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Mammographer

Employer
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHSFT
Location
King's Lynn
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
We have a new department, within the West Norfolk Breast Care Unit.

The West Norfolk Breast Care Unit is looking to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated Mammographer to join the Breast Imaging team. Ideally we are looking for a qualified Mammographer but a training post will be considered for a qualified radiographer with suitable experience . Salary will be at Band 5 level until qualified.

We are a progressive forward thinking department who has a positive approach at meeting and delivering the current challenges of the NHS.

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic, self-motivated, and hard-working Radiographer to join our team. The main base for this role will be within the Queen Elizabeth Hospital we also have 5 screening sites across West Norfolk. You will be expected to take part in screening and symptomatic work.

Main duties of the job

To undertake screening and symptomatic mammograms to the standard of the National Health Service Breast Screening Programme, (NHSBSP), including those required during Interventional Breast Imaging.

To assist in the training, supervising and mentoring of Post Graduate Radiographers undertaking the Award in Mammography.

To participate in the departmental Quality Assurance Programme, ensuring compliance at all times.

This job entails working in the Breast care Unit and on the mobile unit. The mobile unit is located at one of five sites in the West Norfolk and Wisbech area.

This post is exempt from the provisions of Section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, by virtue of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1973 (Exemption) Order 1975. The post holder is therefore not entitled to withhold information about convictions for which purposes are spent under the provisions of the Act and in the event of employment, any failure to disclose such convictions could result in dismissal or disciplinary action by the Trust. Any information given will be completely confidential and will be considered in relation to an application for the post to which the Order applies.

Due to the nature of this service the post holder must be female- this provision applies under the SDA 1975 section 7(2) (b) in relation to GOQ.

About us

There's never been a more exciting time to join TeamQEH. We're working on a once in a generation opportunity to build a new state-of-the-art hospital to open in 2030 and we are also carrying out on one of the biggest pieces of digital transformation work we've ever undertaken.

Our new electronic patient record (EPR) will replace paper-based patient records from 2026 and will lead to better, safer, joined-up care at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and beyond.

At The QEH we provide a comprehensive range of specialist, acute, obstetrics and community-based services to around 331,000 people across west and north Norfolk, North Cambs and South Lincs.

We are an ambitious organisation that upholds our values of kindness, wellness and fairness. We strive for continuous quality improvement, recently demonstrated in our 2024 CQC maternity inspection rating our services as 'Good', and we are proud to be a place to learn and grow through recognised learning and apprenticeships.

We recognise and reward our 4,000 staff and volunteers, priding ourselves on a community atmosphere and positive team spirit. We have approx. 530 beds across 33 wards and have newly built education and training facilities, a range of modern award-winning centres alongside a talented team of people ready to give you a warm welcome. We love working here and think you will too.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for more information regarding this role.

Person Specification

Qualifications/training and professional development

Essential

  • BSc (Radiography) or The Diploma of the College of Radiographers
  • Current Full UK driving licence
  • Evidence of appropriate participation in CPD


Desirable

  • Post Graduate/ Post Registration Certificate of Competence in Mammography or be prepared to gain this qualification


Experience

Essential

  • Post registered practical experience as a radiographer.


Skills, abilities, and knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge of IR(ME)R.
  • To be fit to cope with a variety of physical challenges arising from mobile screening workload, and departmental duties.
  • To be able to communicate well at all levels both written and verbal. Post may require handling of sensitive information, such as cancer diagnosis & treatment pathways, dealing with conflict resolution and negotiating skills.
  • To be able to work independently and to use initiative.
  • To identify and promote change and improvements to the breast imaging service.


Aptitude

Essential

  • Have high professional standards and skills, with the ability to work quickly to a consistently high standard.
  • Willing to be flexible to meet needs of the department workload.
  • To be a careful, methodical and enthusiastic person, who can respond positively to adverse situations.


Employer details

Employer name

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHSFT

Address

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Gayton Road

King's Lynn

PE30 4ET

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426-089-24TAM-A

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