Programme to maintain the highest of standards as required by the NHSBSP
  • To work as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide the highest standards of patient care
  • To act as an information resource for clerical staff, radiography students and all visitors to the Breast Unit and cascade knowledge to trainee mammography radiographers and assistant practitioners


About us

We are ESNEFT and we provide hospital and community health services to almost one million people across east Suffolk and north Essex. Our dedicated staff deliver care from acute hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, community hospitals, surgeries, community clinics and in patients' own homes.

We are one of the largest NHS organisations in England, employing more than 12,000 staff.

We pride ourselves on supporting our staff. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities, as well as flexible working options.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (where applicable), 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a variety of services.

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which cause time delays for our staff and patients.

We are investing in our commitment to Time Matters with a partnership with leading electronic patient record (EPR) supplier Epic. This digital transformation will bring what's widely regarded as the world's best EPR system to ESNEFT, transforming life in hospital for staff and patients.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge, then we want to hear from you.

Find out about living and working here - www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkPu7HphU8A

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • HCPC registered
  • BSc Hons Diagnostic Radiography


Desirable

  • SOR Registered
  • Working at masters Level
  • Post graduate certificate in mammography


Experience

Essential

  • Experienced Radiographer or recently qualified may be considered
  • Committed to evidence based practice and furthering own knowledge


Desirable

  • Experience of working in symptomatic Breast Imaging /NHSBSP
  • Multidisciplinary team working
  • Clinical Audit


Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Ipswich Hospital

Heath Road

Ipswich

IP4 5PD

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432-HR327-24

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